Fifty Foot HoseCauldron

Label:Limelight – LS 86062
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Experimental, Psychedelic Rock


A1And After
Written-ByCork Marcheschi
A2If Not This Time
Written-ByDavid Blossom
A3Opus 777
Written-ByCork Marcheschi
A4The Things That Concern You
Written-ByLarry Evans
A5Opus 11
Written-ByCork Marcheschi
A6Red The Sign Post
Written-ByDavid Blossom, T. Roswicky*
A7For Paula
Written-ByCork Marcheschi
Written-ByDavid Blossom
Written-ByDavid Blossom
B2God Bless The Child
Written-ByBillie Holiday

Companies, etc.



Pink & green labels.

Original copies came with a custom lyric inner sleeve (one sided printed).

Recorded at Columbus Recording, San Francisco.
Time duration for track Fantasy/Side II is 19:08 on label while on sleeve is 10:08.

From the back cover:

MUSIC inside WOODWORK outside

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): LS 86062A-M1 (stamped) mr (etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): LS 86062B-M1 (stamped) mr (etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A ( etched variant 2)): LS 86062 -A- M2 MR

Other Versions (5 of 24)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Cauldron (LP, Album, Promo, Stereo)Limelight, LimelightLS 86062, LS-86062US1968
New Submission
Cauldron (LP, Album)Mercury, LimelightSLML 4030UK1969
New Submission
Cauldron (LP, Album, Stereo)LimelightLS 86062Canada1969
Recently Edited
Cauldron (CD, Album, Reissue)Weasel Disc Records744213 19451 3US1994
New Submission
Cauldron (CD, Album, Reissue)Weasel Disc Records744213 19451 3US1994



  • lpman09's avatar
    Edited 9 months ago
    Great sounding first press…the bass is great und it surprised me a lot that a 60ies record has so much bass information on it. Maybe this record is in a technical view not perfectly mastered, but the sound is so authentic, direct, detailed and heavy that i was totally flashed as i heard it recently. If you have a good equipment this is the pressing to get!
    • psych-out's avatar
      If anyone has a spare original custom lyric inner sleeve to sell please contact me, thanks

      • LeonTP's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        Having compared an original to the 2019 Modern Harmonic reissue I have to say Im surprised at how similar they can be, yet not.
        The original is louder and it does generally have a slightly lower EQ lean. Red The Sign Post lacks bass almost completely on Kevins cut for example, but while the original has that its got less clarity in drums and vocals.
        On Rose it becomes difficult to tell them apart however so its hard to make a clear choice.
        But I would probably nod towards the original as song transitions seem less jarring overall. Perhaps the reissue uses mulitple sources of varying quality.

        Equipment Used:
        Technics SL-1210GR Turntable
        Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
        Cyrus 2 Amplifier
        System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
        Custom made HQ Speaker Cables
        • flipster's avatar
          Wheeze and whirl, clank and bang with oodles of brain popping doodles spreading itself over some pretty nifty west coast acid folk rocking, psyched hippies and electrical boffins spraying outta-space vibes from their mind liquefying paisley attachments.
          Cork Marcheschi was/is the head honcho of the combo and back in the early 60s he was playing the rock 'n' roll / R&B noise in North Beach, San Francisco plus at the same time discovering older hipsters like Edgar Varese and began setting about joining together these seemingly different strands of music whilst also digging poetic ideas that had first been put forth by the Dadaist movement two generations and a continent away.
          After playing gigs at the Fillmore Auditorium during the nascent flower power days the 50 Footers managed to sign with Mercury Records subsidiary Limelight and recorded Cauldron, only to have it released just before years end of 1967 enabling the record to promptly disappear from view and journey into the 'netherworld of strange wax' where it remained for 30 years until it was released again in the mid nineties.
          The easiest way for the uninitiated to get a handle on this first LP is to imagine a heavier more tripped out version of the 'United States of America' album, plenty of electrification FX over beaty acid rock blare with female vocals wailing the songs, still sounding fresh today thanks to the nouveaux hippy 'noise/folk/weird' practitioners making this sort of bleat more acceptable / accessable in the post modern hyper real age of todays listening habits.
          • waxthegroove's avatar
            great band i know quality when i hear it ive got a list on you tube called top 60,s garage punk psych account name is waxthegroove ive been covering the underground for over 28 years.ive got well over 3500 top rarities.if you love this your love this list its the best music ive found.subscribe to me & your get my ongoing search for the holy grail peace..
            • bullfinchart's avatar
              The title track on this is one of the most genuinely disturbing pieces of music I have ever heard. Absolutely wonderful.


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