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4.0 out of 5 stars The Psychedelic Sound, 31 Aug. 2001
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This review is from: The Parable of Arable Land/God Bless (Audio CD)
A unique band in every sense of the word. Well ahead of most other bands, Red Krayola recorded two of the strangest albums of the late 60's. Forget San Francisco, the real acid kings were living in Texas. In 1966-67 The Red Krayola were making Weird sound effects, inviting everybody and anybody to record Jazzy "Free From Freakouts", and jotting down inane lyrics all in the name of Pop Music. And this is only half the story. When they were invited to play the Berkeley Music Festival (captured live on "Live in the 1960's) they strangled the flower power crowd for 2 hours with a chaotic show of freaky soundscapes, feedback and noise. Pure pandemonium. The peace loving hippies hated them! Did they sell any records? Of course not! But 33 years later we can now look back at these albums and see how innovative they really were. Similiar in vein to what Miles Davis was doing in the late 60's (although don't be misled, the Red Krayola ARE NOT a jazz band!). They attempted to push back the borders of what is acceptable. "Free-Form Freakout" is the best way to describe these albums. Certainly not for the faint-hearted, but if you are a collector or are genuinely interested in music of the 60's what you have here is two classic, long sought after albums -so who's arguing? Go on, buy it!
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