A collection of previously unreleased YaHoWha 13 material from the Source Foundation vaults
compiled from over 10 hours of circa ’72 tapes & sequenced by No-Neck Blues Band’s Dave Nuss.
· The legendary Father Yod was a wealthy man, with a rich inner
life, a family of disciples that loved him, many, many women and
seemingly unlimited power. So why at the height of his success, did
he choose to spend his time playing rock and roll? Having a band in
residency at Father House provided him and all his children with
another path to travel in their never-ending search for experience
and wisdom. Taking time out from their busy schedule as Father’s
students and spiritual seekers in the Source Family, Sunflower,
Octavius, Pythias and Djin took instruments in hand and, at a
mere gesture from Father, turned up the amps and began tapping
into the cosmos.
· First, they recorded themselves. The energy was good. Equipped
by Father with instruments and effects pedals to ensure that they
could create music that came “from the spheres”, their sounds
provided spiritual growth to everyone in the Source Family. After a
time, Father became the lead singer, as “a way to record wisdom in
a modern, youth-oriented way”, says Djin. And YaHoWha 13 was
· Storming through moments with abandon, Father and his Sons
never repeated themselves, committing everything they did to tape
in a single take. The capacity of their riffs and grooves to sound like
German prog bands of the same era, psychedelic rock bands of
several years previous or the as-yet-uncreated avant sounds from
the indie rock movement a decade away is testament to their ability
to tap the source of human inspiration. Adds Octavius, “these cuts
will always be a source of inspiration”.
Camp Of The Gypsies * Nam Yo Ho Renge Kyo * Treat You So
Right * Sunshine Man * Most Prized Possession Of All *
Fertility Dance * Father Whistling * It Doesn’t Matter What
You Do * It’s A Knack
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