A prime contender for one of the oddest box sets in all of rock music, this is a 13-CD collection of material recorded by the floating ensembles of musicians affiliated with guru-type figure Father Yod, Yahowa. That is not a typo, you read it right: 13 CDs. This includes all four of the albums released in 1973-1974 by Father Yod & the Spirit of '76 ; all five of the albums released in 1974-1975 by Yahowa 13 ; the 1977 eight-track tape Golden Sunrise by spinoff act Fire, Water, Air ; and the circa late '70s privately pressed LP, almost.
Founded in 1973 in the Los Angeles area, Ya Ho Wha 13, otherwise known as Ya Ho Wa 13 or Yahowha 13, is a psychedelic rock band fronted by Father Yod, spiritual leader of a religious cult/commune called the Source Family. Ya Ho Wha without the vowels and spaces reduces to YHWH, the tetragrammaton.
So basically, this heady collection contains almost everything you'd ever need if you wished to delve into the musical world of Ya Ho Wa 13 and the Source Family, which spawned this one-of-a-kind musical experiment. However, many of the original LPs are EXTREMELY rare and almost unobtainable.
org, MySpace, yhwhhouse. イリアス: Children Of The Sixth Root Race, Father Yod And The Spirit Of '76, Fire, Water, Air, Yodship. ンバー: Ahom Aquarian, Djin Aquarian, Jim Baker (3), Octavius Aquarian, Sky Saxon, Sunflower Aquarian, Zinuru Aquarian. YaHoWha 13. Magnificence In The Memory (Album). God And Hair - Yahowha Collection (Comp). Captain Trip Records.
Yahowha13 An Original Spontaneous Psychedelic Band.
This album is recommended to those looking for psychedelic rock (or art rock, as it could be termed) that is comparable to little else from that or other eras. Yahowa 13 drifted back into formless psychedelic jams, fronted by Yod/Yahowa's frankly annoying vocals, on their final two albums. Yahowa's legacy is celebrated in the improbable 13-CD box set God and Hair: Yahowha Collection, released by Captain Trip in Japan in 1998. This includes all four of the albums by Father Yod & the Spirit of '76; all five of the albums by Yahowa 13; the album by Fire, Water, Air; the album by Yodship; two non-LP singles by Father Yod & the Spirit of '76; and one non-LP single by Yahowa 13.
Singer: Yahowha Album's name: God And Hair - Yahowha Collection Category: Rock Style: Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental Year: 1998. Yahowha - God And Hair - Yahowha Collection MP3 version. 1624 downloads at 15 mb/s. Yahowha - God And Hair - Yahowha Collection FLAC version. 1915 downloads at 11 mb/s. Father Yod And The Spirit Of '76. Part 1. 14:59. Part 2. 10:48. 13:41.
YaHoWha13's music sometimes sounds like rock, jazz, blues, even pop. But it's rarely anything you could call easy listening. Still, you might be surprised by how interesting Magnificence is considering its origin. The Source Family had a lot to say about life and how to live it, but in YaHoWha13, the music was the message. The uninitiated might wonder whether Magnificence is the best introduction to YaHoWha13, as opposed to God and Hair or individual album reissues. But the group was so devoted to Yod's vision that pretty much everything they did provides a portal into their sonic world. Magnficence in the Memory is simply a chance to enter new corners of the Source universe, and future releases- whether archival or new (the band still tours, though Father Yod passed away in 1975)- should offer more doors to YaHoWha13's unique perception.