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16 December 2012
Two buried folkies
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We are reluctant to add folk genre albums to the Acid Archives unless they pack both underground vibes and collector appeal. Most '60s-70s collectors are simply not interested in plain acoustic recordings, and it's also a style where there's a heck of a lot more quantity than quality on the private press scene. The occasional true find aside, you shouldn't expect to find much folk stuff in these update pages.

That said, I should mention a couple of odd birds in the field that should make it into the Attic if nothing else. On RPC Z 442061/2 comes a bunch of sailors from the US Naval Station in Rota, Spain with their Coffee House 1 album from 1976. Pressed up in order to finance a coffee house on the base, it opens rather promising with "Endless Trip", a slightly psych-tinged female folk track. Alas, this turns out to be the album's peak as the rest is simply average contemporary folk, mostly with male vocals. An atypical cool-jazz groover with sax closes the LP.


Somewhat similar is the Old Stone Singers, a k a Kathy & Joe Allison, who self-released their From The Hearth album in 1971 on DB Records #121271. Despite having sold for substantial money on occasion, I hear nothing to set this apart from dozens of other local Peter Paul & Mary combos who kept the folk-boom aesthetics way past its due date. There's a nice dual acoustic guitar interplay throughout and not too shabby vocal harmonies. "Early Morning Rain" highlights side 1, while side 2 has a version of "Get Together" and a charming original (?) titled "Close Your Eyes". There is none of the dark, gothic late-night moods that psych guys might fall for and could have warranted an Acid Archives inclusion. Hardcore folk genre fans might dig this for the reasonably adept (male lead) vocal and instrumental performances, somewhat like Colours from TX, but that band had electric instruments and much hipper record collections.


Posted by Patrick at Lysergia at 00:49 CET
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18 December 2012 - 18:42 CET

Name: "Quentin"

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