Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Electric Junkyard


From Allmusic: The Electric Junkyard shows up occasionally in Moog sections but is not an electronic album. Instead, electrified horns and recording techniques ("nine months alone were spent experimenting") are supposed to justify the name and concept. But the result is an album of fun but standard blues-based dirges, items a Lalo Schifrin or Les Baxter might have written for the jukebox scene in a biker movie. There are interesting touches, such as female laughter; arranger Frank Hunter had arranged abstract female vocals in an exotica album a decade earlier (as had Les Baxter). Fans of progressive 1960s rock looking for new kicks could do much worse, but it would be no surprise to learn that the Electric Junkyard sold in the dozens.

DIG IT

3 comments:

  1. Hello! I noticed you have an old link for my blog in your bloglist.

    Can you please update it? I had to change some things and the feed is different now.

    Blog: Rock And Roll Archives
    Please use this address:
    http://www.rockandrollarchives.net/feeds/posts/default

    Thanks :)

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  2. Thanks a lot! You're also linked on my blog now :)

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  3. Far Out! These are my kind of groovy sounds,
    and now that PhishTour's Afoot! :)
    & the Summer Festival season is On,
    this righteous slab is staying in rotation!
    Thanks so much Bro for this killer Joint!!
    Raising the Vibes, out of the puddles and the muck,
    to a higher Scene of enjoyment & expression!
    ...time to get back out on that FreeWay :)

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