Distr.  : NE - Shiny Beast/
Style   : psychedelic / blues / folk /

LSMT    2       THE FRANTICS            BIRTH                           LP      12.2019

The legendary, previously unreleased album from 1968 by The Frantics, issued on vinyl
for the first time! Probably the greatest lost US psychedelic album ever! The Frantics
formed in Billings, Montana in 1964. They played all over Montana and in 1966 they
toured with The Yardbirds. In early 1968, they entered Norman Petty Studios with the
first session for a full length album project. No band that recorded at the 7th Street
Studio, previously or afterwards, would have a heavier, psychedelic sound than this
6 piece group. Now basing themselves out of Colorado, they made a name for themselves
with performances in the area and returned late in the year to finish their recordings.
It was an entirely new style of music being introduced to Norman Petty. What Norman
excelled at was creativity in the studio, and constantly striving for something
different. What we are left with is an album that pushed boundaries as much as any
other record at the time. 1968 was already an incredible year for music in arguably
the most creative decade in rock. 'Birth' would have fit nicely among the best of
the day and would have been worthy company. As fate would have it, the band moved
to California and hooked up with new management and began recording for a local
label, abandoning their Clovis recordings that have remained in the Petty audio vault
for 50 years. Lost Sounds Montana presents the album in the original Norman Petty
mono mix from the 4-track session tapes which included sound effects between each
track that was meant to be a non-stop mind-expanding and ear-splitting experience.