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Electric Music For The Mind And Body

Country Joe & The Fish

1967

Electric Music For The Mind And Body

Album Summary

Electric Music for the Mind and Body is Country Joe and the Fish's debut album. Released in May 1967 on the Vanguard label, it was one of the first psychedelic albums to come out of San Francisco. Tracks from the LP, especially "Section 43", "Grace", and "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine" were played on progressive FM rock stations like KSAN and KMPX in San Francisco, often back-to-back. A version of the song "Love" was performed at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. "Grace" is a tribute to Jefferson Airplane's lead singer, Grace Slick.

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Rating

2.92

Votes

4520

Genres

  • Psychedelic Rock
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Mon May 24 2021
2

I find it very hard to get excited about an album like this. It was probably big or important in its time (67, right at the beginning of the whole psychedelic pop-rocknsummer of love shit) but this is the same crap I've heard a done much better a million times. I paid more attention to the lyrics to see if I was missing something groundbreaking - cool cats, diggin trips, fuck LBJ, nothing new to see here. And I get that these are cliches now but might not have been at the time, doesn't make them less annoying. It's raw, and I fucking love raw albums, but these guys needed a couple more takes of a few of these songs. And the bluesy track that could have been a nice song was ruined by the loudest tambourine I've ever heard in a song, followed later by the loudest maracas I've ever heard in a song. "Death sound". Maybe I'd have enjoyed it if I'd heard it before I heard Jefferson airplane, grateful dead etc. Or if I never watched ANY Vietnam movies. Or if I dropped some acid first. Other than that, great album.

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Was having a bad day. couple of beers and this CD fixed me.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

Fuzzy, loosey goosey blues and psych. A pleasant surprise, but I feel like it loses the plot near the end. I like how, at one point, they drop all pretense and just whisper the letters "LSD". Favorite tracks: "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine", "Love"

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Sat Jul 10 2021
4

On the whole, I liked it. Good, old-school, jazz-infused psychedelic rock. There were some things I didn't like though. The guitars were occasionally too high-pitched and whiny for my liking (although I really liked the more swamp-style twingey guitar parts) and the vocals weren't the best either. Still, a nice listen overall.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
3

blues-y patchouli oil old school hippy stuff. Rugged, gritty, leftist. That classic "I recorded this in a tent" aesthetic.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Meh. Groovy, but only as a period example

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

Probably the best Country Joe and the Fish album

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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

Excellent stuff. Love finding bangers on this list that I've never heard of. Loved the weirdness of it

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Fri Dec 24 2021
5

beautiful

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

Great psych!

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

4.5/5. Might be low-key some of the best stuff from 60s Cali psych at the time

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

tri bom o som

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Un viaje sonoro espectacular, recomendable

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Mon Oct 31 2022
5

Really enjoyed this one, especially the dark psychedelic sound that it has.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

Wow.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
5

Groovy, I love it. The first tracks are perfect, the last ones are a bit less interesting to me, but still very good

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Messy, chaotic, weirdly mastered, and I loved it. I like this kind of fail music.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

Great psych album, beyter than early dead.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

Good jams!!

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

Pretty chill trippy vibes

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

Liked this a lot. Great guitar, some powerful lyrics, good sound. A K-Town Banger in my opinion.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

Yeah I was into this. Blusey aand cool

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Fri Sep 03 2021
4

Loved the politics

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

I was pretty sure by the album cover that I would be listening to some old psychedlic rock on this one, and that was correct. I also expected that I wouldn't be fond of it. However, I found myself liking the bluesey/psych fusion of it with the occasional twangy guitar. If they had refined this a bit more, could have seen it make a 5. Favorite songs - Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine, Super Bird, but also Love. As is, 3.6/5

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

I liked this one! Probably a 3.5 but I was into the psychedelic sound and it was deep and complex. Plus there was something a little extra/different with it. A few good stories in the songs and they were all solid until the last one. Would listen again easily so I'll bump up to 4.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

Of it's time in the best way, that great late 60's political idealism mixed with psychedelia. Had never heard any of this before, but I may be a new fan.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

they're jammin. bluesy with a country twang. nice lead guitar work. a bit psychedelic at times. i liked the keyboard sound. I liked the track Bass Strings a lot. Section 43 was a cool instrumental. At first it was a little too country for me but i liked it as it progressed and got more psychedelic

