quarta-feira, 3 de agosto de 2011

The McCoys - Psychedelic Years (1968-69 US Psych Prog Rock Blues Jazz)


DEPOIS DE FAZER SUCESO COM O HINO ADOLESCENTE "HANG ON SLOOPY" A BANDA AMADURECEU E ENTROU NA PSICODELIA PROGRESSIVA COM PITADAS DE BLUES E JAZZ!! ESSE DISCO TEM PRATICAMENTE OS DISCOS "INFINITE McCOYS" E "HUMAN BALL"!! O GUITARRISTA "RICH ZEHRINGFER" DEPOIS TROCA DE NOME E COMEÇA A SE CHAMAR E SER CONHECIDO COMO "RICK DERRINGER", AQUELE MESMO QUE TOCOU COM JOHNNY WINTER E QUE É AUTOR DA CLÁSSICA MUSICA "ROCK N ROLL HOOCHIE KOO"!! NO DISCO HÁ ÓTIMOS MOMENTOS JAZZY E BLUES, SAX BEM LEGAL, BONS ARRANJOS E VOCAIS, MAS NUMA PEQUENA PARTE É IRREGULAR!! NEM SEMPRE MANTÉM A QUALIDADE, APESAR DE EM GRANDE PARTE SER ÓTIMO E NUNCA DESCAMBAR PARA A VALA COMUM!! UM BOM VENENO QUE DESNUDA A FACE PSICODÉLICA DESSA BANDA QUE FICOU CONHECIDA APENAS PELOS SEUS RYTHM BLUES POP E ADOLESCENTES NOS ANOS 60!!

Some rock & roll acts slid easily into the psychedelic era, and did well with it -- the Beatles, the Pretty Things, the Who, the Rolling Stones (overlooking Satanic Majesties'), even the Rascals (sort of). Unfortunately, the McCoys weren't one of them -- the band that turned "Hang on Sloopy" into a teen anthem just wasn't that good mixing psychedelic rock, blues, country, and jazz, with brass and saxes in their instrumental mix. This CD combines all but two songs off of the 1968 vintage Infinite McCoys and Human Ball albums. There is some good playing by Rick Zehringer (aka Derringer) and keyboard man Robert Peterson, and some interesting jazzy moments too ("Resurrection"), where it is just them, but you've got to be patient to get to them and listen to some really pretentious crap in the meantime, not to mention ignore the trumpets, trombones, and saxes (arranged by Fred Lipsius) that get you there. There is a near-absence of decent tunes ("Open Your Eyes" is an exception), or memorable hooks, and the best piece of blues here ("Stormy Monday Blues") isn't worth the wait to get to. For completists only.

Rick Zehringer (guitar, celesta, organ, timpani)
Fred Lipsius (alto saxophone)
Randy Brecker (trumpet)
Jerry Weiss, Dick Halligan (trombone)
Robert Peterson (piano, harpsichord, organ, vibraphone, marimba, tambourine)
Randy Zehringer (celesta, drums, tabla, tambourine)
Randy Jo Hobbs (bells).

01. Faces
02. Jesse Brady
03. Resurrection
04. Rosa Rodriguez
05. Genesis Through A Window
06. Song For Janie
07. He Likes It
08. Open Your Eyes
09. Eldorado
10. Union City Waltz
11. Human Ball Blues
12. Only Human
13. Epilouge
14. All Over You
15. Daybreak
16. It Really Doesn't Matter
http://youtu.be/FwlPDRxDSFY
17. Love Don't Stop
18. Clergy Blues
19. Stormy Monday

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