Le Forte Four ‎– Spin 'N Grin

Vinyl, LP

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A1 The Cow & The Bumblebee
Voice – Arthur C. Peterson
A2 Amazing Three/Speed Racer
Chapman Stick, Vocals – Joe PottsElectric Piano, Vocals – Rick PottsGuitar, Effects [Con Octivider, Distortion, Flanger], Vocals – Chip ChapmanPerformer [Toys], Vocals – Susan F. Chapman*
A3 Smix
Synthesizer [Buchla 200], Tape, Edited By [Snippy] – Chip Chapman
A4 Rock Saga
Backing Vocals, Horns [Imitation], Voice [Mumbled Remarks] – Tom PottsSaxophone, Percussion, Tape, Voice [Manager] – Rick PottsVocals, Guitar, Percussion, Clarinet [Almost] – Joe Potts
B1 Microzone
Performer [Abs Pipe, Finger Pipe], Saw [Musical] – Tom PottsPerformer [Abs Pipe] – Joe PottsPerformer [Abs Pipe], Harp, Synthesizer [Buchla 200 Filtration] – Chip ChapmanPerformer [Abs Pipe], Saw [Musical], Harp – Rick Potts
B2 Japanese Superheroes
Chorus, Tape – Chip Chapman, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Susan F. Chapman*, Tom PottsPiano – Rick PottsVoice [Atomic Boy Wonder] – Chip ChapmanVoice [Butter Oyl] – Susan F. Chapman*Voice [Prompter] – Tom PottsVoice [Raideen] – Joe PottsVoice [Yggdrasil] – Rick Potts
B3 Suburban Magic
Other [Flashcards For Random Vocals] – Chip Chapman, Peter Cohen, Susan F. Chapman, Tom PottsPerformer [Radio, Rake, Shears, Electric Blenders, Electric Ice Crusher, Ice, Eggbeater, Electric Can Opener], Vocals – Chip Chapman, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Potts


  • Artwork By [Graphics & Grunts] – Susan F. Chapman
  • Artwork By [Graphics Roadie] – Chip Chapman
  • Other [Title Concept] – Doris Potts


Track A1 was captured on a three inch reel to reel tape recorder after dinner one night in 1963.
Track A2 is taken from a July '78 Century City Playhouse performance.
Track A3 was created in Spring '74 at Cal Arts.
Track A4 was recorded in the Potts' dining room, '78.
Track B1 is a soundtrack for an animated film by David Blum, 1977.
Track B2 was recorded as the soundtrack for a living room operetta performed at Bob Wallace's surprise birthday party, Dec. 30, '76 and is dedicated to Karen Kato.
Track B3 was practice for a performance given at Cal Arts, Spring '75.

First pressing 1000 copies.

Thanks to: Karen Kato, David Blum, Takuya Sakaguchi, Morton Subotnick, Yogi Yorgesson, Steve Jackson, Nancy Horton, record manufacturing by LRS, type by Miller's and PMT's by our favorite Martin's.
Special thanks to Pal for tape by Art C. Peterson (1900-1978).