Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Sacred Mushroom - The Sacred Mushroom (1969)

Άλμπουμ που να προσεγγίζει το μπλουζ από ψυχεδελική σκοπιά, σχεδόν σε όλη του την διάρκεια μάλλον δεν είχα ανεβάσει ξανά. Το περιεχόμενο περιλαμβάνει 6 κομμάτια της μπάντας και δύο διασκευές. Μία διασκευή των kinks στο I'm Not Like Everybody Else (που είναι και η μόνη διαφοροποίηση στην προσέγγιση του μπλουζ που γίνεται στο δίσκο) και μία του Otis Rush στο Mean Old World.

Πήραν λοιπόν σειρά τα μέλη της κοινότητας Mushroom People από το Cincinnati του Ohio (την όλη οικογένεια βλέπεται στη φωτό). Το εξώφυλλο που θεωρείτε ως έξοχο δείγμα τέχνης «υπόσχετε» τεχνητούς παραδεισους και κοσμικά οράματα.

Lp:1(B)THE SACRED MUSHROOM (Parallax P-4001) 1969
NB: (1) counterfeited on vinyl in 1984 and on CD (Eva 852125) 1993.

45's:1(A) Break Away Girl/Yellow Fellow (Minaret MIN-131) 196?

This band operated for several years in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Their 45, which sounds circa 1967, is melodic pop-rock. Both sides were composed by group leader Larry Goshorn. Their album, which comes housed in a stunning "mushroom" art cover, finds the band playing a heavy blues style which proves an efficient vehicle for Goshorn's distorted guitar leads. The music is all original except for a cover of Ray Davies' I'm Not Like Everybody Else. Often advertised as psychedelic rock, which it simply isn't. Larry Goshorn later played with The Pure Prairie League, and briefly with Kingfish

Larry Goshorn, Ld Gtr, Vcls AB
Fred Fogwell Gtr B
Danny Goshorn Vcls B
Doug Hamilton Drms B
Joe Stewart Bs B
(Rusty York Hrmnca B)

01 - I Don't Like You
02 - You Won't Be Sorry
03 - Catatonic Lover
04 - All Good Things Must Have An End
05 - I'm Not Like Everybody Else
06 - I Take Care
07 - Mean Old World
08 - Lifeline


BBA Zizou France said...

With KAK, this album is one of my favorite. So guys, don't miss it
BBA Zizou France

andre said...

Yes i like this Album too.Thanks.A Question,have you maybe Houston -same 1970 US?
Greatings+again Great Work here!

psych-Spaniolos said...

Sorry andre i don't have it

TheRedHippieTeenager said...

hey Psych Spaniolos, i am currently writing a post about this Album for my Blog, and i once again found it on your Blog for which i am very glad.
I just wanted to add that "Mean Old World" is actually a Blues Standard, not an original. Thanks for the information :)