Fifty Foot HoseSing Like Scaffold


Written-ByD. Blossom*
2Volumetric Overscan10:02
3I Flew At The Speed Of Smell8:18
45:00 To 5:11:33
Performer [Bellows]Steven Baker (3)
Performer [Bippidy Bops]Steven Harris (2)
Performer [Strumming & Thrumming]Alisa Clancy, Jonathan Youtt
ViolinTure Gustavson
6Jet Lag7:06
8Picture The Sky
Bass GuitarGeorge Kita
DrumsCharlie Cronk
9You Ruuuined Me
Performer [Joker]Fred Long
Vocals [Vocal]Lenny Bove
Written-ByL. Bove*

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All music is published by Hose music ASCAP.

Recorded and co-produced by Reid Johnston at 13 Arkansas, SF.
Mixed, mastered and co-produced by Konstantine Baranov at Sonodrome Audio Laboratory, SF.

Packaging: standard jewel case, clear tray, 6 page fold-out insert.

[Total time: 64:48]

Most tracks are segued/mixed/cross-faded into each other.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 44213 79456 0
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout: *** MRT-179 1.888.MRTOADS 6751 108892
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB61



  • iggi_unpop's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Even if it is a bit late for the second album of a band - flabby three decades later in this case -, this is one hell of a follow-up! Though with founder Cork Marcheschi there's only one original member in the group, the spirit of the fabulous Fifty Foot Hose is definetely present more than ever on this fantastic release! Besides that it belongs to the most adventorous and thrilling musical journeys I know, I especially like that the whole album is a real BAND product in the sense that umpteen musicians play equally ranking WITH (!) each other here! Not only did Marcheschi manage to put together a six-piece-band on this album which is similarily inspired as the original one! But he also invited another half a dozen guest musicians to contribute to "Play Like Scaffold". And they actually all play amazingly tightly together without anyone ever trying to put the others down or in the background but creating some tunes together which belong to the strangest, most otherwordly and astonishing music I have ever heard!

    As a vinyl-fan with a large collection, I'd wish someone would immediately put out a decent multicoloured gatefold double-vinyl edition of this true masterpiece of weird and exciting psychedelia! Its nine tracks could be perfectly divided into the four parts of a double-album, using tracks 1 & 2 for A, 3 & 4 for B, 5, 6 & 7 for C and 8 & 9 for side D.) Please someone, make my wet collector's dream come true! ;-)
    • flipster's avatar
      ...any layabouts still remembering the hep grooves of acid rock / avant wiring put out by these hippy boffins (Cork Marcheschi is the main visionary here) will know that any biscuits by them will be worth checking and they won't be disappointed with this hep slab...being knocked out in the mid 90s could have led to disastrous beat driven / programmed laziness like so many older practitioners who come back and get mixed up in things that ain't 'like it used to be in my day', put out gear that's no use to no one...this has got a total smearing of mid Seven Ohs Kosmichemusik/hep Euroavant goings on strong and with this comes a very nice Joe Byrd/USA topping that's just incredibly spaced out temporal unbalancing comes on mighty fine as the side moves on into stranger territory ...with all this flipcity distortion come a landscape that resembles nothing less than a fifties B movie full of monsters both real and imaginary deep into alien black and white mystic graininess...more than once in among the visions appearing before the eyes a massive room shaking power electronics blast issues forth and demands a chance to be heard ('n felt)...a couple times, mostly on the last track the' old San Francisco acid groove pops up(corks somehow also found the link between 67acidrock and 76drugrock from Cleveland such as Pere Ubu / Mirrors / Tin Huey as this plays as authentic time and place definer although neither are in textural reality but is a perfect example in contextual reality...this is beaming' in from times/places/situations unknown 'n the listener can only appreciate the' greatness of this trip, the importance of this portal of desirous escape to a land where smoked up bohemian layabouts sit and laugh at the squaredads going about doing as they're told consuming their own departure from a reality that is not of their own making, but is fast outpacing the old time tested idea / confidence trick of hyper reality beloved of desperate new wave sci-fi peddlers...a goodly waste of an afternoons vibrations and indeed any time at all when the adventurous move in secret circles of insane belief...connection with the void is assured and the guarantees don't need to be written as the trip is on and going...


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