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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Banchee - Selftitled & ThinkinĀ“ (1969)

Reviewer: Greg Horn "guildx700" (waterford, wisconsin USA) I remember seeing Banchee's Thinkin' LP in the cutout bins in the early 1970's, the cover was cool looking so I bought it for fifty cents.
I got it home and put it on the turntable and that was it, I was hooked! A few days later a friend of my brother comes over while I'm playing it, he was surprised to hear them on as it turns out he knew the band! IMO Thinkin' is their best effort, their first release self titled show glimpses of what was to come with The Night is Calling and Tom's Island, but whereas the rest of the LP was uneven Thinkin' simply is a tour de force of classic late 60's psych rock from the first to the last note!

I was thrilled to find it finally released as a CD with both LP's together. Sound quality is as good or better than the vinyl was and the original art for both LP covers is happily included.

This CD is a must buy for anyone into late 60's early 70's rock, a true hidden gem! Original songs, great guitar work good production and a band that sounds tight and in synch with the music.
Buy it before it vanishes and is not available as is the case so often with CD's like this. Thanks for the music Banchee! One of the long-forgotten psychedelic bands from Boston, this disc contains both of their albums from 1969 and 1971.
They deserved better as both releases have some excellent trippy moments with ripping lead guitar work throughout. "I Just Don't know is" from the first album is an awesome piece of guitar psych whilst the second album, recorded at Electric Ladyland studio's, ranks as one of the best early '70's US heavy guitar excursions. Well worth checking out..

(info by: CGR)

1. Night Is Calling
2. Train Of Life
3. As Me Thinks
4. Follow A Dream
5. Beautifully Day
6. Evolmia
7. I Just Don't Know
8. Hands Of A Clock
9. Tom's Island
10. John Doe
11. Willya
12. 3-4 Song
13. Thinkin'
14. Searcher's Life
15. Iceberg
16. Children Of The Universe
17. '38'

Size: 136 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
Artwork Included


At 6:22 PM, Blogger zappahead said...

Thanks for sharing this....sounds like 2 on 1...fantastic...cheers.

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Thank you for Banchee! A group fantastique!

At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First album have some gems too:
https://youtu.be/OhmmBjd2wT0?t=2m !


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