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Orphan Egg

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  • Audio CD (November 20, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pilot Records
  • ASIN: B009S2U6NC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,164,818 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rodrigo Rivera on December 3, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is an amazing album!!! Too bad Orphan Egg only made one. There are no words to describe what this band sounds like. All I can say is that every song is good. You can play the entire album without skipping a track. This is one of my favorite bands!!!!!! This is a must for any psychedelic fan!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barry the BlueBear on August 18, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Barry here, the bass player for Orphan Egg (the middle guy in the photo and the "Quiet Explosion" in the liner notes). WE HAD FUN! Just another rock band from San Jose, CA; just enough south of San Francisco that runaways didn't come here, thank God. The album was recorded over a year down in Hollywood on weekends we didn't have gigs (rare). The music was recorded pretty straight-forward. The producers added the effects to the vocals because their idea of Psych was "weird". The two saccharine ballads that appeared on the album were snuck on by the producers, thay had gotten Bates to sing on the tracks, explaining they were just demos they were producing. When the band heard the released album, we were mortified to have that quano on our work. We got play in the Bay Area and Chicago (?!?).

And, yes, we "won" the recording contract by, first, coming in third in a local Battle of the Bands sponsored by Vox equipment. Sent tapes to New York, got picked to be one of four bands to compete in New York live. Competed against fine talent from Arkansas (?), Kansas, and Toronto. Arkansas had a slick R&B sound, very smooth. The Canadian unit was modeled on a Hollies sound, also good. The Kansas boys were very young, played well and had a killer sound (which later was discovered to be Cream tunes that hadn't been released in the states yet, ha, ha). We played last, loudest, to the biggest crowd. When the DJ announcing told the crowd that we were from San Francisco, the crowd roared. Totally unfair, but we won, got in two movies, and put out a record. Disc never made us a dime. Rock on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael on May 25, 2013
Format: Audio CD
As the other two reviewers are diametrically opposed as to the quality of this 1968 album, I thought I'd throw in another opinion to help any prospective buyers. My opinion seems to fit in neatly between the other two reviewers - while I wouldn't go so far as to call this a lost classic, it is a pretty decent effort by a group of unknowns who only got to record this album as the result of winning a local Battle of the Bands competition. I must admit that after the first listen, I was more inclined to agree with reviewer Larry Gill - the opening track 'Falling' is a psychedelic mini-masterpiece that surprisingly does not appear on any of my psych compilations, while one or two tracks in a soppier vein disappointed me. However, after three or four listens I think that there are some redeeming features which make most of the album an interesting listen - there is a nice strong fuzz-tone on the guitar, the vocalist sings well, and the psychedelic effects like echo and reverb come together to make most tracks worthwhile in one way or another. I don't know what happened to them afterwards, but in the right place with the right management they could have developed into a more potent force. Ultimately, I find the the entire album a great listening experience now except for the awfully soppy 'Don't Go To Him', but I guess they felt they had to include something more accessible for fans of early 60s soft pop like Fabian, etc.
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By Larry Gill on August 1, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I am afraid I cannot share the enthusiasm of the above reviwer. I will admit the only track that remains in my memory is the opening tune 'Falling', which although is a very authentic sample of the psychedelic style of the time ('68), seems to be the only one that fits that description.
The only other tracks I recall are 'That's the Way Love Is', and The Everly Brother's 'Birddog'. This did not recieve any significant airplay, and certainly could not stand up against their contemporaries such as The Electric Prunes or Iron Butterfly. If I recall the liner notes well, they were from the Forest Hills NY area, home to the Ramones. If you guys are still out there, think about a reunion!
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Great Old Heavey Rock Band ! This album did not show the Real Egg Live, Plus there are three songs on the cd they never did !
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