Fifty Foot Hose

Fifty Foot Hose

Psychedelic rock group from San Francisco, formed in 1967, disbanded in 1970 and re-formed in 1995.
Combining the sounds of rock with electronic instruments and avant-garde compositional ideas, they are recognized as precursors to bands like Throbbing Gristle.
The original group comprised three core members: founder and bassist Louis "Cork" Marcheschi, guitarist David Blossom, and his wife, vocalist Nancy Blossom, augmented by Kim Kimsey (drums) and Larry Evans (guitar).
In 1995, Marcheschi reformed the group for live performances in San Francisco, with a new set of musicians. These performances led to the release of the album Live & Unreleased, which was followed in 1997 by a new studio album, Sing Like Scaffold. On the latter album, Fifty Foot Hose essentially comprised Marcheschi, Walter Funk III, Reid Johnston, Lenny Bove, Elizabeth Perry, and Dean Cook.
Funk and Johnston subsequently formed the avant-garde electronic band Kwisp, the first of whose two albums also featured Marcheschi.


Fifty Foot Hose Discography Tracks


Fifty Foot Hose Cauldron (Album) Limelight US 1967 Sell This Version
CTCD-052 50 Ft. Hose* ...Live... And Unreleased(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-052 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
WD-19456 Fifty Foot Hose Sing Like Scaffold(CD, Album) Weasel Disc Records WD-19456 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fifty Foot Hose Red The Sign Post (Alternate Take) / If Not This Time (Alternate Take) (Single) Get Hip Recordings US 1990 Sell This Version
SPS-5001 Tim Ballard (3) And The 50 Foot Hose* Tim Ballard (3) And The 50 Foot Hose* - Rock N' Roll Star(7", Single) Razz-Ma-Tazz SPS-5001 US Unknown Sell This Version


DV 010 Fifty Foot Hose Ingredients(LP, Comp) Del Val DV 010 US 1997 Sell This Version