Dawning Of The Day (Generation LPM/S 500) 1971?
What do you get when you combine the heavy fuzz guitar of Earthen Vessel, the swirling organ of Azitis and the joyous male/female harmonies of The Bridge? You get a humongous garage/psych monster by the name of Our Generation. This Nyack, New York outﬁt’s debut is easily one of the top Jesus psych privates. Opens with the hard-driving rocker ‘11th Hour’, followed by the chilling downer minor-key ‘Near The End’ with heavy droning distorted fuzz, eerie vocals and lyrics dealing with death and despair. ‘Love’ provides some animated ‘60s garage-rockin’ fun with a bratty abrasive fuzz riff that sounds like it came straight out of the Rhino Nuggets boxed set. Lots of dynamic organ throughout, as on the high-energy ‘Look — Out’ (which again hits us with another venomous explosion of fuzz), ‘Jesus In Your Life’ (coupled with nice wah-wah electric guitar) and ‘Can You Make It?’ with its dissonant spoken-word psychedelic intro. Even the quieter melodic tracks like ‘Beyond Yourself’ and ‘I Can See Forever’ deﬁnitely have that sought-after tripped-out edge. The title track closes out the lp with a slow dreamy mysterious psych mood. All original songs and every single one is a winner, with creative vocal arrangements and sincere Jesus-centered lyrics. Faint yellow-on-white cover art with hills, sunﬂower and chain of ﬁgures holding hands, Raise your hands and worship at high volume. Awesome! (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Near The End||4:45|
|1-5||Jesus In Your Life||3:25|
|2-1||Can You Make It||5:25|
|2-3||I Can See Forever||4:10|
|2-4||Dawning Of The Day||5:20|