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Electric Music for the Mind and Body [090204403622]


  • 1. Flying High
    2. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
    3. Death Sound
    4. Porpoise Mouth
    5. Section
    6. Super Bird
    7. Sad and Lonely Times
    8. Love
    9. Bass Strings
    10. Masked Marauder, The
    11. Grace
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VMD 79244

  • Credits
    ProducerSam Charters
    EngineerRobert Di Souza

    Country Joe & The Fish: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Bruce Barthol, Chicken Hirsh.
    Personnel: Joe McDonald (vocals, guitar, tambourine, bells); Barry Melton (vocals, guitar); David Cohen (guitar, organ); Bruce Barthol (harmonica); Chicken Hirsh (drums).
    Liner Note Author: John Crosby .
    Recording information: Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, CA.
    A linchpin release in 1967, this album defined the genre known as acid-rock. Led by former folk musician Joe McDonald, the quintet combines engaging melodies with sharp, satirical lyrics encompassing different facets of the counterculture--drugs ("Bass Strings"), sex ("Porpoise Mouth"), and politics ("Superbird")--while the group contributes exquisite, subtle support. Guitarist Barry Melton brings shimmering majesty to the instrument, cutting through the verse with mercurial insight and soloing to perfection. The quiet power of this album continues to enthrall those willing to enter its strange but friendly world.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.134) - "'Death Sound Blues' is an atmospheric acid-blues, and the first evidence that Melton was up there with Kaukonen and Cippolina among West Coast guitar gods."
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