Lothar And The Hand People
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s|
Although this splendidly named quintet became fixtures of New Yorks underground circuit, they were formed in Denver, Colorado, USA, in 1965. College drop-out John Arthur Emelin (vocals/theremin) was initially joined by Richard Lewis (rhythm guitar), Russell Rusty Ford (bass) and Tom Lyle (drums), before William C. Wright (lead guitar) completed the line-up. Lewis and Wright were later replaced by Kim King (guitar) and Paul Conly (keyboards). Much attention to the band was given due to Emelins use of the theremin, an instrument capable of eerie electronic cries similar to those used in horror movies and previously heard on the Beach Boys Good Vibrations.
Lothar And The Hand People headed east at the behest of the Lovin Spoonful whom they supported on a provincial tour. The new arrivals quickly secured a recording contract, but the apathy that greeted their first three singles delayed...