The Mint Tattoo was born as an offshoot of the legendary 60's proto punk acid band Blue Cheer.
Bruce Stevens and Ralph (Burns) Kellogg had played together in Blue Cheer on band's self titled album in 1969, but after that one album, Stevens left the band to pursue other interests. Kellogg stayed on with Blue Cheer until the demise of the band in 1971, but during his tenure with Blue Cheer he reunited with Stevens along with drummer Gregg Thomas to form the band Mint Tattoo.
The Mint Tattoo sole album released in 1969 by Dot Records (DLP- 25918), it's a blues - influenced offering with occasionally good guitar work.
From this album i chose two songs, "With Love" and "I Hear The Spirits".
Bruce Stevens- lead and rhythm guitar, lead vocals, kazoo
Ralph (Burns) Kellogg- bass, keyboards
Gregg Thomas- drums
-by dj fanis: here