Golden Dragon | “Mega rare US heavy psych private press LP from 1981”

Uncategorized September 6, 2021

Golden Dragon | “Mega rare US heavy psych private press LP from 1981”

First-time limited-edition reissue of this mega super-crazy rare US hard rock/metal heavy psych private press LP from 1981.

Golden Dragon were a wild Filipino-American quartet from the Bay Area lead by Freddy Mabuhay. The album is filled with heavy blazing psyched out metallic rock, blistering guitar solos loaded with fuzz and wah, heavy riffs and stoned vocals.

Freddy was the bass player in the legendary band Dakila who had a fantastic album out on Epic in 1972. Later in 1978, after playing the Diamond Head Crater Festival in Hawaii, Freddy formed his own group; Golden Dragon.

In 1981 he and his band; consisting of his brother and two musicians from the legendary Bay Area punk band VKTMS, recorded the amazing Golden Dragon album. The album was only pressed in a few copies to be sent out as a demo to secure a record deal. Unfortunately, the deal never happened, and the album stayed unreleased and pretty much unobtainable for all these years.

The short lived, but lethal, Golden Dragon band performed live at the legendary venue Mabuhay Gardens, aka The Fab Mab, in San Francisco. Sadly, Freddy passed away shortly thereafter, and the mighty Golden Dragon’s music stayed obscure growing to mythical status among hard rock and psych rock aficionados.

Now it’s finally time for the world to experience the mighty sound of Golden Dragon!

Limited deluxe edition of 499 copies. Includes an insert with line notes and photos. Releases October 15, 2021 via Subliminal Sounds.

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  1. Josef Kloiber


  2. The Triumph of the Thrill

    Good band and good sound, definitely one to check out. Thanks for sharing.

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