sabato 25 luglio 2015

Felt - Felt (2010 Flawed Gems) 1971

Biography : Felt was formed in Alabama in the late '60s around the talents of Myke Jackson (guitars), Mike Neel (drums), Tommy Gilstrap (bass), Stan Lee (guitars), and Allan Dalrymple (keyboards). The band's self-titled album, released on the small Nasco label in 1971, contains half-a-dozen original songs written for the most part by Jackson. The mostly blues-styled songs on this album are full of great guitar work and contain fine Beatles-esque harmony vocals. While most of this album has a blues feeling to it, some of the songs hint of progressive rock with swirling keyboards, intense drumming, and blistering guitar solos. The album has recently been discovered for its musical excellence and has become a very rare collectors' item. Guitarist Lee would later go on to become a member of punk band the Dickies in the late '70s. This welcome re-release by Akarma Records features a reproduction of the original foldout album graphics in the mini-LP-styled Akarmapack. Review by Keith Pettipas

The leader of the group, the main composer, guitarist and singer in one person was 17-year-old Myke Jackson. It's hard to believe that such a young boy was able to compose music so mature. On the album is only six recordings.

What is striking at first listen,it is sometimes almost melodic Beatles songs. This impression certainly can refer listening to the beautiful 'Look At The Sun'. At first only piano, almost pained voice and moving (romantic) melody. Enters rest of the group and would like to make such songs last forever. These recordings can listen endlessly. Then a jazzy, he played in quite a fast-paced 'Now She's Gone'. In the central part is followed by a sudden slowdown,extraordinary piece. The band created here wonderful colors, moods.

'Weepin' Mama Blues' was another song that betrayed fascination with the achievements of the Beatles. Played solemnly theme brings to mind the 'I Want You' from the album 'Abbey Road', popular quartet... whole while obvious blues tinge. Ingenious entrance to the recording of 'World' looked more like the end of the music as if just ended. Enjoys a moment, then suddenly the band entered like a hurricane. The song was based on contrasts. Once it was quiet, reflective. In a moment sharply, almost aggressively, and the singer's voice became vociferous, almost angry. I'm really impressed by these compositions. Their cohesion, ingenuity and indeed brilliant melodies. Extremely emotional performance. There is no shadow of routine, wykalkulowania. With each sound beats honesty and authenticity. This is the domain of classic rock.

The most important on the album seems to be, however, extended composition 'The Change'. It can be considered as a summary of the entire disc Felt. As the lens is focused because everything on the album the best. Calm, inspired the main theme. Then a natural transition for a little more lively theme, then suddenly is only repeating the same guitar sound one. After a while, there is organ background, joined by other instruments and music is gaining momentum. Almost floating in the air. This piece reminds me of 'The New Yorker', theme of the compositions 'Flight' derived from 'As Your Mind Flies By' group Rare Bird. Here really going on very much. Although I must add that the song has a very thoughtful design. It is easy to extract individual episodes. The true genius of magic in the form of ten minutes. Ending album 'Destination' has a little jazz tone. Again, all it is sewn with a bit of melancholy and contrast aggressive guitar inputs and bodies which phenomenally stipple this song.

It's hard to break away from the music. Memorable. In addition, all enveloped in a delicate psychedelic haze. What a pity that group of Felt left behind,only one album as though from another fairy tale, which then slowly went away to rest.
The original LP was released by a tiny label Nasco and today is terribly difficult to get. The ideal condition is achieved prices oscillating in the range 500-600$. Review by my friend adamus67

Tracklist:
01.Look At The Sun 3:16
02.Now She's Gone 5:30
03.Weepin' Mama Blues 4:42
04.World 5:39
05.The Change 10:12
06.Destination 6:40

Line-up:
Myke Jackson - Guitars
Mike Neel - Drums
Tommy Gilstrap - Bass
Stan Lee - Guitars
Allan Dalrymple - Keyboards

7 commenti:

Solidboy ha detto...

flac cue log scans

adamus67 ha detto...

The leader of the group, the main composer, guitarist and singer in one person was 17-year-old Myke Jackson. It's hard to believe that such a young boy was able to compose music so mature. On the album is only six recordings.

What is striking at first listen,it is sometimes almost melodic Beatles songs. This impression certainly can refer listening to the beautiful 'Look At The Sun'. At first only piano, almost pained voice and moving (romantic) melody. Enters rest of the group and would like to make such songs last forever. These recordings can listen endlessly. Then a jazzy, he played in quite a fast-paced 'Now She's Gone'. In the central part is followed by a sudden slowdown,extraordinary piece. The band created here wonderful colors, moods.

'Weepin' Mama Blues' was another song that betrayed fascination with the achievements of the Beatles. Played solemnly theme brings to mind the 'I Want You' from the album 'Abbey Road', popular quartet... whole while obvious blues tinge. Ingenious entrance to the recording of 'World' looked more like the end of the music as if just ended. Enjoys a moment, then suddenly the band entered like a hurricane. The song was based on contrasts. Once it was quiet, reflective. In a moment sharply, almost aggressively, and the singer's voice became vociferous, almost angry. I'm really impressed by these compositions. Their cohesion, ingenuity and indeed brilliant melodies. Extremely emotional performance. There is no shadow of routine, wykalkulowania. With each sound beats honesty and authenticity. This is the domain of classic rock.

The most important on the album seems to be, however, extended composition 'The Change'. It can be considered as a summary of the entire disc Felt. As the lens is focused because everything on the album the best. Calm, inspired the main theme. Then a natural transition for a little more lively theme, then suddenly is only repeating the same guitar sound one. After a while, there is organ background, joined by other instruments and music is gaining momentum. Almost floating in the air. This piece reminds me of 'The New Yorker', theme of the compositions 'Flight' derived from 'As Your Mind Flies By' group Rare Bird. Here really going on very much. Although I must add that the song has a very thoughtful design. It is easy to extract individual episodes. The true genius of magic in the form of ten minutes. Ending album 'Destination' has a little jazz tone. Again, all it is sewn with a bit of melancholy and contrast aggressive guitar inputs and bodies which phenomenally stipple this song.

It's hard to break away from the music. Memorable. In addition, all enveloped in a delicate psychedelic haze. What a pity that group of Felt left behind,only one album as though from another fairy tale, which then slowly went away to rest.
The original LP was released by a tiny label Nasco and today is terribly difficult to get. The ideal condition is achieved prices oscillating in the range 500-600$

Solidboy ha detto...

many thanks adam, write your review in additional to this post.

adamus67 ha detto...

Hi Marco,
What a nice surprise! I have a small correction, I came across a commentary, leader of the group Felt,of July 6, 2015 at 11:57 pm

I am Mychael John Thomas, aka, Myke Jackson. Thanks for the great review, but Stan never played with the Dickies…different Stan Lee. AND we did a second album in 2012, available at http://felt2.bandcamp.com
Blessings,
Mychael John.

So just to enjoy!!!
Adam.

Solidboy ha detto...

If the translator google does its job well and I got it, wow! that great satisfaction adam!

kobilica ha detto...

Thank you...

Chiquilicuatre y Zappa ha detto...

muchisimas gracias

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