Rare super 8mm footage of OHO turns up in 2011 music video!

2011 music video featuring 1974 vintage OHO music tracks overdubbed in 2008 with the lead vocals and the acoustic guitarism of El Sledge, (Matt Graboski). “The Plague,” (inspired by the Albert Camus’ novel), is Matt’s favorite OHO song. Videographer, Bill Pratt, marries super 8mm film of a rare 1975 live OHO performance, (the only known existing OHO film), with current footage of both Matt and drummer Steve Sroka, known as El Sledge+. A loop of Matt’s “Mad Mardygan” plays in the background during the credits.

Shindig! magazine digs into OHO – Okinawa!

The ever-excellent Rockadrome label changes step, releasing this 1974 private press prog/experimental LP from Baltimore fruit loops OHO.

This version restores all the material that was supposed to make the original single LP a double–clocking in at a whopping 73 minutes.  There’s a huge variety of style and shapes on offer here, moving from spoken word theatricality to acidic guitar lines, which cut across consistently strong material.  Despite the experimental nature of many of the songs, there are real tunes and hooks in abundance on many of the tracks.

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Oho – Okinawa CD (ROCK028-V-2)

Oho - Okinawa CDOho – Okinawa CD. {BUY ME} Official reissue of this rare tripped-out progressive psychedelic rock private press record out of Baltimore circa 1974. This release features the entire original recording as it was meant to be, but was shortened for release back in 1974 due to the time constraints of the original vinyl format. Booklet includes liner notes and photos and original album artwork. The unique progressive style of Oho should appeal to fans of the Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Gentle Giant school of progressive music as well as those looking for something original and/or bizarre and daring. [Read more…]