August 08, 2010

Spirit of Love - C.O.B.

C.O.B. [Clive's Original Band - a sly dig?] released two albums in the early 70s and this, their first, out charms the follow up: Moyshe Mcstiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart. Like Clive Palmer himself, it's a subdued affair and a spirit of quiet adventure reigns. Home made dulcitar [Clive was once a wood-work teacher after all] adds a psych tinge to the low-key, old-timey folk stylings. Inescapably evocative of the Incredible String Band, the lack of the ISB's ability to grate on some ears makes this a smart point of entry for the uninitiated. A modest triumph.  

Oddi wrth y brawd


Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...
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Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...

Oooh, good lad! I've long been a fan of Moyshe but funnily enough I've never heard more than the odd track from this one. One to look forward to then (as well as all the Cardiff purchases and the bundle of 20 or so latest Terrascopic obscurities that arrived today

Y Brawd said...

so little time, so much music