The Litter - Emerge (1968)
Reviewer:Lawrence A.Strid (Mission Viejo, CA)
The Litter were a garage band with an early hit called "Action Woman"
that is featured on the Nuggets box set,
a must have 4 CD set of early sixties psychedelica.
They progressed into a more hard-edged proto-metal band in the late sixties
with a style somewhat reminiscent of Blue Cheer's second album or the MC5's first live album.
Emerge reaches the apogee of their development with this release,
which features ear-shattering guitar work, great lead vocals,
and a drummer (Tom Murray, what happened to you?)
who utilizes a double-bass kit with an expertise akin to a Paul Whaley or a Ginger Baker.
His drum solo on the extended cut "Future Of The Past" is phenomenal.
If you are a fan of this kind of music you will thrive on this.
Just their cover tune of "Little Red Book" (which was penned by Burt Bacharach),
and which makes the cover by Love pale by comparison, is worth the price of this album.
(Info by: CGR)
3. Silly People
4. Blue Ice
5. For What It's Worth
6. Little Red Book
7. Breakfast At Gardenson's
8. Future Of The Past
9. On Our Minds
Size: 76 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3