Praise And Prayer (Generation OG1072) 1972?
Holy cow, they did it again! The gang delivers another ﬁrst-rate psych juggernaut here, with some of their loudest moments on record. ‘Hello Friends’ begins the album with drums and a pulsating bass line, soon joined by ﬁerce fuzz, psychy organ and odd spacey choral harmonies. Likewise ‘Praise’ bursts forth with a vicious guitar riff worthy of Jefferson Airplane or Big Brother & the Holding Company. More high powered fuzz on ‘Jesus Paid It All’. Quieter moods are expressed on organ-backed ballads ‘Only A Man’ and ‘Have You Tried This One Called Jesus’, as well as covers of Paul Stookey’s ‘Hymn’ and The Youngbloods’ ‘Get Together’_ The latter has a female lead vocal for a change, as does side two’s opener ‘Sacriﬁce’. Also includes Blind Faith’s ‘Presence Of The Lord’ where they super-size the guitar break into extended total fuzz mayhem. Closes with an acoustic ballad entitled ‘A Prayer’. A vinyl re-issue appeared on the scene in 2006. Both of these records are intensely rare small-press items. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||Only A Man|
|1-4||Jesus Paid It All|
|2-3||Have You Tried This One Called Jesus|
|2-4||In The Presence Of The Lord|