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.


LS 86062 Fifty Foot Hose - Cauldron album art Fifty Foot Hose Cauldron (Album) Limelight LS 86062 US 1968 Sell This Version
CTCD-052 Fifty Foot Hose - ...Live... And Unreleased album art 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 album art Fifty Foot Hose Sing Like Scaffold(CD, Album) Weasel Disc Records WD-19456 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SPS-5001 Fifty Foot Hose - Rock N' Roll Star album art 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 1972 Sell This Version
GH-50 Fifty Foot Hose - Red The Sign Post (Alternate Take) / If Not This Time (Alternate Take)  album art Fifty Foot Hose Red The Sign Post (Alternate Take) / If Not This Time (Alternate Take) (Single) Get Hip Recordings GH-50 US 1990 Sell This Version


744213 19451 3 Fifty Foot Hose Cauldron(CD, Album, Comp) Weasel Disc Records 744213 19451 3 US 1994 Sell This Version
dv 010 Fifty Foot Hose - Ingredients album art Fifty Foot Hose Ingredients(LP, Comp) Del Val dv 010 US 1997 Sell This Version
MH-8091 Fifty Foot Hose - Bad Trips album art Fifty Foot Hose Bad Trips(LP, Comp, Ora) Modern Harmonic MH-8091 US 2019 Sell This Version