This music did not touch me. I have no connection or reference point to it.
Very Few moments I could relate too when there’s a touch of 60s soul
Love this record. I knew Masekela from Paul Simons Graceland tour but Never heard it before so this one is the first one so far that exposed me to some new music I didn’t know. Always love that. I love the laid back South African grooves. It’s soulful, peaceful laid back music. Great for this crazy heat wave, don’t need to get heated up anymore. This is cool music.
I’m thankful for my country home, gives me peace of mind, somewhere I can walk along and leave myself behind..crunchy guitars..the 2nd best NY & Crazy Horse album after Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. love it!
This album was huge when I was in high school. I was not a big Zep fan but it was impossible to avoid the music on this record. Any party or gathering you went to this was an album that eventually was placed on the turntable. The thing about this band was that they became famous because of some of the riff heavy rockers like the opener Whole Lotta Love on this LP, and typecast in that mold, but they had this mellow side, and some of their songs were very dynamically diverse - going from mellow melodic to rockin riffs within one song. Like the second song What Is and What Should Never Be, and of course the over played Stairway To heaven from the 4th album was an example of that as well. Being a Dead Head, not a Zep Head, I tended to like their mellow stuff more than the heavy rockers. Thank You is a great tune. On this record my absolute fave is Ramble On..such a great song! The mix of the acoustic guitars and percussion at the start and then ramping up the energy on the chorus, then back to acoustics..so great! Great to listen to this record again after a long while. Ps..this is one of those excellent headphone LP’s of the late 60’s early 70’s..though I suppose most of you folks listen to all your music on headphones these days, this one is made for it.
Haven’t listened to this album in ages. I actually saw Frampton at a small theatre in Hempstead NY called the Caldrone Concert hall on the tour this album was recorded at , so he wasn’t the huge star yet that he would become because of this album. Great memories, the music doesn’t quite hold up as well as the memories do.
This is a Kinks album I was not familiar with except for the one song Sunny Afternoon.