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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: God And Hair
Format: 13 CD Box Set
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $120.00
"2nd edition now available. No longer comes w/ the original oversize box or booklet, but priced at a much lower price. This 13 CD box set collects the complete available recordings of 70s cult rockers from CA, Ya Ho Wha 13. Led by the late Father Yod, who supposedly died in a hang-gliding accident in the late 70s(?), Ya Ho Wha 13 released numerous LPs (and at least one 8-Track) on their own Higher Key label in the mid-70s. Only distributed locally at the time, some of these have been reissued in psuedo-legit (or outright bootleg) fashion in the UK over the last decade (although more recent Swordfish releases are fully authorized), but have never been widely available. These records epitomize the insanity of highly-personalized psychedelic exploration via the fringes of rock music and its subsequent private documentation better than anything else produced by the human race to date. Tribal-acid pound from the familys key group members (Djinn, guitar; Sunflower, bass; Octavius, drums) and freakish vocal output from Yod himself, wailing away on top like the king of the universe. The exact number of of Ya Ho Wha albums has never been clearly specified until now, but this incredible box set appears to put them all in place, plus a few CDs worth of unreleased material. This new edition features a wooden box with wax seal, with the 13 discs contained in 3 plastic cases. Its not as deluxe as the original packaging (which had 13 separate jewel case editions -- but that was for "then," this is for "now." The music still represents the ultimate in the weird & insane world of private press psychedelic documentation, not to be missed. Contains the following albums: 1) FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76: Kohoutek (the debut release on Higher Key from 1973). 2) FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76: Contraction (1974). 3) FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRT OF 76: Expansion (1974). 4) FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76:All Or Nothing At All (1974, with 4 bonus 7" tracks). 5) YAHOWA 13 (1974, with two bonus 7" tracks). 6) YAHOWA 13: Savage Sons of Yahowa (1974). 7) YAHOWA 13: Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony (1974, the masterpiece, one of the 25 most destroyed rock records of all time for sure!). 8) YAHOWHA 13: Im Gonna Take You Home (1974, again! & and another monster record; lets not forget Gregg Breths words from the past -- after all, his copies were handed to him by wisdom: The ultimate acid album there is. Insane vocals and screaming, 100% twisted guitar and total permeated feeling of being completely fucked up! This album is the epitome of the term acid.). 9) YAHOWA 13: To The Principles For The Children (1974-75). 10) FIRE, WATER, AIR: Golden Sunrise (1977, the 8-track only release). 11) YODSHIP (undated, showed up as a UK boot/legit issue a few years ago; classic acid-folk floatation/chant from Osirus & Sunlight with the brothers and sisters). 12) VA: Related Singles (featuring Sky Saxon on most tracks). 13): VA: Unreleased Materials (jamming post-Yod psych from Djinn, Sunflower, Octavius, etc., with Sky Saxon on some tracks)."
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Save The Dogs And Wolves
Format: 7"
Label: Captain Trip
Country: Japan
Price: $22.00
a/k/a MYSTERY PEOPLE. 7" originally included in Captain Trips amazing Ya Ho Wha Box set. Limited to 300 copies.
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Magnificence In The Memory
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The legendary Father Yod was a wealthy man, with a rich inner life, a family of disciples that loved him, many, many women and seemingly unlimited power. So why at the height of his success, did he choose to spend his time playing rock and roll? Having a band in residency at Father House provided him and all his children with another path to travel in their never-ending search for experience and wisdom. Taking time out from their busy schedule as Fathers students and spiritual seekers in the Source Family, Sunflower, Octavius, Pythias and Djin took instruments in hand and, at a mere gesture from Father, turned up the amps and began tapping into the cosmos. First, they recorded themselves. The energy was good. Equipped by Father with instruments and effects pedals to ensure that they could create music that came from the spheres, their sounds provided spiritual growth to everyone in the Source Family. After a time, Father became the lead singer, as a way to record wisdom in a modern, youth-oriented way, Djin tells us. And YaHoWha 13 was born with Sunflower, Octavius and Djin. The music was recorded at a studio in the Father House on a TEAC 4-track reel-to-reel machine and was released on the Source Familys Higher Key Records label. In a couple short years, nine LPs were created, to be sold at the Source Restaurant and at YaHoWha 13 shows. Much sought-after items today, theyve all been reissued. Even more exciting is the material that wasnt released - enough music to fill over sixty albums, all of them mind-blowers. Skimmed from the riches in Isis Aquarians vaults (by Dave Nuss of the No-Neck Blues Band), the nine tracks on Magnificence in the Memory run the gamut of YaHoWha 13s rainbow of styles, from the whispered funk of Camp of the Gypsies to the screaming and stomping of, well, Camp of the Gypsies. Storming through moments with abandon, Father and his Sons never repeated themselves, committing everything they did to tape in a single take. The capacity of their riffs and grooves to sound like German prog bands of the same era, psychedelic rock bands of several years previous or the as-yet-uncreated avant sounds from the indie rock movement a decade away is testament to their ability to tap the source of human inspiration. Adds Octavius, These cuts will always be a source of inspiration. The songs on Magnificence in the Memory were chosen to provide a non-stop exciting listening experience for Source fans and neophytes alike - and as Sunflower has stated, Fathers music is our legacy and represents the voice of the times." -Drag City

