Commonplace Forms (Edition One ELMS 1007) 1973 Australia *
Their most excellent debut lp. Some fresh 12-string acoustic sounds, a little Rising Hope-ish on ‘Friday’, playful with harmonica backing on ‘Jesus Is My Lord’ and ‘Where Do We Go From Here’. ‘If I Didn’t Have You’ gets an ASFB-styled electric blues groove, complete with kazoo chorus. Organ brings a mysterious folk/psych edge to moody tracks like ‘The Fratricides’, ‘He Is Risen’ and ‘Life To Give’ (the latter trips out with some good electric guitar). Nice flute touches on ‘Your Loving Still Goes On’. Also covers of Kurt Kaiser’s ‘Pass It On’ and Sebastian Temple’s ‘Prayer Of St. Francis’. Ends on a powerful psychy note with ‘March On’, featuring heavily phased guitar, a wild organ climax and the repeated chorus of “let God’s love explode into the world”. Front cover is a child’s crayon drawing. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Jesus Is My Lord||3:27|
|1-3||Where Do We Go From Here||3:22|
|1-5||He Is Risen||3:33|
|1-6||Pass It On||2:15|
|2-1||If I Didn’t Have You||3:15|
|2-2||Your Loving Still Goes On||2:56|
|2-3||Life To Give||3:05|
|2-4||Prayer Of St. Francis||1:43|