Includes 10 bonus tracks not on the original edition: "I Know", "I Want More", "Mother No Head", "Ever Ever Green", "Zero", "Frozen Mind", "We Love Life", "Have You Ever Heard", Mother No Head (French Version)", "Mother No... more » Head (Instrumental)".« less
Includes 10 bonus tracks not on the original edition: "I Know", "I Want More", "Mother No Head", "Ever Ever Green", "Zero", "Frozen Mind", "We Love Life", "Have You Ever Heard", Mother No Head (French Version)", "Mother No Head (Instrumental)".
Michael Soucy | Woodland Hills, CA United States | 04/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the greatest psychedelic albums ever released. I don't say that lightly, as I own around 1000 U.S. and import psychedelic releases from the late 60s and this one is in my top 20. If you like great fuzz guitar, Pink Floyd, or just really cool arrangements, then this is it. I first got it on tape in the early 90's and when this CD came out with tons of bonus trax I was in heaven. If you want to discover great hard-to-find psychedelic music, then track this down along wiht Morgen, Music Emporium, Kak, Aguaturbia, Bokaj Retsiem, Bent Wind, etc."
Astonishing psychedelic masterpiece with bonustracks!!!
PortugueseMusicFan | Porto, Portugal | 09/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the cheap "rotation edition" of 2002 and I'm completely fascinated with this unknown masterpiece of european psychedelic rock!!! I have a huge collection of psychedelic/prog-rock and I get this thinking that'll be another interesting cd for a couple of listenings, but...in the last week I give this a dozen of enjoyable listenings!!! It's not only the "Agemo" album, but also (and especially) the bonustracks...Well, "I Know", "Mother No-Head", "Ever Ever Green", "Zero", "Frozen Mind" and "We Love Life" are simply some of the best psychedelic (sometimes creepy!!!)songs of the late sixties, walking side by side with the masterpieces of Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and others!!! What GREAT basslines and peculiar percussion on "We Love Life"; "Ever Ever Green" is beautifully ornated with a terrifying chorus and vibes; "Zero" and "Frozen Mind" are tremendous songs, with that ufo-like atmosphere, again a full-blown bass lines, everything in a apocalyptic scenario!!! This tracks with the "Agemo" album are probably the best psychedelic music (so fresh today!) to be made in the Continental Europe in that time!!! Well done, Netherlands!!!!
matt | 08/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is quite a find here. one thing i love about buying psych albums is the rare, one off recordings from a band you've never heard of but fall in love with. group 1850 follows a pretty strict psych diet of fuzzy guitars, loud, tight bass, keyboards (mostly organ but some harpsichord too i think) and drums. there are very nice moments of reeds and harmonica (a real treat). the vocals are done in two part harmonies, very drony but sung well. there are some weird moments that you almost want to skip, but taken in context, they're bearable. most of the songs are in the three to four minute range with one thirteen minute excursion into weirdness. i'd recommend this one to fans of the usual psych players (floyd, music emporium, united states) but also to fans of daevid allen's gong. the only reason this gets four instead of five stars is the complete lack of liner notes. still a good release with a lot of quality bonus tracks."
ProEvil | MA | 12/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rare dutch psych band that where quite sophisticated and unique. Many have compared this to early Pink Floyd, but I hear more of a Mother's of Invention influence if anything. Actually, this band very much has their own sound but the silliness and heavy cut-and-paste usage remind a little of zappa. The album itself would actually warrant four and a half stars, but the Rotation CD version rates a little lower because of the shoddy packaging. There are many extra tracks which is nice for the price, however."