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: The Feather of Wisdom
Format: LP
Label: Phoenix
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Sound at One is pleased to present the first Yahowa 13 album in 33 years on a new subsidiary, "Phoenix Records," releasing music specifically oriented towards the elevation of consciousness. This is a recording of the Yahowa 13 reunion show in San Francisco, November 2007, revealing that the bands music remains completely burnt. Hand silk-screened, edition of 500, full color fold-out poster insert designed by Arik Moonhawk Roper." - Sound@One.

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: The Source, The Untold Story of Father Yod
Format: Book/CD
Label: Process Media
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"It was 1972, time of the cult-occult-commune explosion. By day, the Source Family served organic cuisine to John Lennon, Julie Christie, Frank Zappa and others at the famed Source restaurant. By night, in a mansion in Hollywood Hills, they explored the cosmos through the channeled wisdom of their charismatic leader, Father Yod. Father was an outlandish figure who had 14 �??spiritual wives,�?� drove a Rolls-Royce, and fronted the rock band Ya Ho Wa 13, now considered by collectors to be one of the most singular psychedelic bands of all time. 7 x 10 �?� 280 pages �?� over 200 original period photographs." - Process Media. Highly recommended!
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: 2013
Format: Double CD/DVD
Label: Prophase
Country: USA
Price: $37.00
"Brand new limited edition (300) double CD and bonus DVD documented from the psych legends 2009 East Coast tour. Disc 1 CD Fire: Recorded live in Washington DC and Baltimore MD March 16 & 17, 2009 by Steve Sanford. Disc 2 CD Water: Recorded March 17, 2009 at the Welfare Line Studios by Mike Kerchner. Disc 3 DVD Air: A film by Robert Hoffman documented during Yahowha 13s March 2009 East Coast tour. Includes bonus psychedelic wallpaper! Triple gatefold digipack packaging with extensive liner notes by Djin Aquarian." -Prophase

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Sonic Portation
Format: CD
Label: Prophase
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Back in the early 70s a curious group owned and operated a health food restaurant in Los Angles. The Source Family was a religious group of young people centered around the father figure of Father Yod, a WWII flying ace and spiritual searcher. This group of young people also performed improvisational music backing Father Yod under the name Yahowa 13. When Father Yod died in a hang gliding accident in 1975, the group dispersed. In 2007, with the publishing of a book about the Source Family, the original Yahowa 13 reunited for some shows and did some studio recordings. These are the long awaited results, the first studio recordings in over 30 years by Yahowa 13! Original members Djin, Octavius and Sunflower jam out like the ensuing years never happened. Incredible improv pieces with mind melting guitar and the psychedelic low end throb that all Yod fans will immediately recognize. Literally, the best reunion album of all time!" -Prophase

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Sonic Portation
Format: LP
Label: Prophase
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Back in the early 70s a curious group owned and operated a health food restaurant in Los Angles. The Source Family was a religious group of young people centered around the father figure of Father Yod, a WWII flying ace and spiritual searcher. This group of young people also performed improvisational music backing Father Yod under the name Yahowa 13. When Father Yod died in a hang gliding accident in 1975, the group dispersed. In 2007, with the publishing of a book about the Source Family, the original Yahowa 13 reunited for some shows and did some studio recordings. These are the long awaited results, the first studio recordings in over 30 years by Yahowa 13! Original members Djin, Octavius and Sunflower jam out like the ensuing years never happened. Incredible improv pieces with mind melting guitar and the psychedelic low end throb that all Yod fans will immediately recognize. Literally, the best reunion album of all time! Limited to 500 copies." - Prophase.
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Sonic Portation
Format: CD
Label: Prophase
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Back in the early 70s a curious group owned and operated a health food restaurant in Los Angles. The Source Family was a religious group of young people centered around the father figure of Father Yod, a WWII flying ace and spiritual searcher. This group of young people also performed improvisational music backing Father Yod under the name Yahowa 13. When Father Yod died in a hang gliding accident in 1975, the group dispersed. In 2007, with the publishing of a book about the Source Family, the original Yahowa 13 reunited for some shows and did some studio recordings. These are the long awaited results, the first studio recordings in over 30 years by Yahowa 13! Original members Djin, Octavius and Sunflower jam out like the ensuing years never happened. Incredible improv pieces with mind melting guitar and the psychedelic low end throb that all Yod fans will immediately recognize. Literally, the best reunion album of all time!" -Prophase

