Wednesday

Buzzy Linhart

Music - 1971

One of the great lost morsels of heavy early 70s psychedelia, Music is the work of Linhart's short lived band (also named Music) and the crack engineering of Hendrix' main knob twiddler Eddie Kramer. Tastefully overflowing with wild grooves, a bevy of stereo effects and little psychedelic explosions of guitar, the album as a whole overshadows its counterparts thanks to ultra clean production and Linhart's tremendous sill as a songwriter. Folk rock at points, mild fusion at others, Music never falls into formulaic wanking or takes itself too seriously, and considering the talent on this record, that alone is a giant accomplishment. Instead, you've got a fun, funky, head swirling masterpiece that for one reason or another fell off the radar and out of print not long after it was released.

10 comments:

TripleJ said...

Hey, this is really good. Thanks. Feels like Moby Grape. Love it.

quazzie said...

I thought I knew alot about unknown groups, but you have me beat !!This rules ,as do you !!!!

Rob said...

Great album, thanx.

Anonymous said...

Just when I thought I had heard it all....WOW. Thanks--Your blog is my number one source for new old music I have never heard. Very reliable in terms of taste; very few others take the time to post music as challenging or interesting as this blog. Keep it up!!!

dave said...

Thanks for this! The other guitar/vibes player we all need to listen to is Ollie Halsall, ex-Patto, Kevin Ayers etc, a wonderful wonderful musician. It has been said that if you want to learn how to play the electric guitar, all you need to listen to is Hendrix's "Are You Experienced?" and the first Patto album... how true...

JR HeatWarp said...

Many thanks to all for the kind comments. This Buzzy Linhart is one of my personal favorites lately so it's great to see that it's being enjoyed by a lot of other folks as well.

Dave- I'll definitely check out some of this Ollie Halsall stuff. The first Patto album sounds like a fine recommendation! Thanks for the tip!

DL said...

What a tremendous find. Kramer's production fingerprints are all over it. Love "Reputation". Wow.

redtelephone66 said...

Thanks for the Buzzy post, do you have his PHILLIPS
lp???

JR HeatWarp said...

Hey Red. Glad you like the LP. Unfortunately, this is the only Buzzy album I have at the moment.

dean said...

hey there--i ran across this blog while googling buzzy! bought the double album you have here in 1972 and years later ran across "The TIme to Live Is Now"--kama sutra records KSBS 2037. i have burned both lps to cd so i can listen to them in my car--love the heck out of buzzy!