sabato 26 luglio 2014

Lincoln Street Exit - Drive It 1970

Biography : This disc is a great re-release of Lincoln St. Exit's early material! It easily stands up to the releases of any other underground psychedelic band of the era (The Chob, Moving Sidewalks, etc). Between this and the ENTRANCE album, released under their then current name Xit, in the 70s; one would have the bulk of the Lincoln St. Exit material. This would leave a die-hard fan only to track down their "Who's Been Driving My Little Yellow Taxi Cab b/w Paper Place", "Half a Dream / Sunny Sunday b/w Whatever Happened to Baby Jesus" and the elusive " Whatever Happened Pt. 1 b/w Whatever Happened Pt. 2" singles, to have a complete collection. The DRIVE IT EP features the heaviest and most blazing psychedelic guitar material, while ENTRANCE is on the rather mellow ballad side. The only exceptions on ENTRANCE are the rockin' "Mississippi Riverboat Gamblin' Man", and "She's My Everything" which substitutes sax and piano solos for electric guitar. Between these two releases, only "Soulful Drifter" and "Sunny Sunday Dream" are shared in common. The DRIVE IT version of "Soulful Drifter" is 1:10 shorter than the other version (presumably from an earlier recording), and has no 'string section', organ or tambourine. The DRIVE IT "Sunny Sunday Dream" is a simple studio recording that's basically identical, except the ENTRANCE version is in excellent stereo, and includes a completely different ending in which so much echo is added that it becomes a chaotic mess before the rhythm section drops out, leaving only the organ and howling guitar (for 18 extra seconds). As they headed into the 70s this group became unconcerned with Pop culture's idea of 'hip' and wrote less Pop-oriented tunes; opting instead for drawn out, native drummed, native sung, orchestral concept albums. All great stuff. sambson

01.Man Machine 4:02
02.Dirty Mother Blues 6:55
03.Got You Babe 3:06
04.Teacher Teacher 2:45
05.Soulful Drifter 2:00
06.Time Has Come Gonna Die 4:06
07.Going Back Home 3:03
08.Straight Shootin' Man 3:00
09.Phantom Child 3:14
10.The Bummer 2:22
11.Sunny Sunday Dream 2:58

Lincoln Street Exit:
Michael Martin - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Mac Suazo - Bass Guitar
Lee Herres - Drums and Percussion
R.C.Gariss - Lead Guitar

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A Sioux Indian band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Formed in 1964, the original line up consisted of Paul Chapman, drummer Lee Herres, singer/guitarist Michael Martin and bassist Mac Suazo.
Lincoln Street Exit's sole album is one of those efforts that's generated considerable attention throughout the collecting community over the years. The Lincoln St. Exit album is essentially blues-based and does not include their non-Mainstream 45s. It is now a very sought-after collectors' item, and has been counterfeited. Much of their earlier material was officially reissued on the Xit LP Entrance (Canyon 7114) 1974, which has also become rare.

A rarity in that it was one of the few mid-1960s native American rock bands (all four members were New Mexico Sioux) to actively tour and record, the group struggled for six years with little recognition; managing to release three instantly obscure singles during that timeframe By the time the band was signed to the Detroit-based Mainstream label, Chapman had died replaced by guitarist R.C. Gariss. Teamed with producer Brad Shad 1970's Drive It! served to showcase material from Martin and non-member Tom Bee.
Gariss,Herrera,Martin and Suazo subsequently continued their musical collaboration,reappearing as Xit recording a series of mid-1970s LPs for Motown.

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