Named after a nineteenth-century marine writer, the Band was formed in Glasgow in 1973. After almost a year of performing in pubs and clubs in Scotland, the guys went to the capital studio, deciding to record a single.
The sound engineer who worked with them persuaded the musicians to take a swing at the full LP. The five tracks recorded were not enough and the material was supplemented with an improvised "Dance Of Thor" jam.
Under the nondescript cover of the privately printed album, there was a solid progrock, diluted with psychedelic inserts-with a powerful organ, acid guitar riffs and strong vocals. Only 250 copies were pressed, which were sold during the concerts.And in 2008.
Influences by bands of that era were Beggars Opera and Uriah Heep. The band comprised of Ian McEleny - Lead Guitar, Hugh Finnegan - Bass/Vocals, Jimmy Rorrison - Drums/Vocals, Tommy Hendry - Accoustic Guitar/Vocals and Allan Bryce - Organ/Vocals
Their sound is traditionally progressive for that era with sometimes quirky vocals hence the Crossover leanings but also great organ/keyboard and guitar sounds. The band enjoyed touring gigs primarily in Scotland with the likes of Alex Harvey Band and Nazareth.