Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band feat Steve Hoffman - Flowers Never Cry 1967- '68 (Flac)

A third-tier late-'60s L.A. psychedelic outfit, the Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band were not as weird as their name indicated. They were, more to the point, as trendy as their name led one to believe, recording common-denominator psychedelic pop for the GNP label that emulated much of the form, but delivered little in the way of lasting content.
Steve Hoffman wrote all of the group's material, which largely consisted of passable emulations of the Association, the Seeds, and much of the L.A. psychedelic pop that fell between these extremes. Their sound is so anonymous, in fact, that one suspects they were only playing psychedelic music because it was fashionable -- if it were 12 years later, they may have opted to wear skinny ties and sound like the Knack instead.
Perhaps that's too harsh an assessment, but there's not much to put your back against on their albums, despite their status as collector's items.(Richie Unterberger allmusic.com)

My opinion about this record/band is completely different from Richie's lol. This is fine psychedelic pop with good arrangements and a lot of good songs.If you like psychedelic pop around '67-'68 give it a try. Enjoy
                     Frank  Flac

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Frank. I agree with you regarding Richie Unterberger's assessment of the band. My opinion on him is not a good one. This is pure psychedelic pop for those who can listen and feel. No need to reference any other band.

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    1. Hello Mushroom Cap, in my opinion Mr Unterberger is only in it for the money. I can't take his reviews or anything what he say about music serious.
      Thanks very much for your comment,
      Frank

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