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For those searching for groovy music.

Posted in Music review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2009 by benwaysrustyscalpel

Amazing Albums:

Terry Reid – Riverriver

Terry Reid got offered the position of lead singer for Led Zeppelin, but turned down the offer and recommended Robert Plant for the job. It’s a good thing, because Terry although not going platinum like Led  Zep, was able to squeeze out some really  groovy music tailored, composed perfectly for his own rustic taste and amazing voice.

Derek and the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs


I know most of you  have heard the song Layla. I skip over that song when listening to this album. This is Clapton at his very best. Groove city. With  Duane Allman on slide guitar. There was a lot of heroin and heartache going on during the creation of this puppy. You can here the pain in the music. Clean groove, heroin blues. Great album.

Herbie Hancock – Inventions and Dimensions


This is my favorite jazz recording.  Turn it up loud and listen hard and it  can be like sniffing a line of coke, zone out and chill with some wine or a joint and it can be like snow flowing on a lazy day . Herbie is masterful. A+ album, no doubt, if you don’t like jazz you should still give it a listen.

The Congos – Heart of the Congos


Wow, WOW, how do you describe such a tribal masterpiece, really a sonic groove time machine to an island dimension. Its  a dub dream. This is the best reggae album of all time, hands down. Granted it might not be as easy listening as Bob Marley, it is just groovier on sooo many levels. Oh and how about that for an album cover, one of the best.

Can – Ege Bamyasi


This is indie-psychedelia from the 70’s. Really creative and trippy.  Some songs are combilations of  8 hour long jams recorded during acid trips.  But everything is solid and has a really nice groove. They got a nice fringe-punk sound going. Check it out if your into experimental music, or good music in general.