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Red Mountain

Crimson Mountain is at its own exclusive way the best counterculture act, literally serving as the long-term home group at a hippie commune. Originally made up of vocalist Bryce Sullivan, guitarists Larry Otis and Chris Oesch, bassist Fishing rod Moxie, and drummer Lloyd Wick, Crimson Mountain’s people were area of the Particular Family members, a collective of hippie dropouts who produced their home due to north California’s Rancho Olompali, on the 20,000-square mile grounds of what’s now Olompali Condition Historic Park simply north of the city of Novato. The music group lived using their fellow commune users in Camilo Ynitia Adobe, a crumbling two-story framework home once reported to be the oldest home north from the Golden Gate. Oddly enough, the Grateful Deceased moved in to the building (after that owned by University or college of SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and nominally a Jesuit retreat) through the summer time of 1966, inviting Haight-Ashbury royalty including Janis Joplin and Elegance Slick throughout their stay; the next 12 months, Don McCoy leased the building to accommodate his Chosen Family members commune. With this environment, Crimson Mountain rehearsed every day in the hayloft of the barn on the house — reel-to-reel tapes afterwards compiled for the Rockadelic discharge Crimson Mountain as well as the Particular Family members reveal a psych-blues audio that’s rooted in the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA sound however compellingly exclusive. In the springtime of 1969 the group documented a demonstration at Berkeley’s Sierra Audio Labs — the program led to an offer to utilize manufacturer Roger Dollarhide, and after swapping Oesch for guitarist Steve Avery, Crimson Mountain still left Rancho Olompani for LA. Adopting the brand new moniker Delivered Again, the music group documented an album’s worthy of of materials, which continued to be unissued before 2001 discharge of Rockadelic’s Pagan compilation; the group soldiered on until 1974, when Otis resigned to become listed on the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Postscript: in nov 1969, a power fire destroyed a lot of the first Camilo Ynitia Adobe framework and rendered the home uninhabitable. (It had been bought by Marin State officials in 1977 and opened up to the general public as a traditional site in 1990.) Following the fire, the Particular Family’s people generally went their distinct ways.

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