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From Sandston, Virginia, this band evolved out of the Hustlers, whose members included, at various stages, ex-Reactors Steve Hicks and ex-Outlaws Butch Owens alongside core members Velpo Robertson, Gray McCalley and Ben Luck. The latter left to join the Barracudas, of A Plane View LP fame.

Their rare eponymous album recorded in 1972 can best be described as heavy psychedelic blues, at its purest on Suicide Blues. There’s plenty of good guitar work throughout, Wastin’ Time, Just Don’t Care, Till We Reach The Sun and Hobo Love Song all have their share, whilst Ellen is a slow bluesy ballad. The album lacks sufficient originality to make it special but if this musical genre is where you’re at you shouldn’t be disappointed.

Short Cross - Arising in 1972 (USA, Heavy Psychedelic Rock)
Artist: Short Cross
Location: USA
Album: Arising
Year: 1972
Genre: Heavy Psychedelic Rock
Duration: 57:54 (with bonuses)


The only album from a suburb of Richmond - Sandston (Sandston, State of Virginia). Since the late 60s, were known in his district like The Hustlers, and had been “assigned” to such a small label Grizly … The smaller label - the louder the name … Complete biography of the archive … Very worthy, in my opinion … Only I’m still not clear what name the leader of the group - guitarist / vocalist Velpo … Richardson or Robertson? Robertson or Richardson? Perhaps the vote? And then let him - his name is … Just kidding, but he is a master - excellent …

Tracks:
All tracks written by Velpo Richardson except where noted.
01. Nothin ‘But A Woman - 5:25
02. Wastin ‘Time (Gray McCalley, Velpo Richardson) - 3:45

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