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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pearls Before Swine - One Nation Underground (1967 us, great psychedelic folk rock, japan remaster)

Tom Rapp, an 18 year-old draft resistor and college dropout living in Eaugallie, Florida, sent a small unsolicited reel of tape to ESP. Bernard Stollman invited him to bring his musicians to New York, where they recorded their acclaimed debut, One Nation Underground in 1967.

This is still a stunning piece of work, from the nightmarish sleeve art -- the "Hell Panel" from Hieronymus Bosch's 15th century painting "Garden of Delights" -- to the strange yet powerful songs. - Peter Kurtz
by Peter Kurtz

1. Another Time - 3:05
2. Playmate (Saxie Dowell) - 2:17
3. Ballad To An Amber Lady (R.Crissinger, T. Rapp) - 5:13
4. (Oh Dear) Miss Morse - 1:52  
5. Drop Out! - 4:07  
6. Morning Song - 4:05  
7. Regions Of May - 3:25  
8. Uncle John - 2:52  
9. I Shall Not Care (Teasdale, R. Tombs, T. Rapp) - 5:10
10.The Surrealist Waltz (L. Lederer, R. Crissinger) - 3:27
All compositions by Tom Rapp except where indicated

Pearls Before Swine
*Tom Rapp - Vocals, Guitar
*Wayne Harley - Autoharp, Banjo, Mandoline, Vibraphone, Audio Oscillator, Harmony
*Lane Lederer - Bass, Guitar, English Horn, Swinehorn, Sarangi, Celeste, Finger Cymbals, Vocals
*Roger Crissinger - Organ, Harpsichord, Clavioline
*Warren Smith - Drums, Percussion

Pearls Before Swine
1967 One Nation Underground (Japan remaster)
1968  Balaklava (Japan remaster) 
1969-70  Pearls Before Swine - Use Of Ashes / These Things Too (2011 remaster issue)
1971  Beautiful Lies You Could Live In
1971  City Of Gold

Tom Rapp
1972  Tom Rapp - Stardancer (2009 Lemon edition)
1973  Sunforest (2009 Lemon edition)

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  1. Hi Marios
    Though this kinda music it's not my cup of tea,pretty bold comparisons - sounds like a challenge!Regardless looks like something I woud like,it is always nice something new..good old time!

  2. Genial, Sencillo, una acústica que penetra dulcemente con esa melodía en tus preferencias musicales.
    Es maravilloso. Música, maravillosa música.
    Un legado que afortunadamente estamos escuchando por tu grata invitación,
    Gracias Marios, una vez más.

  3. This is a great album Marios thanks very much.
    Can now delete these mp3's