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THE SECRET HISTORY OF PISCES

Posted by Billie Nash on December 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

   FORGOTTEN 60'S BANDS UNEARTHED BY RECORD FIENDS RAREY BLOW MY MIND, BUT Pisces IS AN EXCEPTION. IN JUNE The Numero Group RELEASED "A Lovely Sight", A COLLECTION OF 15 TRACKS FROM THIS ROCKFORD PSYCH OUTFIT, AND IT'S A STUNNER~. THE CORE MEMBERS WERE KEY BOARDIST & SINGER Paul Diventi, WHO'D GIGGED IN ROCKFORD DANCE BANDS, AND GUITAREST Jim Krein, WHO PLAYED IN THE Chandras WHILE AT THE UNIVERSARY OF Illinois & WORKED THE Chicago's North Side CIRCUIT WITH THE Monday ~ Tuesday Band BEFORE SETTLING DOWN IN Rockford & PARTNERING WITHE DIVENTI AS Seeds Of Reason.


    THEY CUT A PROMO~ONLY 45 WITH Bobby Whiteside PRODUCING, BUT AFTER KREIN VISITED San Fransisco IN 1967 THEY BECAME DELICATELY PSYCHEDELIC "A Lovely Sight" (THOUGH THEY WERE PLAYING ROUGH Cirero BIKER BARS). FINALY THEY CHANGED THEIR NAME TO Pisces (AFTER THE STAR SIGN THEY SHARED) AND BUILT A MODEST STUDIO, WITH EQUIPMENT ON LOAN FROM THE SHOP RUN BY Rick Nielsen's PARENTS. Pisces WERE MORE A RECORDING PROJECT THAN A LIVE BAND, KREIN HAD INSOMNIA AND EXPERIMENTED IN THEIR STUDIO CONSTANTLY, USING BACKWARDS GUITAR, PHASED DRUMS, & TREATED VOCALS TO CREATE UNEARTHLY SOUNDS WORTHY OF Abby Road.


    Rockford's ONLY REAL LABEL HEAD TAILOR Vincent Chiarelli, SIGNED THEM TO HIS VINCENT IMPRINT, RELEASING TWO 45'S IN 1968 UNDER THE NAME "Bruner", AFTER Pisces ADDED 17 YEAR~OLD SINGER Linda Bruner, A TALENTED BUT TROUBLED SOUL FROM  Rockford's "WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS" IN Loves Park. HER ETHEREAL VOCALS ADDED A NEW DIMENSION TO THE GROUP, LIKE Nico DID FOR THE Velvet Underground. BUT A PLANNED LP WITH BRUNER NEVER MATERIALIZED, AND A.L.S. STUDIOS BURNED DOWN IN 1970, CRIPPLING THE BAND AND ENDING THE PARTY. MORE THAN 35 YEARS LATER, Numero WOULD SIFT THROUGH A MOUNTAIN OF UNRELEASED RECORDINGS, WITH KREIN & DIVENTI'S HELP TO COMPILE "A Lovely Sight.     


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