|Thor's Hammer (clockwise from top): Rúnar Júlíusson, Engilbert Jensen, Erlingur Björnsson and Gunnar Þórðarson.|
This song is probably one of the main reasons the fuzz pedal was invented. With it's echoed drumming and fuzz guitar, this is, along with Mascots' 'I Want To Live', one of the best freakbeat tracks. Thor's Hammer kept going until 1969 with an English female singer, Shady (real name Patricia Gail Owens). Shady, Gunnar Þórðarson and Rúnar Júlíusson then went progressive under the name Trúbrot.
|Front and back of the 'Umbarumbamba' EP, 1966|