Solenoid (5) ‎– Almost Tender

Rufert Records, Inc. ‎– RR 1016
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Son Of Sin 4:06
A2 Thanks 3:40
A3 Baby, Not Me 2:50
A4 Observations 2:20
A5 Woman 4:41
B1 Number Four 1:56
B2 West Wind 3:41
B3 It's Love 3:46
B4 More Than A Child 1:43
B5 Acquaintances 3:18
B6 Number Four (Reprise) 2:09

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Recorded in the fall of 1976, thought about during the great winter chill of 1976-1977, and completed during the spring of 1977.
Comes with printed innersleeve

St. Paul, Minnesota prog/jazzy/folk/psych fusion band
including members of The CASTAWAYS and CAIN


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September 25, 2016
Minneapolis/St. Paul had a pretty healthy independent rock scene in the 1970s, and Solenoid was typical of the type of band that could obtain a private release, which was then handed out to friends and club patrons, and then disappear into the mists of time - only to be trotted out decades later by music archivists. Not a progressive rock album at all, so it falls out of the scope I typically cover, but if you're looking for a good example of the late 70's "kitchen sink" mentality that prevailed, then at least give this one a spin. Playing different genres was all the rage, so you'll get the usual mix of fusion, funk, disco, country rock, hard rock, etc... At least one member came from the notable hard blues rock band Cain.
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