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TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR

Trad Gras och Stenar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

1.57 | 10 ratings

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Evans
2 stars Now, this is a pretty stupid album..

No, really. Träd gräs och stenar is an album made by swedes who really thought that they were doing something cool. Definitely a terrible band in any way imaginable. No one really knew how to play an instrument, and no the songwriting is terrible throughout all of side two, which is the only part the band wrote themselves. Out of these 4 quite terrible compositions, "Sanningens silverflod" is the most interesting, being a not totally unenjoyable psychedelic track, but after that follows some of the most freaked out, in a bad way, music i have heard. It's not even particularly avant-garde, it's just silly, in a very pretentious way.

Side 1, however... is a little more interesting. It consists of two cover tracks, psyched out rather seriously, and extended as long as... well, as long as Bo Anders could hold his guitar without falling asleep, i guess. Now, don't expect anything revolutionary about these two tracks. They are just as lazily performed as the tracks on side two, but since the material from the start is a lot stronger, they can only really mess them up to a certain degree. To get an idea of what it sounds like, think about what Gong were trying to do on "The isle of everywhere", for example. Now, imagine it 10 times worse, without anybody being able to play guitar like Steve Hillage, and with the Riff from "Satisfaction" repeated over and over, only faster, for 12 minutes straight. And with terrible sound quality.

Personally, i quite like side one despite of the lack of variation, and when i'm all by myself, i like to do "the Hippie-dance" to All along the watchtower and just space out for a while.

Not the best there is, but if you're looking for something seriously psychedelic, then you might find something of interest in it after all. (But try the live album "Gärdet 12.6.1970" instead, if you can get your hands on it).

Evans | 2/5 |

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