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3 Jan 2017

Noah “Brain Suck” 1969 US ultra rare Private Heavy Acid Prog Psych





Noah “Brain Suck” 1969  US ultra rare Private Heavy Acid Prog Psych
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Mysterious little artyfact originally released in 1969. Can’t really tell you anything more about this, Noah’s only known LP called Brain Suck. Somewhere near the cutting edge for that year though, this LP reaches all over the globe in terms of heavy psych and has plenty of (often) successful proggy explorations. Right, like, lots of pentatonic jams by a would-be Hendrix. You know you like it though……….. 

Heavy psychedelia? Proto-prog? Plain hard rock? I can not decide. Keyboards and the guitar blend in well together in this album. Sadly there is no information about this band online. Overall, good album for those who like heavy stuff…… 

THIS POISON WILL SUCK YOUR BRAIN!! Posthumous release of early 1970s recordings from obscure hardrock/prog band, with long tracks and lots of hammond/guitar interplay. Overall vibe ranges from Iron Butterfly drama to a more jammy Deep Purple/Captain Beyond style. (from Acid archives) 
The band was from Salem Ohio and played in Cleveland, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh areas opening for bands like Phil Keaggy and Glass Harp, Joe Walsh and The James Gang, B.B. King, and Keith Emerson and The Nice. Larry Davis - Drums, Paul Hess - Lead Guitar and Backup Vocals, Terry Davis - Bass & Lead Vocals, Mike Rifle - Keyboards & Backup Vocals, Mark Schuering - Guitar & Lead Vocals and Danny Hall - Keyboards & Backup Vocals formed The Sound Barrier and later Noah. This is a posthumous release of early 1970s recordings with long tracks and lots of hammond/guitar interplay. Overall vibe ranges from Iron Butterfly drama to a more jammy Deep Purple/Captain Beyond style. ……….. 
Posthumous archival release from Noah, a band out of Salem, Ohio, who played around Cleveland, 

Youngstown, and Pittsburgh doing support gigs for B.B. King, Keith Emerson & The Nice, and The James Gang. Noah’s overall vibe lies between Iron Butterfly, and a more jammy (!!!) Deep Purple. Heavy psych? Proto-prog? Who can decide.  

Lots of fuzz, and a good kind of muddy production that lends atmosphere rather than cloud the music. The aggression and fuzz on "Why Should I Care” and “We Wanna Be Free” is pleasantly abrasive. Heavy organ and guitar trade off somewhere near the cutting edge for that year, though this L.P. reaches all over the globe in terms of heavy psych, and often successful proggy explorations. Lot’s of pentatonic jams by a would-be Hendrix. Track 2 is a 21 minute affair, which segues. Track 6 is another lengthy one, at 14:30. This time showcasing the organ, and a bit of trade-off with a great guitar jam Deep Purple fans would gobble up with a quickness. The compositions taste a bit like Cleveland’s ‘Dragonwyck’ at times. Very much a product of the Midwest, and the time and place are very apparent. 
This one is truly a lost gem………. 

Tracks 2, 4, & 5: 
Larry Davis - Drums 
Paul Hess - Bass & Backup Vocals, Lead Vocals on 4. 
Mark Schuering - Guitar & Lead Vocals 
Danny Hall - Keyboards & Backup Vocals 


Tracks 1, 3 [earlier lineup]: 
Larry Davis - Drums 
Paul Hess - Lead Guitar and Backup Vocals 
Terry Davis - Bass & Lead Vocals 
Mike Rifle - Keyboards & Backup Vocals 
(At this point they were known as ..“Sound Barrier.”) 

Larry Davis (drums) 
Paul Hess (bass, vocals) 
Mark Schuering (guitar, vocals) 
Danny Hall (keyboards, vocals) 
Terry Davis (bass, vocals) 
Mike Rifle (keyboards, vocals) 

01 – Why Should I Care 
02 – Brain Suck 
03 – Goodbye Earth 
04 – We Wanna Be Free 
05 – I Wish I Knew My Name 
06 – The Other Side (Medley) 

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