Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera

This is some hard-pop psychedelic rock. Elmer's intro sets the pace. Craziness. This being their first release from 1967. This UK release is helmed by Elmer vocal and guitar, as well as John Ford and Richard Hudson. John and Richard would later join The Strawbs. Elmer's voice commands this record. It's pop in a Beatles and July type psychedelia. Great backing on the chorus. Deep bass. Whirling guitar's and keys. And of course you gotta have sitar in there somewhere, right? I see where some of the new psychedelic bands, such as Olivia Tremor Control and Sun Shine Fix get their influence from. You will not be disappointed with this tab. So, wrap yourself in some velvet and enjoy.

***Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera***


melissa said...

hey clandestine- this is a cool find, thanks!

zappahead said...

I have to say, you have got a superb blog here and I salute you for all the hard work you have put into it. This looks like an album that passed me by years ago so Im looking forward to a blast...from the past....thank you.