Hailing from Sheffield, England, the Orgone Box is basically a one-man band, led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rick Corcoran, who was previously a member of an outfit called Orange (who scored a moderate sized UK hit in 1994, with the track ‘Judy Over the Rainbow’). When the band dissolved shortly thereafter, Corcoran began writing songs on his own, via a portable eight-track recorder (while supplying the vocals and guitar himself, a drum machine kept the beat). Taking the name Orgone Box (adopted from a device invented by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich), an obscure self-titled CD followed before the UK’s Minus Zero Records label signed Corcoran to a recording contract. Two critically acclaimed yet commercially ignored releases soon followed, 2001’s Orgone Box and 2002’s compilation Things That Happened Then. The music press heaped praise upon Corcoran, comparing his succinct psychedelic pop songs to the work of renowned artists such as the Byrds, early Pink Floyd and the Beatles.
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