Spirits & Worm - self-titled LP. A & M records SP-4229. USA 1969.
Very, very rare LP, which was immediately withdrawn from sale, ‘apparently’ due to the satanic/occult nature of the sleeve: two goats resting on a grave.
Personally I find that story hard to believe, especially as the cover wasn’t actually the bands idea.
Musically, there’s nothing satanic about it at all, to these ears anyway. It is, however, a very enjoyable album, more heavy pop/rock than than outright psychedelic rock, with an obvious Jefferson Airplane influence. It also has a surprisingly Dutch vibe to it, comparable to early Earth & Fire and Shocking Blue in part. Great stuff.
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