Week of November 26, 2006
Lee Baker - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Phillip Durham - Drums, Vocals
Fred Nicholson - Organ
Steve Spear - Bass
Gene Wilkins - Lead Vocals
Michael Busta Jones - Bass
Bobby Dodds - Drums
Jimmy Segerson - Guitar
Moloch (Enterprise/Stax ENS 1002) 1970
CD: Lizard Records LR 0712-2, 1999
Cocaine Katy/Terrorization Of Miss Nancy (Booger 1001) 1972
Formed in Memphis in 1968 by Baker, who'd fronted local faves The Blazers,
the initial line-up evolved to include drummer Durham, who'd been with The
Group and The Rapscallions. Produced, written and arranged by Don Nix
(ex-Mar-Keys and Paris Pilot) in Memphis, 'Moloch' is an
excellent blues rock album with some sound effects, noises and superb acid
guitar solos by Lee Baker. Their single was recorded after the album with a
later line-up and is extremely rare.
'Cocaine Katy' has been compiled on 'It Came From Memphis' (Upstart 022) in 1995.
A close friend of Jim Dickinson, Lee Baker would later work with Big Star and Alex Chilton and various other Memphis acts before forming Mud Boy and The Neutrons. He was tragically murdered in the late nineties.
Their last bassist, Busta Jones, would later front White Lightnin'.
(Stephane Rebeschini/Max Waller/Ron Hall)
Taken from: Fuzz, Acid & Flowers - American Garage, Psychedelic & Hippie Rock 1964-1975
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