quarta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2009


Dragonfly was actually a band called The Legend who's debut album (on which they weren't allowed to play or contribute songs) was somewhat butchered by their record company. So they decided to pursue other interests. Under a different name (association with that Legend album wasn't gonna happen), they recorded this. They didn't have the best sound quality (crackles and pops still cover the sound on CD), but they had enough technology to mess around. Throughout this album, the track suddenly jumps into backward recording, slows down suddenly, or dissipates altogether. The boys explode into ridiculous giggles, get wasted by a moaning trombone, and turn into a giant rolling ball of mung at the end before returning to form. Along the way, we have some good songs. "Blue Monday" opens the album with a moan of "Oooh my God.." then harsh chords, before rhythm guitarist Gene cracks his throat in anger. "Enjoy Yourself" is bouncy, thoughtful psychedelia, "Crazy Woman" sounds very 60s and somewhat Moby Grape. "To Be Free" is a good bit of yearning and hope: the classic 60s message. There's just all kinds of good stuff here. The drums are fierce and the fuzz-toned lead guitar is excellent. There's some heavy solos on this album. Great performing. Gene's vocals sometimes sound like Keith Relf of the Yardbirds and sometimes like Jack Bruce of Cream. It's forgotten, and that's a pity. Take an acid trip ito the good ol' days of heavy psychedelic hard rock. It'll blow you away
1. Blue Monday - Dragonfly, Davis, Barry
2. Enjoy Yourself - Dragonfly, Davis, Barry
3. Hootchie Kootchie Man - Dragonfly, Dixon, W.
4. I Feel It - Dragonfly, Duncan, Jack
5. Trombodo - Dragonfly, Russell, R.
6. Portrait of Youth - Dragonfly, Jimerfield, Gerry
7. Crazy Woman - Dragonfly, Russ, Randy
8. She Don't Care - Dragonfly, Jimerfield, Gerry
9. Time Has Slipped Away - Dragonfly, Duncan, Jack
10. To Be Free - Dragonfly, Duncan, Jack
11. Darlin' - Dragonfly, Jimerfield, Gerry
12. Miles Away - Dragonfly, Duncan, Jack

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