Indeed, the band itself is surprisingly together, tempering mildly eccentric diversions into psychedelia and country music with a solid foundation in 1960s rock and roll. If there’s one band to which Taos owes its biggest debt, I’d say it would have to be The Beatles. Kit Bedford’s warm, melodic bass work channels Paul McCartney all the way, while the group’s vocal harmonies show a tendency to lean more towards the ragged schoolboy charm of the Four than the choirboy constructions of American groups such as the Byrds, or the Mamas and Papas. This influence is not to say that Taos lacks an identity of its own, however. On the contrary, they manage to take this influence in surprising directions, whether it’s the lonesome cosmic cowboy pastiche “After So Long” or the phased psychedelic boogie of “Twenty Thousand Miles In the Air Again”.
Maybe i'm wrong but in my ears the band already took the way where pop music would go in the future early seventies with this '69 album. You hear here in the beginning a lot of things what makes the Eagles later in the seventies to the best selling pop rock band in the States and big parts of the western world. With this album the band says Hello to the seventies. Absolutely underrated album of it's kind. ( i hope you understand my not so well english speaking)
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