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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

A surprisingly great album. I wasn't expecting psych rock from a group called Country Joe and the Fish, but this record blew me away. Section 43 is beautiful, and every other track is similarly good.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Surprised by this hidden gem. The harmonica in section 43 is superb, love is a beautiful sound, Death Sound is haunting. Awesome album and pscyhrock at its finest.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

I sort of feel this has been overshadowed by what came after, so it's important to remember this did come first.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

I LOVE this style of music and this is a great find that I'll have to go back to again and again! The singer has a wonderful tone of voice and the music has a great groove!

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

I liked this album and admittedly have not listened to hardly any country joe. It was a nice change of pace to hear some good old psychedelic rock. Bet this was a fun band to see live.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

Was expecting it to be more experimental silly psychedelic type sounds but was rather straight forward. Overall pretty enjoyable. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine stood out for having a great groove.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

To 5-star or not to 5-star: aye, that's the dilemma. I suppose I need to evacuate some sputum of criticism before I praise. The forays into blues perpetrate a minor incident of white-rocker-trying-to-sing-blues-without-suficient-force-or-authenticity, but in this case it's in no way an unforgivable offence. And thankfully so, because a lot of the album works like a bastard. The initiated will detect a similar vibe to the Doors' first album; two of the main differences is that this lacks the occasional European vibe the Doors generates, and also that Jim Morrison was one of the greatest white blues-hollerers. Of course, the all-American nature of Electric Music for the Mind and Body is hardly a reason to lambaste the album, and it's pleasantly eclectic within its parochialism. Aside from nascent psychedelic rock we have the aforementioned blues, but also pop touches, straight-up rock, some country twangs and mild Dylanesque wit. That said, the album reaches its apex towards the end, where it gets properly psychedelic; LSD explorations are the reason you listen to this. And I was prepared to give it five stars, but a final listen has demonstrated that the album doesn't cohere enough, that the poppiest number is somewhat weak, and by bringing up the Doors' first album, I raised a beast that the album cannot hope to vanquish. 4-and-a-half stars. That, my friends, is hesitancy captured by the graphical representation of luminous celestial entities.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

Listened Before? N WOW! Another psychadelic surprise for me! Didn't expect to like this one as much as I did. Putting it into rotation. Added to Library? Y Songs added to Playlist: Death Sound, Porpoise Mouth

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

04/14/22

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Really solid overall. I especially like "Sad And Lonely Times" and "Porpoise Mouth"

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Wed Apr 20 2022
4

At first listen, they sound like Cream. Not a bad thing. I was concerned I was getting yet another ridiculous electric, rave album, but this is refreshingly psychedelic, bluesy rock. There's also a Three Dog Night/The Guess Who. Overall, this album clicks. It also doesn't overstay its welcome at 44 minutes. In hindsight, I see why this album makes the list. Taking into consideration that this is 1967, the band and the album are part of a musical movement, but while they didn't rise to the mainstream enough for me to hear them, they clearly innovated and inspired others who did. Section 43 sounds familiar - and it has a real vibe to it that I imagine played well to Doors audiences. This album is pretty slick.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
4

Here's another one that I never heard and that I was meaning to check out for quite some time now. Thanks, 1001 Albums Generator.  It doesn't sound like anything I was expecting. In the end there was equal parts deception and excitement. The album doesn't sound as filthy as I thought it would. What I hear is something like The Doors with a country singer (which I somehow like) and a little too much white blues (which I dislike), but it is okay. It's not the Buffalo Springfield and it is not the 13th Floor Elevators, but there is a garage undercurrent that I appreciate, and it might be the predecessor of both, and the execution is far more compelling than say Big Brother And The Holding Co. It is an interesting example of early San Francisco psychedelia in any case, and I will give Country Joe & The Fish that. A record with a historical importance that is somehow enjoyable, but I am still to decide whether or not is an album to own. 

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

As with all output of the prime American Psychedelic era (a really narrow window actually) it’s hard not to judge it in context of that grim looming reality that Hunter S. Thompson described so thoroughly- that this wave would very shortly break, and roll back. For me anyway it makes some of the most intolerable Hippie Shit (e.g. The Masked Marauder) grate a little more. Still, the energy and innovation here are real.

