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The Electric Flag - The Trip (1967) (Remastered, 2011)

Rock, Blues Rock, Soundtrack | Author: sirk | 12-11-2018, 13:17
The Electric Flag - The Trip (1967) (Remastered, 2011)Artist: The Electric Flag
Title: The Trip
Year Of Release: 1967/2011
Label: Reel Time ?[RTCD1002]
Country: USA
Genre: Soundtrack, Psych Rock, Blues Rock
Quality: FLAC (image + cue)
Total Time: 00:42:12
Total Size: 226mb(+5%)(cover)

AllMusic Review by Matthew Greenwald
One of the greatest exploitation movies of all time, The Trip was the "vision" of Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson (who wrote the original script). The finished film didn't turn out exactly the way Fonda and Nicholson wanted it to, but it certainly had it's moments...all in Psychedelic Color. This, the soundtrack, was pretty cool, too. It contains the first studio recordings of the Electric Flag, Michael Bloomfield's swaggering soul/jazz/rock ensemble. Writing and performing trippy music was a bit removed from this fine ensemble's area (they were, in fact, a serious and funky band), but they succeeded admirably. Considering that it came out on Mike Curb's Sidewalk Records (a Capitol subsidiary) and it was an American International film, one wonders if the Flag saw any dough from this? No matter, as some of the music is excellent. "Fine Jug Thing" and "Peter Gets Off" are wild, jazzy rockers, which perfectly score Fonda's Sunset Strip/trip adventures. The album's closer, "Gettin' Hard," is a variation on "Hoochie Coochie Man" and closes the album out in funky style. Also, there are a few early efforts from synthesizer pioneer Paul Beaver, such as "Synesthesia," which is quite similar to David Bowie's work on the Man Who Fell to Earth/Low projects -- eight years later.


The Electric Flag - The Trip (1967) (Remastered, 2011)
The Electric Flag - The Trip (1967) (Remastered, 2011)


Tracks:
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01. Peter's Trip - 2:32
02. Joint Passing - 1:04
03. Psyche Soap - 0:52
04. M-23 - 1:12
05. Synesthesia - 1:45
06. A Little Head - 1:44
07. Hobbit - 1:08
08. Inner Pocket - 3:35
09. Fewghh - 0:58
10. Green And Gold - 2:45
11. The Other Ed Norton - 2:51
12. Flash, Bam, Pow - 1:26
13. Home Room - 0:52
14. Peter Gets Off - 2:23
15. Practive Music - 1:25
16. Fine Jung Thing - 7:25
17. Senior Citizen - 2:56
18. Gettin' Hard - 4:02

Personnel:
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Harvey Brooks - Bass
Mark Doubleday - Flugelhorn
Nick Gravenites - Guitar, Vocals
Barry Goldberg - Harpsichord, Organ, Piano
Mike Bloomfield - Lead Guitar
Buddy Miles - Percussion
Peter Strazza - Tenor Saxophone
Paul Beaver - Moog Synthesizer
Mark Doubleday - Trumpet
Bob Notkoff - Violin

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