Leaf Hound‘s Growers Of Mushroom, originally released on Decca in 1971, has over the years become a bona-fide worldwide cult classic of the hard rock genre, discovered by each new generation of rock fans. It has been cited as a hugely important album in the evolution of both the Heavy Metal and Stoner Rock genres, much like the first Black Sabbath album. Classic Rock Magazine has raved that Growers of Mushrooms is one of the most influential pieces of music on the stoner rock, and the album has gained a reputation as being one of the true lost gems of the early British hard rock scene. Original Decca vinyl copies are one of the most rare collectable rock albums out there with prices soaring above £4,000!
More than 40 years later after the release of that legendary Growers Of Mushroom record, after numerous club gigs with acts such as Nazareth, Mountain, Orange Goblin or Witchcraft and festival appearances at Roadburn, Sweden Rock or Desertfest in London,
Leaf Hound are finally back! It was during a sweltering hot Japanese summer of 2012, heavy rock legends Leaf Hound were invited to make their first ever appearance in Tokyo. These shows were recorded and filmed for a limited release in Japan as a live album and DVD package by Captain Trip Records in 2013. Leaf Hound have now teamed up with American label Ripple Music, who will be releasing Live In Japan on vinyl and DVD/CD set worldwide in January.
Live in Japan will include following legendary Leaf Hound tunes:
Work My Body
Stop, Look And Listen
With A Minute To Go
One Hundred And Five Degrees
Live In Japan is set for North American and UK release on January 13 and January 14 for the rest of Europe via Ripple Music / Planetworks Enterprises.
LEAF HOUND is:
PETER FRENCH – VOCALS
LUKE RAYNER – GUITAR
PETER HERBERT – BASS
JIMMY ROWLAND – DRUMS