Sunday, March 28, 2010
Relatively Clean Rivers
My man Record Mike tipped me off to this... is he on here? I don't think so. Check it out, "Relatively Clean Rivers":
"Former Beat Of The Earth leader Phil Pearlman assembled this band in the early seventies and eventually recorded this magnificent rural rock album in 1975. The Relatively Clean Rivers album stands with the very best albums of the era, possessing a purely American sound and walking confidently past the shadow of its previous incarnation. Amazingly well produced for a private pressing, it is the very antithesis of his earlier releases that could be classified as garage (at a stretch, perhaps - they are not without a certain tangible sophistication)."
Fans of Skip Spence etc. should run not walk to Captain Crawl and find this. Kind of a early Dead vibe at times, or CSN/Neil Young vibe. I love that borderline cheezy-but-still-good vibe. Give this one a shot and it will grow on you.