The Pebbles (Pilgrim KLP 21) 1968
Another winning entry from the British beat scene. Two songs in particular are high points for the genre, totally defying the coat-and-tie Leave It To Beaver looks of these four young men. ‘He Knows The Way’ has that classic ‘60s garage/psych ambience that characterizes selections on Rhino’s Nuggets series. And it has a cool gnarly guitar effect (pardon my ignorance on such matters – it’s similar to that thing the Stones use on ‘Mothers Little Helper’). Likewise, ‘My Master And My God’ with its sharp punchy beat, garage band assault, and irresistible melody may well be the definitive moment for the whole movement. The rest of the lp? Well, George Beverly Shea’s ‘The Wonder Of It All’ just doesn’t seem to fit in, but what’s left (swinging London pop and Elvis-type ‘It’s Now Or Never’ sounds) is done competently enough. What a shame albums like these aren’t better known. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||He Knows The Way||4:05|
|1-3||The Wonder Of It All||2:29|
|1-4||Where Do I Go From Here||2:30|
|1-5||Day By Day||4:40|
|1-6||Can It Be True||3:24|
|2-1||The Glory Road To Heaven||2:49|
|2-2||Lord Of The Cross||2:23|
|2-3||My Master And My Lord||4:48|