Pressed Down, Shaken Together & Running Over (Almond Tree 20423) 1975?


Pressed Down Shaken Together & Running Over is Joe Fair, Paul Cuoco and Ralph Graham – three longhaired rocker dudes from The Way International. Their self-titled debut is an excellent independent release of melodic rural folkrock ala Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Songs like ‘Winding Binding, Goodbye Waltz’, ‘Hey, Whatcha Been Doin’, ‘Blessed Day’ and ‘Bright And Morning Star’ all have progressive hippie folkrock appeal, natural layered harmonies with a strong CSN bent, and a good balance of acoustic/electric guitar work alongside piano. Organ also works its way into a few cuts, including ‘The Blind Man’, ‘It’s Outside Of Your Mind’ and the heavy-rocking title track. Sometimes recalls the mellower side of Wilson McKinley. Paul Vergilio contributes electric guitar on ‘Christ Is Coming’ – he’s got a worthwhile lp of his own on the same label. Great cartoon cover of a happy sun shining down on trees. A second pressing exists on the WOW label from 1976 (WOW WPPD 104) with a different back cover. That version contains an additional track ‘Give A Listen’, but also shortens several of the others.  (The Archivist, 4th edition  by Ken Scott).

 

 

Tracks:

01. Winding Binding Goodbye Waltz
02. Hey Watch Been Doin
03. Blessed Day
04. Bright And Morning Star
05. Children Of The Light
06. Pressed Down Shaken Together And Running Over
07. The Blind Man
08. It’s Outside Of Your Mind
09. Christ Is Coming
10. As Sure As The Wind Blows

Also Paul Vergilio plays. Recorded in Ohio

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But here is the link to them: PRESSED DOWN, SHAKEN TOGETHER AND RUNNING OVER
I try to double check the web before posting and found the link to this group.

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