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Wed May 04 2022
4

Very nice discovery. I like the mix of genres in this one.

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Wed May 04 2022
4

This album unlocks a new feature on Spotify that makes the surroundings smell like Patchouli...

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Thu May 05 2022
4

There are albums I listen to twice because I really enjoyed them and albums I listen to twice because I feel like I wasn't listening to/for the right things. This one falls into both.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

This is my type of music. Music like this reminds me we all have different tastes in music and so it's ok for most people to like Drake and for just me to like Country Joe or Pere Ubu. The stereo mixing makes it engaging to pinpoint locations of the surreal noises around your room, especially if you're high. It's cool and bluesy, which makes it chiller to listen to compared to the heavier more garage-influenced acid rock of their contemporaries (e.g. Electric Prunes, Big Brother). In a lot of ways this is like a slightly less experimental and more accessible United States of America. A never-ending surplus of fun and surprising moments. I like his dreamy voice and share of high pitched guitars. Lots of variety, just listen to the difference from the acid "Love" (performed at Woodstock alongside the first 2) to the surreal "Bass Strings" to the whimsical "Masked Marauder." Their use of silence and sharp transitions allows these different styles to be coherent and smooth rather than harsh. Will seek out again. Favorites: Flying High, Lorraine, Porpoise Mouth, Bass Strings, Masked Marauder, Grace

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

A good album, but the styles of the songs vary too much, from simple rock'n'roll and blues rock to tracks that lean into folk and prog.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

A hair greasy and honky for one's tastes, but the bluesy mood and tempos are well sustained and the cuts land coherently and, for the most part, effectively. One worried about the novelty act factor (partly because of the silly name), which never materializes so score one for low expectations. "Sad and Lonely Times" is terrific. There is overindexing on the organ on the latter half of the record, which overreaches generally. But, as a whole, the album works well as a jaunty melding of blues and psychedelia and just a touch of country (alas, the silly name works out to be inapt). Glad to have heard.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

Unusually unknown bluesy grooves - really enjoyed it. It is a very much a period piece but there are some tracks here that really groove

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Didn't really know what to expect, but I liked this!

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

used to listen to my dad's Country Joe records when I was a kid, though I'd never heard this one. Not in love with all the songs but the bluesy psychedelic thing is pretty great.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Pretty basic blues album, liked the jams a lot

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

Acid soaked bluesy Summer of Love goodness.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

I'm listening to this record on the way back from teaching some disabled children how to swim. It's really cheered me up after a few of the weaker children drowned when I dunked them under the surface. Well done, Joe & The Fish, you've really saved my weekend.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

The name of the album and the band, combined with the album cover, gave me a pretty clear idea of what the music would be. It did not disappoint.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

Yes. Could listen to this album a bunch. Every song isn't great but i like the twang and The vocals are appealing

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Good songs throughout, and a cohesive sound that is perfect for an evening on a porch or a leisurely drive. Missing the special something to pump it for me, but still really good.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

This was cool! Not very polished or well-produced, but the guitar was great and the vibes were fun, not to mention good songs. Better than I expected for sure.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

Et rikt album, et ekte bøljeband band.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

Rock psicodélico sesentero. Está bien. Venga, un 4.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

Ok, this was the start of something. It was the beginning of something. An era. A generation. And I get it.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
3

Who could forget the time that LBJ fought the Fantastic 4 and Doctor Strange? This album is on DRUGS

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

Àlbum interessant però alhora un xic dispers. Barreja molts elements, rock, blues, psicodèlia, i tot i que l'inici és molt potent la segona meitat no acaba de fer-li justícia. Malgrat tot, un disc interessant, un descobriment. I una confirmació més de la bona collita del finals dels 60.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

Yeah this is okay. Between 2 and 3 for me.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

My favourite sort of 60's music, a bit of psychedelia

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Sat Jul 10 2021
3

Are there any 1960s psychedelia albums that didn't make this list?? This one has quite a clean, robust sound, somewhere on the rockier end of the psychedelia spectrum of this period. Some blues and r&b influences sneaking in. But there are also some space-age moments and a little psych whimsy here and there. I can respect the quality of this, even though it's not to my tastes. 3*

