The 4th Album following the excellent 5th Dimension which continues the inclusion of psych rock and weird effects into their folk rock roots. The electrification begins at the start with ‘So you want to be a Rock n Roll star’
Really like this classic album that needs, in my view, to be turned up to ’11’. With such simplicity in the recording, with todays modern ears, I think there is more to be taken from this album, my solution is to turn it up
This is a wonderful return to the 1001 journey. Frank Sinatra, now in a slight decline in his prolific career has never sounded better
I didn’t really enjoy this when I first reviewed it and it doesn’t do a great deal for me now! 4.7 seems about right now, as it did then. This is what I wrote when I started out on this journey….
Sweet openings in ‘Sunday Morning’, grungy rock in ‘I’m waiting for the man’, and ill fitting vocals from Nico start off this most iconic of records
I’m quite a fan of Pink Floyd’s middle and later (not latest!) stuff (Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Final Cut, etc.) so I’m interested to hear Syd Barret’s influence on the formative years of such a dynastic band
In a heavily psychedelic departure from the Blues, Cream (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker) produce some excellent tracks as they seek to break free from the traditions of Blues and Rock n Roll
Remembering these were the guys who invited The Doors to support them only to see them go stratospheric! Then their previous offering was pants, really, however they seem to have been galvanised into producing a nicely paced psychedelic rock album that has a consistency and pace the previous one ” Da Capo” lacked
Tim Buckley died from drugs soon after his third album which is very sad. Tim and Jeff left us with the soaring ‘Song to the Siren’ and ‘Hallelujah ‘ respectively, all hail the Buckley dynasty.
The album got to number one in the US before being booted out by their rivals The Beatles with ‘Sgt Pepper’s’. Isn’t it ironic, as Alanis says