Sunday, 14 May 2017
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Volume One 1965-67 (Sundazed 1997) Flac & mp3
It's more the sheer unpredictable range of the material. One minute they're attacking "Louie, Louie" and the classic jazz instrumental "Work Song" with all the finesse of teenagers in their bedroom; the next they're doing pretty psych-pop tunes with a bizarre edge, like "I Won't Hurt You"; then there are the Dylan covers, which are approached as if they are Yardbirds' tunes, with splashes of feedback and hard rock/R&B arrangements. And then there's an original baroque pop number worthy of the Left Banke or late-period Zombies ("She Surely Must Know"), a sharp, witty, country-tinged rocker ("Sassafras"), and covers of the Left Banke's "She May Call You Up Tonight," and the mawkish "Funny How Love Can Be."
No stylistic consistency whatsoever, in other words, but plenty of wacky energy, and occasional actual inspiration. Which makes this hard to recommend to anyone other than psychedelic junkies. But if you fit under that umbrella, it's not bad at all, though wildly erratic.(allmusic.com)
Psychedelic pop cult band from the sixties .
Flac link1 & Flac link2