U.S. Highball |Gate 5 Records, Issue No. 6
Champaign, IL: Gate 5 Records, 1956. First and only pressing. Issue No. 6 in Harry Partch's self-released Gate 5 series, sold by mail order. INSCRIBED by Partch in 1960 to noted film scholar Amos Vogel on the rear flap: "For Amos Vogel / With all best wishes / Harry Partch / Feb 11 '60."
A conceptual 10-inch EP, putting a road trip into the context of experimental music. The tracks read, in order, "San Francisco to Sparks," "Sparks to Moleen," "Moleen to Rock Springs," etc., ending with "North Platte to Chicago."
Partch, who died in 1974, rarely signed his records, and associations are nearly non-existent.
With Partch's red rubber address stamp on the rear panel as called for. EP record enclosed in textured card stock, with a flap at the rear. Near Fine.
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