HOMER: Grown In the USA, U.R.A. Records SHRINK 1st OOP Lp! MONSTER TEXAS PSYCH!
September 05, 2017
September 10, 2017
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WOW! What you are bidding on is a out of print rock LP from HOMER: GROWN IN THE U.S.A.. This is on the original tiny U.R.A. label from the USA . Long out of print, 1st pressing, STEREO, great play copy! Near impossible to find a great copy, and this is one of them. FACTORY SHRINK STILL ON!!
Short lived psych group from SAN ANTONIO. One lp then gone.
"Homer" is very much underrated and forgotten classic band, which deserves to be better known. Texans from San Antonio (originally), they moved to Houston by 1969, where a string of 45s was released on Universal Recording Artists - starting with the cover of Willie Nelson's "I Never Cared For You". Although the music of the band has strong American roots (one can easily pinpoint elements of country and distinctive sound of steel guitar), they had an inclination towards quite heavy psychedelia and acquired a taste of British prog (Moody Blues, for example) with sophisticated and richly orchestrated compositions and unison singing ("Four Days And Nights Without You" and "lonely Woman" could easily be on vintage Uriah Heep album, while "Cyrano In The Park" has a distant flavour of Maurice Ravel). Quite often high-pitched vocals just give up meditative British melancholy, and go into sheer acid hysteria. It's true that the band is more prog than psych
"Homer" was: Phil Bepko and Frank Coy (vocals), Galen Niles (lead guitar), Howard Gloor (steel & lead guitar), Gene Coleman (drums) and Chet Himes (bass).
After releasing the 3rd single in 1970 (Dandelion Wine/Sunrise), "Homer" managed to produce self-titled album, which went into obscurity for decades, but finally found its way to eager fans - although through pirate compilations (either on Akarma or Flawed Gems), or acid collections. Pity, but "Sunrise" and "Dandelion Wine" are not featured.
There was no justice in the world of rock music, otherwise "Homer" should have been competing with top-league British peers
If you need a play copy of this, this is the one.
A1 Circles In The North 4:00 A2 Taking Me Home 3:45 A3 Dawson Creek 3:15 A4 Survivor 4:56 A5 In The Beginning 3:30 B1 Love's Coming 4:00 B2 Four Days And Nights 'Without You' 4:13 B3 Cyrano In The Park 6:31 B4 Lonely Woman 4:31 U.R.A. RECORDS HS101 1972 BS
NOTE: These records are visual graded not play graded. I try to be conservative in grading. MINT= SEALED N. MINT= PLAYED MAY BE ONCE EXCELLENT= PLAYED A FEW TIMES MAY HAVE A FEW MINOR SCUFFS THAT DO NOT AFFECT PLAY VG+= PLAYED SEVERAL TIMES, WELL MAINTAINED AND WILL PLAY FINE, BUT MAY HAVE A LITTLE SURFACE NOISE OR FEW CLICKS AND POPS, BUT SHOULD NOT BE DISTRACTIVE. We will not list anything below a VG+ unless it's mega rare.