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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Various Artists - White Lace And Strange (1968-72 us, heavy psych and power fuzz)



By the end of the sixties psychedelia was pretty much a spent force. Bands were looking for something simpler and more earthy. Crosby, Stills & Nash had gone all acoustic and harmonious, The Band had achieved a return to classic Americana, and James Taylor was showing the world you could be laid back and hip at the same time. However, not everyone wanted to ditch their fuzzboxes.

Inspired by such outfits as Cream, Blue Cheer, Hendrix and the nascent Led Zeppelin, these American bands were moving out of psych into something less cosmic and far heavier. This mix of blooze rock and heavy riffing is loud and nasty but it pre-dates metal. It's pretty tripped out, but it's not really psychedelia. It's the sound of guitar, bass and drums (and the occasional Hammond organ) just as it was meant to be, cranked up and in your face. No frills, just power chords and stomping riffs. Stamp on that Big Muff and solo till your brain drops out.


Tracks - Artists
1. Persecution - Third Power - 3:26
2. White Lace & Strange - Thunder and Roses - 3:12
3. Dimples - Hook - 2:50
4. It Could`t Be Me - Power of Zeus - 3:49
5. John Doe - Banchee - 4:30
6. Steel Dog Man - Brother Fox & The Tar Baby - 3:44
7. Hideaway of Your Love - Lemonade Charade - 2:22
8. Angeline - Genesis - 2:50
9. Loveless Lives - Blue Mountain Eagle - 3:31
10.Someone Else`s Games - Mount Rushmore - 4:33
11.Get in the Wind - Mount Rushmore - 2:56
12.Bide My Time - Fields - 3:16
13.Spaceship Earth - Road - 3:29
14.Knocked Out - Eden`s Children - 3:12
15.I Think You`d Cry - T.I.M.E. - 4:19
16.Darkness - The Underbeats - 2:57
17.I`m a Man - Yellow Payges - 5:02
18.Time Has Come, Gonna Die - Lincoln Street Exit - 4:08
19.My Babe - The Uniques - 2:27
20.The Seventh Is Death - The Fort Mudge Memorial Dump - 5:28

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