lunedì, luglio 13, 2009

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Quatrain (great psych prog 1969)

Quatrain - Quatrain

Reissue on CD of one and only album by this USA psychrock band originally released on the collectable Tetragrammaton label in 1969"Geez, we really do try to learn about obscure bands, but here's another outfit that's a mystery to us ... So what do we know? One reference work says they were from L.A. We do know that with a line up consisting of drummer Jim Lekas, bassist Buff Lindsay, rhythm guitarist Eric Pease and lead guitarist Don Senneville, Quatrain were one of the first acts to get themselves signed by Bill Cosby's Tetragrammaton label.
Released in 1969, the cleverly-titled "Quatrain" teamed the band with David Briggs in the production/engineering role. With Lekas credited with the majority of the dozen songs (Lindsay and Senneville both contributing one effort), the collection offered up a decent mix of conventional hard rock ("Fragments" and "Early Morning Company") and modest psych-influenced numbers ("Unconquered Islands" and "Flowing Robes"). In spite of the fact the band lacked a truly distinctive lead singer (all five members sharing vocal duties), the shortcoming was somewhat compensated for via lots of tasty guitar (check out the meltdown rocker "Black Lily" and the introduction to "Canyon Woman" ... wonder why they faded the song out once the vocal track kicked in?). Interestingly, the standout tracks included the one outright psych number ("The Tree") and the LP's most atypical offering. "Fields of Love" would have made a dandy top-40 single. (The album was originally released with a gatefold cover.)


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70's Fusion ha detto...

Hi, I have a request: Touch - "Touch" (1969 USA Psych Prog)

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