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HEYOKA

Crossover Prog • United States


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US band HEYOKA was formed back in 1970. They became a popular act in their local scene, and was played extensively on local radio stations. Over the years the band got supporting slots for many major artists, with Van Halen and Judas Priest among the more noteworthy of the bands the opened for. They also started to land gigs outside of their home state Texas. From 1975 and onwards they released a succession of singles, and along with their manager Bill Angelini they made an attempt at gaining a breakthrough on a national level. They almost succeeded, when they released the track Video Madness as a single in 1982 and the song was picked up by the then fledgling TV station MTV. However, due to copyright issues concerning sound effects used on the song it was quickly pulled from the channel, and two years later the band decided to call it a day following cycles of seemingly endless gigging and rehearsals, recording sessions without any direct result, the abrupt change in the musical climate that came with the 1980's and other aspects of life of the kind that is hurtful for a band's continued existence.

Heyoka never got the chance to release any albums while still active, but in 2012 local Texas label ShroomAngel Records managed to get hold of master tapes of the material recorded by the band, and subsequently released the archival collection The Spirit of Revelation. Thus ensuring that fans of this band from years past finally was able to buy their music, while also ensuring that their legacy was preserved for posterity.

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The Spirit Of RevelationThe Spirit Of Revelation
Shroom Angel 2015
Audio CD$8.46
Gate CodeGate Code
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Muti Music 2009
Audio CD$12.00
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Whomp Gland - Pineal DubWhomp Gland - Pineal Dub
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Muti Music 2009
Audio CD$14.99
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The Spirit Of Revelation by Heyoka (2012-12-11)The Spirit Of Revelation by Heyoka (2012-12-11)
Shroom Angel
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Intergalactic Carnival by HeyokaIntergalactic Carnival by Heyoka
Muti Music
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Whomp Gland - Pineal Dub by HeyokaWhomp Gland - Pineal Dub by Heyoka
Muti Music
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Marklar by HeyokaMarklar by Heyoka
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4.00 | 1 ratings
The Spirit of Revelation
2012

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The Spirit of Revelation
Heyoka Crossover Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

— First review of this album —
4 stars US band HEYOKA was mainly active in the '70s, although their career expanded sometime into the '80s before they called it a day. While they were a popular live act back in the day they never released an album while active, although quite a few singles were released, from what I understand. "The Spirit of Revelation" is a collection of materials the band recorded at the tail end of the '70s and in the early '80s, and was released through the US label ShroomAngel Records in 2012.

Heyoka produced some compelling material back in the day, and especially the material they recorded in the '70s comes across as both high-quality and compelling. A fairly equal blend of British progressive rock in the style of Jethro Tull and southern rock, with liberal amounts of Kansas flavoring may be an appropriate summary of the main contents, harder edged vintage progressive rock with a firm mainstream orientation and folk music inspired details a more generic description that might be used. And merits a check by those who know or suspect that this is music that may appeal to them.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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