The United States Of America

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Formed : 1967 // Los Angeles, CA, United States
Disbanded : 1968
Members : Joseph Byrd (electronic music, electric harpsichord, organ, calliope, piano), Dorothy Moskowitz (lead singer), Gordon Marron (electric violin, ring modulator), Rand Forbes (electric bass), Craig Woodson (electric drums, percussion)
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Albums

The United States Of America - The United States Of America album art The United States Of America The United States Of America (Album) Columbia US 1968 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The United States Of America - The Garden Of Earthly Delights album art The United States Of America The Garden Of Earthly Delights (Single) CBS UK 1968 Sell This Version
KS7-04 The United States Of America - Hard Coming Love album art The United States Of America Hard Coming Love(7", Yel) Sundazed Music KS7-04 US 2004 Sell This Version

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dopplerfm

dopplerfm

June 5, 2019
essential for any patron of san francisco psychedelic rock. bold and daring stuff that used some unconventional techniques. full of heart and absolutely worthy of buy on sight.
malevich

malevich

March 2, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
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niall

niall

September 23, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
While most obviously an antecedent of Broadcast's icy, out-rocked torch songs (indeed, "The American Metaphysical Circus" out-Broadcasts Broadcast), you can hear the United States of America's nervous, modulated psychedelia in acts as diverse as Current 93 and Pram. This was daring stuff, even in 1968, when seemingly every band was splicing tape, echoplexing the hell out of everything and generally being far-out. USA have long been relegated to the specialist and trainspotter bins, but their debut is as worthy of discovery and critical re-evaluation as Can and Neu! were a few years ago. Necessary history lessons, here.

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