6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2011
This Review is on "The American Breed: Bend Me Shape Me" seventeen song Acta acd-101 CD and I'll give you a little info about it. Amazon has also put this Review on The American Breed's "Bend Me Shape Me" studio Import CD and the two CD's songs are totally different. The Seventeen Songs on this Disc are exactly the same Seventeen Songs that are on the "Bend Me Shape Me: The Best Of The American Breed" Varese Sarabande CD but these songs are in a different seqence.
"Bend Me Shape Me" & "Step Out Of Your Mind" (and both are on this CD) would have been Ideal Tunes on Rhino's Original Nuggets because they have that Psychedelic feel to them that we were listening to at the time! They are clearly the best two songs by this band. Most fans would be satisfied with "Bend Me Shape Me" on a Various Artist's CD but to me: this is a Collecters CD and worth having and if you can purchase their 1994 Varese Sarabande CD instead of this Disc: that's even better.
The sound quality is Very Good here but there are no Liner Notes what-so-ever about the History of this Band. Just the name's of the songs & that is it! I like my CD's to come with some Info about The Artist's: Especially if it was a long time ago & these tunes were!
A Simple Opinion Of Mine: The quality of music has suffered in recent years but during The Summer Of Love when these guys were hitting their stride in 1967: music was never better and it stayed that way for several years! We: the young fans of that era witnessed the best.....period!