Black Star Liner
Bengali Bantam Youth Experience
Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream.
The British cross-fertilization crew strikes again.
Presented with a name like Black Star Liner,
you are forgiven if you thought you would get
a heavy dose of reggae.
Instead you find yourself, like Columbus,
on your way to India.
Nothing wrong with that conclusion
this time, though.
Clocking in at a (by today's standards)
modest 43 minutes, the second album from
these gentlemen leaves you wanting for more.
So I'm going out to find their first album ASAP.
Warner Bros 1893-2
Time flies but some things prevail.
The Grateful Dead recorded and released
American Beauty in 1970.
What a brilliant name for a brilliant record!
The original Dead line-up deep in Americana.
Country music with an acid twist.
Some really beautiful songs:
Box Of Rain, Friend Of The Devil, Candyman,
to name but three.
Some really beautiful steel guitar by Jerry Garcia.
And the vocals, coached by CS&N, are
the best I've heard from The Dead.
I really can't say anything bad about this record.