Leigh Stephens - Red Weather (1969) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 91 Mb | Scans | 38:24
Akarma | AK 059
Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych
Red Weather was the first solo project from the lead guitarist of Blue Cheer. Originally released on the Phillips/Mercury label in 1969, the album immediately became a favorite on the underground music scene and established Stevens as a solo act. The music on Red Weather was dramatically different than that of Blue Cheer, with a well structured psychedelic sound like Quicksilver or the Grateful Dead rather than the sledgehammer hard rock sound of his former band. Recorded in England at the Trident Studios with the help of Nicky Hopkins on keyboards, drummer Mick Waller from the Jeff Beck Group, and Kevin Westlake from Blossom Toes, the album was hailed as a masterpiece by many British rock fans but was equally dismissed by Blue Cheer fans.