Tuesday 21 November 2017

Ultimate Spinach - Ultimate Spinach III (1969)

The third and final album from this US band.

The band was a sextet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, piano, keyboards, harmonica and vocals. Both male and female vocals.

This album saw the third set of personell in three albums. Only the band founder and Barbara Hudson had survived these two massacres.

This time, the sextet was basically hired hands and studio musicians with no connections to the band and the idea behind it. As you gather from my reviews of their two previous albums, see here and here, the band was a psych band from Boston, the east coast who tried to challenge the psych bands from the west coast. They failed.

... Which sees them trying stadium and commercial rock on this, their third album. The last throw of the dice.

What follows is forty minutes of some US rock. There are a couple of psych rock songs here too and the general mood is psych rock.

Ultimate Spinach was a charming band who released three charming, decent albums. And this is a decent album from a band who did not conform to any rule or any genre. They are well worth checking out.

2 points

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