Fabulous lost psychedelia from the 1960s. July lasted barely a year yet still managed to leave behind one of the most sought after relics of the psychedelia era. A mixed bag of psychedelic rock and pop that has elements of Syd Barrett whimsy with a harder rock edge that could recall Cream or Iron Butterfly.
Vinyl LP £19.24 MOVLP1947
180g vinyl reissue LP on Music On Vinyl.
8/10 Jack 10th July 2017
As far as British psychedelic rock goes (and I definitely count myself a fan of the genre), July fares really well. They existed in an era when rock was still single-driven, so the album features a couple tracks that were much more popular as singles than the entire album or the band ever managed to get. "My Clown" is classic British radio psych, with trippy, treated guitars and vocal harmonies. The song's fade-out is priceless haze. Other highlights are the sitar-driven "The Way" and the odd but pounding "Crying is for Writers."
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