Gospel (ARP 9011)  1974

 

 

Once you look past the two barbershop songs, the novelty number, and the MOR/pop ballad on this ultra low-tech custom you’ll actually find a handful of respectable tracks.  Like the acoustic rock of ‘Let This Cup’ and the mellotron-backed ‘One Day’.  Or the folky harmonica-accompanied ‘Looking For Seagulls’ and the dreamy ‘To Him’ (with flute and vibraharp).  Relaxed atmosphere, nothing hard and heavy.  Simple presentation, mellow harmonies.  Four guys from Kentucky.  Someone needs to learn how to spell (“synthesiser”, “mellatron”, “kazoo”) and the photography is quite poor.  One of those barbershop songs has a semi-memorable line: “oh He’s the icing on the cake, He’s better than Shake N Bake”.    (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Icing On The Cake
1-2Bullfrog Jim
1-3Natural Love
1-4One Day
1-5Love Chapter
2-1Write A Little Letter
2-2Travelling
2-3I'm Looking For Seagulls
2-4Let This Cup
2-5To Him

 

 

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