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|John Kay & Sparrow|
The Best of John Kay & Sparrow: Tighten Up Your Wig
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
This CD has been deemed obsolete
AudioObscurica | United States | 10/03/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD would be complete if it wasn't missing "Down Goes Your Love Life" and "Chasin' Shadows" from the original LP. Although it has all of the bonus tracks. Go for the recent Repertoire reissue (...) In 1969, while "Born to Be Wild" was the next big thing, Columbia decided to issue these recordings from 1967. Featuring Dennis Edmonton (better known as Mars Bonfire) and Nick St. Nicholas (who did not join Steppenwolf right off, but came in for the "Birthday Party" LP). Columbia issued only one single off of these tapes in 1967 and did not show interest in issuing anything else. These recordings show the group working out of a blues mold (on Kay's material), a little jazz (Jerry Edmonton sings on "King Pin"), pop ("Down Goes Your Love Life" with, surprisingly,Nick and Goldy McJohn singing!) and even a theremin used on "Green Bottle Lover". Mars Bonfire sings a few tracks ("Isn't It Strange" "Tomorrow's Ship" "Chasing Shadows"), John sings most, and Jerry gets in there. Very interesting to say the least. Not just for collectors, but fans as well. This CD is missing the two tracks from the original LP."