Michael Styers - Bearing A Gentle Message (Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Acid Rock) - LP Album - 1980/1980

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Michael Styers - Bearing A Gentle Message (Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Acid Rock) - LP Album - 1980/1980
Number of items: 1 - Near Mint (NM) - 1st Pressing - Including: a lyric 12"x12" insert

Michael Styers (Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Acid Rock)

Michael Styers ‎– Bearing A Gentle Message (Not On Label (Michael Styers Self-released) ‎– 8007) made in USA 1980 original first pressing LP | vinyl: NM (mint-) | cover: NM (mint-) Only 500 copies ever made.

This record gets described as acid-folk by record dealers (but then again they'll describe almost anything as acid-folk these days). It does have some trippy moments and certainly the lyrics (involving Pan, Merlin & willow trees) fit it with the whole acid-folk aesthetic, but the music is probably better categorized as rural folk-rock and (at times) country-rock.
Lysergia.com compares it to Gary Higgins, and while I like Higgins' record better there are points of similarity. Styers is certainly a more-than-component guitarist and his backup group (which features cello & bouzouki among more traditional rock instruments) is strong. The record was recorded in Chapel Hill, NC in 1980 and released the same year as private press lp (500 copies pressed). It's not easy to find and (like a lot of private press psych) will probably be over-priced if do locate a copy.

Lot details
Artist/ Band (max 3)
Michael Styers
Multiple Titles
No
Record Title
Bearing A Gentle Message (Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Acid Rock)
Nr of items
1
Media Source
LP Album
Country of Manufacturer
U.S.
Release year (oldest)
1980
Release year (youngest)
1980
Condition
Near Mint (NM)
Pressing
1st Pressing
Includes
a lyric 12"x12" insert
Record Label
Not On Label (Michael Styers Self-released)
Record Label Number
8007
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