The Bonniwell Music Machine - Ignition (1965 - 1969) Flac & mp3
As this has a mixture of rare singles and unreleased tracks from 1965-1969, it's primarily for converted Music Machine
fans, not for those who want just one album by the group or a place to
start investigation. That said, it's a pretty interesting assortment of
odds and ends, a few of which are among the band's best efforts.
Foremost among them is the explosive (and quite innovative for its time)
1966 number "Point of No Return" with its unusual mixture of folk-rock
and pre-acid guitar work, as well as a magnificent anguished, subtly
anti-war vocal by singer and songwriter Sean Bonniwell.
The moody, building-from-a-smolder-to-a-roar "Dark White," a 1969
outtake, was already heard on the out-of-print Rhino best-of LP. It's
also one of Bonniwell's
better creations, as well as one of the best lyrical meditations upon
the ambiguous tension of sexual desire that you're likely to hear.
"Advise and Consent" is a decent obscure flop single, though not one of
the group's greatest.
As for the previously unveiled outings, the 1965
demos by the Ragamuffins (the trio of future Music Machine members Bonniwell, drummer Ron Edgar, and bassist Keith Olsen)
are especially interesting, catching them in their tentative transition
from folk-pop to garage psychedelia. "Citizen Fear," one of the latest
tracks (from 1969), has the careering sonics and intriguing
sociometaphysical (if that's a word) words typical of Bonniwell's
better songs. Much of the rest, though, is simply not up to the caliber
of the band's best stuff. Still, it's a worthy complement to the (Turn On) The Music Machine album and Sundazed's previous collection of lesser-known material, Beyond the Garage.
This is a garage pop band i also like very much and this collection of odds and ends is a fine one imho. Hope you like it , too and i post it in both - mp3 and Flac.
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