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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Strawberry Window - Strawberry Window (1967 us, awesome west coast garage psych, World In Sound 2009 issue)



Strawberry Window hailed from the San Francisco Bay Areas East Bay music scene in the mid 60’s and were truly one of the “early birds” and innovators who made their own distinct brand of Rock ‘n’ Roll. 

They played in a heavypsychedelic- garage style, sounding somewhat reminiscent of the Jefferson Airplane, (early) Mad River, Buffalo Springfield, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Frumious Bandersnatch. These previously unreleased recordings have survived for the last four decades in a box on a shelf in a band member’s closet. Meticulous care and detail has been taken to master these recordings with a fresh, open approach, while ensuring that the sound and integrity of the vintage songs remained intact. 

The amazing music of this guitar based quartet ranges from catchy electric folk tunes and “West Coast” garage rock to raw energetic acid jams lasting over 10 minutes. You’ll be impressed by the great stereo sound quality throughout their ten original cuts not to mention their freaky cover version of J D Loudermilk’s Tobacco Road. It’s an out right shame that this talented bunch were not signed to a record deal back then. 

Then again, that’s okay with us because it has allowed World In Sound the opportunity to proudly present for the first time ever, the music of and the history behind this talented group of songwriters and wild performers known as the Strawberry Window. The Strawberry Window CD and LP releases contains 65 minutes of intense but melodic performances and also comes with a 16 page color booklet that will take you on a trip back to the halcyon days of the Summer of Love. 

In 1968 they switched guitar players, added a girl singer and changed their name to the Dandelion Wine. They recorded several songs and also released a private pressing of a 4 song 7 inch EP. Truly a masterpiece!!!

Tracks
1. Her Eyes  (Steve Bloom, Eskridge) - 3:25
2. Wind Blowing Past Me (Eskridge) - 5:11
3. Poverty Hill (John Stewart) - 4:12
4. Steve's Thing (Rich, Wilson) - 10:07
5. Purple Orange (Wilson, Kennedy) - 2:42
6. You Jre Not The Only One (Wilson, Kennedy) - 3:54
7. Mercury (Rich) - 3:48
8. Strawberry Jam (Eskridge) - 13:40
9. Raindrops (Kennedy, Wilson) - 4:00
10.If I Say (Eskridge, Wilson) – 3:4l
11.Tobacco Road (J. D. Loudermilk) - 6:37
12.Her Eyes (Steve Bloom, Eskridge) - 3:41

Strawberry Window
*Marc Rich - Guitar, Vocals
*Jack Eskridge – Guitar, Vocals
*Steve Wilson - Bass, Vocals
*Andy Kennedy - Drums, Vocals

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7 comments:

TheSkyChildren said...

Thanks for the post.
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Thanks for your great work.

Laurent said...

Great album, recently set to light by World in Sound label. I have the LP version where the track " If i say" is missing, "Her eyes" "Raindrops" & "Tobacco road" are on the bonus 7".
Thanks Marios.

Cositronico said...

Another gem in World in Sound label. Thank you very much.

Hajul Ellah said...

Many thanks, Marios, awesome indeed.

guinea pig said...

Thanks.

lmelis said...

Nice post Marios, thank you!

Marios said...

....Strawberry Windows....forever...