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

I don't know what I expected, but this is

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

Solidan acid/psiholedijski album. Jednostavno ovakvi albumi ne pašu toliko kada je vrijeme depresivno. Više paše na lijepo vrijeme time je odmah i pozitivniji mindstate i za takvo vrijeme ovakvi albumi bolje pokazuju svoju sliku. Nisam imao puno vremena za preslušavanje albuma pa vjerujem da nije u potpunosti opravdana ocijena, ali tako je kako je. 3.3/5

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Sun May 09 2021
3

Etwas fad

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Not bad, not great.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
3

An interesting psychedelic album. Some fun tracks to listen to but unfortunately some meh ones that just don't really strike a chord as well.

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Mon May 24 2021
3

A-typical of its time and a testament to the death of modern music. These lads are obvisouly top of their game musically, but lost in a sea of talent for them to stand out to me. Dozens of bands like this have been a by product of the era so for me, my lack of knowledge and experience creates an ambiguous blur of 8 minute tracks and gratuitous organ solos. A fun album however nothing overly original from the wider genre of psyche rock. A fun listen, nice grooves and solos. Fun social nods especially in “Super Bird”.

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Tue Jul 27 2021
3

Acid/Psych rock bands of the day tend to be meandering or simple in a lot of their music, preferring to play with the guitars and see what cool sounds they could pull up rather than focusing on songwriting. It's fine. I don't mind too much because the music isn't bad but it also isn't memorable. Giving it credit for being a cornerstone of the genre, but that's about it.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

Psychedelic rock. Agradable.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

Strangely enough the vocals sound terrific on hear, but the mixing and production are awful. The guitars and drums are way too sharp, and some sounds are strangely isolated throughout the entire record. Why am I only hearing the drums through my right earcup, and the vocals only through my left? It ruins what could be very nice record with a perfect balance between more dark and spiritual psychedelic tunes and noisy folsky tracks. Such a shame, still a 3/5 for the music besides the obvious prioduction flaws.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
3

Overall this would get a 2.5 if Super Bird wasn't such a great song. That knocked it up at least 1/2 point to 3 stars.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
3

I enjoyed the twangyness of this album. 0RS

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Sun Sep 05 2021
3

Sicher einflussreich, aber auch anstrengend!

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Thu Oct 21 2021
3

Well, it's fine. One track that was jusssst hippie style instrumental was getting on my nerves, but tracks with vocals were fine.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
3

Another one I have no preconceived idea of. It's kind of sloppy and bluesy. Sounds like it would've been cool at the time? Not so sweet Martha Lorraine is better. Genuinely odd, and a bit less of a bluesy trudge. Odd fairground organ and some texture to it. When this is good, it sounds like a less up its own bumhole Doors. Which is great. All the psychedelic fun, none of the 'The ancient snake, woo incest' crap. It's great. The album goes between being maybe a bit much, and great and direct. It's ultimately enjoyable though, and I quite like the politics of the album, the fun 2.5 minute fun songs mixed with 7 minute psych/proto-prog stuff, and that it definitely sounds ahead of its time.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
3

Props for this being a pioneering psychedelic album. I confess to not hearing much of this band outside of "Feel like I'm Fixin to Die". It is an *important* record that wasn't really something I'm into at the moment. It might be worth another listen to digest, but it didn't strike me as something I'll have on rotation.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
3

Just okay

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Fri Oct 29 2021
3

It was okay, nothing particularly distinguishing about it. There were a lot of more innovative groups around the same time.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

Not for me at all

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Mon Nov 22 2021
3

Pretty good psych-rock. I am wavering between a 3 and a 4, but since nothing specifically grabbed me I'll go down to a 3.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
3

I like psychedelia but this one gets kinda boring during some of the instrumental passages.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

Great for the background, was over before I noticed

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

it was alright

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Fri Dec 03 2021
3

Dafür fehlt mir dann doch die Dröhnung. Aber an sich ganz gut, wenn auch manchmal die elektrischen Sounds zu präsent waren

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Wed Jan 05 2022
3

4th January 2021 Listened in the morning when I first got up on first day back at work. Seb and justo came round, Laura made fish and we played ticket to ride. Pure 60s psychedelia, but I liked the bluesy heavy tracks.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

Pretty solid, especially under certain circumstances

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

This album is fine. Not bad, not great. Some great guitar licks though.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

I really enjoyed it to start but it lost me in the 2nd half. I think other substances would dramatically change my enjoyment of the entire album.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
3

Raucous and fun, I enjoyed this!

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Only thing I knew about this band is that they were at Woodstock. Decently enjoyed this album.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
3

When one of the features of the album cover is "Stereo", you know it's gonna be a throwback. And what a trippy throwback this album is! But I gotta say it isn't bad. Heavy and deep. But it's as advertised. Electric Music for the Mind and Body, with a little bit of blues for the Soul to boot.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

Experimental and a less cliche side of this time and place that isn't often heard in pop culture. Good listening.

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Sun Feb 20 2022
3

Tendencja do dlugich tytulow sie utrzymuje, ale tym razem cos nowego do posluchania, pierwszy studyjny krazek od Country Joe & The Fish czyli bande rokowo folkowa tworzaca w nurcie psychodelicznym, jak przystalo na album z 67, wiec po albumach byrdsow, beatlesow czy beach bojow doszlo do wysypu psychodeliki, lepszej lub gorszej, ale z pewnoscia goracej, bo albumy ukazywaly sie jak grzyby po deszczu i electric music for the mind and body jest jednym z nich, nagrany w przeciagu tygodnia na zachodnim wybrzezu stanow, w kalifornii, sama banda to pieciosobowy sklad, wiec nie ma tutaj zbyt wiekich eksperymentow instrumentalnych, ale nie zabraklo harmonijki, dzwonkow czy tamburyna, jak przystalo na psychodeliczne melodnie, pojawiaja sie takze modne w tamtym czasie efekciarskie zabiegi zawijania czy fazerowania dzwieku klawiszy czy gitarek, slychac takze ze bylo to nagrywane na spidrunie, bo material jest dosc szorstki od strony technicznej, moze to tez byc kwestia remasatera, bo jakies byly problemy z tasmami na wydanie cd, a slucham akurat spotifajowej wersji, wiec pewnie to co ostatnio sie pojawilo tam bedzie, lirycznie rowniez ciezko o cos odkrywczego, bo sporo o lataniu wysoko, kochaniu nisko i niecodziennej codziennosci psychodelicznej, ale koniec koncow nie sluchalo sie tego zle, 44 minuty i 11 trakow z czego 9 wokaluje Country Joe McDonald i dwa Barry Melton, zdecydowanie ten pierwszy bardziej pasuje do psychodelicznego grania w ktorym jednak sporo folkowych lub country influencji mozna sie doszukac, na plejke leci otwierajacy flying high i jeden z najdziwniejszych tytulow jakie ostatnio widzialem, wiec porpoise mouth, bo takiego okreslenia zwiazengo z seksem oralnym i morswinami jeszcze nie widzialem jak zyje

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Mon Apr 04 2022
3

Rock psicodélico

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

I listened to it, didn't think it was anything amazing, but it wasn't too bad either. I think if I were more familiar with it I would like it. I'd add this one to my list of albums to hear again. I've heard of the band but never heard any of the music. 3/5

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Eh, ok psychedelia I guess. Gave it a couple of listens and it didn't grab me super hard, although neither was it all that objectionable. Fave track - "Section 43" - I like a bit of psychedelic noodling...

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Wed May 04 2022
3

yea would probably be better fucking high on shrooms or weed. Otherwise it's aight

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Thu May 19 2022
3

05/18/2022 Fun & funky blues. Not bad.

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Sun May 22 2022
3

"One, two, three, what are we fightin' for? Don't ask me, I don't give a damn. The next stop is Vietnam." I grew up singing those words from Country Joe all the time, but strangely enough it's the only song I had ever heard by this band until today. This had some nice moments, but a lot of the late 60's psychedelia hasn't aged that well. 3 stars.

