Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Fifty Foot Hose|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
UK reissue for the experimental rock band's most famous work, originally released in 1969, features 11 tracks including a cover of Billy Holiday's 'God Bless The Child'. The album went practically un-noticed at the time, b... more »
UK reissue for the experimental rock band's most famous work, originally released in 1969, features 11 tracks including a cover of Billy Holiday's 'God Bless The Child'. The album went practically un-noticed at the time, but to the modern listener it has stood the test of time. Radioactive. 2004.
A must have!!
Greg Horn | waterford, wisconsin USA | 06/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this record in the cut out bin for 25 cents over 30 years ago. It blew me away!!! Sure the psych/electronic side is very cool(check out the band White Noise too for cool same era electronic)but what really impressed me was their take on God Bless The Child! One of the best versions ever IMO. As was said, The Rose, Fantasy, Cauldron, Red The Sign Post, all very cool cuts but don't pass by their take on a classic song like God Bless The Child either! Get it! Some day this CD will sell for big bucks, stash a few too!"
Unknown electronic pioneer
Warren W. Nelson | Mooresville, NC USA | 04/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Released in December 1967, this is the sole release for a unique and forgotten San Francisco band that surely has to rank as one of the more innovative bands to come from that region, in an era and region charachterized by great innovation. Stylistically they were quite similar to some of their more outward reaching peers, with great guitar work and female vocals and moody freakout reminescence of some of the more poular bands from that area like Big Brother and the Holding Company or Quicksilver Messenger Service. But what sets them apart are of course the pioneering experiments in electronic music like the band they are often compared to, the United States of America. Incorporating theramin, siren, audio generators, and other various electronic effects as Cork Marcheschi, the band's original bass player had developed an acute interest in the dadaist/futurist experiments of composers like John Cage and Edgar Varese. Consequently, here can be found the origins of space and ambient sounds later developed by some of the amazing German and Krautrock bands. These sound experiments set them quite apart from their contemporaries and most audiences didn't quite know what to make of them. Today, of course, this original album is quite collectable and considered a touchstone of avant garde rock music. Great experimental and psychedelic pioneers."
Nuno Leal Da Silva | Lisboa, Portugal | 09/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of psychedelic 60's music beware of this unknown gem. With male and female voices, electronic experimentalism mixed with 60's pop rock, just like White Noise, Silver Apples and specially United States of America, this belnd of harmonies is way ahead of its time. If you like Broadcast, check this out as quick as you can!"