Week of May 20, 2007

The Pulse

Personnel incl:
Carl Augusto
Rich Bednarczyk
Lance Gardner Biesele
Peter Neri
Bennet (Beau) Segal
Tommy Violante
Paul Rosano
Jeff Fuller

Pulse (Poison Ring 2237) 1972
Reissued on CD (Black Rose BR 144) in 2000

Can Can Girl/Burritt Bradley (Atco 6530) 1967
Another Woman/My Old Boy (Poison Ring 711) 1972

From New Haven, Connecticut, The Pulse evolved out of The Bram Rigg Set and The Shags, and were originally known as The Pulse Of Burritt Bradley. The track, "Burritt Bradley", is a surreal slice of psychedelic madness, which can also be found on the "Beyond The Calico Wall" compilation.

By contrast, their album is a furious heavy rock affair and rated highly by some collectors.

Tommy Violante left in 1969, although the band soldiered on until '72, playing mostly rehashed Cream-type stuff.

The excellent Gear Fab label are currently researching a legit CD release of The Shags material.

Taken from: Fuzz, Acid & Flowers - American Garage, Psychedelic & Hippie Rock 1964-1975

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