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Friday, February 11, 2011

Felt - Felt (1971 us, fantastic psychedelic rock with bluesy and jazzy spots, 2000 and 2010 remaster)



Felt was formed in Alabama in the late '60s around the talents of Myke Jackson (guitars), Mike Neel (drums), Tommy Gilstrap (bass), Stan Lee (guitars), and Allan Dalrymple (keyboards). The band's self-titled album, released on the small Nasco label in 1971, contains half-a-dozen original songs written for the most part by Jackson.

The mostly blues-styled songs on this album are full of great guitar work and contain fine Beatles-esque harmony vocals. While most of this album has a blues feeling to it, some of the songs hint of progressive rock with swirling keyboards, intense drumming, and blistering guitar solos. The album has recently been discovered for its musical excellence and has become a very rare collectors' item.

Guitarist Lee would later go on to become a member of punk band the Dickies in the late '70s. This welcome re-release by Akarma Records features a reproduction of the original foldout album graphics in the mini-LP-styled Akarmapack.
by Keith Pettipas


Tracks
1. Look At the Sun (Myke Jackson) - 3:18
2. Now She's Gone (Myke Jackson, Mike Neel) - 5:29
3. Weepin' Mama Blues (Myke Jackson) - 4:40
4. World (Myke Jackson, Mike Neel) - 5:36
5. The Change (Myke Jackson) - 10:10
6. Destination (Myke Jackson) - 6:43

Felt
*Myke Jackson - Guitars
*Mike Neel - Drums
*Tommy Gilstrap - Bass
*Stan Lee - Guitars
*Allan Dalrymple - Keyboards

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15 comments:

adamus67 said...

Fantastic album,remastered Akarma sounds very good!(i have this already several years)This is an absolute masterpiece,that went totally unnoticed at the time of its release.I believe you know much i love this UNIQUE LP,(and for this i'm very,very grateful post Jawbone!!!this is my alley!!!)
@ MARIOS great work,many thanks!
Best regards!

ashley said...

I've never heard this album, but the review hooked me. Anything with great guitars and Beatlesque harmonies has to be good. Thanks for sharing.

andre88 said...

Yeap also from me A THANKS!!
Good Stuff!

DanP said...

Marios, the description makes this sound interesting. I have to check it out. Many thanks.

kobilica said...

This album is unknown to me,I heard it for the first time and to me is excelent.Thanks!!!

Spaceboy, M.E. said...

Love the cover, and I've seen it before but don't remember if I've ever heard it. Thanks Marios!

LarryD said...

Excellent!!! Thanks for the Flac version MARIOS

Xilly333 said...

this is completely new to me and what a gem! thanks for sharing.

dadfred said...

Thank you Marios for another outstanding lost obscurity. Great stuff.

Heisen Berg said...

one of my favorites!
seems to be more here, from the ex-singer:
http://mychaeljohnthomas.bandcamp.com/music
like Alone (1975) or Psychedelic Memoirs (aka " Felt II", seems to be more songs from 70s)...

Heisen Berg said...

Hi Marios, I already have this wonderful album, but if you find time to fix links for dl I think it will be very appreciated by someone that doesn't known it! Thank you very much for everything Marios, you are n.1 and you made me discover so many albums and artists that I didn't known and that now I'm in love with... so many truly hidden and forgotten gemns.

Marios said...

.....Felt...ReFelt.....

mscmichael said...

Thanks a lot...

Heisen Berg said...

I report this little correction from the author, it's about the guitarist and I've just read it here:
http://therisingstorm.net/felt-felt/#comments
<< (...)Stan never played with the Dickies…different Stan Lee. AND we did a second album in 2012, available at http://felt2.bandcamp.com
Blessings, Mychael John >>

Ale GrandeDrago said...

Hi guys, just pick Myke's Alone album here (official bandcamp download, no mininum... you can make an offer if you want):
https://mychaeljohnthomas.bandcamp.com/album/alone
...for me a true gemn!