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GÄRDET 12.6.1970

Trad Gras och Stenar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.00 | 4 ratings

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Evans
3 stars Well, i can't be too hard on it.

Psychedelic garage music with political interludes? If you have read my review of "Träd Gräs och Stenar"'s self-titled debut album you might know that i'm not a very big fan of the band. For 1970, it is not very original, The Velvet Underground were doing the very same thing, only better, on their "White Light/White Heat" album in 1968. Actually, that is a pretty good way to describe the music played by Träd, Gräs och Stenar during this period, the sound/noise ratio is very much the same as on "Sister Ray", and the length of the songs were usually about the same. The jam feeling is pretty similar to that album by the velvet underground, but they lacked the originality and pure force that The Velvet Underground had so much of. Plus, the songs presented here, while some of them do change a little during their running time, are very stretched without there being much to will them with.

The sound quality is atrocious as well, and while it is supposed to be a live album, don't expect an experience like Yessongs or Seconds Out, i think that at most, there must have been 15 people clapping for these guys.

This is heavily psychedelic, repetitious, and rather noisy, music, but since there is a time and a place for that as well, i will give it three stars. Plus, there is something charming about the way the band just moans "aaal aaalooong the waaatchtooweeer..." and make it actually sound like they are yawning.

Evans | 3/5 |

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