Monday, 22 August 2011

The Common People - Of The People/By The People/For The People. (1968 USA Psych)

This album is a nice blend of folk-pop and light psych which in places sounds not unlike the softer side of Love or The Lollipop Shoppe, but with more orchestration. All eleven songs are originals, most of which are written by group members Jerrald and Denny Robinett, who are assumedly brothers. The standout track is probably the Love-esque “Take from You” which, like the rest of the album, features fine guitar work and soothing breathless vocals. Although Vernon Joynson in his book Fuzz, Acid, and Flowers compares the album to that of labelmates Gandalf, the Common People sound is more guitar based and its accompanying orchestration more invasive. Not a great album, but pleasant listening nonetheless. Similar sounds: Growing Concern, Mandrake Memorial, Tea Company, and Fever Tree.

02.Girl Said-Know
03.Go Every Way
04.I Have Been Alone
05.Land Of A Day06.Soon There'll Be Thunder
07.Take From You
08. They Didn’t Even Go To The Funeral
09.This Life She Is Min
10.Those Who Love
11.Why Must I Be