good god

Good God was a jazz/rock fusion band based in Philadelphia in the early 1970s. The group was led by guirist Larry Cardarelli on guitar and Cotton Kent on keyboards. Filling out the band were Greg Scott on saxophones, John Ransome on bass and Hank Ransome on drums. They released one album in 1972 on Atlantic Records. It included their version of Frank Zappa's 'King Kong'.

Rumor has it that band got it's name when they, huge Captain Beefheart fans, called Don Van Vliet out of the blue, and asked what they should call themselves. Good God! was his reported reply.

Whether or not that story is true, their album, as rare as it is, is highly regarded among fusion enthusiasts.


  good god: good god
    (1972, lp, aus, atlantic sd-7243) – incl. ‘king kong’ (frank zappa)



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