1999 re-release of a KAK album from 1969.

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1999 re-release of a KAK album from 1969.

KAK Lead vocal­ist and rhythm gui­tarist “Gary Yoder” includ­ed a track on this CD from his solo album called “Flight From The East”, which was record­ed right after KAK dis­band­ed.
It was record­ed in Los Ange­les for Epic Records. Gary on vocals and rhythm gui­tar, I played key­boards, Bryn Haworth (my old band-mate from Fleur de Lys 1966 Eng­land and lat­er Jack­ie Lomax) on lead gui­tar, Paul Wha­ley (Blue Cheer) on drums, Bil­lie Bar­num (of the Blos­soms) on back-up vocals.
The track was pro­duced by Milan Melvin. As Gary writes on the CD lin­er notes:
“The solo sin­gle hap­pened right after the demise of KAK. I asked Epic if I could cut a record just to see where it would go, hop­ing I would get a LP con­tract. I had met Milan Melvin at a ses­sion for Leigh Stephens, so I asked him to pro­duce, and we went ahead. I was liv­ing down in San­ta Mon­i­ca on the pier, there’s a knock on the door and this scruffy Eng­lish­man Pete Sears is there. Then Bryn Haworth shows up a lit­tle lat­er, and Key­lor and Wha­ley (Blue Cheer drum­mer) were around too, so I used them all on the sin­gle”.

I guess I must have looked pret­ty scruffy in those days, 1969…I was twen­ty one years old and had only been in the states for a cou­ple of months liv­ing in Venice Beach and above the mer­ry go round on San­ta Mon­i­ca Pier. I was stay­ing with Leigh Stephens (Blue Cheer) and his old lady Liz. Leigh and I were form­ing a band with Micky Waller (Jeff Beck) and Har­ry Reynolds which end­ed up being called “Sil­ver Metre”. We’d rehearse all night long in the Whale rehearsal rooms under­neath a bar on a pier in Venice Beach that lat­er burnt down. That was when I first met super groupie “Zani Dani”.…who recent­ly passed away, God rest her soul. — with Bryn Haworth and Gary Lee Yoder.
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