Ramases

Having been influenced by Ramases‘ music from his teenage years, in 2014, my friend Peter Stormare, through his StormVox Records, has re-released Ramases Complete Recordings. See his video here:

“Ramases (Ram and Sel) arrived unannounced and unexpected sometime in 1969 at the insistence of John Paul Joans, a comedian I also managed, who insisted they look me up in London after he met them in New York.

So while I was taking a quiet weekend in my Park Lane flat with Carole, my wife to be, there was a ring at the door. Two characters dressed in full robes and togas were standing looking at me and Ramases declared “Hi, I am the reincarnation of an Egyptian God and this is my wife Sel.”

I was in a total state of shock but listened to their music and was impressed with two tracks – “Hello Mister” and “Life Child”. I arranged to take them to Manchester where they did some demo recordings with Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart and subsequently an album called Space Hymns with 10cc (to be).

My recollection of Ram & Sel is that they were very knowledgeable in what they wanted to achieve musically and so far ahead of their time that their music still sounds great.” *

* Notes from “Ramases: Complete Discography”
Ramases and Selket – from Record Mirror article 26th October 1968

All songs below are from Space Hymns recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with the 4 backing musicians who would later become 10cc.

The track listing of the original album is as follows:

  1. Life Child (listen to Solomon King‘s cover – here)
  2. Hello Mister
  3. And The Whole World
  4. Quasar One
  5. You’re The Only One ( Joe )
  6. Earth People (‘ what shall I say . . ? ‘)
  7. Molecular Delusion (‘ where did I come from? ‘)
  8. Balloon (‘ don’t burst your bubble ‘)
  9. Dying Swan Year 2000
  10. Jesus Come Back (‘ no tears for the future ‘)
  11. Journey To The Inside

Hello Mister

You’re The Only One

Quasar One – (orig. 1968 CBS single incorrectly named ‘Crazy One‘)

And The Whole World

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