Warren Klein

Profile:
American guitarist. Warren Klein left his electronic engineering scholarship at Pratt Institute in New York, grabbed his guitar, and headed to California. He hoped to start a career in music after studying with folk music icon Dave Van Ronk, the “Mayor of McDougal Street” and host of the famous hootenannies at the Gaslight Café, featuring performances by the likes of Bob Dylan and other folk music greats.

After arriving in Los Angeles he became a founding member, lead guitarist, and co-writer in “The Factory” with Lowell George. They were produced by Frank Zappa and played the notorious “Freak Out” & “Freak In” shows along with the “Mothers of Invention” at the Shrine Auditorium and Earl Warren Showgrounds. They had several singles released on Uni Records, & their remaining recorded material was later released as “Lowell George & The Factory” on Rhino Records.

When Ravi Shankar started the Kinnara School of Indian Music in Los Angeles, Warren took the opportunity to study sitar and was accepted as a disciple by Ravi not long after. At Ravi's request, Warren composed and performed the electric guitar music over the montage of stills in the Academy Award winning movie, Charly.

After the Factory broke up, Warren joined the group Fraternity of Man best known for the single “Don't Bogart That Joint” taken from their album on ABC Dunhill and featured in the classic movie EASY RIDER. Warren played all the “psychedelic” leads with the band as well as writing the song from their album “Whispy Paisly Skies” which was in Ang Lee’s movie Taking Woodstock. The band played at the Magic Mountain Music Festival, the San Francisco Pop Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, numerous love-ins, and a tour with Canned Heat.

Warren then put together the “Emergency” with Drachen Theaker (“The Crazy World of Arthur Brown”) and later formed the groups “Tornado”, “Lazer” (the original), and “The Wolves” with Niki Oosterveen. His relationship with Niki who was managed by film producer Jon Peters, led to him playing the guitar solo that Barbara Streisand dances to in The Main Event.

Also played in the band 'Road' with Jimi Hendrix’s bassist Noel Redding, played in the band 'Tarantula' at the Vancouver Pop Festival, played in The Incredibly Strung-Out Band with Peter Case; when Iggy and The Stooges needed a guitarist for a concert in Chicago, Warren (then nicknamed “Tornado”) was the guy to fill in.
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Instruments & Performance

ABCS-647 Warren Klein - The Fraternity Of Man album art The Fraternity Of Man The Fraternity Of Man - The Fraternity Of Man (Album) ABC Records ABCS-647 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 33-319 Warren Klein - Moments album art Judy Mayhan Judy Mayhan - Moments (Album) ATCO Records SD 33-319 US 1970 Sell This Version
BTS 8821, BTS-8821 Warren Klein - A Bad Donato album art Donato* Donato* - A Bad Donato (Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS 8821, BTS-8821 US 1970 Sell This Version
ST 11075 Warren Klein - I'm Bad album art Kim Fowley Kim Fowley - I'm Bad (Album) Capitol Records ST 11075 US 1972 Sell This Version
9 25213-1 Warren Klein - Nirvana Peter album art Peter Ivers Love Is A Jungle and 2 more… Peter Ivers - Nirvana Peter (Comp) Warner Bros. Records 9 25213-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
92 53194 Warren Klein - Downtown album art Marshall Crenshaw I'm Sorry (But So Is Brenda Lee) Marshall Crenshaw - Downtown (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 92 53194 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
24105.1 Warren Klein - Peter Case album art Peter Case Peter Case - Peter Case (Album) Geffen Records 24105.1 US 1986 Sell This Version
CS-5119 Warren Klein - Echo Park - Music From The Motion Picture album art Various Wild Roses Various - Echo Park - Music From The Motion Picture (Comp, Album) A&M Records CS-5119 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
SRV1-0001 Warren Klein - Loud Whispers & Silent Screams album art Stephen Jay Morris Bronson Caves Stephen Jay Morris - Loud Whispers & Silent Screams(LP) Veracious Records SRV1-0001 US 1986 Sell This Version
R2 71563 Warren Klein - Lightning-Rod Man album art Lowell George & The Factory (7) The Loved One (as Warren) and 1 more… Lowell George & The Factory (7) - Lightning-Rod Man (Album, Comp) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71563 US 1993 Sell This Version
ECCD 438 Warren Klein - Get It On! album art The Fraternity Of Man The Fraternity Of Man - Get It On! (Album) Edsel Records ECCD 438 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MVCF-24047 Warren Klein - Mutations album art Beck Nobody's Fault But My Own Beck - Mutations (Album) DGC MVCF-24047 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
R2 79912, 08122-73577-27 Warren Klein - Hotcakes & Outtakes album art Little Feat Lightning-Rod Man Little Feat - Hotcakes & Outtakes (Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Archives R2 79912, 08122-73577-27 US 2000 Sell This Version
VCD 79722-2 Warren Klein - Beeline album art Peter Case Peter Case - Beeline (Album) Vanguard VCD 79722-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
K2B2 3769 Warren Klein - The Untold Stories album art Peter Ivers Peter Ivers - The Untold Stories(CD, Comp) K2B2 Records K2B2 3769 US 2008 Sell This Version
R2 519759 Warren Klein - Where The Action Is! (Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968) album art Various Candy Cane Madness Various - Where The Action Is! (Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968)(4xCD, Comp, RM + Box) Rhino Records (2) R2 519759 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Warren Klein - Sitar Cerebrations Vol. 1 album art Various Nobody's Fault But My Own Various - Sitar Cerebrations Vol. 1(CDr, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Sitar Cerebrations) none Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

55005 Warren Klein - Smile, Let Your Life Begin album art The Factory (7) When I Was An Apple The Factory (7) - Smile, Let Your Life Begin (Single) Uni Records 55005 US 1967 Sell This Version
55027 Warren Klein - No Place I'd Rather Be album art Emil Richards And The Factory (7) No Place I'd Rather Be (as W. Klein) Emil Richards And The Factory (7) - No Place I'd Rather Be(7", Single) Uni Records 55027 US 1967 Sell This Version
R2 71563 Warren Klein - Lightning-Rod Man album art Lowell George & The Factory (7) Changes and 2 more… Lowell George & The Factory (7) - Lightning-Rod Man (Album, Comp) Bizarre Records, Straight R2 71563 US 1993 Sell This Version
DIAB 811 Warren Klein - Microdelia album art Various Candy Cane Madness (Live) Various - Microdelia(CD, Comp) Diabolo Records DIAB 811 UK 1994 Sell This Version
R2 519759 Warren Klein - Where The Action Is! (Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968) album art Various Candy Cane Madness Various - Where The Action Is! (Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968)(4xCD, Comp, RM + Box) Rhino Records (2) R2 519759 US 2009 Sell This Version