Sunday 13 May 2018
Tamam Shud - Evolution (1969)
The debut album from this Australian band.
Taman Shud was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
My Australian friends will forever wonder why this band never really got worldwide success. They have got a point. I think the band was from the wrong part of the world. Even Rose Tattoo, Easybeat and AC/DC had problems breaking out of Australia in a time where there was no internet and not much trade between Australia and USA & Europe.
The band has so far released four studio albums.
Taman Shud played psychedelic beat music. There is a lot of sunny beach rock in their music too.
The forty minutes long album starts with some catchy, sunny beach beat songs before it becomes a bit more mellow and balanced.
The vocals and the guitars are good. The songs sounds a bit dated.
And that is what this album is. Dated. There is still some pretty good songs here though. This is an album well worth checking out as it is a decent to good album.