When the psychic fall out of the 60s trip finally settled, the jaded and burned out music scene was looking for a brave new voice as the flower power vibes faded and the harsh new reality of the 70s took over.
That musical and karmic void was filled by The Lesbian Horse, a band that were both a brave, fresh aural experience and an exciting, profitable religious cult.
Formed by "The Aquarian Pastor" in 1971, from the ashes of his former beat boom pop band "Banana Banana", the ten piece combo reached out into the cosmos for inspiration, resulting in such masterpieces of Prog-Drone-Jug-Music as the 18 minute conceptual mood piece "Effluent Fromage" and the award winning stage production "Condition Stable"
As the decade rolled on, lead singer and second coming "The Aquarian Pastor" took the band into ever more cult like directions, causing alienation among his fellow band members. Those players who cited musical differences soon fell by the wayside, resulting in ugly rumours, as various artists affiliated to the group starting turning up dead in mysterious circumstances.
Alto Sax player Melton Iris was trampled under foot during the Arlo Guthrie Memorial Steeple Chase at Ascot in 1976, while Bassist and occasional lyricist Wilsden Fillings was beheaded by a sharpened 50 pence piece, thrown from the audience at a Hammersmith Odeon gig during 1978's "World Indoctrination" tour.
Things came to a head during the recording of 1982's "Excuse Me... I'm Feeling Unwell", when the CIA opened fire on The Lesbian Horse's Recording Bunker, after reports of underage marriage, bestiality and tax irregularities forced the band and it's inner circle of Horsite extremists to barricade themselves inside.
Sentenced to 15 years in a maximum security stockade, "The Aquarian Pastor" was released in 1997 and has been recording under the LH name as a solo artist, bringing his unique brand of mass hypnosis, bank account emptying religious fervour and minimal rock experimentalism to a whole new audience.
1964 - Surfin' Banana
1965 - Big Bop Banana
1967 - Bananajuana!
1968 - Astral Fruit
1969 - Maximum Mould
1970 - Bye Bye Bananas
The Lesbian Horse
1971 - Fetlock Rock
1972 - Effluent Fromage & other tales from the Lesbian Horse
1972 - Live Horse
1973 - They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
1974 - Acid Horse Acid
1975 - Condition Stable
1975 - Lesbian Horse Electronic Laboratory
1976 - Join Us (Recorded in Hypo-indoctrorama Stereo)
1977 - Virginal Foals
1978 - Horse Spit
1979 - 8 Sided Horse (Quadruple Live album)
1980 - Sheep Have No Souls
1981 - Wise old Stallion
1997 - Arise, My Sweet Foal
1998 - Tech Saddle
2000 - Kneel Before The Aquarian Pastor
2001 - Beards
2003 - Mane Line
2005 - Venting 'n' Repenting
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