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Sweet Smoke


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.89 | 143 ratings

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siLLy puPPy
Special Collaborator
PSIKE, JRF/Canterbury, P Metal, Eclectic
4 stars Hey, man! Get that crack pipe outa here!! That's not where these cats are coming from. The year was 1970 but these dudes were bringing the 60s into the new decade and this ain't no Indica Purple Kush going on with all that paranoiad head trippin' and all but this SWEET SMOKE is a nice cerebral high that only comes from sacred mother Sativa and look at those hippie chicks dance! Groovin' outa Brooklyn, NYC these cool cats really knew how to have the ultimate backyard party with their fine and fan-damn-tastic spacey, jammin' jazz fusion band. With only two tracks their first album JUST A POKE, they really know how to pull you into a groovin' vibe from the start. These cats fire you up and keep your love light turned on for the whole half hour you put into it. Don't burn out and crash! You might miss something :)

This is fun bouncy music that never for once takes itself too seriously. This is music you can zone out to while the world is spinning after too many pokes of smoke or it's music you can tune into and feel the space rock jazziness invade your psyche. "Baby Night" will really get your horn fetish fly its freak flag with a hat's off to "The Soft Parade" from The Doors and all and "Silly Sally" gets the percussion super hoppin' like a dog gnawin' on its bone. This band just knows how to keep a groove going good and smooth and i'm sure they had a help from their dealer keeping them fueled up in the process of recording! The jazzy horns mixed with the clean rhythmic guitars with the occasional tasty solo is worth the price of admission alone but the dreamy and seriously optimistic feel coupled with those cool ass recorders that sound like Native American music are icing on this cake. SWEET and smooth, sensual and satisfying. This band knows how to hide their talents behind a thick cloud of SMOKE but if you listen for a while you can penetrate the hazy brume and savor the SWEETness.

Both JUST A POKE and the second album "Darkness To Light" are now available together remastered on a single disc! Groovy!

siLLy puPPy | 4/5 |


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