Tom Dowd produced their self-titled debut album in 1972. Pinera was known for his work with Blues Image ("Ride Captain Ride") and later Iron Butterfly. Mitchell joined the band while away from The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The group also included some former members of Janis Joplin's Big Brother and The Holding Company.
Mitchell's departure came before the band released its second and final album, In April Came the Dawning of the Red Suns (1973). Pinera left the band after claiming Lawton wanted to turn Ramatam into the April Lawton Band, who wanted both Pinera and Mitchell out. Pinera and Mitchell departed from the band at that point, leaving the band's focus entirely on Lawton. The remaining band fractured under the pressure of life on the road and broke up in 1974.
Ramatam was notable for having April Lawton, a female lead guitarist.
- Ramatam (Atlantic Records, 1972) U.S. #182
- In April Came the Dawning of the Red Suns (Atlantic, 1973)
- Ramatam audio at www.aprillawton.com
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