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Escalator
Sam Gopal
Escalator
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Underground classic recorded in 1968. Features 11 tracks with a pre-Hawkwind, Lemmy playing lead guitar & bass. 2000 r elease. Standard jewel case.

      
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All Artists: Sam Gopal
Title: Escalator
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Edsel Records UK
Release Date: 5/2/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740155162726

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Underground classic recorded in 1968. Features 11 tracks with a pre-Hawkwind, Lemmy playing lead guitar & bass. 2000 r elease. Standard jewel case.
 

CD Reviews

Sam Gopal - 'Escalator' (Edsel)
Mike Reed | USA | 08/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Originally released in 1969.I remember it taking awhile for me to land down a copy of this disc,and I don't mind telling you that it was well worth the trouble.When I showed a friend of mine this CD,he quipped,"that's ancient".He apparently recognised Lemmy RIGHT AWAY on the cover.'Escalator' is a darn good sounding reissue of the short lived UK band.Best described as psychedelia w/plenty of tabla being supplied by group founder Sam Gopal.It's noted that Lemmy is on lead vocals as well as lead guitar and bass.Very nice scratching post for the future infamous Hawkwind/Motorhead mainman.The tunes that stood out are "Cold Embrace",the very cool "The Sky Is Burning","Grass" and their cover of Donovan's "Season Of The Witch".Should keep in mind that not ALL psych rarities are as good as this one.A real keeper."
Lemmy at his best!
He Who Can Not Be Named | Stockholm, Sweden | 05/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amazing drumpounding by Sam, mixed with Lemmy's Whiskey-drained vocals makes this album one of my top 5 favorites of all time.
Buy It Today!"
Lemmy-from-Motorhead's psych album
He Who Can Not Be Named | 06/22/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, it is Lemmy (Ian Willis) singing and playing lead on this. Interesting to hear an earlier version of Hawkwind's (and Motorhead's) "The Watcher," called "You're Alone Now." Also, the third track sounds a lot like Motorhead's "Dead and Gone" (I think; if not that, another one of the songs on Snake Bite Love) from 1998. You got to hand it to Lemmy for recycling 30-year-old material. Even though this might have been a hastily conceived novelty band, featuring Sam Gopal's tabla, which is pushed up in the mix, the album is solid."