- chapter one, paragraph one, Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
Where next after laying down quintessential psychedelic rock album of SF Aquarian age? Post 67 peak slow decline requires patient sifting. Y Brawd goes prospecting.
...that album was the best psychedelic rock record made by anybody in the world...We tried to make an album that had no bum trips on it - and millions of people have tripped and will continue to trip on that album...there is no way, unless you are latently psychopathic, that you can bum out to that album. It is guaranteed!
- Country Joe McDonald
Olde time carny waltz tempo on Porpoise Mouth unparalleled.
Remember kids, set and setting...
01 Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
02 Porpoise Mouth
03 Section 43
05 The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die
06 Who Am I?
Disaster and scant salvage as Country Joe shares songwriting with band members. Can anybody explain the cover?
Sole tripped out Joe drone downer is, nevertheless, right on the money.
09 Untitled Protest
Welcome back. And an opening melody catchy enough to inspire Twiggy cover. Like all Joe's best, Here I Go Again has a sweet-sad mix of good times had and lost, nostalgia and uncertainty for how all this is going to pan out. Trademark olde time carny waltz tempo still on the go - gorgeous.
10 Here I Go Again
11 For No Reason
Chilled out come down for the decade. Laid back, tired and engaging. Wearily feisty collection, and with a curious, burned out retread of Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine the game is effectively up.
13 Sing, Sing, Sing
14 She's a Bird
15 Silver and Gold
16 Rockin' Round the World
17 The Return of Sweet Lorraine
Oddi wrth y brawd