Week of November 2, 2008


Rick Ambroser - Bass, Vocals
Bob Hulling - Vocals
Don Krantz - Guitar, Bass
Eddie Livingston - Drums
Mark Mangold - Organ, Percussion, Vocals

Valhalla (United Artists UAS 6730) 1969
CD: Free Records FR2006 (2000)

United Artists managed to sign several good groups (Thunder and Roses, Boffalongo, Poobah for example) but never gave them much promotion. Led by Mark Mangold who composed their material, Valhalla is another of these forgotten groups and their album deserves to be rediscovered. It mixes heavy rock, prog and psych with a predominant organ and powerful vocals on tracks like "Psychedelic Minds", "Going Nowhere" and "Overseas Symphony".

Mark Mangold would later play with American Tears.

(Stephane Rebeschini)

Taken from: Fuzz, Acid & Flowers - American Garage, Psychedelic & Hippie Rock 1964-1975

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