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28 Feb 2017

Morning "Struck Like Silver" 1972 US Country Psych Rock

Morning "Struck Like Silver" 1972 US Country Psych Rock

This is a great album and contains songs that defy its 1970's creation. "Jay's Movie Song" is essentially an accompanied bass solo. Extremely melodic, well composed, recorded and performed. The track, "And Now I Lay Me Down" could pass as contemporary at any indie-alt coffee house and the cover version of Hoyt Axton's seminal "Never been to Spain" is an outstanding down - tempo version with the most un-cliché steel guitar work you'll ever hear. Absolutely a rival for the 1971 Three Dog Night version as it retains the original country essence without the camp. This version really nails it. No boot-scooting, just a close dance with your best girl, a few Lone Star beers, and a ride home in the Wehner.....

Barry Brown: Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Jim Hobson: Piano, Organ, Theremin, Vocals
Terry Johnson: Guitar
Jay Lewis: Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Stuart Brotman: Bass
Chris Darrow: Fiddle

1 I Ain't Gonna Leave
2 In A Better Frame Of Mind
3 Only To Say Goodnight
4 For Free
5 Struck Like Silver
6 Understand My Ways
7 Comin' In Love
8 Jay's Movie Song
9 And Now I Lay Me Down
10 Never Been To Spain

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