Adriel (Flock Of God) (New World NW-1004) 1973
Had this one years ago, got rid of it like an idiot, and subsequently had to wait years to right my wrong. With piano at the center of their modest soft rock sound these six Oregon guys sometimes strike a mild resemblance to groups like Love Song, albeit with a much more custom feel. Can be difficult to approach on the surface, but deeper listens reveal some respectful attempts at an artful edge as well as a few nice underground electric angles, including some fuzz on ‘Living Lonely’. Includes a Verne Bullock boogie tune ‘Thunderin’ with twangy guitar. Self-written numbers include ‘Door At The Foot At The Cross’, ‘Raincoat For The Rain’, ‘Cry Me No Rivers’, ‘Adriel’, ‘Glorious Day’, ‘Praise For The Trials’, others. Not a huge thing but pleasant enough that I sure ain’t gonna let it go again. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves Site. Tracks: 01. Door at the Foot of the Cross 02. Raincoat for the Rain 03. Living Lonely 04. Welcome Me Back 05. Cry Me No Rivers 06. Adriel 07. Glorious Day 08. Thunderin' 09. Praise for the Trials 10. Heart of God Home