Randy Wolfe, better known as Randy California, was a founding member of
psychedelic 60s rockers Spirit. As a teenager he played guitar in Jimi Hendrix’s band, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. Hendrix himself gave Randy the stage name to differentiate him from band mate Randy Palmer. 15-year-old California left the Blue Flames when they embarked on a European tour and his parents refused to let him go. Released in 1972, Kapt. Kopter and the (Fabulous) Twirly Birds is California’s first
solo record. Heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, this album is dense and way ahead of its time.