Friday, May 20, 2011

forgotten jams- CLAP - "Have You Reached Yet?"


“Like most followers of rare seventies rock esoterica I first heard about Have You Reached Yet? via the pages of the now-legendary Bomp fanzine. It was the surf issue if I recall correctly, and editor Greg Shaw, in the course of a pretty positive review, mentioned CLAP's ability to mix up what seemed like a healthy late-sixties punk rock attitude with the prevailing hard rock winds of the early-seventies from whence this album came. The album was a charm with the hefty Rolling Stones influences so common of the day being reshaped by a strong Shadows of Knight snarl all filtered through an early seventies heavy metal consciousness giving us...a sound and style that although part and parcel to the stoner seventies mentality had a totally unique and refreshing approach that sounded as if it could stand on its own not only in 1972 but 1966 or even 1987 for that matter. It was teenage rock & roll that continued to sound so long after the entire teen mystique of the sixties and seventies shriveled away, yet it was hard enough for even the most experienced pothead at the supermarket to roll joints to during his coffee break.” (from the revolver distro website)



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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the introduction..good stuff! - Matt

j. amadeus markley said...

yr welcome. i've been listening to this lp nonstop.

la mosca said...

Is there a Re-up on this one?

la mosca said...

Is there a Re-up on this one?

la mosca said...

Is there a Re-up on this one?