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Afterglow

3.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Being trapped in the rural outback of Klamath Falls, Oregon, in the days before they could spend all day watching low-budget science fiction videos, created permanent psychological havoc for Afterglow. They released the strain by making this ultra-rare psych album, parts of which could have served nicely as the soundtrack for junk TV masterpiece, Alien Autopsy.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Morning
  2. Dream Away
  3. Susie's Gone
  4. Mend THis HEart Of Mine
  5. Afternoon
  6. Chasing Rainbows
  7. By My Side
  8. It's A Wonder
  9. Love
  10. Riding Home Again
  11. Meadowland Of Love
  12. Susie's Gone (Alt. Version)
  13. Chasing Rainbows (Unissued Alt. Backing Track)
  14. Afternoon (Unissued Alt. Backing Track)
  15. Moorning (Unissued Alt. Backing Track)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 1, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • ASIN: B000003GZ1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431,217 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Jason Penick on November 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Ouch, that last review stung! Seriously, I don't see what the problem is. This is a very catchy, hummable lyte-psych offering from the magical Golden State Recorders studio circa '66-'67. These guys weren't world-beaters in the league of some of their peers, but they've got a nice, Byrds-influenced sound and guitarist George Tecumseh writes some good pop songs-- "Dream Away", "Chasing Rainbows", "Morning" and "Afternoon" come to mind right away. Also, the bass player and the cat on the Farfisa are solid musicians. In short, if your bag is overlooked groups of the 1960's, you could do far worse than Afterglow!
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Format: Audio CD
Afterglow was a band from California from the mid-60's, and it is so painfully obvious. It's lyrical content, while sometimes questionable, is never too fluffy. What makes this album such a standout is it's organ. Never, I repeat, NEVER, have I heard so much organ on so many different levels. It bore a hole directly into my brain, inserted itself into my nerve cells, and gave me a "tingly" feel all over. There's that much organ. "Morning" is a killer organ-pop tune as is "Chasing Rainbows". You should hear this album at least once if you are a fan of ogan-pysch-mind numbing-taboo-faboo-mystic music; chalk up Afterglow on your "gotta have" list if any of the above apply to you.
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This little known Oregon band recorded one album with Leo Kulka at San Francisco's Golden State Recorders (home of the Beau Brummels and numerous West Coast psych-rock groups), borrowing sounds from all points around the Bay Area. They dipped into San Francisco ballroom psych, sunshine harmony pop, folk rock, and even a Red Krayola-styled studio freakout. The band's vocal harmonies far outstripped their instrumental and compositional abilities, with drum fills that occasionally lag the beat, and guitar and organ that give everything a garage band edge. Their melodies were catchy, though not at the radio hook level of the parallel Autumn Records teen sound, and the psych elements weren't as heavy as contemporaneous fellow travelers. Kulka's crisp engineering and production was superb, with the multipart vocals nuanced and perfectly set atop the instruments. The bonus tracks include a variation on the freak-out "Susie's Gone," and three instrumental backings that demonstrate the band's rudimentary instrumental skills. Recorded in '67 and released the following year on MTA, this is a listenable disc -- particularly if you like the high, whiney sound of a Vox organ -- but it's not hugely memorable. 3-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings. [©2007 hyperbolium dot com]
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Organs, sunshiney guitar, harmonious backup vocals. This record is so good I had to raise the score! The sound is often similar to Belle and Sebastian (I suspect they may have covered "Riding Home Again", or written a song that is an exact copy)other times it's Beatle-esque. Beautiful organ stuff going on (Farfisa?) similar to the Piper at The Gates of Dawn at times (much more bubblegummy song content though in comparison but not overall). They get spaced out on "Susie's gone" almost to a No-Wave groove 10 years too soon. It's kind of a short record, but you'll just want to listen to it again after the first time, so who cares. Anyone even looking at this casually should also check out the record label's site (where you can purchase this on vinyl LP). Sundazed Records is an amazing company dedicated to reissuing lost gems like this one. [...]
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Format: Audio CD
It's almost ridiculous to put ratings on some authentic 60's psychedelia...but I will. If you like the album it's high ratings, and if you don't it's low. For me this album captures a piece of that 60's psychedelic atmosphere. They have a unique sound and have an authenticity about them that I appreciate. I love the record = 5 stars.
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Format: Vinyl
I had this album years ago. I heard so much hype about it that I had to pick it up. I didn't like it. It sounded more like Beatlesque pop to me than rock. I won't get fooled again.
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