Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The tide just got higher
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 10/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"High Tide is probably one of the most interesting hard rock bands to come out of the late 60's. They're certainly a very heavy, intense, and imaginative head trip. The lead singer closely resembles Jim Morrison, which I believe is one of the reasons the band never became more popular. It's true they did in fact have SOME success. There WERE in fact people listening to this insane and highly creative rock band when their debut album first came out.
"Futilist's Lament" is memorable for the catchy vocal melody and the Jim Morrison-like singing style. Not to mention the unpredictable way the band writes music, with guitar soloing just popping out of nowhere. Back in the day this was considered daring and revolutionary. "Death Warmed Up" almost resembles Frank Zappa's creative style. It wouldn't surprise me if the band thought about Zappa as an influence. "Pushed, But Not Forgotten" is like a cross between Jim Morrison's tender moments and King Crimson's softer moments. Truly a special song.
"Walking Down Their Outlook" reminds me of those highly unusual and creative songwriting twists Golden Earring would do a few years later. "Missing Out" is pure craziness. It's a hard rock masterpiece. I mean, EXTREMELY heavy, very close to the middle section of Black Sabbath's "Hand of Doom". The violins in "Nowhere" and the waves of beautiful guitar notes make this a really fun song.
"Blankman Cries Again" features a pretty (and powerful) vocal melody, "The Joke" is a guitar lovers dream, and "Saneonymous" is more or less the same thing.
I totally love this collection of songs. If I haven't mentioned it yet, there's also violin jams to be found as well. Yes, back in the day people weren't afraid to mix violins with electric guitars. It's amazing what kind of fascinating sounds you can make when you mix certain instruments together. Buy it now."