Saturday, March 10, 2007

Strawberry Path - When the Raven Has Come to Earth (1971)

What we have now is an album that has been called and i quote "Japanese psychedelic folk". Well let us clear that up right away because this stuff is definitely not remotely close to any kind of folk music. This stuff is flat out Japanese hard psych. This reminds me more of listening to say Sir Lord Baltimore, or for those who don't know who that is, they have many guitar parts that will remind you of Hendrix and Paige. Regardless, there is a little of something for everyone in this album, whether you are a psych-head, garage rocker, or just a music nut, there is something in this album for everyone. This album starts out 1oo miles per hour and jumps speeds the entire time but still keeps that psych identity and feeling throughout. You really don't realize how many different genres this album can actually cover until you sit down and listen to it through. The guitar work in this album is just enticing, the drumming is very fast and tight, and not to mention the organ is really relied on not just stuck in the background like most albums. Overall this is just a really good album and it is definitely worth checking out.

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1 comment:

Chelsea said...

Bobby-
Great site and excellent choices. Give us more guitar.