3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2001
"Money spyder" grows on you like a good wine! My initial impression was of a recording done "on the cheap" with very little processing, and at first, I felt disappointed. Until I played it again (and again) and started to unravel its very simplicity and sincerity. This is an album played by musicians who are having great fun cocking a snoook at most of the commercial pap that's out there at present. The music isn't overly complicated and really doesn't need to be. All the instruments do just enough to get by individually, but as a quartet they achieve a remarkable balance. Even non-musicians will have great pleasure following the classic Hammond sound as it wraps itself around the sounds of the other instruments. This album has pride of place on my current playlist for the very simple reason that it works very well as an enegetic musical detox! If you're disappointed with the rubbish coming out of your radio, put this album on and join in the exuberant sense of fun and mischief of the James Taylor Quartet.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2007
If you have ever been curious about owning a JTQ album, then this is the only one you need. Admittedly it doesn't have their high octane fuelled version of the Starsky and Hutch theme (a must have in every single record collection and easily available on numerous compiliations), but if you want thick heavy hammond organ - by the truck load - then this is the only place to be.
With this, their second album, they created an imaginary sound track to the greatest 60's movie of all time, that was never made of course! Groovy beat tunes mix with crazed car chases through the streets of London. Smokie underground clubs rub shoulders with men in black one button suits and chelsea boots. If you're diggin any of this blurb then you should be on your way out the door to buy this album already.
One for the scene setters.