Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Golden Years 69-71
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Pink Fairies - 'The Golden Years 1969 - 1971' (Cleopatra)
Mike Reed | USA | 02/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"To my knowledge,this is one of about three Pink Fairies domestic releases on CD.Starts off with two songs the psych nugget "Ten Thousand Words In A Cardboard Box" and "The Sparrow Is A Sign" which both are penned by Twink,the band's drummer and were pulled from his 1970 solo effort 'Think Pink'.Other notable tracks would be the demo for "Do It" and the nineteen-minute live version of "Uncle Harry's Last Freakout".There are a couple of rough mixes of "The Snake" and the oldies standard "Lucille".The Pink Fairies would be best described as psychedelic garage rock.As far as I know,Twink and bassist Paul Rudolph semi-exist today as the Pink Fairies.I encourage you to check out their first three lp's out now on import CD,'Never Never Land','What A Bunch Of Sweeties' and 'Kings Of Oblivion'.You won't be sorry you did."
Inept recordings, but I'd still kill to hear these tapes
Mike Reed | 07/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The sound quality has been attacked unmercifully by those who have reviewed this cd, before me. But what do you expect from an eight track that's been set in the middle of the room to record a jam session? I got similar results when I used to be a musician some twenty years ago. But man, I love the Pinks. They can do little wrong in my mind. This stuff is the epitome of warp speed psychelia/hard rock/garage punk, and I don't care about the sound quality. To hear the evolution of these early recordings gives the first album even more meaning to me. It tells me where they were heading (whether they ever had a direction) even if they were sometimes too stoned to realize that themselves. But I have to add; I believe the Pinks could play better stoned, and I don't believe that I'd want to hear them play it straight. When I bought this CD some three years ago, I thought, "Wow, I'm finally going to add to my Pink Fairies collection!", and I tell you, as a musician--retired--I don't care about the sound quality. Paul Rudolph was displaying to me why he's a damned great guitarist, and when he was in the band from 1971 and 1973, and so on, I noticed that his guitar was a driving force; the very wheel by which this critically acclaimed inept (then) band was rising to whatever level they were going to achieve. "Do it" has always been one of my favorite Pink songs, next to Pigs of Uranus, Right On, Fight on, and their drug crazed, hyper-rocker version of Walk, Don't Run--once done by the Ventures. The Snake is the epitome of human anatomy songs, but most people don't understand that it is about the male sex organ( and I hope that I'm not offending anyone). This is righteously wierd rock & roll, and only the crazed minds of the Pink Fairies could bring it off. So, right on, fight on! Man!"
Gritty and rough, but that's what you'd expect
oscar_freak | 05/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't remember where I read about the Pink Fairies (this CD ends three years before I was born) but I've always been interested in pre-70s punk or hardcore, and I decided to check it out. The music was terrific; THE SPARROW IS A SIGN and their superb cover of the Beatles' TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS were probably the best. I must agree with the first reviewer, though; if they could manage to improve the sound quality (which was pretty abysmal) or remaster it somehow, it'd be great..."