SOUND CEREMONY - s/t
Canadian born guitarist and songwriter Ron Warren Ganderton self-released three LPs with his group Sound Ceremony while living in the United Kingdom during the 1970s and 80s. First came Guitar Star" (1973), then "Sound Ceremony" (1979) and finally "Precious As England" (1981). Despite some modest distribution and frequent gigs, the band never seemed to really take off and Ganderton eventually returned to his native Vancouver (where he still resides), leaving hundreds of unsold records in the attic of his house. While these copies seem to have been lost to the ravages of time, One Kind Favor will now reissue the second Sound Ceremony LP. All of the groups efforts are undeniably unique, but "Sound Ceremony" (1979) is the true brain-damaged winner of the bunch. The record surely fits somewhere into the UK punk explosion of the day, but its also looks back to the mid-sixties rock that Ron cut his teeth on and ahead to some sort of maniac future form of entertainment that perhaps has not been invented yet. Gandertons truly "out of it" stream of consciousness lyrics show a clear lack of self-censorship and thats really one of the albums strongest assets. He has created this character of himself as a huge rock star and a sex symbol, and who are we to deny his claims? This stuff is eerily convincing. Like Lou Reed, the mans ideas often cant be contained by something so limiting as the bar line. The band chugs along amiably as Gandertons vocals wander all over the place. _Ç If youve never heard a singer do a count-off all the way up to seventeen, then now is your big chance!_Ç Features what is perhaps the greatest anti-cigarette song of all time." - One Kind Favor.
- Regular price $17.00