Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera

Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera was an English psych-rock band that released multiple singles and a 1968 self-titled album on Direction. After Gantry’s departure, singer/guitarist Paul Brett led them on the 1969 release Ride a Hustler’s Dream. The rhythm section joined the Strawbs and later recorded as Hudson–Ford. Gantry surfaced in funk-rockers Stretch. Members: Colin Forster […]

Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera – Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera (1968)

Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera is an album by the namesake English psych-rock band, released in 1968 on CBS Direction. Tracklist: A1. “Intro / Mother Writes” (3:02) A2. “Mary Jane” (3:24) A3. “I Was Cool” (2:57) A4. “Walter Sly Meets Bill Bailey” (3:06) A5. “Air” (3:09) A6. “Lookin’ for a Happy Life” (2:58) B1. “Flames” (3:07) […]