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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fat Water - Fat Water (1969 us, fine psych with west coast breeze)



From Chicago, a mix of psych and heavy rock, with good organ and guitars plus the powerful voice of their singer, who was probably influenced by Janis Joplin. This outfit reportedly evolved out of The One Eyed Jacks from Champaign, Illinois.

The vocals are very much of the San Francisco scene of that time and bring the Airplane's Grace Slick immediately to mind. Musically, the vocals are matched with acoustic guitars and swirling organ which gives a country rock feel that flows easily from full tilt boogie to slow blues.
Stephane Rebeschini, Max Waller, Nick Kontogouris


Tracks
1. I Can Be Happy (Lance Massey) - 2:51
2. Joshua (Steve Sperry) - 4:18
3. Amalynda Guinevere (Lance Massey) - 2:03
4. Gimme Your Sweet (Boris Schneider) - 2:20
5. Guitar Store Song (Lance Massey) - 0:56
6. Only For The Moment (Boris Schneider) - 3:11
7. It’s Not The Same (Lance Massey) - 3:10
8. Wayback (Lance Massey) - 1:31
9. Waiting For Mary (Boris Schneider) - 4:10
10.Mistress De Charmaign (Boris Schneider) - 3:05
11.Santa Anna Speed Queen (Boris Schneider) - 2:07
12.Gotta Get Together (Lance Massey) - 3:19

Fat Water
*Boris Schneider - Bass, Vocals
*Eve – Keyboards
*Lance Massey - Guitar, Vocals
*Pete Millio - Drums, Vocals
*Vicki Hubley - Vocalss

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11 comments:

Jim_Spyropoulos said...

wraios diskos ;) Den ton eixa se lossless na se kala Marie . Paei kala to blog tha to sthriksw :)

Marios said...

Ευχαριστώ, νασαι παντα καλα Jim AEL, αν εχεις κανα καλο δισκακι για να ανεβασουμε στο PHROCK στειλτο μου.

Anonymous said...

Πολλές ευχαριστίες και γι αυτό.
hobs

mkraemer55 said...

Thank you.

Jetfuelrm said...

Álbum Marabilloso moitas grazas. Eu usei Traduce Google para escribir este. Eu non estou seguro se traducido correcta.

Jetfuelrm said...

Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ Μάριος. Ελπίζω Google Translate έγραψε αυτό σωστά :-)

adamus67 said...

Great post!!!
''please do not miss this one''

Dhiraj said...

Joplin influence is very clear. This is what Vogue said of her in 1968
“Janis assaults a song with her eyes, her hips; and her hair. She defies key. shrieking over one line, sputtering over the next, and clutching the knees of a final stanza, begging it not to leave. When it does leave anyway, she stands like an assertive young tree, smiling breathlessly at the audience, which has just exploded. Janis Joplin can sing the chic off any listener.”
http://modernartists.blogspot.com/2011/09/full-tilt-boogie-kozmic-blues-of-janis.html

mscmichael said...

Excellent stuff. Many thanks...

mscmichael said...

Very good album! Thanks a lot...

George Watzlaf said...

Trying to reduce my vinyl collection. Listening to Fat Water right now....not bad...