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
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