Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A prog-pop classic
Mark Jeantheau | Berea, KY USA | 11/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is what Buffalo Springfield would have sounded like if they had been more progressive. You can also throw in a little Kaleidoscope to add to the pop trippiness, and perhaps a smidgen of Grateful Dead to account for the occasional jam passage. "Mighty Baby" definitely has some of late-60s psyc sound, but it's rooted in strong song compositions, not free-form acid guitar and organ excursions (not that I have anything against those!). The songs run in the 4-6 minute range, which provides a nice midway point between too simple and too complex---accessible yet full of turns and diversions. The eight tracks from the original "Mighty Baby" album would make the purchase worthwhile, but the CD version also has five bonus tracks from the related band "The Action." These cuts have a more pop flavor---sort of a less glossy Strawberry Alarm Clock---and are also quite enjoyable. I consider this CD one of my best finds over the last five years or so."
Mighty Baby - self-titled (Big Beat)
Mike Reed | USA | 02/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Originally released in 1969, Mighty Baby apparently had several members (most,in fact) formed this band from The Action. Basically decent British psychedelia. Tracks that I found to be most inspiring were "Egyptian Tomb","I've Been Down So Long","Same Way From The Sun"(gorgeous melody)and "Understanding Love". Line-up:Reggie King-vocals,Alan King&Pete Watson-guitars,Mike Evans-bass and Roger Powell-drums. Should appeal to fans of The Action,John's Children,early Who,Five Day Week Straw People and The Creation."
Judson T Doglips | St. Louis MO USA | 05/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As usual, I picked this CD up on a chance, after hearing The Action, just to see what it was like. I have to agree with the review of Mike Reed, it is really a good little album and it gets a lot of play at our clubhouse here in St. Louis. Another lucky find in the "I never heard of these guys" section."