Sunday 5 May 2019
Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus (1970)
The fourth album from this US band.
Spirit was a quintet with a lineup of piano, moog, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
Guest musicians provided woodwinds.
Spirit was one of those bands who took what The Beatles gave them on Revolver and flew in all directions.
Spirit was from the west coast of USA and were also influenced by the local hippie and surf scenes.
All this can be found in their albums. This one is no exception.
Take pop music from The Beatles. Add some surf and hippie music. Add a lot of psych rock. Add some rock music and some fusion. That is where you get this album.
The music is very quirky. It is also melodic and dynamic.
This forty minutes long album also got some really good music. Well, all of it is good. It sounds a bit dated, this album. But it really has some original take on pop and rock.
This is another good album from a band who need to be explored by all progressive rock fans.