Friday, June 14, 2013

Dana Westover - Memorial To Fear (1972)

Lets start this blog of in style. This is a loner acid folk monster with $1000 price tag among big whig psych collectors. Is it worth the price? Well musically this is up there with the likes of Perry Leopold (maybe a few notches lower in songwriting though) , Dave Bixby (perhaps but not as dark) or Bob Desper, more in style the later, yet with a longer almost progressive drone songwriting vibe going down. This is a major feat when you only have a guitar and voice. This is a demanding listening due to the long drone style but when you get into the style and sound it's a keeper. This isn't your run for the mill 3 minute song, catchy folk album. But it's a unique and original album worthy of the discriminating listener of the underground loner folk genre. Enjoy it and spread the word. 



  2. Thank you for posting this! This is one great album; the ringing fifths and drones give the music a mysterious, almost medieval atmosphere, one that really pulls you into the songs!
    Great interview with Dana Westover too, many thanks again, and keep up the good work - this is a brilliant idea for a blog, just concentrating on the "loner-folk" genre, I look forward to your future posts!