The White Ship

"The White Ship"  is a song released by the American psychedelic rock band, H. P. Lovecraft, in November 1967.  The songwriting is credited to band members George Edwards, Dave Michaels, and Tony Cavallari.  Acting as the opening song on the second side of their debut LP, H. P. Lovecraft, it was the album's longest track, and an edited version was also released as the band's second single.  The name and theme of the song derive directly from author H. P. Lovecraft's short story, "The White Ship".  Despite its failure to chart nationally, it is widely considered to be H. P. Lovecraft's most accomplished piece, and helped establish the group, who were originally from Chicago, in the West Coast music scene.  (More from Wikipedia)

H. P. Lovecraft is a well regarded psychedelic rock band that was named after one of my very favorite authors, H. P. Lovecraft.  Their first album, H. P. Lovecraft came out in 1967 and is rated 4½ stars from Allmusic and (as noted in the article on the album by Richie Unterberger) "included an underground FM radio favorite, 'White Ship'" (named after a Lovecraft short story, "White Ship"). 


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Last edited: March 22, 2021