donderdag 25 augustus 2011

The Holy Modal Rounders - The Moray Eels Eat the Holy Modal Rounders (1969)

I've said this a lot of times, but once again it's true: one of the most underrated bands we have here. The Holy Modal Rounders are among The Red Krayola, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, and the like in terms of sheer originality and innovation. There first two albums were very funny takes on folk music, revisiting many classics with emphasized twangs and exaggerated vocal performances. The vocals are still present on this album, one of their strongest point, but in comes a lot of psychedelica, loneliness, anger, anti-nationalistic sympathies, counter culture and society mockery.

One of my favourite albums, I can say, in fact. Enjoy this album, with fresh ears!

dame fortune

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