Various Forge Your Own Chains Heavy Psychedelic Ballads And Dirges 1968 1974

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Various Artists — Realistic Patterns Vol. March 3, at am. March 8, at pm. Louise says:. April 28, at pm. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Robert Raines says:. I played with them at the Bitter End, in Greenwich Village By far one of the best '60s Psychedelic compilations! Hi Michael — Was just talking about you to my cousin This is a great band.

Hooker's title track is the emblematic example: halfway between eccentric brilliance and period-piece hippie-dip, it flouts convention by throwing jazzy horn section counterpoints over its mellow folk-rock but suffers from a weirdly slack, wet-noodle vocal that drains almost all the energy from the song.

Ellison's "Strawberry Rain" and Morly Grey's "Who Can I Say You Are" fare better by fusing weighty proto-metal with leftfield forays into doo-wop or acoustic pastoralism, though they still sound unfocused in the end. Iranian Kourosh Yaghmaei's "Hajm-e Khaali" is a bleak, spooky rumination on loneliness with a quiet-verse-loud-chorus structure run through by a breathtaking guitar.

Fantasy", with a sweetly sad love song as a result. Hit-and-miss as Forge Your Own Chains is, there's no denying it was put together to be more than just a quick-buck eBay loot showcase, and the amount of research and care that went into Egon's liner notes is truly edifying-- detailing as much personnel, label names, producers, engineers, and backstory as possible.

And despite the sometimes amateurish nature of this music, there's also the melancholy undercurrent of something that was lost to time, scarcity, and disinterest. Some of the musicians who appear on this compilation appear briefly with a few quotes about their old craft, but Top Drawer, the band that memorably leads off Forge Your Own Chains , are said in the notes to have disappeared off the radar completely.

But it's also a bit revealing about the nature of the vinyl hunter: "Damon's Song of a Gypsy was the key chapter in the lonely story about the psychedelic record collectors that searched out the rarest of the rare privately pressed American albums in the mid s and early 90s and those that wanted to be like them," begins one blurb.

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Now-Again falls in that second, egalitarian category, and Forge Your Own Chains represents the best and worst of that impulse. To the credit of curator Egon, his liner notes state that the purpose of this collection isn't to show off a bunch of rare collector-baiting nuggets but to find common threads between an international assemblage of acid-rock oddities.

And the subtitle-- Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges -- points to an intriguing vein of music; more intriguing yet is the aim of collecting variations of it from five different continents. But when you're working with psychedelic rock, one of the most uneven genres when it comes to old, small-press, and private-press releases, even the best intentions can result in a bit of a mess.

The good news with Forge Your Own Chains is that listening to it all the way through will leave you with both positive first and last impressions. Bookending the comp with its two most sprawling and intense tracks is a canny move, and what Top Drawer's mournful, wailing-guitar-in-a-cathedral epic "Song of a Sinner" and the open-throttle squall of Baby Grandmothers' "Somebody's Calling My Name" share is a sense of slowly-building anxiety, which they use to different ends.

But a sizeable chunk of the stuff between these two tracks lacks a lot of their focused intensity, and there's moments where a conceptually promising piece of music is let down by an amateurism that can't quite match the ambition. Hooker's title track is the emblematic example: halfway between eccentric brilliance and period-piece hippie-dip, it flouts convention by throwing jazzy horn section counterpoints over its mellow folk-rock but suffers from a weirdly slack, wet-noodle vocal that drains almost all the energy from the song.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 29, Track Listing. Song of a Sinner. Steven Geary. Top Drawer. How Great Thou Art. Sensational Saints. Smiling Faces Sometimes. East of Underground. Hooker — Forge Your Own Chains 5.

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