Recorded in 1972 and re-mastered by producer Martin Erdman in 2009, this rare recording stands as a defining moment in the history of Australian rock.
McPhee 'McPhee' In the pantheon of Australian early 70's progressive rockdom, McPhee must rank as one of its most obscure outfits. McPhee's solitary album appeared to little fanfare in early 1972 and simply sank without trace.
It's likely that only 500 copies were ever pressed so it rates as a significant rarity. More importantly, 'Mc Phee' stands as one of the great lost treasures of Australias progressive rock era, a truly fascinating artefact of tremendous scope. The tapes have been dusted off so that you can hear this hard-hitting underground masterpiece in all its glory.
McPhee played the local club and bar cicuit around Sydney and in 1971 entered producer Martin Erdman's World Of Sound studio in order to record an album. The sessions yielded material culled from the bands live repertoire including five cover versions. McPhee's influences extended from the prevailing Acid-rock trends of the day, to the emergent sounds of progressive rock with a smattering of contemporary rock hits.
From the outset it is clear that McPhee is imbued with a crucial kick and gritty sense of purpose. It is brimming with acidy, wah-wah fuelled lead breaks and some of the most awesomely heavy and stunning Hammond organ playing to be heard anywhere on an Australian album.
01. The Wrong Time - 6:35
02. Sunday Shuffle - 3:22
03. Southern Man - 5:50
04. Indian Rope Man - 7:14
05. Superstar - 5:04
06. I Am The Walrus - 8:00
07. Out To Lunch - 10:38
Faye Lewis - Vocals/Percussion
Tony Joce - Guitar
Benny Kaika - Bass
Jim Deverell - Hammond Organ/Electric Piano/Vocals
Terry Popple - Drums