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Thu May 26 2022
3

Good psychedelic sounds

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Sun Jun 19 2022
3

le début était sympa après c’est malheureusement pas à la hauteur de son titre

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Sun Jun 19 2022
3

Intéressant mais pas très plaisant

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Mon Jun 20 2022
3

Started out a bit boring, twelve bar blues heavy, but kicked up the psychedelia in the back half for some interesting takes.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
3

60s

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Fri Jul 01 2022
3

Enjoyed this. Didn't find it too psychedelic and more rockabilly. No more than that though.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
3

Didn’t fully concentrate on it but I enjoyed what I heard. 3*

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Sun Jul 17 2022
3

kinda neat

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

Acceptable Psych Rock of the era. There are pretty fun moments, but Psych rock just isn't often great for me. Weird, considering how much it helped spwan some of my favorite genres today.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

Found this a bit meh. Just sounded like Dylan.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

For the first album I missed while at ragbrai, this was exactly what I expected it to be based off the title, band name, and year it was released. Pure psychedelic rock and the trippy instrumental tracks are almost always better than the vocals, except for love

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

I liked him but they were never the most talented band from that era. Loved their politics, so so on their music.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

Though I knew he played at Woodstock, I couldn't have told you much about the sound of Country Joe and the Fish. It sounds like they discovered psychedelic after they'd already recorded half of a blues rock album. The psychedelic songs like Bass Strings and Grace are interesting, especially for 1967, like something I would have played at 4 in the morning at CKCU.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

The only country Joe song I knew was the classic Feel I’m Fixing to Die on the Woodstock album. There is a lot of good playing here. Decent psychedelic and some jamming that sounds like it could be The Doors sans Ray.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

Some Beatles esque type stuff with some bluesy shredding. Lots of synths sound like something out of a ninja turtle movie and beeping noises

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Thu Aug 18 2022
3

Not too bad. Enjoyed some parts of it, some were too long for my taste.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
3

I’ve listened to this album before and found it generally fun to listen to.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

Very, very 1967. Some nice moments here and there, but nothing that really stuck out for me. Mostly, it felt very much of its time and that can be fun. This was good background.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
3

I was not in the mood for this when listening, so that probably didnt help, but I get it. I just feel like I've heard it better in other bands.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Not the biggest fan of this type of rock

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Mon Sep 05 2022
3

6/10. Fairly enjoyable, not what I would have expected from the title, but about what I'd expect from the artist's name and the year.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

ganske nice

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Pretty chill trippy album, will probably need to give it a couple more listens

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

Solid psychedelic rock. The highlight of the album is Barry Melton's guitar playing. I'm surprised I've never heard of him (or the band as a whole). Gets a littler weirder than I'd prefer at times, but that's par for the course with psychedelic stuff.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

Nothing particularly notable, but not objectively bad. 3.5

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Sun Oct 02 2022
3

this could have been written by absolutely anyone form that era as it pretty much all sounded like this. nothing to write home about.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

70s hippie

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

the Doors -vibat tuli. Positiivinen yllätys kun en ollu ikinä kuullukkaan koko bändistä. Olihan tossa vähän sekavampaakin settiä välissä mut hyvää musisointiahan tää oli. Paras biisi: Flying high Huonoin biisi: Section 43

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

Lite psykadeliskt. Lite blues. Lite folk. Helt okej.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

Psychedelic rock.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

I had never heard of these guys. Based on album cover and 1967 - i figured jazz infused drug rock. I was correct. Not my typical jam but hit a groove. Very Janis + Doors + Grateful Dead.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Idk fine typical sixties psychedelic

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Sun Nov 13 2022
3

It's fine. Nothing remarkable but nothing offensive. Just... fine.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

Weird, not very good. But I didn't hate it.

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Sun Nov 27 2022
3

3/5. A fun political album, with some jamming vibes. I can tell they are having fun but not necessarily great musicianship.

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Wed May 26 2021
2

1967, stupid "psychedelic" looking album cover..... ugh they're really just keeping it to a few key themes in this list. and yeah it sounds exactly as the cover looks. I guess it gets a point for authenticity there. and another point because it doesn't make me actively sick. but after enough albums from this late-60s period they all start to sound the same, even if some were considered wildly counterculture and others not. and to this album's credit, I'm sure all these fucking cliches were fresh in 1967. but there's this timestamp on almost everything from this ~3 year period in the late 60s, and I am bored of that timestamp filling this list. 2/5.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

Ehhhhhhh probably won't listen to this again.

