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Insect Trust (Coll) (Spkg)
Insect Trust
Insect Trust (Coll) (Spkg)
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Combining elements of rock, jazz, bluegrass, soul, Dixieland, folk, ragga, blues and practically every genre there is, The Insect Trust's classic debut (recorded in 1968) reveals one major difference between them and almos...  more »

      
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All Artists: Insect Trust
Title: Insect Trust (Coll) (Spkg)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Phoenix Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1968
Re-Release Date: 8/5/2008
Album Type: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Album Description
Combining elements of rock, jazz, bluegrass, soul, Dixieland, folk, ragga, blues and practically every genre there is, The Insect Trust's classic debut (recorded in 1968) reveals one major difference between them and almost all other U.S. psych bands of the time -- while the majority were in thrall to Eastern sounds, they sound resolutely homegrown. Despite featuring banjos, fiddles and bottleneck guitars, the band still sounded absolutely contemporary, with superb tunes, gorgeous vocals and some mindblowing freakout passages. Tuneful, intelligent and highly musical, they truly forged something new out of the past, and this is one of the most beguilingly strange and original rock albums ever recorded. Housed in a unique gatefold card-wallet format in a numbered edition of 1000.

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CD Reviews

Madness everywhere; perfectly so
G. C. Todd | Memphis | 10/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How about this? Some American Folk with a hint of Baez, but also an influence straight out of the Mississippi Delta; Fairport Convention's in there, with a bit of John Cale era Velvets. Add some early Traffic and a bit of the Incredible String Band. Hints of the original Airplane with a dose of free jazz, and a bit of psycho bluegrass by way of India.

It should be a mess-- in fact, it is shear insanity. Yet, on the other hand, this is the best album you have probably never heard. Buy it now, and then get the equally grand follow up, Hoboken Saturday Night."