Thursday 14 December 2017
Ford Theatre - Trilogy For The Masses (1968)
The debut album from this US band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
The band started out as The Continentals in 1961 before they changed their name to Ford Theatre. Ford Theatre released two albums before they dissolved. This album and Time Changes from 1969.
The band was from Boston on the east coast of USA. That town had a scene to rival the west coast scene and Ford Theatre was one of those bands. Ultimate Spinach, whose three albums I reviewed in this blog one month ago, was also one of those Boston and east coast scene bands.
Their music is vintage psych prog in the vein of Jefferson Airplane and Vanilla Fudge. There is also some strong Ultimate Spinach influences here. But Ford Theatre's music is not as eclectic as Ultimate Spinach's music.
There is also some very strong British blues and psych influences here.
The vocals is really good and ditto for the keyboards sound which really sounds like Hammond organs at times.
The quality is surprisingly high although this is not a good album anno 2017. But fans of retro psych should really check out this album. This album is still a hidden gem and very much worth seeking out.