воскресенье, 25 августа 2013 г.

The Chris Moon Group - Self Titled (1970 Kinetic Records, Z-30228) 

Artist: Chris Moon Group
Title: The Chris Moon Group
Label: Kinectic Records
Catalog#: Z-30028
Released: 1970
Country: New York, US
Genre: Rock
Duration: 00:32:58

Chris Moon (aka Jeffrey Neuman) enjoyed his first brush with commercial success as a member of New York's The Third Bardo. Following that group's collapse he struck out as a solo act under the name 'Chris Moon'.
Produced by Beau Ray Fleming (Larry Fallon handling two tracks), 1970's "The Chris Moon Group" may have been billed as a band, but appears to be a Moon/Neuman solo effort. To be honest about this album, the first time I played it, Moon's ravaged voice simply didn't do much for me. Luckily, I was willing to give the set a couple of spins which allowed the album to reveal some of its charms. Whereas The Third Bardo specialized in psych, Moon's interest is more conventional rock. Tracks such as 'Think' (not a remake of the Aretha Franklin classic), the bluesy 'Give It To Me' and 'Natural Man' sport entertaining melodies that are well suited to Moon's gruff vocals. Moon handled guitar in The Third Bardo, so going on the assumption he did here as well, there are several tasty solos, including 'Give It To Me' and 'My Love Is Over'. Mind you, this won't drastically change you life, but it is better than dozens of more costly rarities. In case anyone cares, Kinetic released 'Good' b/w 'Give It To Me' as an instantly forgotten single (Kinetic catalog number 6000).

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  Side One:
A1. Think (Chris Moon) - 4:00
A2. I've Seen It Happen Before (Chris Moon) - 3:40
A3. Good (Chris Moon) - 2:00
A4. Natural Man (Chris Moon) - 3:40
A5. Give It to Me (Chris Moon) - 5:09
 • Side Two:
B1. No Doubt About It (Chris Moon) - 2:55
B2. My Love Is Over (J. Talli - Larry Fallon - F. Talli) - 2:36
B3. 2000 B.C. (Chris Moon) - 3:00
B4. Got to Have You (J. Talli - Larry Fallon - F. Talli) - 3:24
B5. Get Together Jim (Chris Moon) - 3:28

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