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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jake Holmes - The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes (USA 1967)

An Uncle Roddus Album Review

What a surprise this one has turned out to be. The surprise being that this guy is the original composer of the mighty "Dazed and Confused" from Led Zeppelins first album. The depth if their thieving appears to be bottomless. A sort of Psych/Folk  album with some pretty cool sounding psych guitar infused into these powerful folksy songs .A Fairly lo-fi recording but that doesn't take away from the quality of these tracks. Jake sings with plenty of emotion, these strong lyrics and although this is not very commercial music it is powerful. This guy is up there with the likes of Nick Drake and Tim Buckley in the Singer/Songwriter stakes and I highly recommend this set. An interesting surprise and worth a Roddus Rating of 4.5/5.

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