Shiva's Headband ‎– Take Me To The Mountains

Capitol Records ‎– ST 538
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 My Baby 3:30
A2 Take Me To The Mountains 3:31
A3 Homesick Armadillo Blues 2:37
A4 Ripple 3:59
A5 Song For Peace 4:40
B1 Ebeneezer 2:52
B2 North Austin Strut 3:00
B3 Come With Me 5:04
B4 Good Time 3:05
B5 Kaleidoscoptic 3:26

Companies, etc.



Original 1st press. Green target Capitol labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society (A4, B4): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A Label): (ST 1-538)
  • Matrix / Runout (B Label): (ST 2-538)
  • Barcode (A Runout - Etching): ST-1-538-F3. [sideways ! and star are stamped]
  • Barcode (B Runout - Etching): ST-2-538-F-3: [sideways 1 and star are stamped]

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October 12, 2017
Back in the '60s, when every town in America seemed to have its own burgeoning music scene, Austin was strangely quiet.
Not much at all -- save for one group that all but dominated the scene from the late '60s to the early '70s. That group was the electric, country-fried psychedelic outfit known as Shiva's Headband. Leader, violinist, guitarist, and vocalist Spencer Perskin was (and still is) the quintessential Austin hippie, who not only lobbied for city-based cultural support for local artists but also put Austin on the world-wide music map with the release of Shiva's first major-label effort, Take Me to the Mountains on Capitol (the first ever major-label release by an Austin band). The album is formidable, and its influence on the "galactic cowboy" genre was as great as, say, Love's Forever Changes was to the West Coast rock scene. It laid the groundwork for psychedelic twang and brought the world's attention to the creatively diverse (yet firmly rooted) music that was beginning to blossom back in those Texas heyday.