by Earth Opera
Released: Apr 2008
Long before pioneering progressive bluegrass, Peter Rowan and David Grisman manned the controls of Earth Opera, one of Boston's premier psychedelic bands in the late 1960s. The group's self-titled debut is full-blown, Sgt. Pepper-inspired zaniness, nearly as bizarre and fantastical as the Four Seasons' concept album The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette. If sonic collages lathered in art pop, harpsichords and marshmallow magick are your thing, Earth Opera will surely speak to your inner hippie.