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the Sacred Mushroom

Cincinnati, 1966-69

The Sacred Mushroom were one of Cincinnati's top bands in the late 1960s. The band was started by brothers Larry (lead guitar) and Danny (vocals) Goshorn. For most the band's existence they were a five member band.

The band recorded a debut 45 for the Nashville based Minaret label which got some local airplay on "Break Away Girl". In 1969 the band recorded an LP for the NYC label Parallax records, the 'underground' subsidiary of Audio Fidelity. The LP was recorded at Jewel, with former Toy Tiger label operator Don Litwin credited as producer. The photographer for the back cover shot of the band house was Stu Levy, who was the leader of Surdy-Greebus (and an acclaimed photographer). The LP sold well locally, but the band was really known for their live shows. They played local clubs and many gigs on the undercard to national acts. They also played around the midwest. By late 1969 after the LP was released, the group disbanded. Larry Goshorn partnered with his brother Tim in a band called Mushroom Jones, before joining Pure Prairie League

Break Away Girl / Mellow Fellow (Minaret 131) 1968
Sacred Mushroom - S/T (LP Parallax 4001) mid '69