The Sacred Mushroom – The Sacred Mushroom

The Sacred Mushroom – The Sacred Mushroom

The band Sacred Mushroom hailed from Cincinnati Ohio. This album was originally released in 1969. The most famous member of the band is lead guitarist/song writer Larry Goshorn who later joined country-rockers Pure Prairie League. The album contains a blend of proficient originals as well as a pair of well-chosen cover tunes, such as the blues standard “Mean Old World” and the Kinks’ “I’m Not Like Everybody Else.” While their name conjures images of late-’60s psychedelic or acid rock, Sacred Mushroom’s roots were decidedly more bluesy than trippy. Larry Goshorn’s guitar work while not overly fast or flashy shines throughout the disk. His playing on this set reminds me of Eric Clapton’s playing while in the heavy blues/psych band Cream. Larry’s brother Danny handles the lead vocals on the set. Songs like “I Don’t Like You” and “Lifeline” contain great late sixties guitar playing. The disk also contains an inspired cover of the Kink’s “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” and “Mean Old World” popularized by blues harmonica expert Little Walter. Unfortunately this was to be the band’s only release.

LARRY GOSHORN, lead guitar, vocals DANNY GOSHORN, vocals
JON STEWART, bass
RUSTY WORK, harp

Recorded ,n USA 1969
Recording Engineer: WILLIAM HAMILTON GENE LAWSON Produced by DON LITWIN
Executive Producer:HERMAN 17.61MBEL Liner Photograph: STU LEVY
Cover Design: LARRY GOSHORN Cover Illustration: RHEA ATKINS

 

The Sacred Mushroom Tracklist

  1.  Don’t Like You 00:00 (Goshorn-Hamilton)
  2.  You Won’t Be Sorry-02:53 (Larry Goshorn)
  3.  Catatonic Lover-05:12 (Larry Goshorn)
  4.  All Good Things Must Have An End -08:16 (Larry Goshorn)
  5.  I’m Not Like Everybody Else-12:58 (Davies)
  6.  I Take Care-17:33 (Larry Goshorn)
  7.  Mean Old World -22:32 (Goldsen/VValker)
  8.  Lifeline-27:11 (Larry Goshorn)

The Sacred Mushroom

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