Jeremy & The Satyrs (US) - 1968 - Jeremy & The Satyrs
Tracks: 1 - In the World of Glass Teardrops 2 - Superbaby 3 - She Didn't Even Say Goodbye 4 - The Do It 5 - The First Time I Saw You Baby 6 - Lovely Child of Tears 7 - (Let's Go To The) Movieshow 8 - Mean Black Snake 9 - Conzonetta 10 - Foreign Release/Satyrized
Fronted by Jeremy Steig, who'd earlier played with Peter Walker, this
band's psychedelic rock LP has now become a very minor collectors'
item. It was produced by John Court who also worked with Electric Flag
and the Butterfield Blues Band. Jeremy was a cartoon artist like
his father William Steig (New Yorker Magazine etc.), whilst Adrian
Guillery was studying art in New Paltz / Manhattan.
The band backed Tim Hardin live, and some membe
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Psychedelically-inspired, trippy musicable to straddle the line between dreamy, hazy texture and a more earthbound, rhythmic, jarring aggression . "All The Colors" combines a shimmering, sitar-tinged melody line with straight-ahead power drumming, similar to early Psych Furs (without the sax). "Slippery Slide" uses eerie strings, more sitar and a loping riff to create a hypnotic texture. Drumming On Glass offer a potent mesh of guitar, bass and drums, painting sonic tapestries that flow with the heavens and also appeal to primal instincts. (Suburban Voice #31)
Starting with the joyful, sitar-based "All The Colors", Asparagus Tea is Drumming on Glass' debut and on of the most well hidden secrets of Bostonian psychedelic rock of the 80s. Released rather late to be a part of the revival thing, 'Asparagus Tea' survives and it's totally listenable until today, because it's not another imitation of the 60s. The sixties are present of course, as well as the psychedelic, eastern scales, dreamy/trippy melodies and arrangements and all the usual elements that we'd expect to find in a record labeled as "
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