The Wizards from Kansas were an obscure country-psych rock group from Kansas. Their eponymous sole album finds this Midwestern group sounding more like a West Coast hybrid combining rambling, melancholy country-rock elements with harder psych-rock sounds.
Their biggest influences seem to have been Northern California-based groups like the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Grateful Dead.
"The Wizards From Kansas" is a killer laid back country-psychedelic album contains fine versions of classic period songs like "High Flying Bird" and Buffy St. Marie's "Codine", as well as some excellent original compositions notably "Misty Mountainside","Country Dawn" and "She Rides With Witches".
The album was recorded in San Francisco, between July and August of 1970 and released on Mercury Records (SR 61309). Two songs from this album, "High Flying Bird" and "Flyaway Days".
Robert Menadier- bass & vocals
John Coffin- lead guitar
Robert Crain- twelve-string guitar & vocals
Harold Pierce- rhythm guitar & vocals
Mark Naftalin- keyboards
Marc Caplan- drums
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