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EKS-75071 Painter Painter(LP, Album, Ter) Elektra EKS-75071 US 1973 Sell This Version
EKS - 75071 Painter Painter(LP) Elektra EKS - 75071 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
EKS - 75071 Painter Painter(LP, Album, Pit) Elektra EKS - 75071 US 1973 Sell This Version
EKS-75071 Painter Painter(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra EKS-75071 US 1973 Sell This Version
WOU 5071 Painter Painter(CD, Album, RE) Wounded Bird Records WOU 5071 US 2009 Sell This Version

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Doc_Smiley

Doc_Smiley

February 1, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Painter, LP, Album, Promo, EKS-75071

Great one and only LP by this early 70s band from Calgary Alberta Canada.
They were formed from the ashes of a 60s psych band called 'The 49th Parallel, also from Calgary.

The lineup here was;
Danny Lowe-Lead Guitar
Doran Beattie-Vocals
Wayne Morice-Bass & Vocals
Barry Allen-Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Bob Ego-Drums.

Painter's music was heavy rock, in the style of BTO or April Wine, and played just as well.
Neither the Canadian nor the US pressings of this LP give any indication as to where these guys actually hale from, and I'm pretty sure that was intentional. The album was recorded in Seattle Washington.
After it's release in '73, the band did the bar and club circuit, as well as opening for some pretty big names in Canada and the US. A couple years later, Danny & Doran founded another Canadian hard rock group called 'Hammersmith', who took the same heavy rock formula and released a couple of LP's and achieved some moderate success.

Barry Allen, who was originally from Edmonton, had a bit of a solo career before 'Painter'. He was given a US recording contract by Capitol Records, and released several singles in the mid 60s. He then recorded a couple of albums, one of which was produced by, and featured the guitar work of Randy Bachman in 69/70. Bachman suggested he join the newly formed 'Painter'.

In 1982, Painter's guitarist Danny Lowe experienced what he called "an industrial accident" while placing 14 microphones in a sound studio. In playing back the recording made that day, he discovered he had inadvertently created an auditory illusion that he was surrounded by sound. The effect resembled how the human ear actually hears.
Over the next eight years, he and electro-technician John Lees worked together to fine-tune the system. In 1986, the pair formed a partnership with Larry Ryckman, a former Calgary real estate developer, and formed Archer Communications Inc.
Q-Sound was patented in 1990, and the recording system was quickly embraced by artists such as Sting, Madonna, INXS, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Paula Abdul, Julian Lennon, Wilson Phillips and Luther Vandross.
Vocalist Doran Beattie went on to have somewhat of a successful country music career.

I've added my YouTube video, which features imagery sourced both my Canadian pressing and US promotional copy; jacket, labels, etc. See right side of release page here on Discogs.
veals_and_geeks

veals_and_geeks

November 11, 2012
referencing Painter, LP, Album, Pit, EKS - 75071
"West Coast Woman " is the highlight and reached the top 20 in Canada in 1973. Fantastic Canadian hard rock song.

West Coast Woman / Tell Me Why / Space Truck/ Goin' Home To Rock n Roll...
http://www.youtube.com/wat...nel_video_title