There have been a lot of dismal things about this year but it’s almost over and there have been some damn fine musical releases. In my top five are a couple of classic blues-rock records, some newer releases from my favorite labels, and some local Brooklyn boys. Enjoy and share!
- JuJu – s/t (2016)
- Fanny Adams – s/t (1971)
- Chocolat – Rencontrer Looloo (2016)
- Spooky Tooth – Spooky Two (1969)
- The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say (2016)
In 1967, Island records quietly released this debut from British band Art (formerly known as The V.I.P.s) produced by influential rock producer Guy Stevens.
After this album the members of Art regrouped to form the more well-known Spooky Tooth, and the record is now considered Spooky Tooth’s unofficial debut. But “Supernatural Fairy Tales” stands apart from the band’s later work. While Spooky Tooth’s sound is more keyboard-based and blues focused, Art was based firmly in the realm of psychedelia. Continue reading What’s That Sound? Art – “Supernatural Fairy Tales” (1967)