mercoledì 12 marzo 2014

Iota - Iota 1970

Iota's biography is a short read and its discography even shorter. Hailing from El Paso, TX, this four-piece was active in the late '60s and early '70s. It recorded a studio session in 1971 for the Suemi label, out of which two singles came out. Success and the projected LP ever materialized. Thanks to Suemi's archiving care, the Shadoks imprint was able to retrieve this lost album in 2003. Iota had little money and Suemi spent little more on them: The eight-track tapes sound thin and under-produced, but the music features enough original quirks to catch the interest of '70s psychedelic/acid rock collectors. To the standard post-Cream power trio, Iota added Hammond organ (played by Steve Phipps), which takes the group's sound closer to early Deep Purple, especially in "Sing for You." The highlight of the set is "Precincts," the group's first single A-side. A dark, moody song mixed with lots of cavernous bass, it is unusual even by heavy psych rock standards and features a gripping melody delivered with much drama by leader Carl Neer. "Love Come Wicked," "Bottle Baby," and "Better Place" also stand as nicely written songs and walk the line separating blues-rock and psych rock. More overtly pop, "I'm Gonna Be a Man" and "Our Love So Warm" are less successful. ~ François Couture

Tracklist:
01.Precints
02.Glympses
03.R.I.P.
04.Love Come Wicked
05.Bottle Baby
06.Sing For You
07.Better Place
08.The Words Are True
09.I`m Gonna Be A Man
10.Our Love So Warm

Iota:
Carl Neer - vocals, bass
Mark Evans - guitar
Steve Phipps - organ
Rich Ramaka - drums

1 commento:

Solidboy ha detto...

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