Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion [1967 - Ireland]

I mixed stones in water just to see what it would do
and the water it got stoney and the stones got watered too.
So I mixed my feet with water just to see what could be seen
and the water it got dirty and the feet they got quite clean.

- From my favorite tune on this album "No Sleep Blues".

If you're like me, and not the biggest follower of psychedelic folk music, I hope you surprise your tastes with this one. I was immediatly impressed by these guys' incredibly skillful playing ability and complex arrangements in the recordings. I also really dig the bluegrass edge and drunken Irish vocals.

1 comment:

Martinz said...

i really like the cover.... im going to listen to it now. thanx