Monday, April 28, 2008

Rainbow - After The Storm (1968)


Το άλμπουμ (το cd δηλαδή) των Rainbow είναι μουσικά λίγο από όλα, αλλά με ένα πραγματικά πανέμορφο εξώφυλλο. Θα ακούσουμε από ψυχεδέλια, sunshine pop, acid rock, bluesy psych αλλά και μπαλάντες. Ξεχωρίζω την κομματάρα Milk & Honey Lovin' όπου τα φωνητικά με παραπέμπουν σε Fever Tree και American Blues.

Personnel:
DARRELL DEVLIN drms A
BOB GAY bs A
W DAVID MOHR keyb'ds A
HARRY VAVELA ld gtr A

ALBUM: 1(A) AFTER THE STORM (GNP Crescendo GNPS 2049) 1968
NB: (1) has been reissued on CD (Lyrical Sound Device CW 5003).


A short-lived Los Angeles-based project. Their album has a great cover. The contents incorporate several different styles. All the music is written by W. David Mohr and much of it is heavy with lots of fuzz guitar reminiscent of Iron Butterfly. It ranges from heavy soul (I Just Want To Make Love To You); hippie pop (Leaf Clover); a sorta West Coast sound which seems in places distinctly similar to Fever Tree's San Francisco Girls (well spotted, Max!); pretentious pop with lots of keyboards (Midnight Candle); gimmickry with lots of sound effects (Does Your Head Need Straightening?) to the very plesant After The Storm, which has some delighfful soothing piano.
(Fuzz, Acid & Flowers)

Tracks:

1. Debby's Party
2. Ballad of Captain Bob and the Good Ship Venus
3. Love Allusions
4. Milk & Honey Lovin'
5. I Just Want to Make Love to You
6. 4 Leaf Clover
7. Prelude to the "Music Makers Concerto"
8. Does Your Head Need Straightening
9. Midnight Candle
10. Mary Lou
11. Everything's Cool
12. After the Storm

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

many thanks, bobby s.

xmac said...

Great album, does sound a bit like butterfly in places, thanks for sharing

Mac

ZARGOS1 said...

Ευχαριστώ για το δυνατό αυτό συγκρότημα ! Καλή χρονιά φίλε !