Flashback Through History (Profile GMOR 146) 1977 UK *
Usually when I see a group advertised as a “garage band” I anticipate a real low-budget muffled sound, like it was recorded deep in the bowels of some submarine or something. While this British trio’s obscure (only 500 made) lp probably didn’t have a big budget, and while they’re clearly amateurs, I’m pleased to say that there are no production snafus here. Yes, this is garage rock, folks! – with trashy raw guitars shining in the forefront. Not a keyboard lick on here. Some late-’60s psychedelic effects make it sound about 8 years earlier. Some long progressive songs – not the kind of thing that goes through your head all day. Some straight-ahead grungy rock and roll. They stumble to stay in sync occasionally, but given the crudeness of the project that just makes it all the more fun! Royally British sounding, too. Intriguing song titles like ‘Victim Of Today’, ‘The Name Behind The Face’, ‘Epitaph To Icarus’, ‘Warning Lights’, ‘Stormy Night’ and ‘T. H. Take 3’. “It may have happened far away in a distant land so many years ago; but in three short days the world was shaken, and the curtain of our history torn in two.” Three long-hairs for Jesus whose opus is well worth seeking out. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.
Thank you Donald for the temporary rear cover photo, until we can find a better one.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Victims Of Today|
|1-2||A Child Is Born Pt. 1|
|1-3||A Child Is Born Pt. 2|
|1-4||The Name Behind The Face|
|1-5||Epitaph To Icarus|
|2-2||More Than A Word|
|2-4||Free To Live|
|2-5||The Take 3|