terça-feira, 26 de agosto de 2008

Wilkinson Tri-Cycle - Wilkinson Tri-Cycle (1969 US Rock Prog Psych Bluesy)


POWER TRIO DE HARD ROCK PSICODÉLICO (NÃO MUITO HARD) E COM LEVÍSSIMOS TOQUES SOUL E ACERTADAS HARMONIAS VOCAIS!! NAS FAIXAS "LEAVIN TRUNK" E "ANTIQUES LOCOMOTIVES" O ESTILO É ELECTRIC BLUES!! NAS FAIXAS "WHAT OF I" E "POURSCHA POE" O ESTILO É MAIS PSYCH PROG COMERCIAL!! E NAS DEMAIS FAIXAS O ESTILO É BASICAMENTE ACID-INFLUENCED E PSICODELIA PROGRESSIVA DA GEMA!! VENENO DE EXTREMA RARIDADE E ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!

Wilkinson Tri-Cycle combined a more melodic approach with flashes of heavy rock. They had the power behind them but were more prone to take excoursions into psychedelic imagery and softer moments of balladry. Again the touch of Schatz and Schlaks can be heard in the production on this, the band's sole album. Taking their hand at blues classics like "Leaving Trunk", made famous by the great Taj Mahal, they handle them skill but not necessarily ingenuity. The variety of the album works well together, never really rutting into one sound for too long but keeping consistent through the ever-present blues rumble of David Mello's leads. A thoroughly enjoyable listen, though not necessarily a lost classic.

This obscure power trio is thought to have come from Boston, where they supported the Velvet Underground in 1969, the same year their sole LP appeared. An inspired blend of tough electric blues (Leavin' Trunk, Antique Locomotives), commercial songs with distinctive hooks (What Of I?, Pourscha Poe) and more overtly acid-influenced material (David's Rush, Yellow Wall), it's an overlooked psychedelic gem that deserves far wider recognition.

A strange bit of lost psychedelia -- one of the many gems recorded by Columbia during the late 60s and early 70s by artists like this group, who left behind a brief and strong recorded legacy, but never really made it big time. The album's got a spacey feel on most tracks -- with a mix of tripped out guitar, bass, and drums that ring out in kind of a post-Jefferson Airplane vein. Vocals are spooky enough -- and titles include "Yellow Wall", "I Like Your Company", "9-5, 95", "David's Rush", and "What Of I". This obscure power trio is thought to have come from Boston, where they supported the Velvet Underground in 1969, the same year their sole LP appeared. An inspired blend of tough electric blues (Leavin' Trunk , Antique Locomotives), commercial songs with distinctive hooks (What Of I?, Pourscha Poe) and more overtly acid-influenced material (David's Rush, Yellow Wall), it's an overlooked psychedelic gem that deserves far wider recognition.

1. What of I?
2. Leavin' Trunk
3. David's Rush
4. Pourscha Poe
5. Antique Locomotives
6. 9-5, '59
7. I Like Your Company
8. Yellow Wall
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