Father Yod And The Source Family The Thought Adjusters on 2LP
During his time on our planet, Father Yod understood that beauty and joy, the things of heaven, were meant to inform and inspire our time here on earth. His family of thirteen wives and over a hundred other beloved members were part of the Renaissance of the 1960s and ‘70s among the young people of Los Angeles and elsewhere - and the music that Father Yod made and encouraged others in the family to make is the shining example of what makes The Source Family an underground American legend.
During the early-to-mid 1970s, as the Source Family roamed from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Hawaii, nine albums were recorded and offered for sale at The Source restaurant in L.A. and everywhere else they found themselves. Credited to Father Yod and the Spirit of '76 and The Savage Sons of Yo Ha Wha, all of these records were issued with several discs of additional material in the 1990s as part of an enormous CD box set called God and Hair.
Enter Drag City who was given a chance to work with some of the folks from The Source back in 2008. First came the never-before-heard tape from Children of the Sixth Root Race entitled Songs From the Source. Then, Magnificence in the Memory, a vault-diving expedition by NNCK's Dave Nuss credited to Father Yod and the Source Family. With 2012's The Thought Adjusters, the focus is on extended rhythms created not only by the Ya Ho Wha 13 but all the family musicians. The emphasis is on extended rhythms created in support of Father Yod as he made his teachings, with all the jams integrating both aspects; music and wisdom.
Musicians on this epic double record and its gorgeous full-color gatefold sleeve include Pythias Sunflower, Djin, Octavius, Rhythm, Vibration and Zoraster with backing vocals from Ahom, Aquariana, Cinderella and Anastasia.