White Lightning / Eagle EP (7″ Vinyl)


EP / First issue

Picture Sleeve 7-inch

Label: American Sound Records

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EP / First issue

Original copies of this 33rpm picture sleeve 7-inch, released in 1998, and rarely seen for sale since


Format: 7″ Vinyl

#Ref: AS-1007

Release date: 1998

Release notes

“A high density wall of sound, tightly packed vibrations without mercy and without equal among other area groups.” “Pulsing, flashing sphere of sound, make you doubt your melody, You think you’re making music, but it’s twisted out of key”

The power trio White Lightning (named after a brand of LSD) were formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1968 by guitarist Tom “Zippy” Caplan, who had been a member of garage psych legends The Litter and appeared on their ‘Distortions’ and ‘$100 Fine’ albums. His departure from The Litter had presumably been amicable as the two bands lived and rehearsed in the same house in the Minneapolis lake area and often appeared on the same bill together (as well as sharing the same manager). ‘Of Paupers And Poets’ was written by Warren Kendrick – a producer, song-writer and label owner, composer of the all-time garage classic ‘Action Woman’. White Lightning, inspired by Hendrix and Cream, transformed the track into heavy fare and included an all too short twin guitar break. With its slashing power chords, frantic drumming, and mind-mangling atonal guitar solo, ‘William’ has long been acknowledged as one of the pinnacles of heavy psychedelia.


A1 William

A2 Of Paupers And Poets

B1 Bogged Down

B2 Eagle

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