NOT ONE GOOD TRACK!!
G. Chandler | San Francisco, CA USA | 01/30/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Very slick boogie-rock. The All Music Guide Website, under "Styles", lists this album as "Psychedelic". That couldn't be any farther from the truth!! There's not even one minute that comes close to being psychedelic. It's just hard-core boogie/blues rock. And very unoriginal at that too. Hard to believe it charted (#130) in 1969! But the most depressing thing of all, is the fact that worthless albums like this (from the late '60s) is being released on CDs, when SO many deserving gems remain unknown and unreleased. (I could list them here, but there's not enough room or time!) Save your money, and get something original and special - like (for example) THE FAMILY TREE "Miss Butters" (1968), recently released on the Rev-Ola label (which I'm sure Amazon sells). From an honest music collector, who cares, and does his homework."
Former Barbarians, Get It While You Can
zphage | 12/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lost piece of Boston/San Fran Psych.
When Boston garage band Barbarians split, all but drummer Moulty moved to San Fran where 3 others were added.
Psych with a serious R&b base: soulful vocals, catchy tight tunes with fuzz guitar running through them. Frumious Bandersnatch and early Doobie Brothers would be good comparisons.
Lester Bangs listed this as proto metal, it isn't that heavy, but it is fuzz guitar driven.
There is also a live album that is out of print.
Get this while you can, becuase I can't imagine this being in print long.
Barbarians' CD:Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl"