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Gila - Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee CD (album) cover





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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars 3.5 stars really. I'd like to disagree on the two previous reviews . If Gila's first album was a psych masterpiece (and very left-wing political too ) and I have not heard their second live album (it is full of non-studio tracks ) , this one is much more progressive. Their left wing beliefs again surfaced here as denoucing the Indian massacre of Wounded Knee in 73 . US citizens should know that about half of the european youths sided with the Indians when playing CowBoys and Indians in their childhood and this sympathy still lives strongly in our adulthood.

This album is surely strongly inspired by Jefferson Airplane ( Now there is a band every proghead should get into - great vocals interplay , fabulous bassist Jack Casady and guitar wonderboy Jorma Kaukkonen - the Airplane , not the Starship ) but very prog (as was the Jeff Airplane) and they haded a rather cute female vocalist and enrolled Fricke on KB (from Popol Vuh - not my cup of tea but should also be on this site). Overall the view is rather naive and as one listens to Buffalos Are Coming , I'm not sure they ever met AmerIndians. I have two of them as friends (remnants from my Canadian youth ) one Cree- Seneca and one Cheyene and was invited on their reserves and their chants were very different than the last part of the Buffalos Coming. Aside from this , do not be afraid to hunt this down (Garden Of Delights Label is well distributed) , and get a good listen to Gila's fist and this one : you will not become a left wing activist but you might be more sensible to the Native American's cause. It needs it .

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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