MCKENNA MENDELSON BLUES "S/T"
Another great album from Canada's legendary Paragon label, a set of super bluesy psych demo tapes from 1968.
The band's album "Stink" was received not just as a great album of
electric blues, but as some sort of revelation when it appeared in the
second half of 1969. But lead guitarist Mike McKenna had spent time
('67-'68) in the Ugly Ducklings, and had already developed a 'local
hero' tag by playing hard electric blues as a member of the legendary
Luke and the Apostles. Together, he and Joe Mendelson made arrestingly
earthy music, which soon attracted another of Toronto's rock gods of the
day, bassist Denny Gerrard from the Paupers, whose legendary talents
had served him well on the stage of the Monterey Pop Festival, where his
work with the Paupers was (and still is) considered a highlight. The
material included on this disc, rough and searing demo material, is
arguably even more rare and interesting than that on their classic
McKenna Mendelson Mainline "Stink" album.
•First reissue on vinyl!
•Sourced from original masters
•Small press run of 500x copies
1. Drive You (2:59)
2. Ramblin' On My Mind (3:32)
3. Toilet Bowl Blues (1:58)
4. Bad Women Are Killing Me (11:04)
1. Pretty Woman (3:33)
2. Born Under a Bad Sign (5:46)
3. Help Me (10:12)
a link to an mp3 sampler, which has a little taste of every track on the record:
Catalogue number: PACELP-012