Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Crome Syrcus - Love Cycle (1968 us, great psych experimental rock, digipack edition)

This psyhcedelic nugget wrapped within a lovely hippie album covers offers to an interested listener both conventional San Francisco psych pop rock, and also experimental material, proving that they were among the rock artists searching the boundaries of their art and style. The opening track might be a disappointment to a prog listener, but I enjoyed the more fragile following numbers. The keyboard driven sound with much vocals and emotional approach also remind the sound of the Vanilla Fudge, and I just love that soaring acid guitar giving the solos. The last song of the album is a 17-minutes long epic, containing some references to classical choral music, which then get a sudden LSD-treatment. I would suggest this album to fans of the history of early artistic psychedelic rock music and those interested of American 1960's garage rock. 
by Psychedelic Prog Specialist Team
1. Take It Like A Man - 3:35
2. You Made A Change in Me - 5:24
3. Crystals - 3:01
4. Never Come Down - 3:47
5. Woman Woman - 1:48
6. Love Cycle - 17:24

The Crome Syrcus
*John Gaborit - Guitar
*Lee Graham - Vocals, Bass, Flute
*Rod Pilloud - Drums
*Dick Powell - Harmonica, Keyboards
*Ted Shreffler - Keyboards

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