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Mort Garson


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3.48 | 14 ratings

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2 stars This is probably my least favorite Mort Garson album. Given I was never a fan of the music to Hair, it's no surprise that even Moog renditions of said play doesn't appeal to me. It's pretty much straight forward. Actually not all of Hair bothers me, the ones that pop artists took on I do like (other than "Good Morning Starshine" that Oliver had a hit with and the Strawberry Alarm Clock recorded versions of). "Easy to be Hard" was covered by Three Dog Night, and isn't all that bad. Quincy Jones done a rather great jazz version of "Walking in Space", and I do like Mort's version of it. Then there's of course "Age of Aquarius", the Fifth Dimension did a famous hit version, and Mort's version is great. But the more cheesy stuff, like "Good Morning Starshine" I could do without. Personally I felt Mort Garson shines the best when doing original material, like the Signs of the Zodiac series or The Wozard of Iz. This was the first Mort Garson album I ever bought, a cheap copy found in Eugene, Oregon. Luckily I knew not to give up on him, once I started finding his other (original material) albums I simply loved it. To me, Electronic Hair Pieces sounds like one of those dime-a-dozen pop Moog albums doing Hair. Even though not a favorite, I still keep it, because the less cheesy stuff ain't too bad, but not the first I go to if I want to hear Mort Garson.
Progfan97402 | 2/5 |


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