Sound Ceremony Guitar Star LP
First time vinyl reissue of the Outsider, Real People, proto-punk fuzz of Ron Warren Ganderton's debut under the Sound Ceremony name, Guitar Star, replete with more mellow modes than later offerings. During the late 1970s multi-instrumentalist Ganderton (guitar, harmonica, keyboards and piano) along with a rotating cast of accompanists (including future members of the Pretenders, late period progressive rockers Quasar, and Subway Sect) created a hard to narrowly define, small catalog of sounds praised by private-press hunters, esoteric appreciators and “out of time” searchers. Ganderton’s output holds echoes of monotone mavens like proto-punks Jonathan Richman and Lou Reed, similarities to cult-raved acts such as Armand Schaubroeck and Kenneth Higney, and carries a loose influence of the ‘talking blues’ tradition while maintaining a uniqueness and singularity laced with ‘60s fuzz, primitive and skittering rhythms, and alternately confrontational and heart-on-sleeve topicality—thusly eking out its own sonic territory with a population of one. To put it down succinctly, just like a period advertisement did, Ron Warren Ganderton is, “One of rock’s individuals.” Insert with detailed liner notes from Jeremy Cargill (Ugly Things / Got Kinda Lost), plus rare photos. One time pressing of 500 copies. PRE-ORDER. Out 9/30/14.
Check out a preview of three songs from the album
Great interview with Ron from a few years ago
More about Sound Ceremony
One Kind Favor reissued the 2nd Sound Ceremony LP in 2012 (find a copy on discogs)
As with every release on the label, there is a special Art Edition Test Pressing with handmade covers. Limited to only five copies. Order from the "Special Editions" section of the OKF store.