Thursday, June 2, 2016

Bacchus - "Revisited" 1973 (released 2003)

In the aftermath of The Tropics, around 1969 Bill Peterson, Eric Turner, and Charlie Souza together formed Bacchus, in Tampa, Florida, named after the Greek mythological god of wine, women & song.

Bill Peterson: "We stayed together until about 1973. Margie Sexton (the Tropics old manager) booked us on several really great shows. Including Mahivishnu Orchestra who we opened for, and, to our surprise were very well received. We did a record called "Carry my Load." It played on a few local radio stations. But we played a lot of the same deep south venues that the Tropics had been playing on their last stint. I (Peterson) played in another Tampa rock project before joining Eric and Charlie in Bacchus, who played hard rock with a blues edge, & every once in a while we'd throw some Latin in there because we were from Tampa"

A few people in the psychedelic underground scene still talk about Bacchus live shows in Lowrey Park, and other concerts and live shows where they opened for some pretty big names.

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