Mad River

From: Yellow Springs, OH, USA

Mad River formed at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio in April 1966. The band took its name from the nearby Mad River. By March 1967 they had relocated to Berkeley, California. There they came to the attention of cult author Richard Brautigan who launched the band into the growing hippie culture. They released an EP on the independent Wee label before signing a contract with Capitol Records in February 1968. The group’s lead songwriter was Lawrence Hammond, but all of the members sang vocals. They released two albums before disbanding in July 1969.

David Robinson – guitar
Rick Bockner – guitar
Lawrence Hammond – bass
Tom Manning – bass (April – Sept. 1966 / 6 & 12 string guitar – Mar. 1967 – Dec. 1968)
Greg Dewey – drums
Greg Duian – guitar (April – 1966 – Mar. 1967)

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1967 EP Orange Fire
Orange Fire

  • Orange Fire
  • Wind Chimes [EP Version]

From 1968 album Mad River
Mad River

  • Eastern Light
  • Wind Chimes
  • War Goes On

From the 1969 album Paradise Bar and Grill
Paradise Bar and Grill

  • Equinox
  • Harfy Magnum
  • They Brought Sadness