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Sallies Fforth [CD]

Rainbow Ffolly Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (23 May 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rev-Ola
  • ASIN: B00093UQI4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,072 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun 21 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is quality UK psych along the lines of early Gong. The recording quality is a bit lacking, even for the period, but the musicianship is good. What I really like about Rainbow Ffolly is their ability to walk the fine line between humour and farce. "Labour Exchange" is perhaps the only exception, being just a little too silly for me. "She's Alright" and "Drive My Car", on the other hand, deserve to be ranked with the finest examples of 60s pop songs. They're catchy, professionally written, compact and highly entertaining pieces. I also like all the little intermissions between the songs. In conclusion: not a classic, but well worth owning if you're into psychedelic.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true Gem of the psychedelic age! 90% 11 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
A quick technical note of importance - the Rev-Ola version of the album (seen here) only shows 13 tracks, when there are actually 15. That is one more than is apparent on the other version sold on Amazon (on the See For Miles label) - assuming that the track listing there isn't wrong also. Now, let me just say that this is well worth a purchase. Here is why...

This is a superb collage of well produced eccentric sounds from 1968, comprising excellent music, radio excerpts, and a cacophony of other enigmatic effects - all set out before the eager listener with a gentle smile, evident throughout.

`She's Alright' immediately captures one's attention with its trippy start - the (almost literal) official naming ceremony of the album, followed by the sound of a plane taking off, and then a French air hostess making an in-flight announcement - then leading into the song-proper. This number ends with a hip weatherman's commentary (just imagine him - a suited 60's chap - sitting on a desk, telling you the weather, then drifting easily into rhyme, tapping the desk like a drum, ring-a-ting-a-cha-cha-cha). Hip weatherman- a contradiction? Possibly, though not here!

`I'm So Happy' - starts off sounding like we're listening to a recording of a recording, till it comes fully to the fore, so to speak. This is a real `day-glow' tune, and can quite possibly be consumed tongue-firmly-in-cheek.

The next track is one I have heard people rave on about, and possibly it persuaded me to buy this album ("twist my arm, stop - I'll take it!"). It is a truly pleasant number, kicking off with the sounds of a cuckoo in the background, gentle chimes, acoustic guitar - quite a lean tune, with folksy, trippy-sounding, lyrics - all about The Montgolfier balloon.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Muchos Brilliantos 7 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is by far the world's grooviest record. Whatever else the guys who made it did after Rainbow Ffolly split up, they've wasted their lives in comparison with what they could have done if they'd stayed together and made another piece of pure platinum with diamonds mixed in like this. Shame on you, fellas. This is so ENGLISH it's weird (I know that's not necessarily a recommendation).
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so so weird! 11 July 2006
By chupa
Format:Audio CD
wow! this is a great surprise, very very psyched and so cut up its wonder-full!! im just lyin on me floor here chillin with it, and its hittin me from everywhere, a serious must for that collection.

file under psyche prog head music.. seems to cut from usa to brit psyche, great! superb lo-fi also! a wee bit sound distortion, but that never hurt no one eh!

very highly recommended! climb aboard!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best! Dont Listen to any other reviews! 13 Mar 2009
By S. Beee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is by far one of the best UK Psych Lp's For fans of Skip Bifferty, Early Blossom Toes, Kaleidoscope, etc... This mock Beatles record surpases any expectation of 4 art school students who recorded an lp on their own and sold it to Parlophone records.

The Lp is bursting with charm, acid twists, fuzz guitars, backwards and distorted vocals and every other technique possible at the time. It has a perfect mixture of acoustic and electric guitars. It is in my opinion that this is the most unique of any other record in this genre. It will put you in a good mood with every listen. It also has that "ahhh" factor that only few records have! There is a reason besides rarity that makes this one of the most collectable LP'S in the genre and it is no surprise that original copies can now fetch upward to close to $2,000.

Their are rumours that the Stereo mix is superior to the Mono although I have heard both and have found them to be both equally enjoyable. I think REV-OLA did a good job with this and I am not sure what this other guy is going on about. Dont be fooled,listen to this all-time classic now!

-from a knowledgable psych collector!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Really good second tier 60's UK pop-psych band 19 Nov 2007
By G. Putman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This band was another one of those underground UK 60's psych pop bands that had a lot of talent, but never really "made it". Like The Creation, Turquoise, The Action, Orange Bicycle,(and many others), these guys were in that Kinks/Beatles/Move UK invasion style. They do it very well, and even show off some primitive Beach Boys style harmonies. It is kind of a shame that they were never given the opportunity to record a proper album, because I think that it could have been a real masterpiece. Instead this album sounds exactly like what it is, a collection of demos put together by the record label at the time because they didn't want to invest the money in recording sessions for the band. Even so, the songs are really strong, and this stands up really well alongside other UK underground releases of the time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Ffolly's 10 Jan 2009
By F. N. Noone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Rainbow Ffolly's
Edison Lighthouse had charted heavily with Barry Mason's "Love Grows" first offered to the Rainbow Ffolly's. Beatles' harmony rival was the Rainbow Ffolly's, far more idyllic than Tony & the Castaways as they sauntered through the Mersey acoustic "Goodbye" or scat Monkees influenced "Come On Go". The Ffolly's sprouted two singles the Beachboys influenced "Go Girl" and Beatle vibing "Drive My Car". Although these paisley cats were a bit Bonzo Dog their King Singers style could waver and sweep lethargically as in the air harmonized "Montgolfier".Rainbow Ffolly's evolved from a group called Force Four comprising of guitarists Jonathan and Richard Dunsterville later fusing with bassist Alan Thomas, Stewart Osborn drums. The groups cross harmonized Sallies Fforth zapped `Record Of The Week' on `Saturday Club', but "Sun Sing" and "Hey You" allowed them to sink as one of the last beat groups to play to a discarded Starclub in Hamburg over and above ex Bostons Dave Dee who would pen the fuzz "Hold Tight", "Touch Me Touch You" (jam with Hendrix) plus further creations like "Hideaway", #5 debut "No Time" under the rattle- trap name of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. Howard & Blaikley gave them the Western "Legend Of Xanadu" which received John Cage styled percussion from Mick WIlson. Of particular note `Dave Dee' Harman started out in 1958 with the Boppers that boasted one of the first stand -up electric basses, played by Roy Jarvis.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad Mastering 22 Mar 2008
By Raymond B. Ogilvie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This re-issue is no replacement for the old See For Miles version. Rev-Ola's mastered this album too loud, resulting in actual digital distortion. The announcement at the beginning of the record is actually painful to listen to. The See For Miles version doesn't have this problem, as it was mastered by someone who knew what he was doing. Also, Rev-Ola carelessly reversed the left and right channels.
4.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Ffolly - 'Sallie Frorth' (Rev-Ola) 10 Jun 2010
By Mike Reed - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Barely remember hearing about this obscure psych band, this being their sole album - originally released in 1967. Not a bad find - as I noticed their sound is very Beatles-influnced. With tracks like "I'm So Happy", "Drive My Car", the awesome "Goodbye", the somewhat stunning "Sun Sing" and "Labour Exchange" - you'll hear what I mean. Personnel: John Dunsterville and Richard Dunsterville - guitar & vocals, Roger Newell - bass and Stewart Osborn - drums & vocals. Should definitely pull in fans of the Zombies, Association, Small Faces and Sagittarius.
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