Psychedelic Poster Sopwith Camel

The first album on Kama
Sutra Records in 1967, featured "Hello-Hello." The single reached number one in many markets and the Top 10 in Billboard. The Sopwith Camel had the first national hit out of San Francisco's pyschedelic band scene. The album cover was done by Victor Moscoso. This album was re-released by Edsel Records featuring "Frantic Desolation"
in the late '80s.

Hello-Hello Album

Postcard From Jamaica

"Postcard From Jamaica" was the
second single in 1967. Recorded
in New York, as was most of the first
album. The cover photo was taken in
the dead of winter in Washington
Square, NYC.

While staying in "the Village," they
played the Night Owl Cafe, stayed
at the Albert Hotel and toured the
East Coast with the Lovin' Spoonful.

The third single (1967) and final
attempt for another hit before the
band left Kama Sutra.
"Saga of the Low Down Let Down"
written by William Sievers.
He left the band when they returned
to California and started a solo
career as William Truckaway.

Saga of the Low Down Let Down

WMG Sopwith Camel

The Camel goes to Hollywood
and signs with Warner Bros. For
their second album cover, the studio
suggested the use of the Elvis Presley
set from the movie "King Creole"
and the costumes from the
"Court Martial of Billy Mitchell"
to create Armistice Day, 1918.
All tracks were recorded at Wally
Heider Studios in San Francisco.

The Hollywood cover was rejected but
is now on the inside cover of the CD.
Art work from the famous collage
artist, Satty, was used instead.The
album entitled "The Miraculous Hump
Returns From The Moon"(1972) used
horns, synthophones and exotic
percussion. A road tour through
Denver, Nashville, Atlanta,
New York, Cleveland, and West Palm
Beach, FL. ensued. More records sold
in Denver for some reason!
Released again in 2006 and now called Remastered 2006

Miraculous Hump Returns

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