HEYOKA "The Spirit Of Revelation" [12" 2-LP, Gatefold]
2013 - Rock from United States
Limited edition double album filled with incredible late 70s progressive hard rock from this unheralded Texas group. Mention the name Heyoka to any self respecting rock music aficionado in the state of Texas and chances are they remember this legendary 70s hard rock band. Without a doubt this band was one of the greatest unsigned bands ever to originate from Texas. Opening for every major touring act that passed through San Antonio, including Rush's first tour of America, this band even had a song featured on MTV in the early 80's, before it got unceremoniously banned. They featured two guitarists, a singer that played flute, keyboards, and a crack rhythm section. The music is reminiscent of Jethro Tull and Kansas, but retaining a unique quality all its own that will take the listener on a musical journey evoking Native American imagery under the mystical guide of Black Elk. All tracks recorded between the years 1977 and 1986, almost all previously unissued. This group has a been a long time favorite at Rockadrome and we are very excited to finally see all this material released! No doubt this will be a permanent fixture in my car! For those into classic era Rush, Kansas, Jethro Tull, Thin Lizzy and the like. An absolute must-have release, highly recommended!