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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bob McAllen - McAllen (1971 us, spectacular acid tinged folk rock, 2014 korean remaster)

Amazing 12-string slinging folk singer-songwriter from East Lansing, Michigan. He’s got a bit of a Tim Buckley sound, and he’s a really interesting lyricist.

"Lady Today" also features the "Woolies" including Jeff Baldori on lead guitar. "By Candlelight", subtitled "Love Song to a Cat" is just that but it's quite a nice piece of folk psych with flugel horn low in the mix providing texture. You can't beat the honesty of such self-produced music. His vocals and 12-string are both great. "It Depends" has a fast tempo and a dreamy texture with echoed vocals in the 60's mode. 

Original sound with lyrics like "I used to walk the fields with a gun - just for fun but now I walk with empty hands again. I do not care for hunting any more - since the war. I will not hunt for animals or men." More dreaminess on "Guess We'll Never Be That Way Again" and "Nights Like This".

1. You've Heard This Song Before - 2:54
2. Furry Little Friend - 3:17
3. Rollen Home - 2:40
4. By Candlelight - 3:44
5. Happiness All The Time - 2:17
6. Wish I Were A Whippoorwill - 2:23
7. It Depends - 3:39
8. Guess We'll Never Be That Way Again - 3:13
9. Night Like This - 4:01
10.Lady Today - 3:45
11.Didn't You - 4:53
All songs by Bob McAllen

*Bob McAllen - Vocals, Guitar, 12 String Guitar
*Mike Grace - Bass
*Dave Koether - Drums
*Mike O'Sullivan - Glugel Horn
*Bob Baldori - Shakers
*Jeff Baldori - Lead Guitar
*Bee Metros - Drums
*Zocko Groendal - Bass

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mscmichael said...

Thanks very much

David Prensil said...

thank for your very good job!!!

depositfiles don´t work here,
is only in Spain? is only my PC?

somebody can help me?

lmelis said...

Εξοχη επιλογή, όπως πάντα.
ΣΕ ευχαριστώ πολύ.

wcpaeb said...

Thanks Marios, I appreciate these obscure folkies that you post.

Alexandr said...

Thanks, Marios.

zipper said...

Cheers!.....nice album.

Leftbanke said...

Thanks a lot Marios for all these phenomenal folk and psych obscurities that you are sharing with us . David Prensil , try JDownloader , it works.

flyra said...

What a difference in mentality comparing to contemporary ballads!
Solid, innocent, heartfelt melodies.
They don't make it like that any more!