Posts Tagged ‘first album’

Cuneiform Bio for re-release of “First Album”


By late summer of 1976 I had enough music for an album but little chance of getting a label to put it out. I did have something I could use for a cover from my work as an art major and a little money saved from my night shift job at Minnesota Public Radio, so I found a pressing plant in Arizona that would manufacture 200 albums for $600 and I sent them my stuff.

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The New Rolling Stone Record Guide

“the album is a startling combination of electric guitar, tabla, acoustic guitar, kalimba and a little synthesizer.  Tibbetts weaves from heavy rock to several kalimbas playing a duet and it never falters.”

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Trouser Press, November 1978

Tibbetts, Greg Wallace, Doug Ross

“Another homage to the guitar, but a good one: intricate acoustic excursions (and one crazed electric burst) that never become limp, topped off with enough electronics to produce gimmickry in less sensible hands. Superior background space music that is also actually fun to listen to!”

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