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Strange – Souvenir Album May 20th, 2009 Shadoks Music has rescued yet another obscure recording for our enjoyment – Souvenir Album by Strange. The disc features eight songs proper and four segments of other tunes recorded from 1974 to 1978, and more than anything highlights the songwriting abilities of David Chamberlain, the band’s t and singer. Even in their hometown of Olympia, Washington, Strange was far from a household name, and never really broke beyond playing local venues
Home Psychedelic Rock Strange Souvenir Album '1978. Souvenir Album '1978. 1. (00:01:14) Strange - Segment From Barapp (9-75). 2. (00:06:11) Strange - Somebody. 3. (00:07:06) Strange - The Ballad of Hollis Spaceman.
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The album itself is culled together from various mid-70s live performances. Organized in a haphazard, piecemeal manner, Souvenir Album’s disjointed trajectory is in large part what makes it interesting. It’s also these attempts at heavier rock that keep Souvenir Album from being a total success. But soft pop was clearly their strong suit, their subtle, piano-driven melancholy sounding like a younger, less experienced sibling of Bill Fay.
Tom Hackett, Robert Rensel, David Chamberlain, Rick Rackleff plus Mike Pitcher, Don Morris & Carl Dexter recorded the Souvenir Album over a period of several years, and it was finally released in a tiny pressing in 1976 on the Yantis Record label. With a touch of the West Coast sound and lots of Mothers Of Invention influences, this album is just as special as The Spoils Of War and as complex as Time and Think Dog, with Zappa-style wah-wah/flange guitar, great vocals, piano, effects, some horns, and a well-balanced mixture of heavy psych guitar tracks and twisted underground folk tunes.
Well, after that everything was on the thumb scenario of those years. Group was formed with the name vypendrёzhnym Strange. Was taken into service remotely resembling the sound of Jefferson Airplane. The Group periodically performed periodically changing musicians and almost at home accumulated own material for the album. In 1976, when the song was Posted at abound, the group disbanded. On the future of musicians is nothing more unknown. But David Chamberlain was Comrade George Yantiss, who owned a tiny Yantis Record Label.
|Segment From Barapp|
|The Ballad Of Hollis Spacemen|
|Segment From On Winning The War|
|A Faced Dream|
|Segment From Mushroom Wednesday|
|Lies By Poetic License|
|The Last Song|
|LRS-RT-6506||Strange||Souvenir Album (LP, Num)||Yantis Recording||LRS-RT-6506||US||1974|
|SHADOKS 106||Strange||Souvenir Album (LP, Ltd, Num, RE)||Shadoks Music||SHADOKS 106||Germany||2008|
|SHADOKS 106||Strange||Souvenir Album (CD, Album, RE)||Shadoks Music||SHADOKS 106||Germany||2009|