From Laguna Beach, California, Love and Jameson had previously been members of Phil Pearlman's band that recorded the rare surf 45 as Phil and The Flakes (see Beat Of The Earth entry).
The Wildfire demo album was a very small pressing used to shop the band to record labels, although after initial efforts to impress the majors were met with indifference, the remaiing copies were sold through head shops in the Southern California beach community.
From the opening echoed growl of the guitar intro to Stars In The Sky through the ten-minutes-plus Quicksand at the end of Side Two, this record sits at the top of the pile of U.S. West Coast hard rock privately pressed albums. The Or reissue, taken from a mint copy of the rare demo album, has great sound and is recommended.
D. JAMESON bs, vcls
R. LOVE gtr, vcls
D. MARTIN drms
1 Stars in the Sky
2 Down to Earth
3 Time Will Tell
4 Don’t Look for Me
6 What Have I Got Now
7 Let It Happen
Finally, an official reissue from the master tapes of this early 1970 underground hard rocker recorded in Austin, Texas at Sonobeat studio (same as the infamous Mariani). Original vinyl pressings are insanely rare and only a handful have been reported in collectors hands over the years. Sounds a lot like Demian to these ears, but perhaps with even louder and more screaming lead guitar.
Rip from CD 256@ (full artwork included)