Horse: For Twisted Minds Only

There is no doubt in recent years Rise Above Records has been one of the go-to places regarding obscure and rare seventies heavy and psych rock. As part of the Rise Above Relics series the label has already given to the world a bunch of incredible releases by amazing hard-rocking acts such as Incredible Hog, Bang, Steel Mill, Possessed, AX and more.

The latest addition on this brilliant roster has been London's Horse, a band formed in the late sixties by former Andromeda guitarist Rod Roach and vocalist Adrian Hawkins. The line up was completed with bassist Colin Standring and future Atomic Rooster drummer and Spinal Tap star, Ric Parnell.

For Twisted Minds Only was recorded in 1969, originally issued a year later and bootlegged many times over the years until Rise Above Relics gave it the deluxe reissue treatment, enhanced with preciously unreleased material.

In a much innovative way, Horse combined their early heavy metal sound and occult imagery and aesthetics with psychedelia and progressive rock tendencies, resulting in an outstanding work of art that went under-appreciated at its own time, but at least its legacy lasted long enough to achieve a cult status among musicians, critics and fans of the genre.

The album was released on a great looking slipcase CD edition, as well as on 500 copies of standard black vinyl, 300 ones on purple vinyl and on a super limited run of 150 crystal clear diehard vinyl copies that come with a poster and a bonus 7" with even more additional tracks.


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