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The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Vol. 3: A Child's Guide to Good & Evil Original recording reissued

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Eighteen Is over the Hill is but one of a bunch of political numbers and then there's Our Drummer Always Plays in the Nude ! Shifting Sands and 1906 (single mixes) are the bonus cuts.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 1, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: October 1, 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Sundazed
  • ASIN: B00005JY2F
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,473 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The band hired a new engineer after their first record; this turned out to be a decisive move. Though sometimes suffering from a slight reverb overload, in general the mixes became more balanced from left to right and in depth. Their sound acquired a new signature by moving the drums farther towards the front of the mix. Similar to how drums are often used in African music, they assumed a strong melodic presence in addition to their usual functions of rhythm and timekeeping. On the group's last two disks, every instrument works together flawlessly to create the various moods and emotional resonances inhabiting each song. Though the gutty lyrics sometimes get lost in the reverbed ambience, it almost doesn't matter, so good is the emotive/psychological flavor generated by sound and lyrical meaning working together.
As for Vol. 3, on several cuts, the band shows a mastery of jazzy and funky elements not heard before on their previous rock/folk-rock disk. The guys were still young (not yet twenty), but their corpus was an astonishing blend of maturity and exuberant freshness.
"Eighteen is Over the Hill" is one of the more hauntingly memorable songs I have heard, coming across kind of mellow, MobyGrape-like; but there's a sad melodic tone not usually so pronounced on Grape songs. At the mournful chorus, a stunning meter change from 4 to 3 and back again is melodically accented by a wonderfully expressive tom-tom lick. This is quintessential late West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. "I like too much the . . . rain, power of my brain, sunshine, and the open road . . . ahead of me." [5+ stars]
"In the Country" may be my all-time favorite country rock tune, even though I've only listened a few times so far. It exudes good vibes and strong emotion, with sweet touches of irony in the lyrics.
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By T. Gibson on February 7, 2007
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Volumes 1, 2 & 3 are a must have for any fans of Pop-sike & Freakbeat. It's amazing these guys were somewhat square. Good stuff. Spent many a freak-out listening to a comp of the 1st 2 records way back when. I'm really pleased to see they've been reissued (nice job, too!).
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By A Customer on April 26, 2002
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I became aware of WCPAEB only a few months ago. When I went on Amazon, i was delightfully surprised to find that they offered albums by this amazing yet unfortunately obscure band. I bought A Child's Guide because of the cool name and picture on the front. Judging this album by its cover proved to not be a mistake. I received the songs that I've loved and been introduced to many others. I always like it when reviewers go over their opinions for each song so that's what I'll do. Since there are many songs, i'll just go over the ones I like.
1. Eighteen is Over the Hill--Probably my favorite song on the album. Gorgeous singing and smooth guitar. The contrast between the upbeat chorus and the haunting verses is interesting and enlightening.
3. Ritual #1--The reason I bought this album. Innovative and different.
5. As the World Rises and Falls--I agree with the other reviewer that this song kinda sounds like something by Donovan. It is really mysterious and elegant. Great song.
7. Watch Yourself--I don't know why I like this song. The melodies don't really seem to flow in a rhythmic fashion like the other songs I like. But, there is an air of mystery that I like. The singing is also soft, yet severe. An interesting song.
8. A Child's Guide to Good and Evil--Great song! Crazy, fanciful, and discentered. I don't really care for the lyrics of most of the stuff they do. They aren't bad, they just don't mean anything to me. But the lyrics on this song are so crazy that they seem to make sense, and I really like them.
11. As Kind As Summer--Strange song. Very short, only like a minute long. But I like it for some reason.
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I bought this album when it was first released and loved it. It really puts across the innocent, hopeful nature of the early Hippie movement at its best. The band never became as popular as they deserved. They are witty and their vocal harmonies are excellent. Sure, the message is rather dated now -- anti-war, the newly found joy of sexual freedom, and such -- but it worked then and if, like me, you find the current "pop" with the voices electronically corrected and in large part dependent on videos with elaborate dancing (which obviously doesn't come across when just listening to the music without the video), it works now. Clever, interesting, and very enjoyable. It's dated in many of the themes, but the music is great.
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These guys are well underated. There sense of humour production skills and musical ability are right up there. Though I feel this is the weaker of the 3 its still a must own. They for some reason remind me of the genuis that was WEEN a few years ago.
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I got this album in the early 60s and it is still in rotation 'cos I love it.

However, the idiots who re-released it didn't really listen to it all the way through. The original vinyl has the Anniversary of WW3 as the last track so when it went silent, you took the record off 'cos it was over. The Anniversary of WW3 is a fine piece of silence and a good joke, but who's going to listen to three minutes of silence every time they play the album? No-one, that's who.

When they re-released it with the mandatory "bonus tracks", the three minutes of silence are now in the middle of the album - idiots.
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