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HEITKOTTER, STEPHEN DAVID - Heitkotter

"Reissue of this legendary super-rare private press. A three-piece band plays sprawling, inept baked blues led by a mysterious mental patient. Housed in an ultra heavy cardboard sleeve on 180 gram vinyl, with an insert of insightful and speculative liner notes -- the most information youll ever find about this mythic record. Truly one of the great outsider creations ever spawned under a full moon." - FE. "The circumstances behind Heitkotter are obscure and confusing: all that is known for certain is that Steve Heitkotter recorded the LP sometime before 1971, when he and his reluctant brother Bill took unsolicited promotional copies to eight local FM station in Californias San Joaquin Valley. Whoever else may have participated is a mystery: Steven had spent the mid 60s drumming for Fresno garage mainstays the Road Runners, so he had some connections left, but the time after the Runners had reportedly brought him to psychotropic drugs and mental instability, and his family doubts that he was on good terms with enough musicians even to organize a drag jam of messed up desert loner westcoast churning and meandering, like a Magic Band gig falling apart (Paul Major). The LPs murky sound and symbiotically disintegrating musicianship do seem to suggest that the session was cut live to four track, but Bill Heikotter swears that Steve was a loner at the time, alienated from his former bandmates, and that he recorded the album entirely by himself. That makes the amnesia of the musicians, who intermittently forget how to play their instruments, all the more curious, as Steve himself was a good guitarist and quasi-professional drummer, though the influence of drugs, fatigue, or apathy seems plausible enough." - Time-Lag.

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