Week of November 9, 2008

Mock Duck

Ross Barrett - Flute, Keyboards
Rick Enns - Bass, Vocals
Glen Hendrickson - Drums
Joe Mock - Guitar, Vocals

Test Record 1969
CD: Gear Fab GF154, 2000

(This test pressing was not commercially released and it is believed to be a limited edition of ten copies in a generic handwritten sleeve.)

Groundhog/ (Baroka ) 196?
Do Re Mi/ (Baroka Q-9457M) 1968
Easterdog/ (Baroaka ) 196?

A Vancouver BC band who contributed three tracks to the "Cool-Aid Benefit Album, Vol.1", a compilation of the city's artists from 1969/70. All three were Ross Barrett compositions. The meat in the sandwich being "Do Re Mi", a guitar-based progressive rock/pop song flanked on either side by two short pieces of experimental electronics: "Pointillistic Scherzo" and "As The Bullet Enters Anton". The tracks were produced by John Walsh, who assembed the album, with technical assistance on the electronic compositions from Wayne Carr. While the three tracks they contributed to the "Cool-Aid Benefit Album, Vol.1" would imply they relied heavily on electronics, their rare album reveals they played blues, jazz and a unique brand of rock, usually fronted by Mock's guitar. He later went on to play with new age/hippie folk group Pied Pumpkin.

An earlier 45 version of "Do Re Mi" can also be heard on "The History Of Vancouver Rock And Roll, Vol.4".

Taken from "Dreams, Fantasies and Nightmares" by Vernon Joynson, an extensive guide to Canadian / Australian / New Zealand and Latin American psych and garage music 1963 - 1976.

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