Led by keyboardist-composer Joseph Byrd and featuring the perfectly witchy vocals of Dorothy Moskowitz, the United States of America made music wholly unlike that of the other bands of its day - or any day, for that matter. On the band's sole, self-titled 1968 album, the group draws on Byrd's background in the avant garde and crosses proto-electronica (early synthesizers, ring modulator) with psychedelia for a sound that even today remains both strange and futuristic.
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United States of America - United States Of America CD
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    The United States of America, led by respected modern classical avant garde musician Joseph Byrd, cut a wide swath through the 1968 world of rock, just then comfortably settling in to its backwoods dreams of country-rock to find the debut U.S.A. album howling like an infant terrible on its front doorstep. At the center of the U.S.A.’s fiercely experimental universe were the icy-cool vocals of the beautiful Dorothy Moskowitz, keeping this tumultuous sound from spinning out-of-control in every...

    United States of America - United States of America LP
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      The United States of America, led by respected modern classical avant garde musician Joseph Byrd, cut a wide swath through the 1968 world of rock, just then comfortably settling in to its backwoods dreams of country-rock to find the debut U.S.A. album howling like an infant terrible on its front doorstep. At the center of the U.S.A.’s fiercely experimental universe were the icy-cool vocals of the beautiful Dorothy Moskowitz, keeping this tumultuous sound from spinning out-of-control in every...