Founded in early '60s New York City by renegade folkies Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber, the Holy Modal Rounders were part of the same acid-bent Lower East Side axis that produced their fellow insurgents the Fugs. Using traditional acoustic Americana as the platform for such irreverent ditties as the immortal "Boobs a Lot" and "If You Wanna Want to Be a Bird" (which appeared on the Easy Rider soundtrack), the Rounders angered folk purists and confused their more rootless psychedelic brethren. Early on the group employed future playwright Sam Shepard as its drummer, and today is seen as leading forerunners of the recent freak-folk revolution.
Holy Modal Rounders

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Holy Modal Rounders - Good Taste Is Timeless LP
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    The seminal Greenwich Village acid-folkies? twisted Americana collided with mainstream Nashville to produce this 1971 cult classic. Features cover art and songwriting by alt-folk hero Michael Hurley and contributions from original Elvis Presley sidemen Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana, jazz icon Bob Dorough, beloved vocalist Tracy Nelson and steel guitar legend Pete Drake. Includes the Rounders? risqu? left field hit ?Boobs a Lot.?Also available as a digital download on iTunes. ...

    Holy Modal Rounders - The Moray Eels Eat The Holy Modal Rounders LP
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      The Moray Eel Eat The Holy Modal Rounders is another indisputable masterpiece. This exact vinyl repro of their elusive '68 album spotlights the anthemic "Bird Song," a standout in the Easy Rider soundtrack. Track Listing: 1. Bird Song 2. One Will Do For Now 3. Take-off Artist Song 4. Werewolf 5. Interlude6. Dame Fortune 7. Mobile Line 8. The Duji Song 9. My Mind Capsized 10. The STP Song 11. Interlude 2 12. Half A Mind 13. The Pledge ...