This album sounds the way wet socks feel.
Da Capo is the second studio album by the American psychedelic rock band Love, released in November 1966. It was recorded between September and October 1966 at RCA Studios in Hollywood, California.
This album sounds the way wet socks feel.
I listened and now I can die
Somehow this reminds me of what The Doors would have sounded like without Ray Manzerak and not as into drugs.
Required a couple of listens but this was an excellent record that seems heaps far ahead of its time. Orange Skies is such a beautiful tune and easily my highlight, sounds like it could've been released yesterday. Revelation is a big old journey which I especially loved the last 8 minutes of, closing out a track with a drum solo is prime time.
This band is listed as "psychedelic rock" which ... isn't wrong, exactly. But it's also not entirely right. At times, it feels very Stones and at times, it feels like early punk but with more skill. It was like the best of psychedelia and the best of punk and it was really enjoyable... mostly. I loved it up until the last track which got very self-indulgent and then the vocalist just sorta started screaming... not the best experience and it did kill what was going to be a 5 star review. Still a good album, though.
Gran disco con una Cara B completamente fuera de si. Tiene un poco de psicodelia, jazz, folk, garaje... I like it.
El reverso barroco del Forever Changes, igualmente psicodélico, con toques jazz, sobre todo en la Jam final de 18 minutos, Revelation. Fantástico.
This band is sweet, kind of proto-punk, while staying within that 60s garage rock vibe. The sound seems ahead of its time for sure, and they wrote a lot of songs that survived into relevancy after all these years.
Solid late 60’s psych/garage. Definitely of its time. Fans of The Velvet Underground and Can will probably find something to like here, especially of the more garage-y tracks like ‘Seven and Seven Is’ and the side long ‘Revelation’.
At once frightfully earnest and obtusely satirical, they aim for bonkers and hit their target right in the ghoulies. The quiddling lyrics, frenetic drumming, and puckish pipe-blowing play their part, but it wouldn't be anywhere near as successful--or listenable--if they weren't incorrigible melodists. That means there's always a firm point from which to depart from on one of their zigzags. They find the temptation to return irresistible, too, even if the melody has changed after they've returned from outer space. Also: One more for the small pile of albums where the stupidly long closer is rather good.
Love the folk and psychedelia mix
It would be easy to that this album does psychedelic folk rock by the numbers, but that fact is that Arthur Lee and Love wrote the rules then broke them as many times as they could. How does an album so syrupy on one level exhude such punk as f**k energy?
Love is great, though I’ve never heard this particular record before. “Stephanie Knows Who” is a whirlwind of several music styles and approaches. Folk, Baroque, proto-funk, proto-punk, garage rock. Arthur Lee’s energy is infectious. “Orange Skies” has a nice classic 60’s vibe as it starts, reminding me of Peggy Lee and other 60’s loungey jazz-inflected pop. Though the songs on this album evoke other musical styles, the result is something especially unique and unparalleled in style and vibe. “Que Vida” is especially lyric-forward, introducing a collection of questions with the exception of the last verse which ends in an assertion about death. We move from loungey 60’s pop to garage roc/proto-punk on 7 and 7 is! So 7 and 7 is certainly 14, though I’m not sure what else the title could be referring to based on the lyrics. Lee is known for expressing societal and philosophical truths in his lyrics, though this one is especially hidden. From what I’ve heard thus far, “The Castle” is my favorite of this record. The acoustic guitar riff is lovely, the lyrics are engaging, and the harpsichord is a fun witty harkening back to times in which there were castles. Again, “She Comes in Colors” has great lyrics and a unique yet accessible melody. Lastly, we have “Revelation” which is 18 minutes long! All in all, this is a record that I’d love to return to and listen closely to the lyrics, as Lee is very much a wordsmith.
Short songs but with a lot of quality except for the last song which is long and at some point it could boring, however in general it's an album that I enjoyed a lot, relaxing but with a lot of energy.
As I lay here listening to Da Capo, I wonder why this uncomplicated poppy 60s fayre has been included on the list. At which point Seven and Seven Is starts being a pre-punk, pre-surf punk delight that genuinely surprises me by being from 1966. We then go straight back to uncomplicated 60s pop fayre that - wait a minute - is actually complicated quite a lot by an awesome bassline and some tempo variations that I proper was not expecting. Thumbs up.
Wow this is quite an album… I loved the 60s feel, then at the end “Revelation” goes totally wild… 19 minutes of groovy goodness! I love that this project is serving up some really amazing 60s music that I have never heard of before.
