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The Patron Saints' Fohhoh Bohob covers and LP.
The Patron Saints' Fohhoh Bohob covers and LP.

 

Thomas Hartlage's 1997 two-volume "Love, Peace and Poetry" cover and inside artwork.

Thomas Hartlage's 1997 two-volume "Love, Peace and Poetry" cover and inside artwork.
Thomas Hartlage's 1997 two-volume "Love, Peace and Poetry" cover and inside artwork. Notice the Bohob cover down by the model's knee...

 

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The Patron Saints' 1969 album Fohhoh Bohob is considered by many collectors to be one of the most highly sought-after privately-pressed records ever released. Only 100 copies were produced originally, now fetching prices of $2500 and beyond (I recently saw it listed at $3400 in an Italian newsgroup).

A Bohob track, Reflections On A Warm Day, is one of the featured cutson Thomas Hartlage's 1997 two-volume"Love, Peace and Poetry" Psychedelic Music CD/Album release (pictured), which highlights a number of rarities from the sixties and seventies (You can see the cover of Bohob to the upper right of the phonograph lid in the blow-up from the CD's insert to the left). The last paragraph in the liner notes says it all:

With the cost of an original copy of any of the LP´s featured herein well beyond the ability of all but a handful of wealthy collectors to afford, the rest of us are fortunate that a growing number of small labels have emerged devoted to the reissue of these lost recordings on LP and CD. This series of compilation LPs and CDs is designed to introduce a new audience of fans & collectors to the lost chapters of rock history. Uncovering, researching, collecting and listening to these records have given many of us great pleasure. In the words of the prophets, We´d love to turn you on."

You can check out Thomas' Psychedelic-Music website here.

1001 Record Collector Dreams cover

Hans Pokora's Fohhoh Bohob rating
Hans Pokora's 1001 Record Collector Dreams and the Fohhoh Bohob 6-record rating, one of the 'crown jewels' of vinyl.

Fohhoh Bohob album globeIn Hans Pokora's definitive book, 1001 Record Collector Dreams, Fohhoh Bohob is listed (see left), with the highest rating of six "records." The "Valuation of Rarity" key below explains the rating system. The blurb for the book, as listed on Thomas' website, is:

"The cream of Folk, Psychedelic, Progressive, Garage and Beat music. Over 1000 professional colour photographs of the rarest 60's and 70's album covers from around the world. Over 300 US groups including all JUSTICE LP´s and the RAREST ACETATES shown for the first time. The rarest releases from AUSTRIA to NEW ZEALAND. Obscure collectables from TURKEY, GREECE, SOUTH KOREA, MEXICO, COLOMBIA, ITALY, ICELAND, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA and much more. A kaleidoscopic overview of the rarest and most expensive collectable albums from all over the world. An indispensable book for all serious collectors of 60's and 70's rare records, compiled from the collector Hans Pokora for collectors and curious music lovers. Includes accurate description of origin, label, value and rarity. Printed on high quality glossy paper, in a limited edition. Hardcover 9 x 12 inch."

Hans Pokors'a Valuation of Rarity table

You can learn more about Hans' book, or purchase it here.

Over the years, a number of reviews, comments, ads and blogs about Fohhoh Bohob have surfaced...the next section contains a lot of them. If you want to dive right into how the album was born first, click here...

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