Victory Garden LP

The band "Valley of Kings" was formed in 1982 in New Haven, Connecticut with Ron Sutfin on bass and backing vocals, Kerry Miller on drums and backing vocals, and Gabriel Cohen on guitar and lead vocals. They released their 7" vinyl "Happy Hour" b/w "What I wouldn't give" in 1983 and got a 4 star review in Sounds Magazine of England. The album released in 1985 quickly rose to #8 in the country on the national college radio charts like CMJ, Rockpool, and Boston Rock and was a "Jackpot" pick in CMJ due to the excellent promotion provided by Nick Cucci, Scott Gordon, and Ira Robbins of Thirsty Ear Records of NYC. The band went on 2 national tours of the south and the mid-west playing such well know clubs as The 40 Watt Club in Athens GA, The Underground Railroad in Morgantown West Virginia and The Electric Bannana in Pittsburg PA. Below is the cover of the 7" Happy Hour.

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"Happy Hour" (Free Happy Hour MP3 download 1.45 MB)

Below is a photo of the band after their gig outside the 40 Watt Club in Athens with labelmates and buddies from New Haven, Miracle Legion.

This song is from the single 45 Happy Hour b/w What I Wouldn't Give. The 12" vinyl album and the 7" single are still available by emailing me on the link below.

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Valley of Kings video below from the Red Spot Christmas TV Special with the song "Happy Hour"

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