Angel Food (Sonrise Mercantile SMC 11) 1978

 

Some fine moments on this four-man outfit’s rural rock record. The dreadful country twang of the opening ‘Hear The Light’ scores high, as does the cowpoke ‘Amen Again’ with its plunking banjo and quirky wah-wah guitar. Songs like the excellent ‘Suffering Servant’ and the hard rock attempt ‘No Sir’ draw comparisons to the open-aired progressive country rock of UK’s Canaan, complete with potent fuzz acid guitar leads. The closing ‘The Watchman’ also slips in a smidgeon of fuzz. The residual tunes can sometimes be a bit lacklustre, descending into the ridiculous for the novelty ‘Wiener Song’ (“I want to be a child of God, not a hotdog”). Pedal steel here and there adds to the rural element. Female backing vocalists include Diane Tong, who also supplies the banjo. Cool homemade-looking cover art of an angel reading a Bible.     (The Archivist, 4th edition  by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Hear The Light2:56
1-2Wiener Song2:56
1-3No Sir4:36
1-4Amen Again2:48
1-5Suffering Servant3:33
2-1People Had A Mind2:34
2-2Apropos2:51
2-3Psalm 1212:48
2-4The Watchman3:57

 

 

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