Double drummed acid psych!
The sole psychedelic '67 testament by the LSD-inspired L.A. band is a frenzy of double drumming, serpentine acid guitar, crunchy fuzz bass, and carnival-clatter keyboards. Featuring the heavy-on-the-paranoia "Mr. Blue," as well as a bonus track not included on the original LP, and pressed on clear vinyl!
The lone release by Los Angeles’ Clear Light, a band that once seemed poised to step through the doors opened by labelmates the Doors, onto the wide-open FM playlists and from there to the top of the charts. Fate decreed otherwise, unfortunately, and Clear Light instead became the stuff that cults are made of. Though this album is their only recorded legacy, the music of Clear Light continues to shine.
Psychedelia runs amuck with twin drummers and creamy fuzz guitar. This reissue of their rare self-titled 1967 Elektra debut, produced by Paul Rothchild, features a non-LP bonus track (“She’s Ready To Be Free”) and liner notes that tell Clear Light’s story in full, vivid detail! As the original jacket states, “To fully appreciate the spectacular sound of double drumming in Clear Light, play this record at high volume.”
Black Roses • Sand • A Child's Smile • Street Singer • The Ballad Of Freddie & Larry • With All In Mind • Mr. Blue • Think Again • They Who Have Nothing • How Many Days Have Passed • Night Sounds Loud • She's Ready To Be Free