This four-piece band from Hamilton, Ontario, was formed in 1973 by Edgar Breau on lead guitar and vocals, Kevin Christoff on bass, Neil DeMerchant on drums, and Ping Romany on electronics. Though Simply Saucer had the guts to bring together tremendous influences from rock's past, including the Velvet Underground, early Pink Floyd, and the Stooges, the band was hardly noticed outside of its local area. After numerous lineup changes and shifts in sound, Simply Saucer disbanded by the end of the '70s, leaving only partial live recordings and a few studio tracks produced by Bob and Daniel Lanois in their basement. The Lanois brothers would become super-producers, but the only lasting product of that time was a reissue on Fistpuppet/Cargo, which includes the original Lanois recordings and some live tracks recorded on top of a shopping mall in downtown Hamilton.
Nearly three decades went by, and then in 2007, after regrouping for a reunion gig at the Casbah in their hometown, they returned to the studio to record Half Human, Half Live for their new label, Sonic Unyon. ~ Matt Carlson, Rovi