The first idead to make the film came from Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson (Who wrote the script). It didnt turn out the way they wanted, but its still a big cultural reference to anyone who likes the 60's. A guy decides to take a trip (Peter Fonda) and goes to a LSD guru to help him do it. He ends up running away and have a trip in the middle of the town.
"Peter's Trip" opens the album, it's a great song, very groovy. It has a great melody and the music is very well played. "Psyche Soap" was made in the fashion of old radio advertisements, i dont quite enjoy but it has some nice lyrics. "M-23" is quite beautiful, very calm with some weird sounds in the back and a slow guitar solo. Violin's are not a common instrument in rock music, "Synesthesia"'s mainly interest is the sad violin that cries throughout the song. "Hobbit" i guess (only guessing, not sure) that this is the part where the black riders appear during the movie. Thats a nice scene lol, the music is just some weird Synthesizer sound, soundtrack like. "Green & Gold" guitar work is pretty good, Mike Bloomfield is a great guitarist. "Flash' Bam' Pow'", Insane synthesizer and powerful drum beats. Soon afters he runs away (Fonda) he enters a bar and the band is playing this "Practise Music", the main focus of the song is the guitar again. "Fine Jug Thing" is the longest song in the album reaching 7 minutes, an awesome jam.
Only "Psyche Soap" had vocals on the album, the rest is all instrumental. Its Worth the time spent on listening it. The movie is also great, if you like the 60's youll like it.
The Electric Flag:
- Bobby Notkoff - Violin
- Peter Strazza - Sax(Tenor)
- Paul Beaver - Synthesizer
- Barry Goldberg - Organ, Harpsichord, Piano
- Nick Gravenites - Guitar, Vocals
- Harvey Brooks - Bass
- Marcus Doubleday - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
- Buddy Miles - Percussion
- Mike Bloomfield - Guitar
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