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About Salvation

This progressive rock duo from Seattle, USA, were formed in the late 60s by Al Linde (vocals) and Joe Tate (guitar). This eclectic unit was completed by the addition of Art Resnick aka the US of Arthur (keyboards), Artie McLean (bass) and Teddy Stewart (drums). The group, initially dubbed the Salvation Army Banned, later moved south to San Francisco where they became a popular live attraction. The quintet then purchased a renovated school-bus and, having painted it the requisite psychedelic colours, travelled the USA playing wherever they could. Salvation showcased their divergent interests with extended workouts, straight rock, good-time music and humour. Rick Levin replaced Stewart for Gypsy Carnival Caravan, but this second album lacked the charm of its predecessor and the group broke up soon after its release.