Underground Radio is a modern rock opera by The Electric Buddha Band composed and recorded as an homage to classic '70s rock. It's like spinning your car radio dial late at night and hearing a strange mix of rock, blues, new wave and punk songs you've never heard before. It's discovering some long lost bootleg LP in a bargain bin and spinning the vinyl until the grooves wear through to the other side and you wake up in an alternate universe where Roger Waters and David Gilmour still get along, the Clash are playing at the Fillmore East, and Jim Morrison is headlining summer festivals.

Underground Radio was inspired by the music of The Pretty Things, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam, The Stranglers, The Cynics, Television, Brainpool, Watershed, Tom Robinson, Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Pink Floyd, U2, Booker T & The MGs, The Staple Singers and everything else I've listened to since 1974.

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Review: Dreams in the Witch House 


I admit, I'm a sucker for rock operas. And if you throw in some HP Lovecraft, well then you've definitely got my attention. "Dreams in the Witch House" is a full-blooded modern rock opera based on one of HP Lovecraft's typically creepy stories about things gone wrong in dimensions we can't know or understand. The story is compelling enough on its own and it provides a solid basis for characters and a story arc. But what really makes this piece shine is the caliber of the rock. 

"Dreams in the Witch House" has an over-the-top classic rock sound. If the combination of Meatloaf meets KISS with a side of Trans-Siberian Orchestra intrigues you, you'll love this album. Standout cuts include "The Nightmare" "No Turning Back" and "Signum Crucis" (featuring one-time KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick).

On the spectrum of Rock and Opera, "Dreams in the Witch House" is a bit more on the musical story side of things with many spoken word narrative sections.  

The whole project was completed in association with HP Lovecraft Historical Society, who also produce excellent old time radio drama versions of Lovecraft's stories. It's available direct from HPLHS on CD or Vinyl or you can get it at Amazon for $9. This is perfect for Halloween listening.

Bonus Instrumentals Now Available! 


There are five bonus instrumental tracks. You can listen and download tracks individually from Soundcloud.

You can download a ZIP file of MP3s from Box

Feel free to share these files however you like as it's all published under a Creative Commons open source license.

Libretto Now Available 

You can order the Libretto directly from Amazon for an introductory price of just $5.95. It's the size of a high-quality indie comic book with 45 pages including more than 20 original b&w illustrations. It also has all of the lyrics, song notes, a summary of the story and background on the project.

You can also download the full color PDF version from Box.

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