Jesus Is The Bridge (Good GTE-5008) 1972

 

 

Radically cool male/female private press of rugged electric folkrock, basement rock and stirring psych-edged ballads. These four guys and three girls typically build their homemade underground sound around a couple electric guitars, plus organ, bass and drums. ‘Questions’ opens the album with a soft dreamy electric vibe, followed by ‘Blue’s’, a slow lazy blues-rock piece with snaky lead guitar and primitive electric piano. ‘Look Right Up’ is next, a terrific garage-band rocker that begins with raw jamming electric guitars, then slows for a melodic mid-section before exploding into action again. ‘Show Me What’s Real’ is a fine summery plugged-in soft rock tune, while the female-led ‘I’m On My Way’ sports a nice spirited electric folk-rock jangle. ‘One Way’ gently opens side two with lost psychy meltings of organ and electric guitar, followed by the spunky ‘Call Yourself A Christian’ with its ‘96 Tears’-ish organ. Next up are covers of Larry Norman’s ‘I Wish We’d All Been Ready’ and ‘Once You Understand’, the latter heavily embellished with angry generation-gap quarreling. ‘Bridging The Gap’ closes the album on a soft moody melancholy note. Exceptional! From Joplin, Missouri. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

Special thank you to Ozark Ken.

Tracks:

1. questions
2. blue’s
3. look right up
4. show me what’s real
5. i’m on my way
6. one way
7. call yourself a Christian
8. once you understand
9. i wish we’d all been ready
10. bridging the gap

 

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