Inside Looking Out (Indigo IRS 5510) 1974 Ireland *
Despite being burdened by a lot of trombone activity and occasional cheap home-made string arrangements, this folk-rock group of ﬁve often concocts an admirable underground electric sound. Enough anyway that this Irish obscurity sometimes gets pushed up into the $400 range. Once you get used to that trombone, tracks like the wah—wah/fuzz instrumental ‘Wilderness’ begin to ﬁnd their appeal, Mostly female lead vocals, particularly moving on the dreamy hem-free minor-key ballad ‘Backslider’. Blues moves here and there with noteworthy guitar solos. A couple whimsical pop numbers with an almost Dixieland feel. Big fuzz and drums on the garagy ‘What Shall It Proﬁt A Man’, also thankfully free of the horns. Overall a mixed blessing with both awkward and brilliant moments. Wait for the bargain copy to turn up. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Not A Day Goes By|
|1-3||I'm In Love|
|1-4||Inside Looking Out|
|2-1||Near To The Heart Of God|
|2-2||I've Got God|
|2-3||Jesus Don't Let Me Leave You|
|2-4||What Shall It Profit A Man|
|2-5||If You Only Knew|
|2-6||Wash Me O Lamb Of God|