Listened to this so much at the turn of the century.
Lush instrumentation with some brilliantly written songs. However, quite a few of the deeper cuts fell flat for me.
Amazing, can't believe I haven't heard of Love before.
Great stuff, beautiful, chaotic and full of charm
Wtf så bra!! Aldri vært borti før
Love still equates to my feeling about this group.
Enjoyed this. Short, sharp songs on side-A, a psych freakout on side B. Who could ask for more?
I’ve listen to Forever Changes a bit in the past but this is also a great album. Deserves some repeat listens.
Adorable! Fun :)
From first track the horns are great and this is great piece of psychedelic rock. The guitars go hard and the vocalist is very passionate. Ooh Flutes too, are we Jethro Tull??? This is fantastic. The ORGAN, Let's goooooooooo!!!!!!!!! This is the most shocking 5 star album I've given but this was one of the easiest.
Listened Before? No Album Art: 5 / 5 (at this point I have no idea why I'm rating this, but I love this cover. Faux art frame around a team photo at some ruins-like location. Dig the font choice.) Opens with some strong reminiscence to Barrett era Pink Floyd. Psychedelic layering of components making for a madhouse sort of atmosphere. Sick sax and harpsichord work. Singer took his meds for Orange Skies. Pretty little folksy number complete with flute melody. Could imagine dropping acid and running through a field of wheat to this. Love the little "pop" sound in Que Vida! Seven and Seven Is almost sounds like it could be a Bowie song both in eccentricity and tone; jam. Composition of The Castle evokes Tommy-esq The Who, but like in the good way. Bass line and tempo switching is pretty dope. She Comes in Colors brings back the fire. And Revelation just seems like they included it to leave no stone unturned with a blues rock number to rival The Doors. Wow this album rocks. Love show some incredible range effortlessly maneuvering from psychedelic and folk rock to blues and something proto-punk/glam. I was engaged start to finish and enjoyed every minute. This is a sneaky ass 5 / 5 from me. Added to Library? Yes Songs Added to Playlists: - Orange Skies (Sunny-vibes) - She Comes in Colors (Sunny-vibes)
This was all over the place in the best way. Pulling from jazz, blues, rock (and maybe creating punk in the process?) Love created a rich fusion here. I’ve never heard this album before and was really impressed. I get why they were not more popular but I have to assume they were pretty influential. Half of the album being one song is a wild choice too, but one they pulled off.
Look. This album is sick as fuck. Proto Punk and Ska and Pop Punk by way of Donovan and The Doors. I wish I'd got to see this live and on a variety of drugs.
A LOVEly album - short and sweet - while to me it’s not as special as the band’s Forever Changes, its length makes it as good - as it’s a nice bite sized group of songs - and this record has ‘7 and 7 is’ - so - LOVE it.
The Doors meet James Brown and Jethro Tull, where Love before the Doors? Loved this album.
Vaikkakin jotkut kohdat raivostuttavat, mieli tyyntyy tämän teoksen mahdottomassa, siinä mitä ei voi käsittää. Muutama corny kappale ja pidempi soitto, muutamat hassut lyriikat. Kokonaisuus on tuo mahdoton, joka muodostuu ennaltamäärittäen ja jonka katse on meiltä ihmisiltä piilossa, kunnes se nousee tajuntaamme albumin loputtua. Bravo. Bravo. Jokainen objektivisti nousee seisomaan ja taputtaa, riemuitsee tätä mestausta jonka global reviews avg. kuin entiteettinä suuren yleisön silmien edessä yrittää suorittaa. Mestaus suoritetaan ja subjektivistit kalpenevat. Maa tärisee syvimmät pelot puskevat ihon läpi hikipisaroiksi imisten, tallaajien ohimoille. Näytös loppuu ja fanfaarit soittavat. He kuulevat, he näkevät. He eivät iloitse kun suomeksi julistuu viiden tähden arvio. Mutta heidän on kestettävä se.
Solid West Coast rock, that has an experimental edge, stemming from the use of harpsichords, flutes, and abnormal song structure. I can imagine they were heavily influenced by what the Beatles were doing around the same time.
Last song is a banger
похоже на смесь King Crimson, битлов и немного Pink Floyd
Fun psychedelic (?) record. Felt almost gonzo at times.
I liked it but I dont get it, there were too many sounds and genres mixed in this album, and the last song was longer than the rest of the albm, like why?
Remember me the cramps! Very funny!
Better than expected. Some good guitars and vocals. Pyscadelic riffs and licks in there but entertaining. Great harmonicas too.
