In 1973 Gary Higgins released a brilliant, yet impossible to find LP, called Red Hash. A Drag City employee got it from Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and became obsessed with the album and tracking Higgins down. He finally found him working as a nurse in Connecticut and discovered the reason why so few of his one and only album were pressed. Higgins recorded "Red Hash" knowing he was about to go prison on drug charges. It's hard to set up distribution when you're incarcerated. After Higgins' release, he sort of just drifted away from the west coast to Connecticut.
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