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Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Joint Effort - Final Effort (1975 canada, fine psych folk rock with country shades, Radioactive release)

A Joint Effort is a very rare psych folk album which was released out of Fredericton, New Brunswick. It was released on Little Records Ltd. and Red Rock Hotel Productions out of the University of New Brunswick. Side one is a more light folk rock side and relies on decent cover tunes; side 2 sounds like a few local browns and some smoke were added to the equation, a bit more rock and garage sound with some fuzz guitar. Only 200 copies were pressed. It is a very rare and sought-after album in the collector market. Interesting take on Oh! Canada. Came withan insert with lyrics.

"We started jamming in Rm 310, Bridges House, University of New Brunswick in 1973. The album was recorded in Fall of 1975, it was the last performance of the band, afternoon outside in front of the Student's Union Building (all five of us blaring on acid) plus some cuts from a bar performance at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in Fredericton.

Rick and Grant are still in Fredericton and still play together periodically. My brother Tim is near Oshawa and he and his wife breed, raise, and train English Setters and Canadian Horses. Brian is still playing bass with Rawlins Cross and whoever, and I am entering my 4th decade soon playing for a living and having done 7 or 8 albums on my own.

Some guy in New Jersey got a copy of Final Effort from my brother and reproduced it. We each got ten copies."
by Terry Tufts and Robert Williston 

1. Battle of New Orleans - 1:52
2. Molly and Tenbrooks - 3:37
3. Tequila Sunrise - 2:35
4. My Man - 3:11
5. Winter - 4:01
6. Hitchikers Dream - 3:02
7. Champagne Junction - 4:26
8. Bus Song - 5:09
9. Greed for Gold - 4:26
10.Oh! Canada - 3:59
11.Horse with No Name - 7:34

A Joint Effort
*Tim Tufts - Guitar, Vocals
*Rick Bastedo - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
*Grant Harrison - Drums, Guitar, Vocals
*Brian Bourne - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
*Terry Tufts - Guitar, Vocals

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kobilica said...

Something new to me to discover.Many thanks"MARIOS"...

mscmichael said...

Never heard of before. Thanks very much...

ARGS said...

Μάριε πολλά ευχαριστώ, για αυτή την ανάρτηση.

Anonymous said...

I've got the LP limited edition (VOID44) last month in Montreal. Very interesting. Thanks for your write about this "Final effort"

Harry Steed

Unknown said...

A joint effort - final effort.

I still can't figure out which is the name of the group and which is the title of the album...

I'm not too wild about side one (It's a bit 'skiffley'), but by the time side two has reached Horse With No Name it's steaming

Blue said...

Hello, I'd really appreciate if someone could reup this album, can't find it anywhere :s.

Unknown said...

It's @320:

Marios said...

re-up on both formats.

Blue said...

Thanks a lot, grateful, really. I hope I'll discover more here. Awesome work, thanks for sharing.

The Chrome Cowboy said...

So I see a CD has been produced, RRCD153 - radio active - On the CD it sez: ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE WORKS REPRODUCED RESERVED. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE & BROADCASTING OF THE RECORD STRICTLY PROHIBITED. MCPS. My question to Radio Active is, when exactly did we give YOU permission to recproduce this stuff? - Terry Tufts

Unknown said...

@The Chrome Cowboy: "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone"