luni, 9 iunie 2008

Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited (1989) (recorded in 1974-1975)

“This four-piece band from Hamilton, Ontario, was formed in 1973 by Edgar Breau on lead guitar and vocals, Kevin Christoff on bass, Neil DeMerchant on drums, and Ping Romany on electronics. Though Simply Saucer had the guts to bring together tremendous influences from rock's past, including the Velvet Underground, early Pink Floyd, and the Stooges, the band was hardly noticed outside of its local area.
Simply Saucer's Cyborgs Revisited is a truly amazing album. In 1974-1975 not many bands had their energy, attitude, and sonic imagination. The tough garage and psychedelic-influenced songs are sprinkled with manic synthesizer freak-outs and theremin breaks. Songs like "Electro Rock" and the manic, two-part "Here Come the Cyborgs" sound simultaneously ten years behind and ahead of their time with their mix of frat-house stomp and art-house clatter. Elsewhere, the ghost of the Velvet Underground is conjured up through Edgar Breau's deadpan vocals and the almost-funky rhythms of tracks like "Dance the Mutation," and the influence of the Stooges is apparent on the Raw Power-lite balladry of "Bullet Proof Nothing" and the frequent punk snarl. You also get visions of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd on the long, trippy "Illegal Bodies," and 13th Floor Elevators on the woozy "Mole Machine." Don't for a minute think that the band were mere copyists, they took these influences and whipped them into a concoction that sounds like no other band of the time. You can hear traces of their sound in bands like Sonic Youth and Das Damen. This is truly an earth-shatteringly important record.” (From AllMusicGuide).

Download : Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited