|Patrick Kennedy (electric guitars, acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, bass guitar, vocals), Brad Garton (piano, electric piano, organ, synthesizer, glockenspiel, vocals) and Geoff Pacheco (drums, percussion, vocals)|
Vindication was a short-lived but accomplished progressive rock band, comprised of three high school students in Columbus. Their lone LP was released in 1974, having been recorded at Gilfoy Sound Studio, and according to the band, only 200 copies were pressed. These are highly sought. The band did play live in and around Columbus a few times.
Musically, Vindication is compared favorably to their influences, which include Yes, Genesis and Emerson Lake and Palmer. The lyrics are in a Christian direction, which adds to the record’s desirability, as both progressive rock and Christian rock collectors seek copies.
A private collector issued an unofficial CD-R release around 2000 which itself is now collectible. The Vindication LP was released on Custom Fidelity, one of several “instant” labels an artist could contract with instead of creating one’s own.
Following high school, keyboardist Brad Garton matriculated to Purdue, where he helped found the early punk band Dow Jones and the Industrials, and later joined the second version of the Last Four Digits, known as Last Four (5) Digits. During this time he took on the stage name Mr. Science.
|Related Artists: Dow Jones and the Industrials, Last Four Digits, Mr. Science|
|Years Active: mid 1970’s|