Archives for June 2011

Pussy – Invasion CD audio samples and cover art revealed!

Pussy Invasion CDThe forthcoming Pussy – Invasion CD, to be released on Rockadrome’s Vintage label, features classic UK hard rock with post-Jerusalem members Paul Dean and Ray Sparrow, along with Bob Cooke, who was eventually replaced by Brian Goff. The release will contain 16 tracks, produced by Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), and recorded between 1972 and 1973, including both tracks from the groups only official release, a single from 1972 on the Deram/Decca label. The expanded booklet will contain extensive liner notes from bassist Paul Dean, along with lyrics and photos. Cover art seen here has been revealed for the first time.

Below you will find 60 sec web quality (32khz/96kbps) audio samples from Invasion release.

Pussy – The KnifePussy – The Knife

Pussy – Feline WomanPussy – Feline Woman

Pussy – Pig MansionPussy – Pig Mansion

Pussy – Man of This WorldPussy – Man of This World

Pussy – Take Me HomePussy – Take Me Home

Pussy – Riding Down the Red FlagPussy – Riding Down the Red Flag

ULTRA reunion gig set for Texas Legacy Music Awards show!

South Texas 70s rock and roll group ULTRA, featuring legendary guitarist Galen Niles (Outcasts, Homer), will reunite on September 4th at Floore’s Country Store in Helotes, Texas for the first time in over 30 years! Also appearing at this Texas Legacy Music Awards show will be other South Texas 60s groups like Bubble Puppy, plus members of Zakary Thaks, The Headstones, The Clique, The Outcasts and more. Galen Niles is a true South Texas guitar hero who’s responsible for teaching and inspiring a who’s who of Texas guitar players.

The complete late 70s recordings from ULTRA are still available via Rockadrome’s Vintage label and feature 16 classic foot-stomping Texas style twin guitar hard rock tracks in full glory! Don’t miss it! Get it here!

Mary Butterworth LP (1969) reissue now available!

Mary Butterworth LPMary Butterworth LP (1969) reissue now available! Travel back in time to 1969 with our official limited edition vinyl reissue of one of the most highly sought after west coast psychedelic rock records ever recorded. A heady trip, filled with grooving reverb-soaked jams! Prized original pressings command more than $1000!! Grab your copy now over at the Rockadrome online store, just click here.

Jerusalem interview on It’s Psychedelic Baby blog

Jerusalem bassist Paul Dean was interviewed recently for the It’s Psychedelic Baby blog site. Read on as Paul touches on the early years of the band, it’s origins, touring, the infamous artwork, post-Jerusalem group Pussy and more.


1. When and how was band Jerusalem formed?

In 1967 when Ray and I were 16 and still at school we went to see John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and were absolutely blown away with a form of music we had never heard before. The next day we decided to form a band along with another friend Chris Skelcher. None of us had ever played an instrument before, Ray took drums, Chris guitar and I took bass and vocals.

2. Can you tell me about the early years when you just started your band?

None of us had any major influences, so we actually learnt how to play as we went along. I started writing as we decided we didn’t want to do any covers and liked the idea of creating something of our own that was a bit different. We practised at every opportunity and did part time and holiday jobs to pay for equipment. Our only focus was the band. Hardwork, but well worth it in the end.

3. Before Jerusalem, were you or other band members in any other bands? Any releases (45,tape..) from then?

No, none of us had ever touched an instrument before or had done anything musical. Even when Ray and I brought in Bill, Phil, Bob and Lynden at different times, none of them had actually been in another proper band. All performing virgins. The first recording we ever did was when Ian brought Roger Glover to Salisbury to do some recording on Rogers newly acquired Revox 2 track. Don’t know what happened to the tapes. Phil was the singer at this time.
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