It’s All Meat - It’s All Meat (1970 stupendous canadian garage, psychedelic, hard rock proto punk - 2009 remastered edition - FLAC)

"Se você gosta de garage hard-psicodélico rock" eu não poderia recomendar outro álbum a não ser esse daqui! Fantástico álbum! Desfrutem!

It’s All Meat were a late 60s/early 70s band that hailed from Toronto and released this excellent album in 1970 (Columbia). 

Prior to that, It’s All Meat had been known as The Underworld. The Underworld released a superb, crude garage single (“Go Away”/”Bound” – the label is Regency) in 1968 and also recorded some fine unreleased material captured on acetate. 

As mentioned before, some of the members of The Underworld would form It’s All Meat. In 1969 this new group would release their debut 45, “Feel It” coupled with “I Need Some Kind of Definitive Commitment.”

The A-side combined MC5 energy with New York Dolls-style swagger and features plenty of feedback and great guitar breaks. It’s one of the great proto-punkers. 

Their album was released the following year and feartured 8 fresh original numbers written by drummer Rick McKIM and keyboard player/lead vocalist Jed MacKAY. 

There are a bunch of good, solid stonesy garage rockers that form the axis of this lp: “Make Some Use Of Your Friends,” “Roll My Own,” “You Brought Me Back To My Senses,” and “You Don’t Know The Time You Waste.” 

The latter track would be released as the group’s second and final single but “Roll My Own” and “Make Some Use Of Your Friends” were just as good, featuring fine psychedelic guitar work and raw vocals. 

Other note worthy tracks flirted with blues (“Self-Confessed Lover”) and folk-rock (“If Only”) but the lp’s brightest moments were its two 9-minute marathon compositions.

“Crying Into A Deep Lake” was full-blown Doors psychedelia with spacey keyboards and spooky Jim Morrison influenced vocals.

The other lengthy track, “Sunday Love,” sounds like a strange Lou Reed/John Cale concoction with lots a great psychedelic guitar noise and soft folk-like passages sprinkled with light garage keyboards.

So while these last two tracks are very long, they never wear out their welcome and are required listening for both garage and psych fans. 

The album’s production teeters between a primitive recording sound and the typical major label gloss, making it just right.

It’s All Meat is a fine, consistent trip all the way thru. It’s one of the best late period (really late) garage rock albums I know of. 

The album’s hard rock and proto-punk sounds give it a nice, visceral edge (by Jason).


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  2. Hello Nelson!
    How good to seen,Your activity on the blog, Nel thanks for taking care of,and by the way do not know what's going on with Carlos,still serious ill health are the reason for his absence.

    But back to the topic some time ago I bought this album released by Hallucinations CD, and it was quite an expensive purchase, but it was worth it,because it edition sounds perfectly! The real highlight here are two, nearly 10-minute, epic, complex compositions, but also the rest of the record is great! In addition on compact edition additionally the song from the single, and six demo recordings.

    As far as of my knowledge,LP only released in Canada on a classic red label Columbia 360 and is now terribly rare, which of course is reflected in the price oscillating in the range $ 1,000. Why always the case that a great board for original tłoczeniach must cost a fortune?

    The Canadian team of It's All Meat, was founded in the late 60's in Toronto, before some members played in a group called The Underworld. One of the most interesting, in addition to Simply Saucer, representatives of the Canadian psychedelic rock. The only album released by them in 1970, we get a solid dose of decent garage playing, sometimes zahaczającego even proto-punk. Recordings such as extended time, incredibly surreal, yet incredibly almost psychedelic 'Crying Into The Deep Lake', offer to me a lot of image working on my imagination. It's nice when the music is associated with many things. For me, it's always a great advantage. At the same time I'm not thinking of anything but the music of the so-called message. For me, music is above all a sound, not a word. It is very difficult to create a piece based on a simple melody,repeating a recital, so as not to result in fatigue. So that the composition does not become banal. Canadian group It's All Meat, came out of this task unscathed.

    'Crying Into The Deep Lake' is a synthesis of style of The Doors and Pink Floyd (especially in the final hear a reference to the end of 'A Saucerful Of Secrets') is given in a very dreamy coating. The song is built around repeated over and over organ recital. Played at a slow tempo composition has something hypnotic, mysterious. It's hard to describe. The impression is amazing.
    Simultaneously is this only one a moment disc...remaining recordings, it's garage and psychedelic playing with a slightly different, but equally wonderful fairy tale.

    Without a doubt, the shorter songs you can hear the impact of the Rolling Stones and The Doors. Rhythm, lead melodies, but also vocal articulation - all reminiscent of British quintet. The text of the bodies, it's legacy of The Doors. Already in the first recording of 'You Do not Notice The Time You Waste' have characteristic
    manner of Mick Jagger singing.

    In the next song, which is dominated by sharp guitar great, you can hear echoes of songs such as' Get Off Of My Cloud 'and '19th Nervous Breakdown' plus the somewhat mystical atmosphere typical of the early boards of The Doors. But is it flaw?

    Definitely not the case. Because It's All Meat had a phenomenal sense even to the great, catchy melodies. In addition, all were able to dress their own robes. We have here so sharp, wild sound dominated by the sounds of organs and amazing (so to speak) cutting guitar. The singer sings in fact, without a moment's respite (eg 'Roll My Own' and 'You Brought Me Back To My Senses'). All that you have failed to record on their albums The Rolling Stones and The Doors find here. For me the music on this album is phenomenal pattern psychedelic rock and only must regret that the group has recorded only one such album.

    A big hugs!

  3. Hello Adam, greetings my friend;
    a big hug, light & peace mate!

  4. Thanks for sharing and keeping up your blog
    and dedication.


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