Through A Glass Darkly (Lifesong LSR001) 1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superb Kentucky custom from the trio of Richard Broaddus, Ron Houtz and Mike Price. Sincere home-made rural feel with some west-coast hippie vibes, including simple acoustic songs with harmonica (‘We Love You’), lyrical piano/guitar melodies (‘Life Is More’, ‘Not In New York City’), twangy acoustic country (‘Light On A Hill’) and jangly electric folk-rock (‘So Glad Ya Made It’). Some great plugged-in rural rock moves on ‘I’d Have To Be Crazy, Parts 1 & 4’ and ‘Changes’, peaking with the 9:20 multi-faceted ‘Ajax Revisited’ in three movements. Good hard rock fuzz action on ‘High Times, Low Times’, psychy phasing on the edgy ‘Jesus Is Love’. Subtle female backing vocals from time to time. The guys called themselves Latter Rain from 1972 to 1977, then changed their name because of the other Kentucky Latter Rain group. Attractive cover photo shows the trio peering through the windows of an old house. See also The Festival Album. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Life Is More2:59
1-2Light On A Hill2:51
1-3Jesus Is Love2:50
1-4We Love You5:42
1-5Not In New York City2:55
1-6High Time Low Times2:42
1-7I'd Have To Be Crazy1:59
2-1Changes4:43
2-2Before My Lord2:24
2-3Ajax Revisited9:20
2-4So Glad Ya Made It2:25

 

 

 

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