When London's roiling late 1960's rock underworld cast forth psilocybin-fueled, cannabis-enriched quintet Leaf Hound, it laid the foundation for an entire new genre - stoner-rock. Few bands wore the mantle as naturally as Leaf Hound, fronted by dynamic rock singer Peter French, who first came to fame with such groups as Black Cat Bones, Atomic Rooster and Cactus. Their classic 1971 debut, Growers Of Mushroom and its distinctive art work, captured an all too brief yet deeply influential moment in the fast-moving development of heavy gauge UK blues rock. French described Leaf Hound's music as, "Classic '70s style rock. Add a dash of Hendrix, a little Cream and Zeppelin and shake it up with a pinch of Free and you get freshly cooked Leaf Hound...Our aim is to put balls and feeling back into the rock scene."