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Friday, January 23, 2009

The Common People - Of The People (1968)

The Common People's only album is melancholy psychedelia, quirky but in a pretty forgettable way. The mood's set by the opening "Soon There'll Be Thunder," where an appealing two-chord melancholy melody is set to raindrop-falling haunting electric keyboard and sweeping, gloomy strings. It's a groove that's mined too often by the subsequent tracks, which are passably pleasing moody pop-psychedelia in limited doses, but too similar to each other when grouped so closely. The constant rain-cloud-hovering-over-a-hung-head ethos begins to turn sour rather than soothing after a few songs, even though the string arrangements used on just a few cuts have a nicely shivering, weepy quality. "They Didn't Even Go to the Funeral" is a most unfortunate departure into mock vaudeville humor, and while a couple other songs get dressed up with some peppy horns, it's hard to tell whether the embarrassing grunts in "This Life She Is Mine" are an attempt at funky soul or simulations of the moment of orgasm. The pace does get broken up by the hard but monotonous fuzz-guitar piano rock of "Go Every Way," as well as some more folk-rockish and melodically limited sullen stuff. (by Richie Unterberger).

(info somewhere from internet)

Size: 46.4 Mb
Bitrate: 224 mp3
Artwork Included


At 1:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Album, love the songs "soon there'll be thunder and Take from you" Thank You Sam

At 12:48 AM, Blogger 7-Floor said...

Thank you for the comment. I'm glad that you liked it.
return again somethimes for more great music...

Greetings 7-floor

At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to have this album really.
Could You upload it again? dead link I think happened.
Be very gratefull for that.


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