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Sun Apr 18 2021
2

Bleh

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Wed Apr 14 2021
2

Just kinda boring

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Wed Apr 28 2021
2

So I didn’t mind the beginning of this album, but I’m finding the last couple of songs to be really annoying. I’m ready for it to be over now.

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Thu May 20 2021
2

I'm afraid I'm not in the mood for this.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

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Wed May 12 2021
2

2/5 not my cup of tea...

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Mon Jul 19 2021
2

A bit rough. One of the less enjoyable 60s psych albums we've had

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Mon Jun 21 2021
2

A psychedelic rock band that does little to separate themselves from their contemporaries. This effort is fine, but has little staying power or impact beyond the initial listen.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
2

More hippie nonsense. Don't know why people would listen to this today

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Fri Apr 09 2021
2

nice kinda

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

A ono, ko da sam sve to čuo već dost puta

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Wed May 12 2021
2

Did not enjoy

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Wed Jul 07 2021
2

I guess it's ok. Psychedelic country. Very of it's time.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
2

Meh

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Fri May 28 2021
2

The way it started, I'd thought it would be really good. There was a song or two I liked but other than that, nothing appealed to me.

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Mon May 24 2021
2

Quite dated but a good album, not something I would have listened to on my own. "2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears"

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Sun Jun 13 2021
2

A little too 60's for me, I still like classic rock though just not my type.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
2

The name of the band is the most interesting thing about this album. It's pretty average and feel like I could have done without hearing this particular album before I died

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Wed Aug 25 2021
2

I have very mixed feelings about “Electric Music for the Mind and Body.” The guitar is phenomenal, as are the vocals and singing. But the melodies and instrumentation (minus guitar) fail to live up to those standard. As such, there are only about three good songs.

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Sun Sep 05 2021
2

Ohne Pilze oder synthetische Hilfsmittel kein Zugang zu finden

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Thu Oct 28 2021
2

Ik vond country joe niet zo country, eerder bluesy.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
2

Tja, ook hier gaat mijn hart niet bepaald harder van kloppen. Je had er waarschijnlijk destijds bij moeten zijn toen dit als iets baanbrekends gezien werd.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
2

Gezellig en leuk voor een keer, maar verder boeide het te weinig.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
2

Mwha

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Fri Nov 12 2021
2

Psychedelic nonsense. They should've just stuck to ingesting brown acid and avoided making albums. Best Tracks: Flying High; Super Bird; Bass Strings

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

2.5

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Fri Dec 10 2021
2

By now this is long forgotten music, and as sad as that may be, I can understand why.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
2

You've heard this one before - a ho-hum, Doors-esque rock LP complete with gratuitous noodling, meandering song structures, and not much of a point. A few tinges of psychedelia aren't enough to save this one from mediocrity.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
2

2.5 idk

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Thu Jan 13 2022
2

Another one I'd never heard of before. It's is a bit up and down, got some very good tracks on it, but on the whole probably best left in the 60s.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
2

Underwhelming psychedelic rock album, neither getting you up to move nor spacing you out, man. Lacking any real panache, pretty lazy production (hippies), very much of a product of its time. Dull.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
2

Not jazzed about this at all. Bland 60's rock. It hasn't moved the needle in any meaningful way musically for me. Should be called Meh music for Meh minds and bodies. This crap needs to be bumped from the list to make room for Weezer's Blue album, which I just learned is NOT on the list and that's a goddamned travesty.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
2

After the first few songs, I was really leaning towards a high score on this but then it lost its way. Ultimately ended up too much on the psychedelic side.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
2

Oh man, they bought off-brand Grateful Dead! I ultimately felt like this was a bit of a middling piece of hippie ephemera. The production is pleasantly ramshackle, and it sounds like they're having fun, but there's not much for me to grab onto. There's nothing unique or compelling enough to justify its inclusion on this list. Nothing particularly unpleasant either, aside from the unnecessarily long jam tracks peppered throughout. It was just a little boring. Favourite tracks: Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine, Sad and Lonely Times

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Fri Feb 04 2022
2

I'll admit that I enjoyed some of the political messaging of Joe Fish here, preaching anti-Vietnam/anti-imperialists messaging from a psych-rock pulpit (aka 1960s folk festivals). However, the music felt very middle of the road, and hasn't stood up well over time. 1.5/5 Fav Track: Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine

