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Thee Image's Thee Image/Inside The Triangle - The Audiophile Man
Title: Thee Image/Inside The Triangle Label: Esoteric This intruiging band was formed by Mike Pinera (who had stints in outfits such as Cactus, Blues Image and Iron Butterfly), Duane Hitchings (who used to be a part of Buddy Miles’ band) and, drummer, Donny Vosburgh (who was also with Miles). Formed in 1973, Thee Image (which was also the name of a well known Miami psychedelic rock venue that hosted the likes of the Mothers of Invention, Ten Years After and, well well, Blues Image starring Mike Pinera) was signed to the UK-based Manticore label, in 1974, promptly recording their self-titled LP and, soon after, Inside The Triangle. The latter appeared in 1975 but only found a release in the USA. It’s possible that the restricted distribution was down to Manticore label founders, prog stars Emerson, Lake & Palmer, rapidly losing interest in the venture. Another issue was the official distribution outfit, Motown: not the best outfit to handle a rock band, I’m sure you’ll agree. All of these factors conspired to hamper any progress the band may have expected. It was no real surprise then that the band decided to split in 1976. Pinera would find a refuge playing guitar …