Gatefold LP version. Steve Linnegar was an accomplished songwriter, musician, painter and martial arts disciple. A legendary figure from the South African ’60s-’70s underground music scene, the “hippie king of Cape Town” formed the Snakeshed band in the ’70s along with top guitar-player Martin Kopelowitz and keyboardist/producer Peter Hubner. Refusing offers from some record labels who insisted they should go “commercial,” they decided to record and release their first album, Classic Epics, all by themselves. Released in 1982 on their own private label, this record is one of the South African prog/psych crown jewels. Features layers of acoustic/electric guitars, Gilmour-alike guitar solos, ultra-melodic vocals, effects, and cool Tao-inspired lyrics. Culminates in the haunting 14-minute long “Desert.” Remastered from the original tapes for the first time. Includes an insert with rare photos and liner notes by Aaron Milenski (Acid Archives).