Sound Ceremony Guitar Star on Limited Edition LP
During the late-70’s multi-instrumentalist Ron Warren Ganderton (electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, keyboards and piano) – under the name Sound Ceremony – along with a rotating cast of accompanists (including future members of the Pretenders, late period progressive rockers Quasar, and Subway Sect) created a hard to narrowly define, small catalog of sounds praised by private-press hunters, esoteric appreciators and “out of time” searchers.
Ganderton’s output holds echoes of monotone mavens like proto-punks Jonathan Richman and Lou Reed, similarities to cult-raved acts such as Armand Schaubroeck and Kenneth Higney, and carries a loose influence of the ‘talking blues’ tradition while maintaining a uniqueness and singularity laced with ‘60s fuzz, primitive and skittering rhythms, and alternately confrontational and heart-on-sleeve topicality - thusly eking out its own sonic territory with a population of one.
To put it down succinctly, just like a period advertisement did, Ron Warren Ganderton is, “One of rock’s individuals.” First time vinyl reissue of the outsider proto-punk fuzz of Sound Ceremony's debut record, Guitar Star, courtesy of One Kind Favor complete with insert and detailed liner notes from Jeremy Cargill (Ugly Things/Got Kinda Lost), plus rare photos.
• Reissue of late 70s UK private press
• Limited one time pressing of 500 vinyl records
• Liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Ugly Things / Got Kinda Lost)
• For fans of Jonathan Richman & Lou Reed
Sound Ceremony Guitar Star Track Listing:
1. Guitar Star
2. Letter To Moma
3. Concrete Rodeo
4. Miss Vickey
5. Come The Change
8. Blues Miss Your Mind
10. Lonely Road
11. Booze, Drugs And Sound
12. The Lady And Me
13. The Devil
14. I'll Go To Hell For Your Love My Lady