Sunday, 24 May 2009
Freshwater - Satan
Freshwater was a New Zealand band put together in 1968 by guitarist Murray Partridge, he was the only constant member . They were originally formed as a blues group, who very early in their life decided that Australia was the place to be, in May 1969 they landed in Australia. They signed with the W&G label, and issued two singles "Together, Till the End of Time" (August) and "Son of A Lovin' Man" (October).In 1970 they took on a more progressive influence in the style of Cream, Traffic and Hendrix, and in May that year they released the highly-regarded single "Satan" / "Satan's Woman" on the Caesar's International label .
The single was a double-sided "concept" suite, inspired by the murder of Sharon Tate by the Manson Family. The A-side "Satan" was written by organist Peter Sheehan and the B-side "Satan's Woman" by Murray Partridge. The title and subject matter were so controversial at the time that it sent conservative Sydney radio stations into a spin and there were calls for the single to be banned, but it still managed to reach #28 on the Sydney charts.
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Here for you to download is that single