Monday 26 February 2018
Appaloosa - Appaloosa (1969)
The debut album from this US band.
Appaloosa was a quartet with a lineup of violin, cello, guitar, bass and vocals.
They had help from guest musicians who provided harpsichord, piano, drums, strings, vibraphone and saxophones.
The band is an interesting one. They released this one and then one album, a socalled Appaloosa album called Never Gone, in 2012. I have yet to hear that album and I am not sure if I will ever sink my ears into that album.
Appaloosa were one of the many baroque folk music/pop bands in 1969, the final year of innocence.
Their music is very flowery and based on vocals. Some great vocals. There is also a lot of cello, violins and acoustic guitars here. Some drums, saxophone and the other instruments also contributes to this album.
The music is pretty simple........ on the surface. There is still a lot going on here and the instruments are really adding value to the vocals.
It also helps that this forty minutes long album has eleven good songs. I am actually pretty smitten by this album and is bowled over. This is indeed a good album from a genre I really do not rate.