Two bands that utilized the Male/Female vocal formula that became a staple of West Coast acid rock. Sunny harmonies and some real solid covers make both of these well worth checking out.

Wool - Wool
Though scorned by some collectors as being too derivative, the fact is that Wool's eponymous album contains some of the most spot on and exciting covers of the decade. Led by guitarist Ed Wool and featuring the vocals of his sister Claudia Wool,
who masters a pretty impressive Janis Joplin delivery, this album mixed acid rock, funk and soul into a catchy concoction that captured their live experience quite nicely. They also mixed in a few passable originals by Ed that could hold up amongst the album's various styles. An album that holds up time after time as a great listen all the way through.

[MP3] Wool - Combination of the Two
[MP3] Wool - The Boy With the Green Eyes

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Growing Concern - Growing Concern
A great piece of acid tinged psychedelia with a nod to the West Coast's sunny vibes. Bits of fuzz, underpinnings of Organ and vocal contributions from members Bonnie MacDonald and Mary Garstki often
garner this group comparisons to Jefferson Airplane, and the comparison is not without some merit. Unfortunately the band was dropped from the Mainstream label shortly after they signed and recorded the album so as happened so often the album was lost for a good chunk of time until recently. Particularly interesting is the cover of Stephen Stills' "Sit Down, I Think I Love You," but overall the album holds up quite nicely.

[MP3] Growing Concern - Sit Down, I Think I Love You
[MP3] Growing Concern - All I Really Want

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posted by dissensous at 9:15:00 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice, very nice. I do, however, prefer either the harder-edged side, or the particularly druggy side of psychedelic music. nonetheless, kudos

2:39 PM  
Blogger Pete Birch said...

lovin The Wool tracks! great, thanks.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Growing_Concern:I didn't knew that album. Very nice. Melodic psychedelia with sweet female harmonies.Thanks :)

11:40 AM  

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