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Formed in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in the early 70s, this progressive rock band was initially called High On A Small Hill and then Pavlovs Dog And The Condition Reflex Soul Revue And Concert Choir. The original line-up featured David Surkamp (vocals/guitar), Rick Stockton (bass), Mike Safron (drums), Siegfried Carver (Richard Nadlar; violin/viola), Steve Scorfina (guitar, ex-REO Speedwagon), Doug Rayburn (mellotron/flute), and David Hamilton (keyboards). The band was initially signed to the ABC-Dunhill Records label for a record $650, 000, for whom they recorded 1975s Pampered Menial under the aegis of Blue Öyster Cult producers Sandy Pearlman and Murray Krugman. The septet almost immediately relocated to Columbia Records, either in a label exchange with the country rock unit Poco or for another large advance, with both stories claimed by members of the band. Whatever the truth, Pavlovs Dog impressive debut album hastily reappeared on this...