terça-feira, 28 de outubro de 2008

Swampgas - Swampgas (1972 USA Heavy Southern Rock)


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A superb and little known album, produced by the group members and Artie Kornfeld (Wind In The Willows, Artie Kornfeld Tree...) and engineered by Shelly Yakus at A&R Studios, NYC. A psychic chiropractor, Charlie Tuna, is also credited on the album! Consisting of eight long tracks, all but one are composed by Baird Hersey. A mixture of some fast numbers (Patato Strut, Don't), some melancholic ballads, two complex tracks (Eulogy, Trapped In The City) and a raga with sitar (Egg Shell). Baird Hersey was obviously influenced by Hendrix, but goes further than his influences and the guitars (electric and acoustic) are especially interesting. Kim Ornitz's voice sounds a bit like Henry Tree's vocalist. Baird Hersey released at least two solo albums: Lookin' For That Groove in 1978, consisting of jazz rock (Novus/Arista) and ODO OP8 FX in 1980 (Bent), which was very experimental, with tape loops. Artie Kornfeld had previously played with The Changin' Times.

SWAMPGAS ?Swampgas? CD. First discovered while opening for the Grateful Dead, Long Island quartet Swampgas were taken under the wing of producer Artie Kornfeld (Wind In The Willows, Woodstock co-conspirator) and set about recording an LP. Due to financial difficulties the album was held up a year, and finally given a cursory release in 1972 (Buddah BDS 5102), by which time the disillusioned band has already broken up. Listening to their sole artifact now, one immediately notices the loose, rural southern-esque vibe considering their northern roots, and the inventive guitarwork of main songwriter Baird Hersey, who continues to make music today as leader of the overtone singing ensemble Prana.

This unjustifiably obscure 1971 outing by a rock quartet led by composer and Hendrix-influenced fretman Baird Hersey features eight long Grateful Dead-like, highlighted by the heavily composed numbers "Eulogy" and "Trapped In The City."

The ... Full Descriptionalbum, which first saw the light of day in 1971, was originally released on the Buddah label (BDS 5102). The production credit goes to Artie Kornfeld (he of Wind In The Willows and The Artie Kornfeld Tree), with engineering by Shelly Yakus. Radio Active. 2005.

Song Title

1. Patato Strut
2. Don't
3. Waiting E Trin Blue
4. Trapped in the City
5. Eulogy
6. Frotic Child
7. Pala
8. Egg Shells

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