While we gear up for next week, and all that Monday usually brings, I thought I would keep things quiet and introspective and toss some Spirit on to the turntable.
Spirit personified the West Coast as much, if not more, than a lot of L.A. bands from the period. They were pigeon-holed for a time, as a kind of Jazz-Rock-Fusion outfit. But that didn’t stick very well. They were a competent band with a unique drummer and their debut album in 1968 quickly established them as one of the guiding forces in West Coast Rock from the late 60’s to the early-mid 1970’s.
Here is a track from their self-titled Debut album. Topanga Windows most likely did a lot to help popularize that fledgling New-Age community back in 1968. And tonight you have proof, with or without Granola.