BANDA BRITÂNICA QUE PRODUZIU APENAS UM FRASCO DE VENENO, PORÉM DE EFEITO GARANTIDO!! A BANDA DUROU APENAS SEIS MESES E DEPOIS DESSE ALBUM MUDA O NOME PARA "SPOOKY TOOTH", TORNANDO-SE UM POUCO MAIS CONHECIDA!! TEM ALGUNS QUE CONSIDERAM ESSE DISCO O PRIMEIRO DA SPOOKY TOOTH, MAS EU NÃO CONCORDO COM ISSO, VISTO QUE, APESAR DE SEREM OS MESMOS COMPONENTES, A SONORIDADE MUDA MUITO!! ENQUANTO "ART" PASSEIA PELO PSICODELISMO COM PITADAS HEAVY, GUITARRAS FUZZY, MELLOTRON E VOCAIS ACIDOS, O "SPOOKY TOOTH" FAZIA UM HARD ROCK COM PITADAS BLUES E PROGRESSIVAS!! PORTANTO, TRATA-SE DE DUAS BANDAS DISTINTAS NO MEU ENTENDIMENTO!! "ART" FAZIA UM SOM QUE NÃO LIMITAVA-SE NAS FORMAS TRADICIONAIS DO ROCK, PELO MENOS PARA OS PADRÕES DE 1967!! VENENO RECOMENDADO!!
All members of Art sooner or later met again in Spooky Tooth!!
The heavy guitars and organ put this on the path to progressive rock, but the songs are rather more on the straightforward and popish side than those that Spooky Tooth would play when Art evolved into that group. "I Think I'm Going Weird" points to the morbid streak that would become sharper in Spooky Tooth; "African Thing," with its long African-styled drum solo, is the sort of strange, at least by the standards of 1967, item that groups would throw in to show they weren't limiting themselves to traditional rock forms anymore; "Come On Up" is almost a soul-rocker throwback to the V.I.P.s days; and the title track, with its mellotrons, is as close as Art got to the trippy baroque/whimsical mood that blew through so much British psychedelia in 1967 and 1968.
Luther Grosvenor (guitar, vocals)
Mike Harrison (keyboards, vocals)
Mike Kellie (drums)
Greg Ridley (bass)
01. I Think I'm Going Weird - 3:21
02. What's That Sound (For What It's Worth) - 2:50
03. African Thing - 4:07
04. Room With A View - 3:40
05. Flying Anchors - 2:43
06. Supernatural Fairy Tale - 3:37
07. Love Is Real - 3:19
08. Come On Up - 3:02
09. Brothers, Dads, And Mothers - 3:30
10. Talkin' To Myself - 1:42
11. Alive Not Dead - 2:14
12. Rome Take Away Three - 3:00