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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Case - Blackwood (1971 us, terrific primitive misty psychedelia, 2013 release)


The title alone is portentous, at the very least semi-evil sounding. Fear not, there are no devils, demons, or witches lurking in these woods. Instead we have a heretofore almost completely unknown and rarely spoken of album of nine original tracks, self-released on the legendary RPC Records label by a group of self-motivated teens from Pennsylvania. Luckily for lovers of musical mayhem, the Case got access to their school music room and a four-track recorder over a Christmas break in 1971.

A rock-solid, hard-driving rhythm section lays down the necessary underpinning for moody organ and beautifully-toned guitar. There is sheer joy at play here, a kind of rock ‘n’ roll exuberance—with ample raw talent and wicked riffing—which shines through on every cut. Terrific raw, primitive thrashy rock album, simultaneously loose and intense, like the Velvet Underground at their best.
Light-In The Attic


Tracks
1. Someday - 5:10
2. On My Way - 3:41
3. Ali On The Run - 4:06
4. Crystal Ball - 7:56
5. Coming Home - 2:55
6. Loneliness - 3:14
7. Blackwood - 7:15
8. Lover - 4:32
9. Out Of It - 3:06

The Case
*Bill Nawrocki - Organ, Vocals
*David Curulla - Guitar, Vocals
*Daevid Learn - Drums
*John Johnstone - Bass, Vocals

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6 comments:

Hajul Ellah said...

Thanks, Marios, you never run out of surprises. Cheers!

juan manuel muñoz said...

many thanks, cheers

Chukito said...

Thankx for this fantastic surprise. All the best.

kobilica said...

Never heard about this.Thank you for chance to hear it...

Anonymous said...

Thanks but a bit low on bits
(kbps). If it had been sampled at 64kbps it would have had the same quality.
Would be more interested if this came out in high fidelity clear cut full-frequency spectrum and sampled at higher bit rate.
Must have been good group in Real Life.

Sergey said...

thank you very much! Never heard this one