The Litter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: garage rock 60s psychedelic rock psychedelic garage rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Denny Waite (Dennis Waite; vocals/organ), Tom Caplan (lead guitar), Dan Rinaldi (rhythm guitar/vocals), Jim Kane (b. James Worthington Kane III; bass) and Tom Murray (drums) won cult acclaim for the impressive 1966 release Distortions. Inspired by British favourites the Who, Spencer Davis Group and Yardbirds, the Litter drew material from such mentors, infusing it with garage band simplicity and a penchant for feedback. The same style prevailed on $100 Fine, on which the quintet’s songwriting flourished, although the set lacked the naïve charm of its predecessor. This artistic demise was confirmed with Emerge, the band’s first recording for a major label. With a new lead vocalist in Mark Gallagher and new lead guitarist in Ray Melina, the brand of progressive hard rock on offer here was indistinguishable from a myriad of contemporaries and Litter ceased recording with its release. They regrouped in 1990 for live...

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