Wednesday, 19 September 2012

WAYNE SANMANN - "On the Other Side of the Mountain" (1979 US Xian Outsider-DIY LP)

Way obscure Private Press LP by this local Oklahoma artist, which looks like typical rural Xian-Country album from the cover ... until you crack it open and experience the Outsider-DIY genius of "Faith: The Better Way," one of the best undiscovered Xian Folk-Rock-Psych tracks I've heard ... the song opens with the thumping beat ripped straight off Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made For Walking" then some spidery late 1960's Psych harpsichord/organ comes creeping in along with Sanmann's high-pitched, unearthly Mountain Guru vocals ... Totally irresistible, completely out of this world and flat-out amazing.
Sanmann must have been a big fan of Lee Hazlewood because there are several other excellent cuts on here with a similar laidback, trippy "Some Velvet Morning" groove.
A really unique record that grows and grows on you ...
Who was this guy??
(Review by an ebay seller)

Record : Still Sealed
Cover : Exc (Still Sealed)
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Sunday, 2 September 2012

TOM PARKER - "Let All The Earth Sing His Praise" (Great 1969 US Xian Folk)

The strange cover illustration of peace signs, a priest, a flower child, an elephant, onion domes, a pagoda, a happy sun, etc. would seem to imply a fairly hip album lurking within. And indeed there is - guitarist and songwriter Tom Parker excels in the minor-key Catholic small-folk-band sound. Assisting Tom are Jim Rosch and John Nuttall who handle the vocals. Stripped down basic vibe, sometimes electric along the lines of label-mate Jack Miffleton. Nice tempo mix, the fast Latin feel of 'All You Nations' juxtaposed with brilliant mysterious ballads like 'Charlotte's Song'.
('The Archivist' - 4th Edition by Ken Scott)

One of my top 5 fave Xian LPs !
Listen to this track :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLKMgu0qx4

Record : vg+
Cover : vg+
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