HARDWATER – CD Reissued 2011
Their début LP, produced by David Axelrod for Capitol Records, – released in 1968 – has been reissued by Cherry Red Records in the UK. Hardwater, a talented group of song writers and vocalists, now has their first CD from that original master almost forty years later.
The Grammy winning producer David Axelrod, whose credits included producing Cannonball Adderley, Lou Rawles, Don Randi, etc. was contracted to complete the inaugural album for the group. Two singles were launched from the album.
Cherry Red Records/TuneIn in the United Kingdom has reissued (2011) the Hardwater CD in an impressive package, full of background, stories, and history of the band, is also available through Amazon.com and Ebay. This is the first CD reissue for Hardwater’s highly-rated psychedelic rock album, produced by the legendary David Axelrod (Electric Prunes et al).The LA-based band recorded their sole album for Capitol back in 1968. Hardwater had evolved out of Denver Colorado’s premier surf band the Astronauts (RCA). Combining elements of psychedelia and
country rock, they explore the same dusty roads as The Byrds and the Buffalo Springfield. Alongside their original compositions, they seamlessly fitted in interpretations of three tracks written by John Carter and Tim Gilbert of fellow Denver band the Rainy Daze.The complete album from the master tapes for the first time on CD with copious liner notes and a plethora of rare photographs.
Band Members: Rich Fifield (Guitar & Vocals), Pete “Pedro” Wyant (Guitar),
Rob McLerran (Base & Vocals), Tony Murillo (Drums)