"in a quest for good underground psychedelic 60's music, ultimate spinach crossed my path and although internet sources told me of how they were copped out fakes, the sound clips i heard were intruiging nonetheless. it is very good basic late 60's sounding rock with a weird edge to it. nothing innovative or outstanding, but a strong effort and well rounded album. i could best describe it as a mix between the doors and the velvet underground...which are two favorite bands of mine. very trippy and steadily rockin', i really dig it."
Ultimate Spinach (1st album)
Mr. P. C. Bougie | thetford,norfolk,U.K. | 02/18/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Already some 40 years old, this delightful peace of hippy tosh still elicits fond memories with those who heard it first time round!Made under adverse conditions,(the guitarists were playing up apparently!)this album is a curious mix of styles featuring farfisa organ,feedback-drenched guitars,recorders and vocal harmonies,the best numbers featuring a female vocalist on tracks like the memorable "Ballad of the hip death goddess" (which says it all,really!) "Baroque no.1" is a straight rip-off of Country Joe & the Fish's "Section 43".To be quite honest, unless you had this album originally, there's little to recommend it these days, unless you're replacing your long lost copy or your original vinyl is scratched to smithereens! Sound quality is pretty good considering this is no 24-Bit remaster! Also the sleeve leaves a lot to be desired, as there is no information or liner notes. Ultimate Spinach were and shall remain an odd comic/cosmic footnote in the history of psychedelia, all the more odd that they galvanised themselves to make a sort of classic 2nd album in the guise of "Behold and See" before disappearing into the ether after a mediocre 3rd album.So kick off those sandals, light up a josstick (or something)and try not to crack up too much! Also why do I always get a vision of the hippy teacher in the Beavis&Butthead series whenever I hear the lead male vocalist!"
Michael Veksler | 06/04/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This rating is not a reflection on the music. I just want to make potential buyers aware that Iris Music Group decided to release this on CD-R media rather than press it to the CDs."
L. DiMenna | Santa Cruz, CA | 06/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are of any age and would like a good representation of the era , this is a very good selction. Believe it or not my 28 year old nephew gave me See and Behold and loves this music.I in turn laid on to him this the first Spinach album and Country Joe & the Fish "Electric Music for the Mind and Body" another classic. He hasn't stopped listening."