Стиль: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Издатель (лейбл): Rhino
Номер по каталогу: RHM2 7716
01. What Is Quicksand? (3:20)
02. I'm On The Lamb (3:01)
03. Gil Blanco County (3:37)
04. Donovan's Monkey (3:44)
05. Ragamuffin Dumplin' (5:13)
06. Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors (3:17)
07. Arthur Comics (3:11)
08. A Fact About Sneakers (7:53)
09. St. Cecilia (6:49)
10. Ragamuffin Dumplin' (Original Version) (5:19)
11. I'm On The Lamb (Original Version) (2:54)
12. Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors (Original Version) (3:17)
13. Bonomo's Turkish Taffy (2:15)
14. Gil Blanco County (Original Version) (3:38)
15. St. Cecilia (Original Version) (6:47)
16. A Fact About Sneakers (Original Version) (3:10)
17. What Is Quicksand? (Mono Single Version) (3:21)
18. Arthur Comics (Mono Single Version) (3:10)
Eric Bloom aka "Jesse Python" - lead vocals, guitars
Donald Roeser aka "Buck Dharma" - lead guitar, vocals
Andrew Winters aka "Andy Panda" - bass, acoustic guitar on "St. Cecilia"
Allen Lanier aka "La Verne" - keyboards, guitar
Albert Bouchard aka "Prince Omega" - drums, vocals
The nicknames in quotes were given to the band members by manager Sandy Pearlman. Nearly all of the members hated the nicknames, with the exception of Donald Roeser, who continues to use "Buck Dharma" as his stage name.
Группа была создана благодаря усилиям двух авторов рок-композиций Сэнди Перлмана и Ричарда Мелцера. В Нью-Йорке для исполнения своих песен они подобрали себе коллектив, менявший название как перчатки: "Cows", "Soft White Underbelly", "Oaxaca". К 1969 году команда остановилась на вывеске "Stalk-Forrest Group" и включала в себя Эрика Блума (р. 11 декабря 1944; гитара, вокал), Дональда Роузера (р. 12 ноября 1947; гитара, вокал), Аллена Ланиера (клавишные, гитара), Джо Бучарда (р. 9 ноября 1948; бас, вокал) и Альберта Бучарда (ударные). Квинтет выпустил сингл "What Is Quicksand" и после этого окончательно сменил название на "Blue Oyster Cult". vital's psychedelic trip
St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings is an album by the American rock band Stalk-Forrest Group, which would later become the successful hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult. It was recorded in 1970, but it was not officially released until 2001.
The band (originally known as 'Soft White Underbelly') had recorded demos for Elektra Records in 1969. When original vocalist Les Braunstein left the band, Elektra decided not to put out the recordings and ended their recording contract. Four of the 1969 tracks eventually surfaced as bonus tracks on the re-mastered version of the first Blue Öyster Cult album in 2001.
Manager Sandy Pearlman convinced Elektra Records to give the band — now fronted by vocalist Eric Bloom — another shot. Meanwhile, the band had changed its name to Oaxaca, and would soon change it again to Stalk-Forrest Group. Ultimately, after being presented with two different versions of the album, Elektra decided not to release it, and dropped the band from the label. Those recordings finally surfaced in a bootleg in the late 1990s. Confusingly enough, the bootleg was titled Curse of the Hidden Mirrors, after a song on the Elektra album, but Curse of the Hidden Mirror was also the title of a Blue Öyster Cult studio album from 2001.
Bass player Andrew Winters was fired from the band not long after the St. Cecilia sessions. He was replaced by Joe Bouchard, brother of drummer Albert Bouchard.
St. Cecilia was finally released in 2001 by Rhino Entertainment under the supervision of Roland Worthington Hand as RHM2 7716, in a limited, numbered edition of 5000 copies. It is now out of print. Radioactive Records have since reissued the album as St. Cecilia: The California Album.