Red Temple Spirits

Red Temple Spirits

post-punk, Gothic Rock, deathrock, Psychedelic Rock, psychedelic

Formed in early 1987, Los Angeles quartet Red Temple Spirits skillfully mixed tribal post-punk influences such as mid-period Cure and fellow Californians Savage Republic, with a loving dose of lysergic psychedelia, early Pink Floyd and Roky Erickson being particular touchstones. The latter's song "Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)" inspired the band's name. Brilliant guitarist and Alabama native Dallas "Spartacus" Taylor and bassist Dino Paredes