2 LPs on 1 CD: MAD RIVER (1968)/PARADISE BAR & GRILL (1969).
Mad River includes: Lawrence Hammond (vocals, guitar).
Additional personnel includes: Richard Brautigan (spoken vocals).
Includes liner notes by Richie Unterberger.
Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson .
Liner Note Author: David Wells .
Recording information: Golden State Recorders; Sierra Sound Labs, Berkeley, CA.
Photographer: George Jerman.
Mad River/Paradise Bar & Grill gathers both albums from the San Francisco '60s cult faves onto one CD. The dark, haunting psych of Mad River's "Merciful Monks," "Amphetamine Gazelle," and "Wind Chimes" and the gentler, countrified feel of Paradise's "Equinox" and "Academy Cemetery" make this two-fer an interesting document of one of psychedelia's most intriguing and obscure bands. ~ Heather Phares