Liked it- very phychedelic 60's. Impressive guitar. The Castle is an epic tune, as well as Revelation. Also Liked the first track a lot - Stephanie Knows Who *She Comes in Colours
I listened to it while working and I gotta say it's really enjoyable
Schönes Album, noch nie gehört!
FUCK THIS STUPID ASS FAILURE OF A STEREO MIX. Sounds like a budget 8D youtube video. Music's dope tho. // Favs: Orange Skies / !Que Vida! / Seven And Seven Is Score: Light to Decent 4
Very eclectic but some cool sounds/grooves :)
super good, cool song names, liked the harmonica and drums, just didn’t appreciate the end 19 min song but surprisingly liked for 60s rock music x
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Baroque Rock
An existence that matches The Stooges in timeframe and albums recorded, this is to me VASTLY superior to Funhouse (which I just listened to). This album is a solid listenable slice of the sixties, though "Revelation" is about 14-minutes too long. Added to my library, regardless.
Lovely (no pun intended) 60s psych rock. Woud listen again.
I enjoyed this. I'd never heard of it before and it's pretty up my street. Can't complain!
Well, this was great. I do already like Love. But this was upbeat and fun and a different.
Ah man I started writing a review and then lost it! I really enjoy Love and I haven't spent enough time diving into their work. It's very exciting and kind of picks you up and drops you all over the map, is it psychadelic? Rock? Electronic? Punk? Jazz? I like how it gives you so much.
Side 1 and side 2 are very different and it works up to a point. I really like this album - always have - but the side 2 single track, "Revelation" could do with a bit of editing; I've never been a fan of rock drum solos. That would give room for another track perhaps. Side 1 is a little patchy but contains some great tracks, particularly "7 and 7 is".
Every single song went hard, but “!Que Vida!,” “Seven and Seven Is,” “She Comes in Colors,” and “Revelation,” especially.
Now THIS is the combination of psychedelic, heavy rock, folk, and baroque (dig that harpsichord solo!) that the 60s is known for, I love it!
Gostei bastante. É um álbum para baixar.
Cool album, I really like it's psychedelic sound!
All around groovy
The precursor to Love Forever Changes roars with all the might of its proto-punk attitudes and the rollicking saga of its 19 minute long Revelation. Do not overlook this part of Love if you want to understand how they came into being what they were on their way towards their masterpiece. Favorites: Stephanie Knows Who, Orange Skies, Seven and Seven Is, She Comes in Colors, Revelation.
We happened to be on vacation in Arizona for this one and it was great for a scenic drive on our way to the Grand Canyon. I like folk rock like this and I appreciate that Love has two lead singers with pretty different styles - the rocker and the more melodic folk singer. The rocker almost sounds like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins at times! Wow, that last track “Revelation” covers a lot of ground! An epic 18-minute jam! I’m looking forward to spending more time with this album.
At first I was quite sceptical, but after a second listen I'm pretty convinced of the quality of this album. Love the instrument selection - they created some lovely harmony throughout the record (special kudos for harpsichord - you don't find it often outside of classical music). I also enjoyed the psychedelic style which reminded me of The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. To sum up - a really pleasant surprise and a time well spent. Highlight: She Comes in Colors Bonus: Revelation (for psychedelic vibes)
A sharp and compact overall sound, with relatively melodic compositions. The arrangements are among the most eccentric of their time. (7/10) FT: Seven and Seven Is
Pretty groovy. One song really wanted to be "What's New, Pussycat?" but couldn't quite get there.
For the time it came out its pretty good.
A band ahead of their time. I really enjoyed this album.
Duidelijk de jaren 60. Zeker van kunnen genieten. Ook het nummer van 18 minuten lang verveelde niet
Muy de los 60. Hermoso
3.5 Pretty solid 60s fare. This album seems to have found a nice middle ground between The Beatles and The Who and I dig it for the most part. Not much else to say because it’s nothing I haven’t heard before but it is pretty well done even in that sense. Favorites: Stephanie Knows Who, 7 and 7 is, The Castle
Really enjoyed this. Not sure why I hadn't heard of this before. Happy to have "discovered".
They use different types of instruments to make simple melodies sound more intriguing.
