Out of print for many years, the legendary Stone Garden released a number of 45s between 1969 and 1971, many of which were only released in the nineties. Now back in the light of day again with a new edition of the album with new photos and liners notes. For fans of Sabbath and mega hard psychedelic rock.
Vinyl LP £21.49 OSR-018
Reissue LP on Out-sider Music.
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6/10 Mr Pearl's Brain 21st November 2016
This is good clean fun. Apart from the song about getting busted for drugs, but that's still fun. I think of it as garage rock, in as much as it was some kids who rehearsed in a garage. Whether they are strictly garage, I'm not sure. It's a grab bag of recordings done at different times with different personnel, and was never considered a finished album. It features one song ("Oceans Inside Me") in 2 different versions but it's a really good song so it doesn't matter. Having checked the sleeve notes, it looks like the oldest song on the record ("The World is Coming to an End") was recorded when they were literally about 14 and yet it comes off as a mature piece of work. There are a couple of proper guitar freakouts on side 2, which are really good, though they perhaps shouldn't be together, and the aforementioned drug song is jokey and more than a touch too long. If you're interested in US private press stuff and can't afford the original, this is a relatively inexpensive way to dip a toe in the water without having to resort to digital.
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