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...after all th'aggravation from squares,after all th'bad vibes from 'hippys',by th'time 1971 rolls round laura had decided it was time to GET BACK,get back to a simpler, more honest time as had been shown by bobs basement tapes that had been circulatin in hep pads a good three years 'n yet th'desire to get back was in th'air still...everyone needed to chill'n rethink this anti capitalist/pig hatin/lsdmadness that had gripped a generation (in urban locales mainly,th'roobes still believ'd th'governments killin machine/couldn't happen here/dragracin like in'two lane blacktop'movie)'n what better way than escapin into th' past, whether real or imaginary...lauras past as'n angelheaded beatnik in th'bronx,cuttin up a stone groove singin in th'subways'n diggin th'beat'n th'vibes,list'nin to r'n'b on th'radio'n gettin hep to th'city'n city ways...much like th'MC5 with 'back in th'USA' laura dug undeniable fact that if any good was gonna come out o'th'GET BACK phenomenon it had to take place in/on urban terrain,both mind'n body coupled with th'place,th'inner city(not th'country that cats were copyin from th'zimm)...labelle help out with some add'd authentic galpop/R&B grooves'n make this a real nice thang to get down with,spiritual sounds that refresh'n give hope'n vitality...this is'n invitation to take th'el train to 169th street'n 1961...'n thats gotta be good2go in this day as it was backadaze...this LP was like refuelin for th'continued struggle against th'oppressive state that surely lay ahead...

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Anonymous Mrs.Blast said...

Ahhh....the icing on the cake of yr latest additions. The cherry on the top. The Piece De La R. La Nyro!

I gots this already but I hope some good soul will get turned on to the unique soundz...

I got a lot of her stuff but if you have Smile/Nested/Season Of Lights/Mothers Sp, they wd be most welcome...

Isn't it the awful-est iron-y that the famous thing that everyone 'knows' about her (that she was booed off stage at Monterey) NEVER F-ING HAPPENED???? Of course it didn't help that even SHE believed it happened. But people who were there say it never occured.

A bit like M.Faithfull's mars bar legend which was invented by some appalling Pig after he'd finished rampaging through Redlands. She's had to go through life knowing that everyone's heard that story about her.

And speaking of inventions, how is it (this is rhetorical, Spaced - I don't expect you to know) that people still refer to Brian Jones' death as an 'accident' and that he died from ingesting too much drugs and a general debauched lifestyle. Despite the fact that Brer Thoroughgood admitted what happened (altho' I think it was fairly common knowledge even before his deathbed confesssion).

The myth is stronger than the truth. Carl Gustav might have told you this in his biography of Keith Moon: Man And His Cymbals....

12:01 AM  
Blogger spacedsaviour said...

th'myths o' rockroll,by their very existance,need/must be stronger than th'truth otherwise we'da moved on a long time ago,reality often bein such a dull experience...

1:52 AM  
Blogger Miles said...

spaced...

thanks for this beautiful recording! i've gone thru 2 copies and now rarely see it in the bins for some reason. this one won't wear out.

i opened for laura once in s.f. (not a myth), and it was a great thrill for me, as well as an honor. thanks for keeping her memory alive.

12:33 AM  

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