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Monday, January 28, 2013

Walnut Band - Go Nuts (1976 us, fantastic rural psychedelic rock with west coast influence, dual guitar sound and some subdued tasty organs, 2012 edition)



What new can be said about the late 60's and early 70 's of the 20th century that has never been said before? We were kids growing up in that landscape point in America -Vietnam, sex, drugs, and rock fn roll. Sex was love, not death, and drugs were enlightenment, not addiction. 

A generation bought the idea of the revolution but only a few of us still believed it after the revolution was bought out. So now that decade is a tiedyed media stereotype perpetrated by those cashing in. I sti II have my mirrored aviator glasses and cowboy boots. But let's not be cynical. 

The cannonball we ride on has not yet exploded, and the search for the candy apple growing on the sweet potato tree continues in earnest. So when storm clouds hover, take cover, and get your seat belt fastened, because it's not what you say new, it's the way you do it. 

We had a great time with these songs written at the last heights of a cultural innocence never to be scaled again. My only regret is I wish we recorded the so many others that don't appear in this collection.
Let it roll - Peace 
by Jake Packard

Originally released in 1976 as a private press, a hard guitar psych rock from this Boston based band.


Tracks
1. Thieves (J. Packard, J. Lackner) - 6:05
2. Diamonds (J. Packard) - 3:52
3. Sweet Potato Tree (J. Packard) - 4:34
4. Ain't No Tellin' (J. Packard) - 3:11
5. Diesel Motors (J. Packard, C. Harris) - 3:08
6. Seat Belt (J. Packard, C. Harris) - 7:26
7. Cannonball (J. Packard) - 7:27

Walnut Band
*Dave Creighton - Bass
*Chuck Harris - Guitar, Vocals
*John Lackner - Guitar
*Jake Packard - Organ, Piano, Vocals
*Dave Thompson - Drums

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12 comments:

kobilica said...

This is awesome,great guitar work.Never heard about this until now.Many,many thanks "MARIOS"...

Александр said...

Thanks Marios & Laurent!

Nikos said...

I was searching for this..
thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

MAPIE, TO NA PW EYXAPISTW EINAI LIGO!
panos

Woody said...

Really fantastic. Thank you very much for this post and for all.

sorogan said...

Thanks Marios and Laurent !

GaragePunk66 said...

The Acid Archives review is spot on for this one, fans of the Dead should get a thrill from this one. Despite the flat vocals there are plenty of tasty jams to be found, thank you for the preview Marios.

mark enbysk said...

The great Steve Kohl deserves Bassist credit!

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear! I concur! The inimitable Stone Kohl on bass deserves a mention, no?

Ed said...

Stone Kohl! Stone Kohl! Give the boy his props!

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!

rgslemer said...

The first thing that come to my mind was Allman Brothers meets Grateful Dead.