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Black Orckid (2LPs)

   Artist: Heitkotter
Label: Now-Again Records
Orig. Released: 1971
Catalog No.: LPNA5110
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (2.2)

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Original sessions and album produced by Stephen David Heitkotter. Psychedelic rock record collectors have been repeating the name Heitkotter as if it were a mantra ever since the first copy of a hand-made demo LP turned up in a Los Angeles music publisher’s reject bin, with nothing more than that word scrawled across a plain white jacket. The venerated record dealer Paul Major – he behind the “real people music” phenomena, and a wizard of deciphering lost and fuzzy sounds, capable of bringing them into a context that a lay-person might understand – lost a battle in his analysis of the LP in the early ’90s. His words still ring true today, as he calls Heitkotter a “banging garage downer LP from the twilight zone [with raw &] wasted up-all-night vocal shrieks and mumblings…” The bizarre LP known as Heitkotter – recorded in around 1971 and pressed in a run of less than twenty five copies – was culmination of his artistic career. Ross Dwelle, Stephen’s childhood friend and the drummer on the record, describes the bedroom sessions in a handsome Craftsman home in Old Fresno as this young trio “trying to play five songs written by a man losing his mind…” This is it. For more info:
Track Titles
Side A:
1. Hangin All Night
2. I Don’t Mind
3. Quaker Dog Got Away

Side B:
4. Cadillac Woman
5. Fly Over The Moon
6. Untitled

Side C (Bonus):
7. Demo 1
8. Demo 2
9. Demo 3

Side D (Bonus):
10. Demo 4
11. Demo 5

Liner Notes