Heavy metal Beach Boys? All hail the drum solo!
actually muito nice overall só bati mal com o facto do spotify ter uma deluxe version com as músicas umas vez em mono e outra em stereo e eu a achar que eram músicas diferentes :thumbsup:
I don't quite know why, but this shit slaps! Revelation almost carried this to a 5
This album started out a 3 but as it went on I was more and more into it. Around 7 and 7 is I was like "wait, is this Malcom Mooney from Can"? Definitely some similarities on some of these later tracks with the free experimentation of Krautrock which I was into. Revelation was nuts, a bit too long but I can appreciate the energy. Apparently the next album is their most acclaimed so I'm hoping that comes up on the list!
Just happened to have picked up an old copy of this at a record sale a few weeks ago. Side A is fantastic. They have such a dynamic range! They can go from an incredibly intense, almost proto-punk energy, to sweet baroque pop on a dime. Always enjoy Arthur Lee's unique arrangements, structures, and phrasing. However, I feel the album is held down by the loose sidelong track "Revelation." It comes across like filler to complete a contractual obligation and piss label execs off.
Really interesting album. Hearing a lot of different styles and unusual melodic turns (Que Vida, for example). Lots of variability in tempo and feel. All in the first 6 songs. And then the album finishes with a 19 minute jam track. I need to be in the right mood to come back to this, but I hope I do.
As someone who knew this band solely for Forever Changes this was a suprise. And I’m all for more varied, experimental and complicated songs. Perhaps it doesn’t reach the highs of the previously mentioned album but it’s certainly up my alley
Weird but really good
Ahead of its time in its protopunk leanings, *Da Capo* is also a good example of early psychedelic rock, with a few great tracks on side A. I'm glad I have this album at home, along with *Forever Changes*. But if the latter obviously needs to be in this list, I'm not so sure about that other record. That long overlong jam on side B has its moments, but it sounds more like an interesting curio than a masterpiece today. On a sidenote: I have always felt that "critcs" did unfairly malign the record following *Forever Changes*, released right after the band's line-up dramatically... changed. To me, *Four Sails* was at least as good as *Da Capo* when it came to point towards the future. And it had incredible openers and closers. Maybe someone should write a book named "1001 *Underrated* Albums That Deserve To Be ListenedTo". Some records in Dimery's orignal list could find their way into it. And others he snubbed could either go into that 'B' list OR in a brand new 'A' list. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: less than 700, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: approximately a half so far Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter (including this one) Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter
this is a uniquely diverse album for the 60s. "seven and seven is" is definitely one of the hardest rocking songs of the 60s and probably one of the best proto-punk songs. the lyrics of "she comes in colors" were definitely ripped off by the rolling stones' "she's a rainbow" but both songs are still good in their own right. some of the slower songs don't do it for me as much but when they work, they really do. "revelation" is a great blues jam song to end the album though i don't know if it quite justifies its length. overall, this album definitely surpassed my expectations.
What a journey
Dobar :Psychedelic Rock:, početak bar što se tiče ove grupe jer su nakon ovog albuma napravili veoma jak preokret i napravili odličnu psihodeliju od albuma, kvalitetnu. Ovo je pohvalno isto, ali nije u istoj ladici.
An interesting album I'd never heard before. Strong proto-punk elements, especially 7 and 7 is. Second half is a 40 minute jam session. Bit rambly, but interesting in places
Oh man. Who came first? These guys or the doors? They sound so similar.
Con letras y un sonido hermoso que se derrumba y se transforma en anarquico en el lado b, este disco sabe mostrar lo que es un disco de rock. Experimenta, habla y sobre todo deja huella de canciones hermosas y destructivas. Un disco que parece vigente y de los 70 casi 80, cosa que no es poco para un lanzamiento del 1966. Por eso y por muchi mas esto es un 8/10
Gotta love a Harpsichord! Most of the album felt light and fun, Revelations would probably be awesome live, but here felt like a bit of a slog.
Preferred their next album but this is solid
I’m familiar with Forever Changes, but Love’s other stuff has eluded me. I really liked the extended jam on side B, which sounds like a refined “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida”. The first side also has some good songs, and a surprising amount of variety and solid musicianship to it. When I think that I don’t like hippie stuff, it’s really just Grateful Dead, and mostly Jerry Garcia’s voice. Otherwise, some of it is pretty cool. B
Pretty good album, only brought down by the last song. Without last song 4/5 With last song 3.5/5
Track 1: Unhinged version of \"What's up, pussycat\" by Tom Jones. Track 2: Sick flute, vocal verse is very odd Track 4: I kind of like this one; manic psyche punk rock? Overall, pretty interesting. It devolved a little too much into psychedelic rock in the second half of the album, so kind of started to lose my interest.
It's pleasant, but I wanted to make an album that was a spoof of early psychedelic music - it would sound like this.