CD Songs from the Source [Children of the Sixth Root Race] (CD 1349646), Audio Other
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Songs from the Source [Children of the Sixth Root Race]

  • 1. How Long In Time
    2. Godmen
    3. Get Into the Music
    4. Beggar
    5. Do Me
    6. Great Woe, The
    7. Lost Dead But Hoping
    8. Lady, A
    9. Sea Like Me
    10. Catastrophy
    11. Go With the Flow
    12. We Are the Dinosaurs
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DC365CD

  • Credits

    This fascinating counter-cultural nugget--supposedly the lost tapes from a rehearsal in the Hollywood Hills in 1973--finds Children of the Sixth Root Race (an offshoot of the Source cult's house band Spirit of '76) branching off in a drastically different musical direction from their spiritual guru, Father Yod. Other Yod-related releases foreground deep-psych experimentalism and a primitivist bent not unlike early Amon Duul, but SONGS FROM THE SOURCE reveals a tight band with some surprisingly straightforward choices.
    Led by guitarist Djin, Children of the Sixth Root Race--not unlike many of their secular contemporaries--tackle soul- and R&B-inflected '70s rock. Women with names like Cinderella, Vibration, and Aquariana act as a gospel foil to Djin on songs such as "Godmen," a rousing groove that could be from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and "A Lady," a piano-led stomp that wouldn't be out of place on the '70s pop charts. The lyrics--with concerns such as living "in harmony with cosmic law" and "dancing through your mind"--are where the collective shows its colors as long-haired freaks, but they are delivered with an earnestness that'll win over even the most cynical ear.

  • Critic Reviews
    The Wire (p.59) - "There's an informal, bristling excitement in the air....This early version of Yahowa 13 is a crisp, high energy outfit performing intense songs with a trio of female vocals, a rocking Hammond organ and Djin's George Harrison-like guitar."
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