Andromeda (English band)

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Andromeda
OriginLondon, England
GenresPsychedelic rock, freakbeat, acid rock, progressive rock, hard rock
Years active1966–1969
Associated actsThe Attack, The Five Day Week Straw People
Past membersJohn Du Cann
Mick Hawksworth
Jack McCulloch
Ian McLane

Andromeda were an English psychedelic rock group, that formed in 1966.[1][2][3][4] However, soon after formation, the band changed lineup, and led by John Du Cann a new line-up recorded their eponymous album in 1969 with backing vocals by Eddie Dyche.

The group split upon Du Cann's departure to join Atomic Rooster in 1970.[5]

Du Cann, Hawksworth, and Collins also comprised the one-off studio band The Five Day Week Straw People. Hawksworth later briefly joined Killing Floor.[6]

In September 2017, a copy of their first album sold for over $1,000 on Discogs.[7]

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Go Your Way" / "Keep out 'Cos I'm Dying" (RCA Victor) 1969

Albums[edit]

  • Andromeda (RCA Victor) 1969
  • 7 Lonely Street (Reflection) 1990
  • Anthology 1966-1969 (Kissing Spell) 1994
  • Live at Middle Earth (Kissing Spell) 1994
  • Originals (Angel Air) 2005
  • Beginnings 1967-68 (Angel Air) 2007

Compilation albums[edit]

  • See into the Stars (SAR.CD 003-4) 1990
  • Return to Sanity (Background) 1992
  • Definitive Collection (Angel Air) 2000

The original album was re-released in 2000 as a two disc set that contained that album and a number of demos, singles, and live recordings under the name of Definitive Collection.[5][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin C 'Virgin Encyclopedia of Sixties Music' (Muze UK Ltd, 1997) ISBN 0-7535-0149-X) p13
  2. ^ "Andromeda Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Jack McCulloch Info". ReoCities. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Andromeda Biography". Prog Archives. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Andromeda". Alex Gitlin. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  6. ^ Bryan Thomas. "Killing Floor | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Andromeda (10) - Andromeda". Discogs. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Definitive Collection Album Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2010.

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