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Indian Puddin’ & Pipe


Psych-rock combo Indian Puddin’ and Tube shaped in Seattle in 1966–originally dubbed the Western Coast GAS, the group initially comprised singer/guitarist Kep, guitarists Chuck Bates and Kris Larson, bassist Dave Burke and drummer Jeff LaBrache. A latter-day lineup minus Kep and Bates and offering vocalist Pat Craig and guitarist Steve Mack relocated to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and in past due 1967 released the lone WCNG solitary, the Matthew Katz-produced “Proceed Operate and Play.” Katz–the supervisor of Moby Grape, It’s a lovely Day along with other luminaries from the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA psych scene–structured his agreements in order that different lineups could show up under confirmed group’s name anytime and anywhere he preferred; one lineup of Indian Puddin’ and Tube already been around, but Katz however rechristened West Coastline Natural Gas using the name aswell, shifting Craig to keyboards and recruiting vocalist Lydia Mareno for what’s now regarded as the definitive edition of the group. Indian Puddin’ and Tube never documented a full-length LP, but do produce four superb paths for the compilation Fifth FANTASY, released on Katz’s SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Audio label in 1968. This incarnation of the group break up immediately after, with Mareno later on resurfacing in Stoneground and Craig and Mack reuniting in Tube.

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Full Name Indian Puddin' & Pipe
Music Songs Water or Wine, Two's A Pair, Beyond This Place, Planetary Road, Hashish

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