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Sativa (CD)
Aura was a San Francisco Psych-Funk band that formed in 1974 and played extensively throughout Northern California. By 1976, the band recorded their first and only album at Pacific Recording Studio in San Mateo. The original title of the album was "Sativa", but out of fear that promoting the joys of marijuana would be too controversial, the band omitted the title and just left it as "Aura" . Over the ensuing decades though the Aura album has grown in stature to become a collectors item. In 1991, the Oakland hip-hop band,"Oaktown's 357"(MC Hammer's Salt-N-Pepa type band) sampled "Mess Up Your Mind" for their song "Turn It Up", which raised the Aura album to cult status. The Lemon Drops' producer Reggie Weiss wrote the psych-funk title track, "Sativa" (a parody of The Champs hit song "Tequila", with water pipe sound effects and blistering guitar leads by former Lemon Drops guitarist, Eddie Weiss) and "Skyrocket"(with manic fuzz guitar). The lead singer in Aura was Paulette Collins who still performs around the Bay Area today with an all-girl group called "The Taylor P. Collins Band". Replete with rare band memorabilia and previously unreleased bonus tracks, Aura is now available from the original master tapes for the first time on CD. The album is a piece of Bay Area history and a psych funk masterpiece that cannot be overlooked in today's pervasive hip-hop world.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 1976
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Label: CICADELIC RECORDS
Country: US
Item No: CICD1076
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Track List
01 You got something
02 Clap your hands
03 First taste of love
04 It's a feeling
05 Gonna make it
06 Sativa
07 Mess up your mind
08 Don't you worry
09 Trying to hold it down
10 Skyrocket
11 Catch a falling star (bonus)
12 Evil that brings you down (bonus)
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