quinta-feira, 15 de maio de 2008

DAY OF PHOENIX - Wide Open N-Way (1970 Denmark West Coast Psych)


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The group was founded in 1968 by Cy Nicklin (later in Culpeper's Orchard) with Karsten Lyng Nielsen, Jess Staehr Nielsen, Ole Prehn and Henrik Friis Nielsen. They released the first single (1969) and participated in different events but in 1969 Cy Nicklin left the group and was replaced by Hans Lauridsen (and Stæhr by Erik Stedt Rasmussen).In 1970 the band released the LP Wide Open N-Way.

The music is psychedelic rock with clear feeling flowing from American bands. The lyrics are all sung in English. I met very different opinions about this album but it is definitely interesting and original work. Its producer (and of the following one) was Tony Reeves, ex-Colosseum bassist. Wide Open N-Way was warmly received and got some interest worldwide.

Two years later the group reformed (besides Karsten Lyng and Ole Prehn there were three BRI members: Ole Fick, Jess Stæhr, Bo Thrige Andersen) and recorded the second album. Unfortunately, it presents mediocre rock compositions far behind its predecessor.
 

1 Wide Open N-Way 11:33
2 Cellophane #1
3 Cellophane #2 13:44
4 If You Ask Me 4:49
5 Mind Funeral 12:29
6 Tick-tack 1:10

Cy Nicklin (guitar, vocals)
Karsten Lyng Nielsen (guitar)
Jess Stæhr Nielsen (bass)
Ole Prehn (guitar, acoustic guitar)
Henrik Friis Nielsen (drums, percussion)

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