Touch

Touch were an American psych-rock band from Portland, Ore., that released a self-titled album on London-subsidiary Coliseum (U.S.) and Deram (U.K.) in 1969. Members: Jeff Hawks (vocals), Joey Newman (guitar), Don Gallucci (keyboards), Bruce Hauser (bass), John Bordonaro (drums) Touch emerged from the final lineup of Portland popsters Don & The Goodtimes, which featured vocalist […]

Gandalf

Gandalf were an American psych-rock band from NYC that recorded a self-titled album in 1967 for Capitol, which belatedly issued the album in 1969. The band originally recorded as The Rahgoos and alternately cut a single for RCA as The Barracuda. Members: Peter Sando (guitar), Bob Muller (bass), Frank Hubach (piano, electric piano, harpsichord, organ), […]

Power of Zeus

The Power of Zeus were an American hard-rock/psych band from Detroit that released the album The Gospel According to Zeus on Motown-subsidiary Rare Earth in 1970. The band gigged for two years prior as Gangrene but changed names as a condition of their contract. Members: Joe Periano (guitar), Bill Jones (bass), Dennie Webber (Hammond organ, […]

Love Craft

H.P. Lovecraft were an American psych-rock band from Chicago that released two albums with accompanying singles on Philips in 1967/68. The lineup underwent numerous changes and disbanded in San Francisco in 1968. The following year, guitarist/frontman George Edwards and drummer Michael Tegza assembled a new lineup under the abbreviated name Lovecraft, which issued the album […]

Crazy Elephant

Crazy Elephant were an American psych-rock band from Camden, NJ, that released a self-titled album on Bell in 1969. Two years earlier, they self-released a single as The Livin’ End. Their album was produced by bubblegum stalwarts Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz. Drummer Bob Avery hailed from garage-rockers The Music Explosion. Keyboardist Larry Laufer subsequently […]

Quill

Quill were an American psych-rock band from Massachusetts that released a self-titled album on Cotillion in 1970. Drummer Roger North played in a later edition of the Holy Modal Rounders. Members: Dan Cole (vocals, guitar, trombone), Norm Rogers (guitar, bass, cello, vocals), Jon Cole (bass, guitar, vocals), Phil Thayer (keyboards, bass, saxophone, vocals), Roger North […]

Stained Glass

Stained Glass were an American psych-rock band from San Jose that released four singles on RCA Victor in 1966/67, followed by two albums on Capitol in 1969. The members initially cut a single as The Trolls. Bassist/singer Jim McPherson subsequently surfaced in Copperhead. Members: Jim McPherson (bass, vocals), Dennis Carrasco (drums, vocals), Roger Hedge (guitar, […]

Omnibus

Omnibus were an American psych-rock band from New Milford, NJ, that released a self-titled album on United Artists in 1970. Vocalist Robert Wegrzyn released a solo album under the moniker Wenchin on Buddah in 1975. Members: Robert “Bob” Wegrzyn (vocals), Joseph “Jay” Polt (guitar), Al Raimondi (keyboards), Robert “Bob” Marcinczak (bass), and Jerry Garino (drums), […]

The Illusion

The Illusion were an American psych-rock band from New York that released three albums on Steed Records between 1969 and 1970. Drummer Mike Ricciardella, keyboardist Mike Maniscalco, and guitarist Rich Cerniglia regrouped in hard-rockers Wiggy Bits in 1976. Maniscalco and Ricciardella subsequently reunited with Illusion-vocalist John Vinci in the band Network, which issued two 1977/78 […]