Pavlov’s Dog

Valvulado: PAVLOV'S DOG - Crossover Prog • United StatesPavlov’s Dog is a 1970s progressive rock/AOR band formed in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1972. The name is a reference to the animal(s) used by Ivan Pavlov in his experimentation into classical conditioning. Pavlov’s Dog was composed originally of vocalist David Surkamp, guitarist Steve Levin, keyboardists David Hamilton and Doug Rayburn, bassist Rick Stockton, drummer Mike Safron, and violinist Siegfried Carver (born Richard Nadler). Levin left the band during their inaugural year and was replaced by Steve Scorfina (formerly of REO Speedwagon). Carver departed the band following the release of the band’s debut album Pampered MenialPampered Menial was briefly released in 1975 on ABC Records but then quickly re-issued by Columbia Records. The result was that two versions appeared in stores at roughly the same time. The album was produced by Sandy Pearlman and Murray Krugman, who had found success earlier in the decade producing Blue Öyster Cult. See for more.


Gold Nuggets


Late November

Lost In America

She Came Shining

Song Dance


Pampered Menial 1976 Full Album

At the Sound of the Bell 1976 Full Album

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