Smack

Smack

SHADOKS-145
Release Notes
  • 500 numbered
  • Heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert

Recorded in late July early August 1968 In Lawrence, Kansas USA. The four Smack members were all summer scholarship music and arts students attending Kansas University (KU) in Lawrence, Kansas. All music tracks were cut ‘Live’ – only over-dubed lead vocals and background vocals. That year there were some 2800 summer students attending a 6 week summer arts scholarship session – 1800 females and 900 males. Smack was born and played a gig several weeks later and the next thing you know they were all ‘stars’ of the campus. Someone from the university arranged for them to go in and record an album. An original Smack LP is rare as gold dust. We have only seen 2 copies for sale the past 15 years for massive money. The music are great cover version played with extra heavy fuzz guitar, vocals, bass & drums. Those version of Cream and Hendrix songs are killer. The whole album (very well produced) has a one of a kind Psychedelic feel. There are not many cover albums which gives you another perspective on those known songs. This album does for sure.