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Ellis Island
Ellis Island
Genre: Rock
Psych rock from 1968.


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All Artists: Paupers
Title: Ellis Island
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lion
Release Date: 8/27/2007
Album Type: Import
Genre: Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 4028596002013


Album Description
Psych rock from 1968.

CD Reviews

Ellis Island : uneven at best...
mark f cudworth | here | 04/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This album runs a bit thin on material. There are successes, such as the psychedelic gem, 'Southdown Road'. Wailing guitars, tempo changes, dynamics, and the amazing pyro-drumming of Skip Prokop propel this hard charging rave-up. 'Numbers' also goes for the jugular, with a swirling organ offset by more temperate piano interludes (both courtesy of session guest Al Kooper), again propelled by the amazing drums of Skip Prokop. Songwriting seems a bit stretched after these highlights...although 'Another Mans Hair On My Razor' and 'Yes I Know' are adequate, 'Julianna' and "Oh, That She Might' are, respectively, bombastic fifties rockers, and uninspired pap, that would bring any halfway decent album to a lame, screeching halt.
I would wait for this album to become available as MP3 tracks and cherry-pick the best, rather than invest the serious money people are asking for this second-rate psychedelic time capsule.