Thursday, 6 September 2018
Collectors. The - Grass And Wild Strawberries (1969)
The second and final album from this Canadian band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, keyboards, harmonica, guitars, flutes, saxophones and vocals.
The band debuted with their self-titled 1968 album before they released this album and then split up.
The band was a beat band. Their debut album was pretty heavy, I have heard. They became much more a psych and prog band on the follow up album, Grass And The Wild Strawberries.
There is a lot of saxophones and a lot of guitars here with some keyboards too. It has a lot of various expressions, this forty minutes long album.
Take The Moody Blues, add some folk rock and some beat. Add a lot of psych rock too and you more or less get this album.
The sound is very dated as coming from 1969. The vocals are good and there is a lot of interesting things here.
The songs are not really that good though. This is a decent enough album from a band who never really made it and will forever remain an obscurity.