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Chants and Songs
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"We The Source Family were given this Sacred Name of God YHVH, the Tetragrammaton by our Earthly Spiritual Father whom we called, simply, Father. We came together every morning and chanted this Ancient and Sacred Name in many forms.  During this transition into The New Age the Age of Aquarius this ancient and Sacred Name is finally going Mainstream so we have come to realize that the time has finally arrived to release our original Chants.   Although some of these Chants are "Beautiful" . . . we could not call this a "Beautiful Album". The Chants are sometimes inspiring and occasionally haunting Chants.  Most of the recordings were made on inexpensive equipment - and it has deteriorated since it was recorded in the early to mid 70s.  At one of our morning Meditations, just before The Source Family dispersed, someone suggested that we try to record all of our Chants. Maybe 20 of us gathered later that morning at "The Sun Palace" . . . and set a $29.98, monaural tape recorder with a tiny, built-in microphone on the floor in the middle of the circle. We have re-mastered all of it, to attain the best quality sound possible from the original tapes.  We encourage you to sing along with these Chants."- Source Family.
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Im Gonna Take You Home
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"New reissue of this all-time classic from 1974, licensed directly from Father Yods Source Foundation in Hawaii. Previously only available as a long gone bootleg or as part of the 13CD Capt. Trip box, now readily available. This is one of deepest Ya Ho Wha albums, right up there with Penetration. "The ultimate acid album ever! These seminal west coast weirdsters are rumored to have had members of the 13th Floor Elevators and Sky Saxon involved and perform with them. True or not, this album is extremely rare and musically very, very weird! This mystical and drug-influenced collection of lysergic acid heads created some of the scariest sounds ever, definitely NOT for the faint hearted. After you light the blue touch paper, stand well back, because this toxic concoction will liquidize any cerebral matter within a 10 metre radius! Manic, screamed vocals are accompanied by relentless 100% twisted guitar on this mega rare platter. Presented in its original and totally authentic gatefold sleeve with the lovers and the chariot tarot card cover and the proclamation divine communion time is here, little kitties -- YA HO WA 009 --Licensed to give life! I could write a book on the cover. It is an absolute masterpiece of design, and probably the greatest cover in music history. Suffice it to say if you were to fully grasp the meaning and symbology of it, you would have the keys to magically transform your person and environment into your hearts desire and ride the chariot of god into the future of your own will, one with god. -- Djin Aquarian (Guitar) on Im Gonna Take You Home." -Swordfish
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Penetration
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Official reissue of this album from 1974 -- one of the heaviest albums from Father Yod and crew. Along with Im Gonna Take You Home, its just the best -- one of the finest sacred space cadet acid-mantra psychedelic death trips of all time, for sure. Captain Father Yod moans & groans a perfect vocal chime over the top of the searing guitar rip of "Djin" and a massive cloak of tribal percussion and general peaked whatsis. Touched & tipped by higher forces you can only dream of -- this contain the most intense passages created by the band Ya Ho Wa 13. One of the best album covers of all time, too. "This was called an Aquarian Symphony back in 1974 to herald through music, the coming of the Aquarian Age, September 17th, 2003. It was ahead of its time. Now its time has come!" -- Djin Aquarian, (guitarist), May, 2003." -Swordfish

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Re-Visiting Father and the Source Family
Format: DVD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
Documentary video by Evan Wells, in conjuction with Isis and E from the Source Family. "This 2 1/2 hour documentary traces the history of the Source Family, Father Yod/Ya Ho Wha/the man formally known as Jim Baker. Going back to the Beatnik era of the late 50s when Baker ran a sandal shop in Hollywood it goes through the origins of the Family in Los Angeles in 1967 to the dispersal in the mid 70s. Many of the original members of the Family are interviewed and the new and extensive footage from the 70s is featured throughout. For anyone who has been fascinated by this mysterious cult/commune, this documentary should provide the answers to most questions and allow you to make up your own mind as to who Father Yod / Ya Ho Wha / Jim Baker was. A story that not even Hollywood could have scripted to be more entertaining." - Swordfish. NTSC format DVD, Region 0.
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: The Operetta
Format: Double LP
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $44.00
"The psychedelic find of the decade-their long-lost final magnum opus. Rumoured to exist for years-often put down as just rumour though. Here it is, unearthed from tapes thought lost forever but now found after nearly 30 years. The first thing to be released from Ya Ho Wha 13 since 1975. In the spring of 1975 the Family was homeless and was travelling on the West Coast after having been driven out of Hawaii by local laws (they would return later that year for what would be the final time with Father). Ya Ho Wha had taken a spontaneous journey to the East which had culminated in his initiation in the Great Pyramid of Egypt on Easter Sunday. Upon his return to the San Francisco area a warehouse in Corte Madeira was rented for the Family to gather for their Aquarian style morning meditations and meetings to greet the dawn. This is where The Operetta came down. It represents the first musical channelling from the time after Ya Ho Whas Easter Ressurrection in the Great Pyramid (returning transformed) and the last total musical recording he would make with the band. The 6 pieces which make up The Operetta form the culmination of all the YaHoWhan recordings -- thunderous percussion, massive psychedelic guitar swirlings are all vying for space with Ya Ho Whas spontaneous chanting in this intense journey into inner self. The final and most awesome of all their creations. A strictly limited edition 2 LP set presented in a gatefold cover featuring previously unseen photographs from the Familys personal archives, it comes with an insert featuring a transcription of Ya Ho Whas thoughts and comments on the piece when he heard the tapes played back to him shortly after they were recorded. One off pressing -- this is destined to become as rare as the Higherkey original" - Swordfish.

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: The Operetta
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $17.50
"The psychedelic find of the decade-their long-lost final magnum opus. Rumoured to exist for years-often put down as just rumour though. Here it is, unearthed from tapes thought lost forever but now found after nearly 30 years. The first thing to be released from Ya Ho Wha 13 since 1975. In the spring of 1975 the Family was homeless and was travelling on the West Coast after having been driven out of Hawaii by local laws (they would return later that year for what would be the final time with Father). Ya Ho Wha had taken a spontaneous journey to the East which had culminated in his initiation in the Great Pyramid of Egypt on Easter Sunday. Upon his return to the San Francisco area a warehouse in Corte Madeira was rented for the Family to gather for their Aquarian style morning meditations and meetings to greet the dawn. This is where The Operetta came down. It represents the first musical channelling from the time after Ya Ho Whas Easter Ressurrection in the Great Pyramid (returning transformed) and the last total musical recording he would make with the band. The 6 pieces which make up The Operetta form the culmination of all the YaHoWhan recordings -- thunderous percussion, massive psychedelic guitar swirlings are all vying for space with Ya Ho Whas spontaneous chanting in this intense journey into inner self. The final and most awesome of all their creations." - Swordfish.

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: To The Principles For The Children
Format: LP
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
The fifth Ya Ho Wha 13 album to be officially reissued by Swordfish, in their continuing series - licensed directly from the Source Foundation. Has the original artwork, 180gm vinyl and all new 2006-written liner notes by Isis. Plus lyrics! Limited edition of 500 copies. This album was originally released on Higher Key around 1975. "At the end of 1974 The Source sold their restaurant and moved to Hawaii. There they went looking for paradise only to encounter hostile locals, who were reluctant to rent out a pad for Yahowa and his 13 wives, forcing them to temporarily retreat to Northern California. But they eventually reconfigured themselves and returned to Hawaii for a final fractious stand. To The Principles For The Children dates from this period and the tension shows. Its two long tracks are broken into untitled fragments, one of them an ode to woman power worthy of Helen Reddy. More frequently Yahowa locks into heaven chant mode, surrounded by instrumental rings that recall The Magic Band of Abba Zabba. Very possibly, this album explains a great deal of the Fathers philosophy - that is, if you can make out the words, of which there are many. By way of compensation the ensemble seamlessly blends effects and percussion, and when the kidschorus of Yahowa starts up at the end youll know youve already been somewhere." - Byron Coley.
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Pain/A Thousand Sighs
Format: 7"
Label: Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Most-sincere moments of unmediated clarity/genius from improvisational psych-rock collective Ya Ho Wa 13. Father Yods spiritual encirclement and their well-jocked music tends to be discombobulated at best, but these songs record a very different story: brahmanic ascension, heart-wrenching expression, a beautiful simplicity and sincerity that shines through immediately and captivates with our first utterances of astonishment. This, my children, is the real art. Pain & A Thousand Sighs can go blow for blow with the most celebrated of the 1970s rock/psych/experimental cannon, moments of revelation that break through the cult of personality and attempt something much more universal than a simple exercise in improvisation. An essential release."

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