Speaks Out On Rock Music (Belar LP 1040) 1973?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BobLarsonSpeaks1969F01

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same title, but a different live appearance from the above record. This is an earlier performance, probably recorded sometime in 1969 as there’s a reference to The Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ recently being at number one. The message and a lot of the references are more or less the same, including the lesson on what rock is, syncopation and all that. The deaths of Jimi and Janice hadn’t occurred yet, and some of the later groups like Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath aren’t mentioned, but there are still plenty of targets with The Doors, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, MC5 and others. And yes, he brought his guitar again! He goes through some cool smf and early rock-n-roll moves, but the highlight is his lengthy demonstration of acid rock where he absolutely shreds. It’s the kind of fiber-riff you hear on those psych monsters that command four-digit sums (note the snippets of ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ and ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ that are worked in). Incidentally, this particular jam clocks in at 3:10, which is significantly longer that the 1:50 corresponding workout on the other 1p. Sounds like he’s even got a drummer in there, or at least maybe some kind of drum machine. Recorded live at a public school assembly. The album (or at least this particular pressing) was apparently released a few years after the actual recording, since the back cover states that the songs and rock groups referenced are “considerably dated”. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

I have not acquired this album yet.

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Side 1
2-1Side 2

 

 

 

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