Label: Ettinmoore - LP-2173 (21354) • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
Comments: includes the lyric poster insert; 3 inch seam split along bottom edge. Spencer also found time to record a pair of mids solo LPs that attracted local attention, but did little on the national scene.
As you've probably figured out from the title, 's " 2nd Look " was Spencer's sophomore solo LP. Co-produced by Spencer and Mike Pageant who also played rhythm guitar and contributed several tracksanyone expecting to hear a collection of Major Arcana-styled psych was probably going to be somewhat disappointed by this collection.
That's not to say the collection was without merit. My five year old listened to the first side with a pair of headphones and described the set as 'boring'. That's a little harsh in my opinion and I'd rather hear most of these songs than most of the John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, or Lobo catalogs. By the way, Ron Matelic of Anonymous fame also participated in the sessions, writing the harpsichord-propelled ballad 'Laura ' and co-writing 'Lament ' with Spencer.
Suffering from a number of personal issues and apparently heavily into drugs, Spencer died of The Shepherds Farewell - Various - Das Wunschkonzert Der Stars stroke. He was October Road / Sleeping Magnificat - Silmaril - Given Time Or The Several Roads 39 years old.
Got this from Jim when he gave me his first LP. Great lyrics and electric guitar. Great folk style that Jim did so well. Silmaril took cues from the mystic-leaning, collective spirit of British psychedelic folk. The initial music inspiration comes from elements enjoyed from records by the like of The Incredible String Band. Mike Krukowski joined in too. They had regular gigs using a few exotic sounding and looking instruments like the sitar, a light-flashing synthesizer, a moon guitar, various kazoos, a pump organ as well as various flutes, banjo and guitars.
It gives also a few variations on Biblical themes. The marriage ended with it, while Matthew this October Road / Sleeping Magnificat - Silmaril - Given Time Or The Several Roads no longer neglected his gay nature; he even started a gay cowboy band called Blue Wavebut unfortunately died of aids in the mid nineties at age In one or two tracks like the opener the female vocalist has flavours of trembling sounds in her voice, a quality that reminds me of the singer of another beauty, These Trails Hawaii.
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