Ted Lucas - S/T
Legends of the private press / new age reissue game, Yoga Records, reissue this seminal pysch-folk album from 1975. Ted Lucas was a lifer of Detroit's sundry rock scene in the 60s and 70s - a masterful guitarist and singer-songwriter as well as a manifestation of staunch rejection of commercialization and the music industry in general, a stance which in part contributed to his tragic early demise. His band The Spike Drivers, who enjoyed a brief sojourn in San Fransisco, are considered one of the first true psych bands; Ted Lucas is his singular solo offering, a dreamy blend of unforgettable folk songs and zoned-out instrumentals. Privately released on his own OM records, this transcendent element of history is newly preserved and available.