Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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"Pride" (US Folk-Rock 1970)

This could be described as a Spanish-guitar-like folk rock record. It was produced by David Axelrod, with lyrics written by his son, Michael Axelrod. The off-kilter singing is by Noony Ricketts from the group Love. The super-tight playing was from a group of studio musicians that included Don Randi

Reviewed by Motown67:
I first heard about the Pride LP on the Vinyl Vulture site. From what I could find Pride wasn’t really a band. They were just a studio project produced by David Axelrod. He along with an M. Axelrod, who I hear was his son Michael, wrote all the songs. Love singer Noony Ricketts (of Love) did the vocals, while the musicians were the usual set of L.A. studio players. I hear Carol Kaye’s bass playing, and Don Randi supposedly also appeared. All the songs feature a Spanish guitar in the lead. The music has that Axelrod air about them with a dark moodiness just hovering in the background, but the singing and the mellow folksy-Psyche sound don’t really catch my fancy. There’s only one part that stands out and that’s in the middle of A Hope, where there’s a classic Axelrod bass and drum breakdown.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Lizardson said...

Download

15 November, 2006 00:25  
Blogger panos1 said...

Thanks i am grateful for your present!even far from christmas!

This group,souls of inspyration and Indians XIT-ENTRANCE were on top of the list of my lost gems!

I dont know if i ever found XIT but with this upload of PRIDE's album i feel that i am pride for my collection!

THANKS a ton from the deepest of my heart!

Regards from a psych-greek!

15 November, 2006 01:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm. Same goes for me ... if you have any more rare artifacts from the AXE's backpages (hardwater?? SOD??) .... The man sure had his way with crazy psych!

Best,

Josh Norton

12 December, 2006 03:06  

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