Jul 15, 2012

Swampgas - Swampgas (1972)

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A superb and little known album, produced by the group members and Artie Kornfeld (Wind In The Willows, Artie Kornfeld Tree...) and engineered by Shelly Yakus at A&R Studios, NYC. A psychic chiropractor, Charlie Tuna, is also credited on the album! Consisting of eight long tracks, all but one are composed by Baird Hersey. A mixture of some fast numbers (Patato Strut, Don't), some melancholic ballads, two complex tracks (Eulogy, Trapped In The City) and a raga with sitar (Egg Shell). Baird Hersey was obviously influenced by Hendrix, but goes further than his influences and the guitars (electric and acoustic) are especially interesting. Kim Ornitz's voice sounds a bit like Henry Tree's vocalist. Baird Hersey released at least two solo albums: Lookin' For That Groove in 1978, consisting of jazz rock (Novus/Arista) and ODO OP8 FX in 1980 (Bent), which was very experimental, with tape loops. Artie Kornfeld had previously played with The Changin' Times.
1. Potato Strut
2. Don't
3. The Waiting, E Train Blue
4. Trapped In The City
5. Eulogy
6. Frolic Child
7. Pala
8. Egg Shells

Kim Ornitz - vocals
Baird Hersey - guitars
Jock Davis - bass
Ricky Salter - drums


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!