Girder Music and Girder Records is very proud to announce this amazing CD by Bloodgood‘s Lead Singer, Les Carlsen. This amazing CD comes from a remastered cassette that Les recorded in 1971, while touring as the lead role “Claude”, with the Broadway musical Hair. Les put together material for an album with a group of musicians from Seattle, but it’s never been released until now. It was the first album ever recorded by Les, a lost treasure found on cassette and remastered by David Zaffiro.
While touring as the lead role Claude, with the Broadway musical Hair, Les put together material for an album with a group of musicians from Seattle. It was recorded in 1971, but never released until now. It was the first album ever recorded by Les, a lost treasure found on cassette and remastered by David Zaffiro.
The song Bad Credit was re-worked and re-titled as It’s Alright and recorded along with the song Changing Me by Bloodgood on Out Of The Darkness. Flesh Failures and Let the Sunshine In were original Hair songs.
Les originally wrote the song Changing Me for a clothing store in Miami, back in 1971, in exchange for clothes from their store including those Stars and Stripe pants that he’s wearing on the back cover and disc face.
Hair influenced Les‘s theatrical approach to all his music. Les’s vocals sound very young but the Les Carlsen ‘sound’ is unmistakable. The primal scream in Someday is a foreshadowing of the signature screams in later Bloodgood material.
Valley of the Shadow (Mike Elliott)
Elevator Operator (Ted Shreffler)
Hello There (John Agostino)
Can You Hear Me (Mike Elliott)
Flesh Failures – Let the Sunshine In (Galt McDermott, James Rado, Gerome Ragni)
Lay Me Down (Les Carlsen, John Agostino)
Bad Credit (Les Carlsen)
Someday (Bob Coie)
Changing Me (Les Carlsen)
Battle Fatigue (Les Carlsen, John Agostino)
Les Carlsen – Vocals
John Agostino – Drums
Mike Elliott – Guitar, Moog
Ted Shreffler – Keyboard, Mellotron
Bob Coie – Bass
Video for ‘Valley of the Shadow’