LP - Limited Edition Hellfire Red Vinyl. Cut by Kevin Gray and pressed on colored vinyl in the US at Citizen Vinyl!
The C.A. Quintet's journey to Hades burned hot enough to melt the ice in their frigid Minnesota environs. A coveted collectible, originals will cost you 2 to 3 limbs, and believe it or not even our previous pressing trade for a pretty penny! Trip Thru Hell (1968) is rightly regarded as the epitome of local psych-cum-garage rising above its humble roots into something truly monolithic.
Evolving from the local circuit into a hellish beast of keyboards, lysergic lyrics, trippy guitars and even subtle trumpet parts, the C.A. Quintet's vision of the netherworld glowed in flaming orange, red and yellow as their instincts took over. Kicking off with the chilling psychedelicized keyboard-led instrumental title track, the album singes the psyche of the listener with an array of atmospheric beelzefuzz on "Colorado Mourning," sitar-like solos intertwining with fuzz and horns on "Underground Music," and the more benevolent Lucifer on "Smooth As Silk," which swirls with keys and harmony vocals to underscore a brilliant melody. Mortals dare not venture to the sinister realm of the "Cold Spider" and especially not "Sleepy Hollow Lane," a mistier place than even the Chocolate Watchband could dream of visiting.
As the first label to give this distinguished work the treatment it deserved 20 years ago, Sundazed returns with this red vinyl reissue, reproducing all of the original artwork and ensuring the authentic analog sound of psychedelia.
• An absolute psych masterpiece!
• Cut by Kevin Gray and pressed on colored vinyl in the US at Citizen Vinyl!
• Even Our Prior Reissues Of This Monster Trade For Serious Coin!
1. Trip Thru Hell (Part I)
2. Colorado Mourning
3. Cold Spider
1. Underground Music
2. Sleepy Hollow Lane
3. Smooth As Silk
4. Trip Thru Hell (Part II)