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A Psychedelic Classic,
This review is from: Easter Everywhere (Audio CD)
The second album by the acid-fried Texas quintet, Easter Everywhere still remains one of my favourite albums from the mid sixties. Released in 1967, it was one of the few albums to really deliver in the climate of acid rock and psychedelia from a garage/punk band. The lengthy opening track "Slip Inside This House" is a stoned classic and a call to arms for all the freaked out generation and was later covered by Primal Scream on their Screamadelica album. Half way through the track you get the feeling it is going on too long, but then you just drift with it and finally mourn it's ending when it does come to a close. Elsewhere there are further gems such as "Nobody To Love" which in essence is the flip (in sentiment) of the Airplane's "Somebody To Love". "Dust" tugs at the heart strings like few other songs do and really adds depth of feeling to the album. There is the storming "Levitation" and other standouts too such as "Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)". Although many people think their first album is the best, I disagree, this album was their best outing for me and doesn't sound as dated, despite the lyrics which are pure acidhead visions put to music.
Incidentally, if you don't mind paying a bit more you'd be better going for the Charly box set of 3 cds which has all their three albums plus loads of rarities, "Fire In My Bones" being a lost gem finally uncovered. But if you're on a budget and want to experience the psychedelic sounds of the Elevators this is the best place to start.
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Initial post: 19 Oct 2010 10:11:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Oct 2010 10:11:40 BDT
Is the - to my ears awful electric jug - ever-present on the album? Afraid from what I've heard there's great songs, great performances, but that aural abomination ruins everything.
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