Thursday, 9 June 2011

***The Search Party - Montgomery Chapel (1969 us rare Christian folk rock blended psychedelic - 320K)***

SONGIC LIMITED is pleased to announce this fantastic new release on Erebus Records containing 4-page booklet with band info.

A primitive Christian folkrock LP which hits some truly unique moods and sounds on about 2/3rds of the tracks.

Obviously inspired by the westcoast "psychedelic" sounds of the era, the Search Party take compositions by their spiritual mentor, a Catholic middle-aged priest, and turn them into primitive California garage folkrock and psych with fuzz leads and raw vocals!

Most Christian "folkrock" LPs suffer from still having one foot left in Sunday School, but these young seminarians have definitely broken through to the other side.

Side 1 ends with an unparalleled 9-minute downer folkrock excursion with heavy soul-searching lyrics that alone makes "Montgomery Chapel" worth checking out, but beware -- it's crude, even the female vocalist has a strange edge. Unrehearsed confessions from a basement (by Music Emporium).

As with all Erebus Records titles this was remastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Track List:

01.Speak To Me
02.Renee Child
04.When He Calls
05.So Many Things Have Got Me Down
06.You And I
07.All But This
08.Poem By George Hall
09.The Decidedly Short Epic Of Mr Alvira
10.The News Is You


War Oponda said...

This site is fantastic! Many thanks for this rare psych album.