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Autosalvage
Autosalvage
Autosalvage
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

First time on CD for 1968 album by New York rock band discovered by Frank Zappa who reputedly had a hand in this their sole album. Autosalvage merged rock lyrics with avant-garde music to great effect while using Mediev...  more »

      
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All Artists: Autosalvage
Title: Autosalvage
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Acadia Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1968
Re-Release Date: 7/16/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 805772801127, 766487747424

Synopsis

Album Description
First time on CD for 1968 album by New York rock band discovered by Frank Zappa who reputedly had a hand in this their sole album. Autosalvage merged rock lyrics with avant-garde music to great effect while using Medieval instruments. Nine tracks including, 'Land Of Their Dreams & 'The Great Train Robbery'.
 

CD Reviews

Ramshackle Genius
Charles Brent Riley | Chicago, ILLINOIS USA | 08/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Someone besides me must love this thing. Imagine the musicians straining to get every note exactly right- every beat has its own heavenly-ordained position. The only catch is that these fellows were genuine eccentrics- their sense of what was "correct" was an overly-ecstatic insistence of the importance of every atom of the piece. It makes for odd listening- think Beefheart. Whether by nature or by design (I feel there's a mixture of both- they knew their "limitations"), this album (as far as I know, the only album) has the stuttering brilliance of early blues recordings. In fact, several of their pieces have a base in the blues (they even call some of them "blues"). Again- think Beefheart. If one exlpained the blues to a brilliant musician from- say- Mongolia, who had never heard the music, but was willing to try- you might very well get this."
What's in a name - - Salvo Gut, for one
james capra | Seattle, Washington United States | 04/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this cd with one goal in mind--be the only one who owned it. Then I saw that other guy's review and thought, that train has passed. Then I said, "Hey, well, it's a cool name and those girls on the cover all have 'staches. I'll be the hit of my school." Big mistake. My illusions all came to an end at about the point where I tore off the cellophane wrapper and put it in the music maker. Eventually, though, when it's playing on repeated shuffle and your trapped under a heavy object for awhile, you two are bound to form a special association, and so I say buy it all of you, and your ears may someday thank you even whilst your legs betray you."