by Peter Aaron
Formed in Western Connecticut in 1965, the Random Concept features stoner folk legend Gary Higgins (see 1973’s Red Hash, reissued by the Drag City label) and originally included Silver Apples main man Simeon. The group was a regular presence on the mid-’60s Greenwich Village scene, where they crossed paths with Andy Warhol’s entourage. Although active on and off over the decades, the band only recently unveiled its eponymous, self-released debut.
The wonderfully Jefferson Airplane-esque “Angel Eyes” opens the disc:
The Random Concept and Pigeons perform at the Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, New York, on March 21 at 8pm. Admission is $7. For more information, call (518) 671-6006 or visit http://www.thespottydog.com/blog/.