Thursday, September 14, 2006

Nick Garrie "The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas"
(UK Psych-Pop Masterpiece 1969)

Nick Garrie's rare pop-psychedelic album is reminiscent of the sunniest and frothiest such British music of the late '60s. In its match of pretty melodies and overtly romantic lyrics with Baroque pop production, it calls to mind the U.K. '60s band Nirvana in some respects, and perhaps fellow youthful singer/songwriter Billy Nicholls. In gutsier moments, you might also think of the very early Badfinger (or the Iveys, the band that evolved into Badfinger) or Thunderclap Newman. Though his tunes are pretty, they can also veer toward blandness, and his vocals are callow and uncertain enough to make one wonder whether his compositions might have been better served by other singers. Some ill-advised forays into country-influenced material are the album's low points, but those are uncharacteristic. Most of the record is lite pop-psych with a definite Continental flavor, tinged with bittersweetness but never melancholic, evoking pictures of a sensitive late-19th century heir riding in a carriage over cobblestoned streets with top hat and petticoated girl beside him. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a great album. to me, sounds like gilbert O'sullivan covering john cale's vintage violence album.

14 September, 2006 12:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very good!

26 September, 2006 22:20  
Anonymous joana said...

jesus I've been looking for this forever I couldn't find it anywhere
thanks a lot!

05 October, 2006 19:52  
Anonymous Serge said...

any chance for a reupload please?? thanks

16 October, 2006 07:56  
Anonymous Serge said...

thanks, gracias, merci!!! you've done a great job.

16 October, 2006 16:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone has the reissue of JB Stanislas?

17 October, 2006 05:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mutt rip. track 13 is only 128k & a different encoder than all the rest, which are also 192k.

25 November, 2006 17:31  
Blogger Lizardson said...

You know, this is FREE mp3 blog.

25 November, 2006 19:23  
Anonymous mickbrix said...

excellent light listening... another superb re-up
thanks

13 February, 2007 21:48  
Blogger chuck said...

thanks thanks thanks!

25 February, 2007 15:17  
Blogger chuck said...

thanks thanks thanks!

25 February, 2007 15:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the long awaited ride on the Wheel of Fortune.

Merry Christmas

K

18 December, 2007 10:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you sooooo much.

18 June, 2008 11:16  

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