Monday, 16 October 2017

Mint Tattoo-1969 US

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. Produced by James William Guercio (Chicago) and engineered by Phil Ramone in New York, the Mint Tattoo is a mixture of blues styled original songs, a cover of classic a blues numbers and some rather uninspired, typical for the era hard rock tunes.(allmusic)
Their one and only selftitled album released in 1969 by Dot Records ‎(DLP- 25918). I chose "Faces Of Roses", "Mark Of The Beast" and "With Love".  Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here

1 comment:

mattthecat03 said...

This is the absolute bomb.A kazoo solo even!What more could one ask for?

Sadly only Thomas is left from the original trio.
Thanks for posting.I believe an Italian pressing has an additional bonus cut.

matt the cat