Fifty Foot Hose是60年带末组建于旧金山的一支迷幻乐队，与United State Of America有份量的迷幻先锋, 主将 Cork Marcheschi 是位电子奇才, 自制怪诞不经的电子乐器, 与Joseph Byrd 的乐队同期极受注目.他们与其他传统的迷幻乐队靠三大件不同，加入了更多的电子和Vintage的合成器元素，这支乐队曾于1990年重组
The original group were one of the first bands to fuse rock and experimental music. Like a few other acts of the time (most notably the United States of America), they were consciously trying to fuse the contemporary sounds of rock with electronic instruments and avant-garde compositional ideas.
The group comprised three core members: founder and bassist Louis "Cork" Marcheschi, guitarist David Blossom, and his wife, vocalist Nancy Blossom, augmented by Kim Kimsey (drums) and Larry Evans (guitar).
Cork Marcheschi (b. 1945) grew up in Burlingame, California. In his teens he performed with the Ethix, who played R&B music in clubs around San Francisco and in Las Vegas, and released one experimental and wildly atonal single, "Bad Trip", in 1966 - the intention being that the record could be played at any speed. Interested in the ideas of experimental composers like Edgar Varese, John Cage, Terry Riley, and George Antheil, he constructed his own electronic instrument from a combination of elements like theremins, fuzzboxes, a cardboard tube, and a speaker from a World War II aircraft bomber.
David and Nancy Blossom brought both psychedelic and jazz influences to the band. Together, the trio recorded a demo which led to a deal with Limelight, a subsidiary of Mercury Records.
They released one album, "Cauldron", in December 1967. It contained eleven songs, including "Fantasy", "Red the Sign Post" and "God Bless the Child", a Billie Holiday cover. Although an erratic work, it was intriguing for its mix of jazzy psychedelic rock tunes with fierce and primitive electronic sound effects. "I don't know if they are immature or premature", said critic Ralph J. Gleason.
The record sold few copies at the time, although the group had a small but intense following in San Francisco and also toured with other acts including Blue Cheer, Chuck Berry and Fairport Convention, when the band was augmented by Robert Goldbeck (bass). They broke up in 1969 when most of its members joined the musical Hair, Nancy Blossom becoming the lead in the San Francisco production and later singing in Godspell.
01. And After
02. If Not This Time
03. Opus 777
04. Things That Concern You
05. Opus 11
06. Red the Sign Post
07. For Paula
10. God Bless the Child