This esoteric US folk rock act revolves around the songwriting talents of Peter Stampfel (29 October 1938, Wauwautosa, Wisconsin, USA) and Steve Weber (b. 22 June 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). This on/off partnership was first established in New Yorks Greenwich Village. The two musicians shared a passion for old-time music and unconventional behaviour, and together they created some of the eras most distinctive records. The duo completed recording of their debut album, The Holy Modal Rounders in 1963. It contained several of their finest moments, including the influential Blues In The Bottle, which the Lovin Spoonful, among others, later recorded. The bands second collection, although less satisfying, continued the same cross-section of 20s/30s-styled country and blues. Having accompanied the Fugs on their early releases, Stampfel and Weber broke up; the former began writing for alternative...
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