Velvett Fogg...Plus - Velvett Fogg (1969/1989)
One of my favourite obscure sixties U.K. psych bands. From the reviews I've come across it appears to be an acquired taste. Still, check out "Lady Caroline", " Within The Night", "Yellow Cave Woman", and their version of "Come Away Melinda". This is their sole album and includes their single as an added bonus. Not bad for a debut album with few covers. The Singer/guitarist Paul Eastment went on to form another obscure group, The Ghost. If there is enough interest I will post that one here as as well.
You get all this plus a hilarious front cover and a John Peel review in all it's sixties glory on the back.
From the weird name, as well as song titles like "Yellow Cave Woman" and "Plastic Man," you'd expect something a little more interesting than routine late-'60s British psychedelia. However, that's what you get on this rarity, from a group which gave more prominence to heavy organ riffs than the typical outfit of the era. There's no gripping vision or focus -- "Yellow Cave Woman" is a basic riff and lyric that keeps on going for several interminable minutes without variation; "Come Away Melinda" is an odd hard rock cover of the anti-war folk tune; "Owed to the Dip" is a long formless organ instrumental; and "New York Mining Disaster 1941" a strange, pointless Bee Gees cover. The album meanders so directionlessly that it is kind of weird, but in a boring way. [Richie Unterberger]
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Out among the Fogg.
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