Leaf Hound • Growers Of Mushroom (Decca SKL-R 5094)
Produced by Paul Lynton
Peter French (vocals) Mick Halls (guitar) Derek Brookes (rhythm guitar) Stuart Brookes (bass) Keith Young (drums)
1. Freelance Friend 2. Sad Road To The Sea 3. Drowned My Life In Fear 4. Work My Body 5. Stray 6. With A Minute To Go 7. Growers Of Mushroom 8. Stagnant Pool 9. Sawdust Caesar
Leaf Hound developed from the ashes of Black Cat Bones and Brunning Sunflower Blues Band, in which vocalist Peter French and his cousin guitarist Mick Halls had served their musical apprenticeship. The only album was recorded in 1971 in one 11 hour session at Spot Studios Mayfair. By the time the album was released, the band had dissolved. Without promotion this gem of british heavy blues rock apparently lost in the haze of the era.