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 comments:

  1. http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.se/2013/06/dana-westover-interview.html

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  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!

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