Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Hoboken Saturday Night
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
The Insect TrustHoboken Saturday Night good album
joe larkin | pa | 03/20/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
What was the counterculture, anyway - America's last hopeful moment, or just a bunch of stoners making tragic fashion choices? This 1970 album from a band of East Coast VIP freaks (including the late, great music critic Robert Palmer on reeds) suggests that it was nothin' but a party good enough to blow your mind. Country blues, ragtime, avant-jazz, New Orleans gumbo, psychedelia and straight-ahead pop all get play here; one song features lyrics by novelist Thomas Pynchon, while another was co-authored by a 6-year-old. In this reissue's liner notes, Blender contributor Robert Christgau calls the Insect Trust "pluralistic tolerance in action, at once traditionalist, futuristic and entranced with the here and now." In other words, it's what democracy sounds like.
A real lost classic
T. Bombara | San Francisco, CA United States | 04/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was one of those A list records from the Dean that you only heard about, but never heard. You can throw out all the genre bending comparisons you want, but this one has to be heard to be believed. It's nearest cousin might be Have Moicy, but that doesn't do justice to the remarkable rhythm section(s). Not for those looking for the more child-like or naive aspects of the psychedelic era, this is a full blown mature work that sounds as professional (in the best sense) as anything from that era. Great musicians and great tunes with a touch of the openness and disregard for boundaries that made everything seem possible and wonderful from those times. Of course, it failed miserably with the public. The great fall of the 70s was just around the corner."
Outstanding Late 60's, early Seventies Unique Rock
William S. Wallace | Cincinnati, Ohio | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Insect Trust, one of the outstanding bands that emerged as part of a plethora of the sixties wave, had an amazing amalgamation of blues, rock, folk and funk, with an undercurrent of jazz. Truly an American group, this band was probably overlooked by so many listeners when it came out, due to the amazing number of great incipient bands that emerged during this time. Not only the big British and American bands like the Stones, Beatles, The Who, Jimmy Hendrix and Yardbirds, but so many smaller bands, less funded, like Ultimate Spinach from Boston, the Soft Machine, Fifty Foot Hose, Dave Von Ronk and the Hudson Dusters, emerged on the scene within months of each other. Record catalogs and mailorder clubs proliferated, offering new and unique sounds, often reflecting the parts of the country where the band members grew up.
With members from Memphis, New Jersey and New York, accompanied by studio folks, Hoboken Saturday Night is the second of only two albums ever released by this group. The other, released in 1969, is simply titled Insect Trust.
Hoboken Saturday Night has a haunting vocal by Nancy Jeffries, The Eyes of a New York Woman, with lyrics from novelist Thomas Pynchon.
The other songs all have their own unique flavors, my favorite is The Eyes of a New York Woman.
W. Scott Wallace, Ph.D. Cincinnati former announcer on a 60's radio show"