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Corridor of Faces
Lazy Smoke
Corridor of Faces
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Lazy Smoke
Title: Corridor of Faces
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arf Arf
Release Date: 7/22/2000
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 737835506529

CD Reviews

A lost classic of the late 60's
Robert Schell | Townsville, Texas | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not too suprising that few people know about this one - the group was only popular locally, and the group had broken up by the time the record was originally released, circa '68. A shame, because Corridor of Faces is one of the great American Rock Records, up there with Big Star's first. Gorgeous (!) melodies, an inventive rhythm section, and a fluid, expressive lead guitarist come together with the acoustic low-budget inventiveness of late period Velvet Underground and Let it Be era Beatles. "Sarah Saturday" should have been an A.M. radio classic. You'll wonder how you ever lived without this one once you've heard it. The entire album is reissued on this c.d. along with demos by the lead singer that will nail you in the heart if you like the first solo albums of John Lennon and Syd Barret."
Obscure psychedelia
Stephen F Mulcahy | United States | 10/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this band hailed from either andover or north andover, i forget which. those towns are north of boston, not far from the new hampshire border.
this record has become a pricy artifact that people pay lots of money for. musically speaking, it's quite good. there are many catchy tracks, and the whole thing sounds like the beatles. the singer is a dead ringer for john lennon, and it is quite derivative of the greatest rock band of all time. there is one part of the song " how was your day last night" which is basically a slowed down rendition of the beatles'tune MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. that being said, this is an enjoyable disc. "salty people" is a good psychedelic track. the opener, "all these years" starts things off with some great backwards guitar. "how did you die" is a fine sgt. pepper's type thing, and "come with the day" features gorgeous harmonies and more good guitar work. the bonus tracks are o.k., but nothing special. if you like beatle type groups and 60's psychedelia, you'll probably like this album. there was a story in the boston herald back in about '95 about the lazy smoke, as well as similar massachusetts aggregations of the 60's like pugsley munion. apparently, the lead singer now works for the public works department."
Obscure Lost Artifact - What could have been...
S. Campbell | Los Gatos, CA United States | 08/01/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What could have been? Yes, it's Beatlesque in SOME places, but really, it's quite original. A little precious, sure, but the songs are great, lead guitar is inspiring, and it's painfully original. Enough to make you wonder what could have been. If you are type who seeks out the rare original records that make collectors swoon, then this is just the thing for you. You've loved Rubber Soul, records by the Left Banke, Syd's Floyd, a bit of Donovan's psychedelic honesty, or Oddyesy (sic) and Oracle by the Zombies and are looking for something new to sate that spot in your soul? This is IT. It's lo-fi, but there is NO Velvet Underground here, or Lennon (aside from a tinge in the vocal style), in this authors opinion. Get it while you can actually buy a copy if any of this resonates... it's out of print and disappearing as we speak. A small precious jewel to those of a particularly discriminating taste. I hope it's you."