Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Crystal Image - II / Rock And Roll (1974 us, fantastic fuzz driven west coast psychedelia, with groovy almost funky sections, 2001 edition)

John Covert (keyboards/vocal) established Crystal Image band and Crystal Image Music BMI in 1968. Covert has Opened shows for War, Tower of Power, Sons of Champlin, Chad and Jeremy, Dobie Gray, The Coasters, The Chiffons, Simon & Garfunkel, Gary U.S. Bonds, Lady Bo (Bo Diddley's protege) and performed with members of John Lee Hooker's and Albert King's blues bands, Sly and the Family Stone, Pam Tillis and Tommy Castro's band.

A Grand prize winner in the Nashville Music City Song Festival and multi-finalist in the American song festival, Covert’s Songs have been featured on the abc tv show “General Hospital“, The Nashville Network’s (TNN) "Nashville Now!", VH1 TV shows “The fabulous life of country superstars” and “Driven” (which also featured Grammy winner, Usher!) an episode of "The Sopranos" (A&E network), in Hollywood movies (featuring actors Terence Knox "tour of duty", “St. elsewhere” and Miguel Ferrer "Crossing Jordan"), Country Song Roundup magazine, Billboard charts and USA Gospel News magazine. His co written song "Smile if you love Jesus" charted #1 on the 1999 Country Gospel Music Guild charts.

Covert’s 1960's folk rock songs are also featured on a rare European collector's cd, "California Love In” (also featured is legendary rock band, Steppenwolf).

The album presented here, Crystal Image II, also known as the Rainbow Album, was released in 1975 on Dream records.
1. If You Think You Know Me - 03:30
2. Magic Touch - 02:13
3. Missing You - 02:59
4. If I Hadn't Seen - 02:22
5. My Own Personal Roadie - 02:20
6. Would You Believe - 02:16
7. Baby - 03:51
8. Why Can't People Stop... - 03:08
9. Drunk Music Critic - 02:15
10.Rock And Roll Star - 03:19
11.Wolf Pack - 03:39
12.Red Badge - 03:07
13.Not That Kinda Boy - 03:18
14.Nag - 02:51
All songs written by John Covert except track #3 written by Dusty Rhoads
Bonus Tracks 10-14

The Crystal Image
*John Covert - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
*Dusty Rhoads - Vocals
*Joe Gentile - Bass, Vocals
*Bud Balbi - Drums

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