Background information
Origin Davis, California, USA
Genres Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Acid Rock
Years active 1968 - 1969
Labels Epic, Big Beat Records
Associated acts The Oxford Circle, Blue Cheer, Randy Holden, Goose Creek Symphony,

Kak was a short-lived psychedelic rock band from Davis, California. Active roughly between 1968 and 1969 this quartet composed a self-titled album which has attained collector's status.

History[edit | edit source]


Kak - Kak Ola (1969) Full Album

Kak was formed by Gary Lee Yoder and Dehner Patten upon the dissolution of The Oxford Circle in 1968, working with Christopher Lockheed (Goose Creek Symphony, Randy Holden) and Joseph Damrell. The band produced a self-titled record for Epic Records, with a sound drawing inspiration from the likes of Donovan and Quicksilver Messenger Service. However Kak would disband with Yoder and Patten both joining Blue Cheer in the midst of their commercial rock era.

In 1999, Kak would be reissued on CD as Kak-ola with a host of unreleased demos and Gary Lee Yoder solo recordings that featured Paul Whaley on drums.

Discography[edit | edit source]

  • Kak (Studio Album) (1968, Epic)
  • Everything's Changing (Single) (1968, Epic)
  • I've Got Time (Single) (1969, Epic)
  • Lluvia (Rain) (EP) (1969, Epic)
  • Kak-Ola (Compilation) (1999, Big Beat)

Members[edit | edit source]

  • Gary Lee Yoder - Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Dehner C. Patten - Guitar, Vocals
  • Joseph D. Damrell - Bass Guitar, Sitar, Tambourine, Vocals
  • Christopher Lockheed - Drums, Tabla, Harpsichord, Maracas, Vocals

References[edit | edit source]

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