Mad River/Paradise Bar & Grill
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Sorry for my English, but it's not my language :D
The first of both albums on this set has Trout Mask Replica guitar riffs. Mad River didn't quite have the Magic Band's killer interplay, but did set patterns that went against as well as with each other.
It helps when you have a women singer who could lead a modern goth unit. Punk rockers credit the Velvet Underground, but the singer here has pipes far stronger than Nico's. This seems to be a album known by critics and recordheads, but I'll bet a lot of the edger punk bands are aware of this album.
The second of the two albums is more bluesy and is just fine, just lacking the edge of the first. Still, this band is more influenceal than it gets its due for .
The music is not as light as "Amphetamine Gazelle", but Hammond as honestly howling like predator who just ate it. That's just raving madness - absolutely captivating.
Nothing could be written better than Richie Unterberger did - Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' RollUrban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers: Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock
Both albums of the most overseen and underrated act of San Francisco Bay pack of acid trippers - it's a giveaway.
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An acquired taste even in1969, but thank god I got exposed to it! Luckily being just 90 miles from San Francisco (Sacramento) I was.The first album is a must, get it! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Steve Miller
When MAD RIVER released their first (1968) album, it was met with decidedly mixed reviews-most of them not all that complimentary. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Stuart Jefferson
If you got the time, then it's sublime. To really enjoy these tracks, just sit down with some GOOD headphones and immerse yourself in the band. What a trip. Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by RB601