sexta-feira, 17 de julho de 2009

REPOST: Dr. Hooker - The Truth (1972 US Psych)


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Recorded in 1972 in New Haven, Connecticut, this album was originally released as a private pressing through D.R. Hooker’s own On Records label. “Released” is perhaps too strong a term – Hooker had a small batch of the album minted to give away to his friends. Like many rare, oddball records, original copies of this LP have taken on astronomical pricetags in recent years. But unlike some rarities, whose main selling point could be summarized in a Supply Vs. Demand graph, this is actually a lost gem that deserves to be heard.

The album has vaguely religious overtones, but the main theme that runs through it is the wonder of nature, and mankind’s relationship with the earth. It opens with the sound of ocean waves crashing, and also uses thunder claps and squawking seagulls to bring a feeling of the great outdoors to the music. The album is “Dedicated To Mother” and it doesn’t take a fertile imagination to conceive that the mother Hooker was actually dedicating this work to was Mother Earth.

And what a creation it is: ‘Forge Your Own Chains’ is one of the most interesting songs ever written about the perils of drug abuse. ‘Hello’ sounds like a late-era Doors outtake. ‘The Sea’ uses a driving backbeat and plenty of effects to build a swirling, spooky classic. There are many great moments here, and they add up to an album that is totally of its era, yet perfectly timeless.


D.R. Hooker (vocals, guitar),
Vincent de Paul Linus Pasternack (guitar),
George Sheck (bass),
Nick Oliva (keyboards),
Tom Kobela (dobro),
Rick Sanders (syntheziser),
Art Ryerson (electric piano, background vocals),
Haywood Sheck (drums),
Ken Lovelett (percussion, vibes),
Carroll Yanni (lead guitar),
Bert McDevitt (drums),
Bob Reardon (keyboards),
Steve Malkan (bass)

1. The Sea 4:27
2. Fall in Love 2:35
3. A Stranger's Smile 2:21
4. Weather Girl 4:11
5. This Thing 5:18
6. Forge Your Own Chains 4:43
7. I'm Leaving You 4:04
8. The Truth 3:39
9. The Bible 4:47
10. Falling Asleep 5:01
11. Hello 2:41
12. This Moment 5:26
13. Free 3:18
14. Winter 4:29
15. A Tormented Heart 6:01
16. Kamala 5:54

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