Pearls Before Swine- Live At Windham College, Putney, VT, Feb 17, 1973- They Traveled Through Grooves of the Haunting 60's Record Label ESP Disk In the Company of Fugs & Holy Modal Rounders- Songwriter Tom Rapp is an Unsung Talent of That Esoteric Era

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“The psychedelic folk band Pearls Before Swine was the brainchild of singer, composer, and cult icon Tom Rapp, born in Bottineau, North Dakota in 1947; after writing his first song at age six, he later began performing at local talent shows, and as a teen, he bested a young Bob Dylan at one such event. Upon relocating to Eau Gallie (now part of Melbourne), Florida, Rapp formed Pearls Before Swine in 1965, recruiting high-school friends Wayne Harley, Lane Lederer, and Roger Crissinger to record a demo which he then sent to the ESP-Disk label; the company quickly signed the group, and they soon traveled to New York to record their superb 1967 debut One Nation Underground, which went on to sell some 250,000 copies.” - Jason Ankeny “PLEASE CHEC

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