Simon Stokes, the crazy hard Psych rocker par excellence, grandson of big band leader Harry D. Stokes, was known as a loner, sleepwalker, and fan of the classic monster movies his grandfather loved. As a teenager, Stokes became obsessed with the Blues and R&B via the legendary DJ Symphony Sid. Beginning in 1965, Stokes recorded a number of 45s in LA as the Flower Children and Heathen Angels. He then got a deal as a staff writer at Elektra the same day they signed his friends The MC5 and The Stooges! Simon Stokes made this album, beyond Captain Beefheart in the Psychedelic Blues stakes, in 1968, and became a cult figure with Biker groups everywhere! His next album, The Black Whip Thrill Band, with it's outrageous S&M cover, caused a controversy which refuses to die down even today and made his cult following even larger! Subsequent recordings with Timothy Leary and others followed, as well as film soundtracks and legendary debauched tours, until Stokes went underground. Rev-Ola. 2007.