Closer to the Ground Import
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Before Heart was a dream in those girls eyes, these two women were rocking it hard, but with feeling. I heard this on vinyl when I was the tender young age of 13 ( circa 1971 ) and besides thinking Toni Brown was totally hot, the music really hit me, with lines like "No use looking to the other side, when your living right down here."
Closer to the Ground ( title track ) Hard growly vocals, great driving bass line, edgy lyrics.
New Colorado Blues, plaintive yet hopeful with a great melody.
Closer to the ground, if fact all of "Joy of Cooking" should be in your music collection if you want to have a clue about the SF music scene in the late 60's.
Pick this plumb while you can.
It made a difference that they were a bit older than the usual musicians of the day, with more time & experience behind them. These were women, not girls, and they'd lived enough to gain a fair amount of hard-won wisdom. That shows in their work. When they sing about loss or regret, you can feel it because they've been through it; and even their songs of unabashed love are colored by a certain melancholy that comes from having lost a few youthful illusions along the way. This is a band that never truly got its due -- it's about time they were finally recognized for being as good as they were -- most highly recommended!
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Great song. Great to hear this band again after so many years.Published 7 months ago by Richard J. Perez
Back in the early to mid 70's, I about wore-out my vinyl LP of CLOSER TO THE GROUND; to say the least, it got pretty scratched up. Yes, I really loved this record then. Read morePublished on November 12, 2008 by J. P. Fitzpatrick
This is one of my all time favorite albums. Wonderful lyrics, vocals and instrumental work.Published on August 18, 2007 by Stephen K. Felts
The Joy of Cooking's music sounds fresh and refreshing -- remarkable given that it was originally published in the early 1970s. Read morePublished on February 8, 2007 by Rex Chickeneater