jeudi 20 mars 2008

Rick Powell - Switched-On-Country

Moo Moog..
a1 Steel Guitar Rag
a2 Born To Lose
a3 Cattle Call
a4 Careless Love
a5 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
b1 Watermelon
b2 Green, Green Grass Of Home
b3 Kaw-Liga
b4 I Walk The Line
57 Mo / 320 kbps

1 commentaire:

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I cannot quite believe there has been no comments for the Rick Powell 'Switched On Country', sheer demented genius! Huge thanks for sharing this Paul, most appreciated!

What led me to this album was actually a review of another album by him called 'Shine' on the label 'New Dawn' released in 1981 under the artist title "New Song with Rick Powell" which sounds amazing

Here is the review from the Waxpoetics site:

"Though not every track is solid, this LP deserves some props, for it gets funkier than just about any other Christian album we’ve heard. The back cover has an array of photos of some very White, scarf-wearing Christians huddled around big analog synth modules. In Rick Powell’s own words: “We tried to include the latest in synthesizers, vocoders, etc….because God deserves our best creativity.” By far, the highlight is “Sing a New Song,” a track that’s loaded with funky analog synth solos, vocoded praises, and crisp drums deep in the pocket. There’s even a religious diss track: “Old Buddha was a man and I’m sure that he meant well, but I pray for his disciples, lest they wind up in hell.” A wild record and a good example of how the synthesizer worked its way into all types of music."

Does it sound amazing or what! If it is as good as this album then we are in for a real treat.....and dont get me started on his version of 'Walk The Line'! Aside from Mr Cash of course this is the best version ever and worth downloading just for this track.