Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Being trapped in the rural outback of Klamath Falls, Oregon, in the days before they could spend all day watching low-budget science fiction videos, created permanent psychological havoc for Afterglow. They released the st... more »
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Being trapped in the rural outback of Klamath Falls, Oregon, in the days before they could spend all day watching low-budget science fiction videos, created permanent psychological havoc for Afterglow. They released the strain by making this ultra-rare psych album, parts of which could have served nicely as the soundtrack for junk TV masterpiece, Alien Autopsy.
Not as bad as the last guy says!
Jason Penick | Oakland, CA | 11/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ouch, that last review stung! Seriously, I don't see what the problem is. This is a very catchy, hummable lyte-psych offering from the magical Golden State Recorders studio circa '66-'67. These guys weren't world-beaters in the league of some of their peers, but they've got a nice, Byrds-influenced sound and guitarist George Tecumseh writes some good pop songs-- "Dream Away", "Chasing Rainbows", "Morning" and "Afternoon" come to mind right away. Also, the bass player and the cat on the Farfisa are solid musicians. In short, if your bag is overlooked groups of the 1960's, you could do far worse than Afterglow!"
Are these guys from another planet? YESSS!
williambourque | Waltham, Ma | 07/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Afterglow was a band from California from the mid-60's, and it is so painfully obvious. It's lyrical content, while sometimes questionable, is never too fluffy. What makes this album such a standout is it's organ. Never, I repeat, NEVER, have I heard so much organ on so many different levels. It bore a hole directly into my brain, inserted itself into my nerve cells, and gave me a "tingly" feel all over. There's that much organ. "Morning" is a killer organ-pop tune as is "Chasing Rainbows". You should hear this album at least once if you are a fan of ogan-pysch-mind numbing-taboo-faboo-mystic music; chalk up Afterglow on your "gotta have" list if any of the above apply to you."
Even the Score!
Luke Mann | Space, Outer and Inner | 12/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Organs, sunshiney guitar, harmonious backup vocals. This record is so good I had to raise the score! The sound is often similar to Belle and Sebastian (I suspect they may have covered "Riding Home Again", or written a song that is an exact copy)other times it's Beatle-esque. Beautiful organ stuff going on (Farfisa?) similar to the Piper at The Gates of Dawn at times (much more bubblegummy song content though in comparison but not overall). They get spaced out on "Susie's gone" almost to a No-Wave groove 10 years too soon. It's kind of a short record, but you'll just want to listen to it again after the first time, so who cares. Anyone even looking at this casually should also check out the record label's site (where you can purchase this on vinyl LP). Sundazed Records is an amazing company dedicated to reissuing lost gems like this one. http://www.sundazed.com/"