Monday, May 19, 2014

Fingletoad, Strange And Siho - Mazzola (1969-70 us, trippy folk psych bluesy rock, Shadoks two disc set)

This is the first and second album by young bohemian Americans Fingletoad, Strange & Siho. Their self-titled first album was recorded in 1969 in Chicago as Fingletoad & Strange, and very few acetates were pressed. The follow-up Mazzola was recorded in 1970, and perhaps less than 100 records were pressed. This double CD includes all original songs from both albums, taking the listener on a psychedelic trip merging imaginary landscapes and dreamy folk with teenage angst. 

Clearly influenced by the top musicians of the time, The Beatles, Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix, they undoubtedly manage to create a sound all their own ranging from beautiful lyrical ballads with harmony vocals to over-the-top fuzz and feedback frenzy. All professionally executed while still retaining a garage atmosphere and production, creating the perfect mix.
Disc 1
1. Marshlands (Novak) - 5:28
2. Forsaken (LaPointe) - 6:51 
3. Salvation (Glienke) - 4:38
4. Make You Mine (Novak, Glienke) - 2:37 
5. On The Morning You're Gone (LaPointe) - 2:43 
6. Screaming Spiders (Glienke) - 7:10 
7. Woman (Novak) - 5:27 
8. Stormy Day (Glienke) - 3:18 
Disc 2
1. Union Station (LaPointe, Glienke) - 2:50
2. A Happy Song (Glienke) - 2:19
3. Angela Lee (LaPointe) - 4:37
4. Babe, Don't Try To Tell Me (LaPointe) - 6:11
5. Having Been There And Back (Glienke) - 2:51
6. City Woman (LaPointe) - 3:16
7. Twelfth Night Into Summer (Glienke) - 4:11
8. It Came And It Went (Bob's Rag) (Cabanban, Glienke) - 1:04

*Siho - Vocals, Piano, Guitars, Bass
*Nigel Fingletoad - Bass, Drums, Fuzz Guitar, Guitars, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Recorder, Vocals
*Neil Strange - Bongos, Drums, Guitars, Vocals
*Dave Green - Drums, Foot Stomping, Percussion
*Bob Cabanban - Bass
*Marc Huseby - Acoustic Bass
*Debbie Matson - Vocals
*Max Bunster - Hammond Organ

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  1. hi,

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  2. sounds good, any chance of a re up please?

    1. Odinson, "Fingletoad, Strange And Siho - Mazzola", reposted!!