Friday, 24 March 2017

Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino 1969 (2006 Sundazed) Flac

Chart success for the title song led to a hurried release for this band's second album, although perhaps the most famous song, "She's About a Mover, originated a few years prior with another version. Listeners will probably be more familiar with the version heard here, the one with the freaky feedback guitar solo and fake fadeout that oldies disc jockeys like to yabber over. This and "Mendocino" are only two of the many nearly perfect tracks on this record, some of which give off the illusion (perhaps an accurate one) that they were simply tossed off without a whole lot of preperation. "Texas Me" is genius on triple levels: there is the poetry of the lyrics, the soulful delivery from the singer, and finally the haunting recording fat with echoey, multitracked vocal and fiddle. When the listener reaches the end, "Baby It Just Don't Matter" it is as if one has strolled through an old neighborhood searching for a lost sound in the air, only to find a good, friendly rock band is jamming in a garage right down the block. The players are the classic Sir Douglas Quintet line-up including Augie Meyer.

This is not really pop in a conventionally way. I think this was a  deep american popcountrygarager'n'r album in its time back then with a little (musical) anarchy and a friendly twinkle in its eye. Puuh, hope you understand what i try to wrote down here,lol. Hope you will have fun with the album.Sahm, Meyer and the other boys were in good shape here. Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day is just great but one and a half minute to short. Five of six stars for the album. Wonderful.
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