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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Reissue of ultra rare but all time favorite psychedelic 60's album from USA. Led by Steven Morgen, who simply named his band Morgen. A true psychedelic artifact originally released on Probe in 1969. Comes with original art... more »
Reissue of ultra rare but all time favorite psychedelic 60's album from USA. Led by Steven Morgen, who simply named his band Morgen. A true psychedelic artifact originally released on Probe in 1969. Comes with original artwork 'The Scream' from Edvard Munch. 7 tracks. Radioactive. 2003.
Right on the Money
Matthew Mcclellan | 07/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the top albums of the "heavy psych" genre. There are elements of punk, uk psych, Hendrix, hard rock, etc.. It's a tough lp and a tough lp to find. I recommend it for fans of the genre without reservation. It's actually a good well-rounded album for the more casual fan of psychedelia and hard rock."
Better After A Long Absence
Fred Rayworth | Las Vegas, NV United States | 02/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album on vinyl 30 years ago in a discount bin and only played it once. I forgot about it until recently when I reconnected with my vinyl albums and decided to create a database and put all of them into it. Thus, I found Morgen.
This album is worth some big bucks to collectors because of its rarity. However, I still could not remember what it sounded like. I finally finished my database and started burning the albums to CD. Morgen was the first attempt.
Now that I've heard it again, I can see why I never played it. The singing on the first few cuts is just atrocious! However, the music is pretty good. The overall tone sounds muffled as if they did not have the proper equalization in the studio, sort of like Alice Cooper's first album, Pretties For You. However, that also adds to the charm and psychedelic feel of it. Since this album came out in 1969, it was kind of on the back end of the psychedelic era and I'm sure that didn't help sales.
Despite the rather amateurish singing, I really like this album and the vocals add to the charm. There are seven cuts, averaging about four minutes each except for the last cut, Love, which is over ten minutes. To say the album is psychedelic, is as accurate as one could get. It has the feel, song structure, and of course, the fuzz guitar that add up to a fascinating musical journey. There is even a little bit of keyboard and some harmony guitar parts here and there.
I have no idea what the words are about since I don't listen to them, but I'm sure they're full of, as Zappa would say, "candyrock psychedelic profundities."
During the recording process to my computer, I listened to the album all the way through a total of three times (just didn't know how to use the software). This morning, I listened to it again, in detail on the way to work. After four listens, it has grown on me and taking the vocals for what they are, this is not a bad album. The four star rating is because of the vocals.
One more note. As the album progresses, the vocals seem to get better, especially on side two. I don't know if it was that Mr. Morgen was getting his chops together in the studio, or it was a deliberate change.
I highly recommend this for fans of psychedelia.