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Fri Feb 04 2022
2

Placed in the time of the Summer of Love, I can see the influence of this record on the West Coast (San Francisco) scene and suspect that is why it is on this list, not for it's lasting impact on music. Whether it influenced bands like the Doors, Canned Heat, CSN, Buffalo Springfield, JA, Grateful Dead or the other way around you can hear some elements of the Psych Rock (Acid Rock) influence in all of these bands. It is an album that represents the counterculture of its time and an intro to Acid Rock and I suspect was enjoyed by most, including the artist, live, while on drugs. It doesn't translate well on record. The organ is straight up Question Mark and the Mysterians and is overused. There are some threads that influence music beyond 67/68 but not much that I can see. So it was an interesting time and had some influence on music but I think what the scene tried to represent had more of a cultural impact than most of the music. The bands that had more of an impact from that scene continued on, CJ and the Fish impact didn't last beyond those few years. Favorite Song: Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine Rated 2 out of 5

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Sun Feb 06 2022
2

Hasn't really stood the test of time. Too much 60's organ sound and fuzzy guitars. Porpoise Mouth is interesting and it is more enjoyable the more folk rock it is. Lyrics are pretty interesting in general... though Love may not qualify for that.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
2

Lo- Grace This is some bluesy/psychedelic/swampy-rock, or at least that's what it presents itself as. "Electric Music" in that it's mainly guitar/organ...Nothing really sticks out as exceptional, just mainly average, except for the last track "Grace", which meanders and is kind of pointless...pretty much like the rest of the album.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
2

Weird and forgettable

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Sun Feb 20 2022
2

Could only find terrible stereo mix and it is just lazy production in general. I kinda like some of the far out bits but for the most part it was just lazy take on blues.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
2

So 60's. I love a bit of psychadelic rock me but this doesn't hit me. I think I need to play this a few more times with some incense and bourbon and maybe I'll dig it.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
2

Eeehhhhh. Absolutely run-of-the-mill psych rock. I don't remember a single thing about it.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
2

not ,my jam

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Thu May 26 2022
2

Meh 2

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Mon Jun 06 2022
2

Passed me by a bit. Not as annoying as I thought it would be, but nothing standing out.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

Not my bag.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

It was pretty good, would like to explore these guys a little more.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
2

I can hear the roots of psychedelic prog here, but most of this is too folksy for me. I enjoyed the instrumental pieces more eg Section 43, and I can see the Doors being influenced by this. But the very 60's style hippie vocals were a turn off for me.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
2

When you hear someone whispering "L-S-D" that's a pretty good sign that I'm about to check out from your album. Wasn't as bad as I was expecting though, but I will maintain that this is one of the worst band names of all time.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
2

This was not my thing. But didn't cause physical pain.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
2

Not my thing. Some songs very tough to listen to.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
2

2.5

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Mon Sep 12 2022
2

Bof. Pas rien de mémorable ici. Mettons que l'intérêt peut être dans entendre un band psychédélique obscur, mais aucune révolution ici. Le mix est même parfois agaçant (je pense à la tambourine et au maracas). Par contre j'ai trouvé l'ambiance générale des 3 dernières pièces très bien.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
2

Tous les bands qui vont ailleurs semblent aller à la même place...

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Fri Sep 23 2022
2

This was an interesting psychedelic/early electric album. Really reminded me of the doors earlier this week. I really liked the first 4 or 5 songs. Section 43 was a cool ass song. They totally lost me in the 2nd half. The last two songs are BAD. Meh 3/10

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Thu Sep 29 2022
2

This whole genre of folk rock can take a hike

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Sun Oct 02 2022
2

Fuzzy psych blues. Been done a million times since. If it was a footballer, it'd be Kieron Dyer - decent enough, but nobody really remembers.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
2

It was psychedelic rock album. Big whoop.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
2

It's your standard psychedelic rock, Woodstock album. This was probably influential at the time it came out, but 55 years later it's a lot less to write home about. There are some good tracks still, like Love and Bass Strings, but the bands that came after these guys did a better job of perfecting the genre.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
2

Kinda boring Album Cover: Ok 2/5

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

I think this is a classic case of an album's relevance getting lost in antiquity. Didn't excite me one bit and doesn't stand out compared to anything else from that era.

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