US 69 - YESTERDAY'S FOLKS 1969 - USA Buddah - LP Vinyl
"What can ya say? I NEVER ever get tired of hearing this cos I hear something new every time I put it on the turntable and there ain't too many LPs thesedays that you can say that about - are there? '2069: A Spaced Odyssey' is simply outta this world + 'African Sunshine' is also well-loved plus DJ Shadow also recently sampled 'Miss Goodbody' on his 'Red Bus' track
Not quite sure how to classify this one as it blends psych/sitar rock with funk and jazz influences and mixes them together impressively. I was only expecting to like a song or two off of this, but discovered that many of the songs (written and arranged by Bill Durso) were kind of fly. The title song has a guitar line that sounds a lot like Grand Funk Railroad's "Closer to Home" and it's open in two places. "I'm a Nobody" is a bluesy funk-rock cut with sharp drum snaps and a tight rhythm section. And then there's the difficult-to-describe "African Sunshine" which is sort on its own tip. "Miss Goodbody" kicks off with a cymbal-enchanced drumbreak.