mercoledì 13 marzo 2013

Rose Garden - The Rose Garden 1968

The Rose Garden's only album is a fair but unmemorable pop-folk-rock record, able in its emulation of the Byrds' 12-string guitar sound with some competent stirring male-female vocal blends. Indeed this contains some of the most blatant mimicry of Roger McGuinn's style that you'll find, without nearly as much of McGuinn's imagination. Far more pop-oriented than the Byrds, the record was also handicapped by the absence of original material; the sole song bearing writing credits of group members, "Flower Town" (on which Kim Fowley also somehow manages to squeeze into the credit line), is in fact an adaptation of the traditional folk song "Portland Town." Big Byrds collectors, though, might want to keep an eye out for this not-too-easy-to-find LP as it contains two Gene Clark songs that never appeared anywhere else, "Till Today" and "Long Time." Neither of these songs are wonderful, but they're okay and better than the rest of the album (save the hit "Next Plane to London"), with "Till Today" bearing a countryish feel not unlike some of the songs on Clark's debut album. In other curious footnotes, three of the tunes were co-written by Pat Vegas, later to rise to fame as part of Redbone, while "Look What You've Done" was co-written by Bob Johnston, who at that time was producing superstars Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. allmusic.com

01.Next Plane To London
02.I'm Only Second
03.February Sunshine
04.Coins Of Fun
05.Rider
06.She Belongs To Me
07.Flower Tone
08.Till Today
09.Look What You've Done
10.Long Time

The Rose Garden :
Bruce Bowdin - drums
Bill Fleming - bass, vocals
James Groshong - guitar, vocals
John Noreen - guitar, vocals
Diana De Rose - guitar, vocals


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1 commento:

wkc ha detto...

Thank you but link does not exist. Is a reup available please?

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