Friday, December 15, 2006

Michaelangelo "One Voice Many" 1971

Record Seller:
Delicate and melodic baroque soft/psych band with a mellow hippie aura…it's vocally not unlike the softer moments of the Peanut Butter Conspiracy and Comfortable Chair…a nice album ton be taken in the drawing-room with perfumed tea...

Acid Archives:
Great folk-rock album, led by "Angel," who plays the autoharp like one. Several instrumentals are given meat by some very hot guitar playing, and for once the male vocals are actually as appealing as (or more than) the female vocals. "Son," which integrates drug abuse, Vietnam, parents who don't understand their kids, and that same old three-chord structure you've heard a zillion times, is transcendent. Some mellower folky songs are very lovely. Overall, one of the very best major label folk-rock albums. A real sleeper. [AM]

Michael John Hackett: drums
Robert Gorman: bass
Steve Bohn: guitar
Angel Autoharp: autoharp, composer

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC DISCOVERY!!! THANK YOU!!!

15 December, 2006 18:12  
Anonymous Fuzzy Bear said...

Thanks for this one.

Strong lyrics + Fine voices + Good melodies
= Excellent music.

Fuzzy Bear

16 December, 2006 01:17  
Blogger rock of lamb said...

"Son, We've kept..." is great!

16 December, 2006 01:33  
Anonymous Johnny said...

Fantastic album!
Unfortunately,song no.3 Okay is missing.
Thanks,anyway

16 December, 2006 02:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite good music!

Armute

16 December, 2006 04:49  
Anonymous SCION said...

THIS IS A GREAT RECORD !!!

Lizardson, you should make this "feature of the month" or something similar.

I was totally unaware of this band before now, and they are unique in many ways.

The recording is excellent, for one thing -the autoharp is captured magnificently. This one is ripe for a CD issue - are you AWAKE out there, Columbia ???

This is something like a cross between early Byrds, political sensibilities of the Jefferson Airplane, the adaptive inventiveness of Denny-era Fairport Convention, and I don't know what else.

Some of the lyric writing is very substantial, and whoever produced this was incredibly sympathetic - the title track comes off as some sort of aspiring anthem for the Aquarian generation!

This is absolutely wonderful music, and whoever submitted it, I kiss your pinky-toe.

PEOPLE DON'T PASS THIS ONE UP!
ONE OF THE TOP TEN IF NOT TOP FIVE DIAMONDS ON THE "TIME HAS TOLD ME" BLOG!!

24 December, 2006 21:41  
Blogger whadefu said...

another fantastic post, thanx...

24 April, 2008 02:42  

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