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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Butterfingers - Butterfingers (1970 us, rough fuzzy psych rock, Shadoks release)



Another mystery group with a hideously rare private press to their credit. Butterfingers are thought to have come from Texas, as their album is rarely sighted far from the Houston area. Musically, this band will have wide appeal amongst readers of this book - wild psychedelic guitar on every cut, that druggy underground vibe that was so prevalent in the 'States during this era but seldom was captured on vinyl (and was never allowed on radio). The lead vocalist has an obnoxious "soulish" vocal technique that irritates, however and overall the band come across as one-dimensional.

Several collectors are quite certain that Butterfingers were a black group, but they sound simply hillbilly to me. Adding Texas to the equation makes the latter interpretation more likely, although still speculative.
Despite what may appear as a lukewarm review, many collectors rate this album highly, and the reissue is certainly recommended.
from Fuzz, Acid and Flowers


Tracks
1. Key - 2:24
2. Has the Buggerman Got You - 2:19
3. Look out Now - 2:09
4. 5 o' Clock Trip - 2:07
5. In the Shade of Night - 2:22
6. High Walkin' - 2:42
7. I Feel Like An Elephant - 2:36
8. Were Ya Gonna Hide - 4:56
9. Why Get High - 3:56
10.Bootleg - 5:39

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