JOSEFUS

Heavy Psych • United States
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Josefus was one of the first American bands to bridge late-'60s hard rock with early-'70s heavy metal. Their two albums, both released in 1970, were extremely influenced by early Led Zeppelin, and to a lesser degree other heavy British and American rock groups from the end of the '60s. Blues-rock formed much of the base; Pete Bailey's high tortured vocals owed much to the Robert Plant school, and the songs were built around crunching riffs. But the songs and riffs, mostly in a downbeat foreboding posture, weren't all that good. If Josefus was a pioneer, it was in the sense that the band was one of the first models for the blunt sound of Texas hard rock and heavy metal, to be expounded upon with much greater success by the likes of ZZ Top.Josefus' lead guitarist, Dave Mitchell, and bassist, Ray Turner, had played together in the high-school band Rip read more...
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JOSEFUS Dead Man album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Dead Man
Heavy Psych 1970
JOSEFUS Josefus album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Josefus
Heavy Psych 1970
JOSEFUS Son Of Dead Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Son Of Dead Man
Heavy Psych 1990
JOSEFUS Get Off Of My Case album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Get Off Of My Case
Heavy Psych 1993

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JOSEFUS Halloween 2004 Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Halloween 2004 Live
Heavy Psych 2005

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JOSEFUS Dead Man / Get Off Of My Case album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dead Man / Get Off Of My Case
Heavy Psych 1999
JOSEFUS Dead Man aLive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dead Man aLive
Heavy Psych 2002
JOSEFUS Deadbox album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deadbox
Heavy Psych 2003
JOSEFUS Encore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Encore
Heavy Psych 2008
JOSEFUS Light In Heaven - Early Studio And Live Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Light In Heaven - Early Studio And Live Recordings
Heavy Psych 2010
JOSEFUS Son of Dead Man Anniversary Edition album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Son of Dead Man Anniversary Edition
Heavy Psych 2010

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Crazy Man / Country Boy (Come)
Heavy Psych 1969
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Jimmy, Jimmy / Sefus Blues
Heavy Psych 1970
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Hard Luck / On Account Of You
Heavy Psych 1979
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Let Me Love You / Big Time Loser
Heavy Psych 1979

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