THE SERPENT POWER - 'Serpent Power' (Vanguard 79252) July 1967
Here's an interesting West Coast album to track down, it won't be that difficult if you're not fussy about only owning originals as it's been repressed many times over the years. The Serpent Power hailed from the San Francisco hippie scene and centred around Tina & David Meltzer.
All the songs are originals written by David Meltzer and display a confident band who's music reminds me of a cross between The Jefferson Airplane and Country Joe & the Fish. Check out "Open House" which is a quite lovely laid back hippie gem with some really excellent acid guitar play.
|Billboard December 1967|