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People's Music Works, The

PEOPLE'S VICTORY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS - The School

Sealed original copies of the self-released  1972 LP from the mysterious People's Victory Orchestra And Chorus. Most copies were released with photographic sleeve, this is the less common black sleeve version. Some may have storage wear. 

"Nobody has been able to find all the members of this little-known band. Based in Queens Village, New York this completely enigmatic, underrated early '70s outfit, presents an eclectic bag that mixes stoner folk rock, soulful hippie boogie blues, & experimental freak acid. This LP is divided into a 'girls side' & 'boys side'. From ballsy blues rock to folk, to out & out psyche, this LP is legendary for it's semi-home-made cover art & inserts. Despite all that, little is known about the band itself. Some rumor that they were musicians who were under contract and used the P.V.O.C. guise to record their own stuff on the sly. Another rumor is that they were high school (and/or grammar school) music teachers, which could partially account for the large number of musicians that appear on the record, or could be based on the fact that the record is called "The School". This is their obscure 2nd LP, considered the best of their three releases, featuring special guests Holly Woodlawn (from Andy Warhol Factory days and Lou Reed’s inspiration for "Walk On The Wild Side"); Erin Dickens (early Manhattan Transfer member); Melissa Manchester (released her first solo album a year afterwards); and Alan Gerber (ex-Rhinoceros singer / keyboard player)" - Groovy Tunesday.

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