FANTASTIC EXPEDITION

FANTASTIC EXPEDITION — The music fanzine dedicated to late 60s and early 70s US West Coast Music. Folk Rock, Country Rock & Psychedelia.

 

 

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SLIPSTREAM RECORDS

Here at last is the promised re-release of Country Funk’s debut album which includes 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks. For more info please visit:

 

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With the express consent of the artists we are pleased to be able to bring you a selection of songs not readily available. These include a fine selection from Country Funk’s debut album. Although presently out of print the surviving band members are in the process of officially re-releasing this album hopefully with unreleased extras.

 

One such gem is the by the group ADAM— the band that featured Country Funk members Adam Taylor and Joe Pfeifer with Don Bakes and Ray Klein. The song featured is WOMAN a song by Adam Taylor that was later covered by the Pure Prairie League on their debut album. It’s wonderful to finally hear the original version of this song which Craig Fuller learnt from the band when they met in the ski resort Mt. Snow in Vermont in the winter of 1968.

 

To complete the cycle Pure Prairie League’s rare single version is also here which is a different mix from the debut and remains unreleased.

 

Finally Kenny May who was a member with Craig Fuller in JD Blackfoot has given his consent to allow his song I’VE NEVER SEEN YOU airplay. This wonderful understated ballad features lead vocals by Craig Fuller. A forgotten gem.

 

 

Issue # 4   -  FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS Special

 

52 pages chock full of everyone’s favourite Country Rock pioneers. In depth analysis of their much neglected third album with extensive new interview with Rick Roberts who not only tells the full story on the album but also tells his hilarious early history and how he first was introduced to music and the weird and wonderful road trip that ensued which led to him joining the FBB ranks. Unmissable!

 

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FANTASTIC EXPEDITION JUKEBOX

 Click below to listen to some outstanding tracks by some of the bands we have featured:

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Issue # 5  -  The story of the FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS continues from last issue. Rick Roberts, Al Perkins and Alan Munde have kindly recall this period with includes the recording  of LAST OF THE RED HOT BURRITOS and LIVE IN AMSTERDAM.

 

OWEN-B  -  we tell the story of this little known Ohio band that released an obscure album in 1970 which is due to be re-released very soon.

 

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Issue # 6  -  Dedicated to Rick Roberts’ solo work. This issue features an in depth review of WINDMILLS with a return to the Burritos for a 3rd Dutch tour. New interviews with Erik Dalton and Rick Roberts which touches upon his Burritos period, solo and Firefall. Plenty of amazing anecdotes including new stories involving Gram Parsons.

 

 

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Issue #1: Dillard & Clark article - in depth analysis of their groundbreaking debut album The Fantastic Expedition with new contributions from Bernie Leadon and previously unpublished photographs.

 

America  -  article on their multi-platinum debut album and early history including a brand new interview with founding member Dan Peek with previously unpublished photographs.

 

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Issue # 10: Artie Fatbuckle’s Cellar  -  The story of the forgotten LA folk club which opened its doors in 1968 until 1971 and featured a host of future heroes including Judee Sill, Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther as Longbranch Pennywhistle, Kathy Smith, Penny Nichols, Hamilton Camp, Hoyt Axton, Cathy Lunsford, John Beland, Jack Tempchin, Cheech & Chong and many more

 

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Issue # 9  -  Here’s the complete story of Morning, the early 70s band that should have been huge. Bridging the West Coast sound between Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Eagles, their two albums are full of compelling songs that are both warm and breezy but full of complexities and hidden depths. I’m sure they don’t need any further introduction. Original members Jim Hobson and James Kehn tell their story.

 

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Issue # 2: Pure Prairie League  -  Full 52 page article celebrating the early history of one of the most underrated and compelling Country Rock groups of the early 70s. All new contributions from original drummer Jim Caughlan and others connected to the band. Includes many previously unpublished photos and an article on Craig Fuller’s tenure with Psych band, J D Blackfoot.

 

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Issue # 3: Dillard & Clark article - in depth analysis of their second album “Through The Morning, Through The Night”. New interviews with Byron Berline and Gene Clark’s son Kai Clark. Also featuring previously unpublished photos by Jim McCrary.

 

This issue also includes an in depth article on Country Funk who released a great album of Psychedelic blues rock/country rock in 1970.

 

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Issue # 8  -  Here is the complete story of the band COUNTRY as told by original members Tom Snow, Bobby De Simone, Ian Espinoza & Steve Fondiler. Although COUNTRY did not make much of a splash in the annals of Rock history they did leave behind a fine album in 1971 of singer songwriter Country Rock. They also brushed shoulders with some of the greats from this era including Gram Parsons, Spirit, Lowell George and Little Feat, Peter Asher, Ahmet Ertegun, etc.

 

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Issue # 3  -  Alternate Cover

 

The Country Funk guys asked if it would be possible to create a separate cover for issue 3 for their fans, friends and family and here it is. When ordering use the buy now button above and state you want the “Funkers” cover

Issue # 7  -  Here is the complete story of The BEAD GAME, a Boston based band from 1968 that released one fine album in 1970 and a sublime film soundtrack song SWEET MEDUSA that same year. Lead singer and drummer was none other than Jim Hodder, founding member and early lead vocalist of STEELY DAN. Original members Robert Gass and John Sheldon and manager Ray Paret tell their story for the first time. This issue also include a new short interview with Jeff Skunk Baxter with many unpublished photos.

 

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Issue # 11: Kusudo & Worth  - Here is the enigmatic and fascinating story of perhaps the most sacred of Private Press records. Released in December 1968 the haunting Of Sun and Rain has captured the hearts of many. Here for the first time Ken Kusudo, Jeff Worth and their lyricist Richard Krieb tell their story.

 

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