Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Psychedelic Moods Hydro Pyro 2
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Living inside of an orange crate....t'ain't so bad...
Elizabeth Smith | Virginia | 03/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a great album! I feel that I have been, as Hydro Pyro says, "livin' inside of an orange crate," because I had never heard any of the stuff on this CD before, but all of it sounds great. It's a shame they don't play music like this anymore on the radio, because it sounds better than the music we hear today. Although I like all of the groups on this compilation, my favorites are Hydro Pyro, Los Chijuas, Superfine Dandelion, The Cirkit, and the XL's. They play alot of hard rock on this CD, especially the songs "Excitation" by Rear Exit, "Yesterday We Laughed" by The Cirkit and "Mary Jane" by The XLs. Some of the songs are "slow" and what I would call delicate-sounding, but very psychedelic at the same time; examples of this are Hydro Pyro's "Snow Petals" and Superfine Dandelion's "Ferris Wheel." One of the more unusual songs on this album is "Little Tin Soldier" by Hydro Pyro...it makes light of the war, almost referring to it as child's play. The song sounds a bit perky for its content, but I think that was the effect they were going for. In the tune, you can hear people laughing, bombs going off in the background, somebody saying, "Bang! Bang! You're dead!", and someone singing a "la, la, la" song, the way a child would sing it. My absolute favorite song is "The Colors of Time" by the Los Chijuas--you have to hear the song to get the full effect. "The Other Sidewalk" by the Superfine Dandelion is one of my other favorite songs on this album. This upbeat song expresses a desire for society to be more accepting and responsible for the way it has become. (At least, that's my take.) It's an excellent rock song, too. The entire album sounds very good and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys listening to loud, obnoxious "acid rock." I liked the CD so much I decided to buy the first volume of psychedelic sounds too. Hopefully it will sound just as good, if not better."
'Psychedelic Moods,Vol.2':Various Artists' (Collectables)
Mike Reed | USA | 03/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Not bad for a various artist CD of a bunch of psych and garage bands that virtually no one has ever even heard of.The tracks that I liked the best were the six cuts by the obscure NYC band Hydro Pyro,with their bag of goodies,"House Of Yesterday","Id",their namesake "Hydro Pyro" plus three others,Fallen Angels,contributing a Love cover "Signed D.C." and the two songs by Superfine Dandelion,"The Other Sidewalk" and "Ferris Wheel".Worth repeated plays,for at least a little while.Worth checking out."