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5.0 out of 5 stars B-RILLIANT Psych from little known 60's Texan band.
I stumbled across this album in a friends collection several years ago when I was still a teen interested in collecting weird 60's music. To this day (some 16 years later), I still put it on my turntable and enjoy the heady sounds of "Power Plant". If you like the Elevators, or "Flash" by The M. Sidewalks, then this is an ESSENTIAL recording to own...
Published on 5 Aug 2001

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not true psychedelia
It's ok, and fair to compare them with 13th Floor Elevators, though - in my humble opinion - this is definitely NO psychedelic gem. Not too far out, spacy, wierd or whatever description you may like to attach to true phychedelia, I bought this on the back of other reviews, hopeful to expand my awesome 'out there' psychedelic collection, but now it merely resides in a...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars B-RILLIANT Psych from little known 60's Texan band., 5 Aug 2001
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This review is from: Power Plant [VINYL] (Vinyl)
I stumbled across this album in a friends collection several years ago when I was still a teen interested in collecting weird 60's music. To this day (some 16 years later), I still put it on my turntable and enjoy the heady sounds of "Power Plant". If you like the Elevators, or "Flash" by The M. Sidewalks, then this is an ESSENTIAL recording to own. Scorching fuzz guitar galore, wonderful lyrics and a superb vocalist makes this one of the best underground 60's psych albums of all time. Surprisingly enough, compared to some 60's psychedelia this album does not sound at all dated. I HIGHLY recommend Golden Dawn's "Power Plant" to anyone interested in Psychedelia, and in particular, late 60's hippie psych.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real thing, 23 Mar 2005
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There's a lot of music touted as being psychedelic; any old 60s garage fuzz is repackaged with a suitably swirly graphic and wibbly text and sold as a mind-bending dip into consciousness expanding music. Much of these have merit, but this is the real deal, and if your taste stretches to the 13th Floor Elevators and beyond, then you'll know what the real thing sounds like. And this is it. The band hail from Texas and the Elevators influence is clear (Rocky was a friend and encouraged the band). Musically it's tight and competent and the ridiculous extremes of fuzz, feedback and random sound effects avoided in favour of a more musical approach, albeit tinged with the strange. If you are looking for an obscure psychedelic gem here it is. That claim may have been made for many albums before and since, but in this case it is justified. My copy claimed to be one of a limited edition of 1,500, so order this now.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like the Elevators but better....., 3 Oct 2009
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As these guys were sponsored by the 13th Floor Elevators they have subsequently, and I suppose not totally unexpectedly, laboured in the shadow of that much esteemed band. Which is a shame, as their one album is a genuine fuzzed up Texas psych gem, well worth your time. The songwriting and arrangements are better than the Elevators to these ears and coupled with heavy air of melancholia, make this an altogether more weighty proposition than most.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best - essential, 27 Jun 2007
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J. Bloss "jethrox1" (Buckingham,UK) - See all my reviews
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If you have any interest in 60's garage or psych then this is a must have album. The band sound similar to the 13th Floor Elevators but slightly more commercial and tighter. The guitar playing is good and the standard of the songs is excellent from beginning to end. Tracks like Evolution, Starvation and My Time are up with the best of the era. Just a great shame that the band fell apart and didn't release anything else. Buy it - you won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars psych out, 23 July 2007
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A. J. Elliott "animal" (chesham; united kingdom) - See all my reviews
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ive had this album for over thirty years along with other "international artists" releases and it still sounds as great as when i first heard it. of course it sounds a bit like the "elevators and the lost and found" but thats no surprise as all three bands came from texas and recorded for the same label, other texas bands to take note of are "zakary thaks(great),kenny and the kasuals
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential purchase for Psych Garage fans, 10 April 2010
This review is from: Power Plant (Audio CD)
For all you folks who like the 13th Floor Elevators this CD should be added to your collection. There are times when you may be forgiven for actually thinking that you are listening to Roky Eriksson as George Kinney's voice is so similar at times

Golden Dawn only had the one album while The Elevators went on to produce more albums and gain greater recognition.
The initial album launch was delayed by a year which gave the Elevators time to "nip in"

While the album cannot be held held in the same esteem as the Elevators "Easter" it is up there and in the tracks This Way Please and My Time they produce some classic sounds where you can just turn the clock black and imagine you're back in Texas at the height of the Psychedelic era.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not true psychedelia, 23 Aug 2010
This review is from: Power Plant (Audio CD)
It's ok, and fair to compare them with 13th Floor Elevators, though - in my humble opinion - this is definitely NO psychedelic gem. Not too far out, spacy, wierd or whatever description you may like to attach to true phychedelia, I bought this on the back of other reviews, hopeful to expand my awesome 'out there' psychedelic collection, but now it merely resides in a rather large box - mint condition, unplayed after its initial playings (I do allow time for CDs to grow on me, where warrented). Agemo's Trip to Mother Earth is much much better (advertised beside this item when I looked), yet even that pales compared to others such as Twink's awesome 'Think Pink' album, some TRUE psychedelic tracks by The Moving Sidewalks, the unusual 'Cosmic Sounds' by Zodiac, the quirky 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake' by Small Faces and other wonderful stuff by Country Joe & The Fish, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, Rolling Stones (Satanic Majesty - 2,000 light years from home), Lothar & the Hand People, and the modern duo: 'Trance Tripping' and the KLF's Chill Out album (both are one long trip). Of course, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Kaleidoscope, Pretty Things, Bowie, Velvet Underground and many others are well worth a visit (I'd select Revolver/Magical Mystery Tour/White Album/Sgt Pepper/Piper at the gates of dawn/Relics/Grantchester Meadows Ummagumma/Music from the body etc.)...
The list could go on, but, sadly, this album would not be among the albums & tracks I play for that particular 'psychedelic' feeling. All of the above were bought from Amazon... I think they should all still be here - happy psychedelic hunting! (",)
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars plug in..., 2 Feb 2006
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this is a great album, just arrived this morning and as im working from home today, is been on loud all day. bottom line - if you like 13th floor elevators which this sounds like, which is no bad thing (and tracks like starvation namecheck 'levatation) them go for it. i was dubious before i ordered but very pleased it did...
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