Numero Group: By The Numbers

Medusa – The Pre-History (Part One)
April 5, 2013, 11:48 am
Filed under: Medusa, Methodology

Medusa Tapes

If you’ve followed the development of our catalog, you’ll see many chains of discoveries, where one project led to another. For example, 013 Eccentric Soul: Twinight’s Lunar Rotation led to a Renaldo Domino 45, The Final Solution: Brotherman OST, and Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology (not to mention, less directly, the 24 Carat Black and our forthcoming Little Boy Blues release.) The lesson, of course, is that where one stockpile of music is, there likely will be connections to many others. Currently, we’re digging deep into Medusa’s Pete Basaraba’s personal archives of recordings. Some of these include Medusa live shows (anyone interested in a tape tree?) which we’re thrilled to find, but it also includes this mind-altering document from the late 1960s:

Peter Basaraba-First Mes006

Peter Basaraba-First Mes007A 1969 unreleased full-length acetate containing heavy downer vibes and moody songs that some listeners have so far compared to Perry Leopold. Apparently, somewhere out there is another, different handmade cover (as only two copies of the acetate exist.) But it doesn’t stop there, as it goes even deeper into the pre-history of Medusa, with Pete’s first band, The Young Breed. basaraba017basaraba018

Whether a release results from all this, there’s no way to know now… but it’s impossible not to get a buzz from tearing into this stellar personal archives and hearing the unheard, seeing the previously unseen. And this is just the 1960s… in Part 2 we’ll display some of the 1970s projects that Pete got into before joining the band Medusa and taking the first step beyond.

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will you do a b&p?

Comment by aK

What is that???

Comment by Donna Brown- guitarist of Medusa

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