Fresh Blueberry Pancake - Heavy (1970, US-heavyfuzzpsychrock, Shadoks CD, flac, log, artwork)


            *** Reviewed by great fellow Adamus67 *** 

Pittsburgh power trio Fresh Blueberry Pancake formed in 1968, comprising singer/bassist Tony Impavido, guitarist John Behrens, and drummer Geoff Rydell. After two years of local gigging, the group built up enough of a fan base and enough original material to record a demo tape, and in 1970 they self-released Heavy -- issued in a pressing of just 54 copies, for promotional use in a plain white sleeve, the record is now much sought-after among collectors of plodding, monolithic acid rock.
 Listening to this new CD reissue German label Shadoks Music in 2003, it's hard to see where they went wrong. Perhaps the problem with FHP was that they couldn't stick to one style. Over the duration of these nine songs, the band flies through heavy Blue Cheer-style acid rock ("Hassles", "Clown On A Rope"), bluesy psych-rock ("Being In Town" and the brilliant "Where's The Sun"), and even a bit of folk-rock ("Bad Boy Turns Good"). The music is of very high quality, in both recording quality and in a songwriting sense. The band have a very nice sound. They can master heavy, crusty acid rock just as easily as they can flow through more melodic folk-rock and blues-pop numbers. It all just sounds great and perfectly done. Heavy consists of several mergers between hard, psychedelic, blues and other rhythms.'s A great album with great guitar and organ in a seventies style well. After the album's release the group abbreviated its name to Pancake, dissolving in 1972.
            Thank you so much Adam for that effort
                    gigic2255

Local hardrock/guitar-psych jammer in the typical post-acid OH/PA bag, with a bluesy feel and a few lyrical jazzy elements. The sound is echoey and somewhat chaotic a la Brigade minus the organ. Should appeal to genre fans, although the vibrato vocalist may be a turnoff for some. Even after several plays the album sounds rather flat to me with no obvious depth or personality, but it's consistent and has a raw feel. The opening "Hassles" gives a good taste of the entire LP, and is probably the best thing on it if you want a sample. [PL] 

~ Bluesy heavy psych rock. Mix of ferocious fuzz sustain and ringing, flowing leads. Incredible quavering vocals like Perry Farrell. World weary songs, a couple jazzy psych tracks, and a xian element sneaks in. The monstrous "Hassles" brings to mind Phantasia's "Transparent Face"! [RM]  
(~Lysergia) 

 

Fresh Blueberry Pancake - Hassles 1970

 Tracks:
01. Hassles
02. Being In Town
03. Clown On A Rope
04. Bad Boy Turns Good
05. I Call Him Lord
06. Down On The Farm
07. Where`s The Sun
08. Sleep Bound
09. Stranded

Fresh Blueberry Pancake:
John Behrens - gtr, vcls
Tony Impavido - bs, ld vcls
Geoff Rydell - drms

 [Rip and Scans by gigic2255]

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  1. Vou baixar o CD agora, valeu por postar.

    Vocês viram o novo codec Opus? Os arquivos são menores com a mesma qualidade, lossless.

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  2. Pittsburgh power trio Fresh Blueberry Pancake formed in 1968, comprising singer/bassist Tony Impavido, guitarist John Behrens, and drummer Geoff Rydell. After two years of local gigging, the group built up enough of a fan base and enough original material to record a demo tape, and in 1970 they self-released Heavy -- issued in a pressing of just 54 copies, for promotional use in a plain white sleeve, the record is now much sought-after among collectors of plodding, monolithic acid rock.
    Listening to this new CD reissue German label Shadoks Music in 2003, it's hard to see where they went wrong. Perhaps the problem with FHP was that they couldn't stick to one style. Over the duration of these nine songs, the band flies through heavy Blue Cheer-style acid rock ("Hassles", "Clown On A Rope"), bluesy psych-rock ("Being In Town" and the brilliant "Where's The Sun"), and even a bit of folk-rock ("Bad Boy Turns Good"). The music is of very high quality, in both recording quality and in a songwriting sense. The band have a very nice sound. They can master heavy, crusty acid rock just as easily as they can flow through more melodic folk-rock and blues-pop numbers. It all just sounds great and perfectly done. Heavy consists of several mergers between hard, psychedelic, blues and other rhythms.'s A great album with great guitar and organ in a seventies style well. After the album's release the group abbreviated its name to Pancake, dissolving in 1972.

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  3. Sensacional , já conhecia a banda e o peso produzido neste disco chega a ser absurdo , excelente publicação .

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  4. New link please. Thank you.

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