Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Paul Revere & Raiders|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The title of Paul Revere and the Raiders' 1967 release Revolution! refers to the Revolutionary War uniforms that had been the quintet's visual trademark, as well as the musical revolution that was in full swing at the time... more »
The title of Paul Revere and the Raiders' 1967 release Revolution! refers to the Revolutionary War uniforms that had been the quintet's visual trademark, as well as the musical revolution that was in full swing at the time. The era's expanding musical consciousness is reflected in the playfully experimental attitude that dominates the album, which is regarded by many observers as the Raiders' response to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Revolution!, entirely co-written by lead singer Mark Lindsay and producer Terry Melcher, includes the hits "Him or Me (What's It Gonna Be?") and "I Had A Dream," along with such fan favorites as "Reno," "Mo'reen" and "Gone-Movin' On." The Sundazed CD edition adds three non-LP bonus tracks, including the tongue-in-cheek band autobiography "Legend of Paul Revere."
Best Raiders album ever!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I lived for singles radio in the late 60's, and the Raiders were #1 on my list...I loved EVERY hit. One day I picked up a copy of REVOLUTION for 25 cents at a flea market, and it has been on my Top 10 all-time albums from that day on....I was overjoyed when it was released on CD....nice bonus to get "Ups and Downs" on the disc, too! This album shows the Raiders doing EVERYTHING... rock, blues, ballads, psychedelia, pop, and even novelty songs, and every track clicks.....I don't know of a better 1:59 song than "Tighter"..... the Raiders were my favorite 60's band, and they were never showcased better than this album. Five stars all the way!"
Mark,Terry & sessionmen
Philip A.Cohen | Bay Harbor Islands, Florida United States | 02/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although this fine album contains one authentic "Paul Revere & The Raiders" cut("Ain't Nobody Who Can Do It Like Leslie Can",a 1966 B-side featuring a rare lead vocal from Revere),the rest of the album is performed by Mark Lindsay & producer/co-writer Terry Melcher(Melcher even does much of the lead vocal on the song "Tighter").The instruments are by Terry Melcher & Van Dyke Parks(keyboards),Jerry Kole,Ry Cooder & ex-Raider Drake Levin(guitars),Hal Blaine & Jim Gordon(drums),and an unidentified bassist.The techniques used during recording(live during mixdown overdubs) means that half of the songs can be presented only in mono,though the stereo remix of "Him or Me-What's it Gonna Be?" that debuted on the "Essential Ride" CD is included,as are several good bonus tracks,including an extended/unedited version of "The Legend of Paul Revere".Too bad that Sundazed couldn't give us liner notes with complete details about who played what.Paul Revere's involvement in the studio obviously ended in late 1966.Mark Lindsay would,from this point onwards,make the records with whomever he wished,whether that meant sessionmen or a combination of sessionmen and some Raiders(but not Revere himself)"
No Pontification Necessary
P. Schultz | 04/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I normally don't write any reviews, partly for fear of being included with these internet-critic-wannabe-freaks of nature. However, I noticed that one pseudo reviewer rated this classic with less than 5 stars. So, here is my 5 stars in hopes of raising the overall rating ever so slightly. Anyway, this is the Raiders (mainly Mark Lindsay & Terry Melcher) at their creative peak. Although it's mixed in fake stereo, it has lots of punch and clarity. This is one of the greatest mid-sixties american pop records and my favorite Raiders' album."