Years: 1970 - 1971
Styles: Acid Rock, Hard Rock, Proto punk, Psychedelic Rock
Phil Lenoir - Drums (in band: 1970)
Tim Taylor - Bass Guitar (in band: 1970)
Steve Peregrin Took - Acoustic guitar , Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1970 - 1971)
Larry Wallis - Acoustic bass guitar, Backing vocals, Lead guitar (in band: 1970 - 1971)
Dave Bidwell - Drums, Tambourine (in band: 1970 - 1971)
In February 1970, Mick Farren and Steve Peregrin Took headhunted guitarist Larry Wallis and bassist Tim Taylor from their underground band, the Entire Sioux Nation. A month later, Farren dropped out, leaving Took in the role of bandleader for the first time in his career. With the addition of drummer Phil Lenoir, formerly of Black Cat Bones. Shagrat was formed (named after an orc in The Lord of the Rings). They recorded three tracks, "Peppermint Flickstick", "Boo! I Said Freeze" and "Steel Abortion", at Strawberry Studios and played live at the Phun City festival, before Lenoir and Taylor left.
Took and Wallis continued with drummer Dave Bidwell, rehearsing with various bass players and eventually forming an acoustic trio of Took on vocals and guitar, Wallis on acoustic bass and Bidwell on tambourine. This line-up recorded a set of four home demos, "Amanda", "Strange Sister", "Still Yawning Stillborn" and "Beautiful Deceiver", at Wallis's father's home studio in South London, which in the 1990s would be paired with the earlier electric studio session for limited edition vinyl release and later a CD album release in 2001.
© Boar 2011 - 2019