The Mint Tattoo was born as an offshoot of the legendary 60's proto punk acid band Blue Cheer. Bruce Stevens and Ralph (Burns) Kellogg had played together in Blue Cheer on band's self titled album in 1969, but after that one album, Stevens left the band to pursue other interests. Kellogg stayed on with Blue Cheer until the demise of the band in 1971, but during his tenure with Blue Cheer he reunited with Stevens along with drummer Gregg Thomas to form the band Mint Tattoo. Produced by James William Guercio (Chicago) and engineered by Phil Ramone in New York, Mint Tattoo is a mixture of blues styled original songs, a cover of classic a blues numbers and some rather uninspired, typical for the era hard rock tunes. Mint Tattoo, had opened shows for Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Ten Years After, James Cotton and Janis Joplin.
01 - Sister Bleu (1st Movement) 02 - Leper's Epitaph (2nd Movement) 03 - Policeman's Ball (3rd Movement) 04 - Littal Lieu Lieu's Revenge (4th Movement) (Adventures In The Clubhouse N.S.U. P. II) 05 - Faces Of Roses 06 - I'm Talking About You 07 - Wrong Way Girl 08 - Scorpio Woman 09 - Mark Of The Beast 10 - Moanin' 11 - With Love 12 - I Hear The Spirits