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Free... / The Father, The Son and the Holy Smoke
Acid King Free.jpg
Acid King's side of the split
Split album by
Acid King
The Mystick Crewe of Clearlight
Released February 6 2001
Recorded 2000
Genre Stoner Metal, Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Length 42:30
Label Amphetamine Reptile Records
Producer Acid King, Billy Anderson, Clearlight, Dave Forman
Acid King chronology
Busse Woods
(1999)
Free... / The Father, The Son and the Holy Smoke
(2001)
III
(2005)
The Mystick Crewe of Clearlight chronology
The Mystick Crewe of Clearlight
(2000)
Free... / The Father, The Son and the Holy Smoke
(2001)
The Obsessed / The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight
(2001)

Free... / The Father, The Son and The Holy Smoke is a split album featuring the California stoner metal band Acid King and the Louisiana instrumental project The Mystick Crewe of Clearlight. It would be released on CD via Man's Ruin Records in February 2001, some months before the label would fold.

In regards to Acid King's tracks they would be recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland circa July 2000, with Billy Anderson. Free... would be the first recordings to feature Guy Pinhas on bass though Brian Hill (The bassist on Busse Woods) would provide additional bass on "Four Minutes". The Man's Ruin cover artwork is a photograph of Lori S. holding her motorcycle helmet. It was originally photographed by Alex Obleas then hand drawn by Alan Forbes for the vinyl re-issue on Kreation, which saw Acid King's side of the split on vinyl in 2006 with Down With The Crown as bonus tracks.

In regards to Clearlight's side their songs would be recorded in January 2000 at Balance Studios in Mandeville, Louisiana, presumably in the same sessions as the band's only studio album. Notably Scott "Wino" Weinrich appears as a guest on the eleven-minute song "Veiled".

Tracklist[]

  • 1. Acid King - Blaze In (6:03)
  • 2. Acid King - Free (7:48)
  • 3. Acid King - Four Minutes (8:19)
  • 4. Acid King - Blaze Out (3:31)
  • 5. The Mystick Crewe of Clearlight - Buzzard Hill (My Backyard) (5:29)
  • 6. The Mystick Crewe of Clearlight - Veiled (11:20)

Personnel[]

Acid King[]

  • Lori S. - Guitar, Vocals, Concept, Design
  • Guy Pinhas - Bass
  • Joey Osbourne - Drums
  • Brian Hill - Additional Bass (3)
  • Billy Anderson - Engineer, Producer
  • George Horn - Mastering

The Mystick Crewe of Clearlight[]

  • Andy Shepherd - Bass
  • Joey LaCaze - Drums
  • Jimmy Bower - Guitar
  • Paul Webb - Guitar
  • Ross Karpelman - Keyboards
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich - Guitar, E-Bow, Vocals, Lyrics (6)
  • Dave Fortman - Engineer, Producer

Other Personnel[]

  • Frank Kozik - Artwork, Design
  • Alex Obleas - Concept, Design, Photography

External Links[]

References[]

V·T·E Acid King
Current Members Lori S.Rafael MartinezBil Bowman
Past and Live-Only Members Joey OsbournePeter LucasDan SouthwickBrian HillGuy PinhasMark LambDale Crover
Studio Albums ZoroasterBusse WoodsIIIMiddle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere
Other Releases Acid KingDown With The CrownAcid King / AltamontFree... / The Father, The Son and the Holy SmokeThe Early Years
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Altamont • Black CobraGoatsnakeThe ObsessedBuzzov*enMelvinsShrinebuilder