Thursday, July 28, 2022

Julius Victor - From The Nest (1970 us, spectacular psych prog jam rock, 2001 edition)

Probably from New York, this short-lived outfit named Julius Victor, release their sole album "From The Nest" in 1970. Hard-rock/psychedelic elements, recorded at the famous Record Plant Studios and produced by jazz musician Ahmad Jamal. Organ-dominated, hard-progressive sound with powerful and soulful vocals, hot lead guitar and atmospheric, swirling Hammond. Next to Child, Valhalla, Atomic Rooster, Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, H.P. Lovecraft, Day Blindness, Arthur Brown. Superb cover artwork.
1. Stubborn Kind Of Woman - 3:39
2. Legend Of The Indian Boy (Kimball Lee, Lawrence Engstrom) - 4:57
3. Black Knife - 3:55
4. Circus Lady - 4:49
5. Break Song - 1:24
6. Judiann (Kimball Lee, Lawrence Engstrom) - 2:59
7. Fall Of Days - 12:44
8. Slide Rule - 3:37
All compositions by Lawrence Engstrom except where noted

Julius Victor
*Lawrence "Zea" Engstrom - Drums, Lead Vocals
*Jim Cutsinger - Bass
*Mark Schneider - Guitar
*Kimball Lee - Organ, Piano, Vocals