40th Anniversary!

Who would think after 40 years My first album would still be out there.

What they say:

March 11, 2014

Mid-70's U.S. release of fairly wired/ existential Free-Form polluted Rock-travaganza w/fevered 'n wailin' tantalo-voice ... imagine Johnny Arcesia strugglin' outta straight-jacket w/ frozen dreams of his coventrized hibernation camp! ... energies all gostly a-loose, eccentrically obsessed w/ the smooth "crack" of the neck of a goose ... traces of Beefheart's Magic Band, goblins cookin' up Hampton's grease, the very bones of hen-trix fermentin' in a joyous jug of disease ...; NOT easy to take ... will grab only if mentally at ease!


"Dreams" By Horton made the play list on WFMU-FM a progressive independent radio station which broadcasts in the try state New York City are 


For 1976 this was certainly an odd album - in fact I wouldn't be surprised to see it date back to 1971 or earlier. The band consists of maestro Bill Horton on guitar and a couple of his friends handling bass and drums. Being a private release (and quite a legendary album among psych collectors), "Dancehall For Midgets" has that familiar raw and unpolished sound, which is so characteristic of low-budget hard-rock obscurities - however, unlike most albums of the genre, Horton isn't too keen on simplistic three-chord riffs and 4/4 rhythms. Instead, their brand heavy rock is stuffed with weird Beefheart-ian psychedelicacy - and since the band obviously had a knack for free-form jamming, the album often sounds almost like an outsider's take on "Trout Mask Replica”. Rambling, unstructured guitar improvs is what it's all about - add a healthy dose of expressive vocals (Mr. Horton obviously wasn't afraid of singing out of tune), and you'll probably get the full picture. Sure, the 1976 album couldn't be all like this, so be prepared for a couple of fairly conventional heavy-blues-rock numbers as well - good thing is that they are very few and far between, hence they don't spoil the impression. Overall this is quite a unique and unparalleled document of America's 1970s rock underground. Was it successful or not - please decide for yourself. By Lev Gankine Gnosis2000


Psychedelic acid BluesRock from 1976 (!!!!) with very lisergic atmosphere, sparse instrumentation and very unique madman tenor voice / insane singing. Imagine Capt. Beefheart + Yahowa 13 +  The Fugs + Denny King + Troyka and you'll be close (only close...) to the point.  A strange, very special album not for everyone's taste.


Private almost unknown heavy stoned psych LP. Excellent dark mystical atmosphere mixed with an outlaw biker's feeling and the voice, reminding very much characteristic Jim Morrison's voice (like in Phantom's Divine Comedy same title LP from1974) this enforced the urban myth that Morrison's still alive.In some parts reminding also stoned YaHoWa 13 on a motorcycle race on acid. Also the year of release is not sure (some say it is 1971), but it is more likely to be 1980. (source: Mutant Sounds) Read more on Last.fm.

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Dancehall for Midgets LP cover