TARGAL, JEM - Luckey Guy
A Turkish Leprechaun-Ç by birth, with-Ç a childhood fully immersed in-Ç music and art, Jem Targal first made his mark as vocalist/bassist/main songwriter for Detroit power-trio legends THIRD POWER (their lone Vanguard album from 1969 still rightfully well-regarded today).-Ç -Ç After-Ç the band split in 1972, a despondent Jem took-Ç up home recording,-Ç laying down-Ç hours of tape on a Teac 4-track machine.-Ç Jem selected the best cuts-Ç from these solo sessions in 1978 and released -جø¬-??Luckey Guy-جø¬-?-جø¬--جø¬-??pasting the gatefold covers and handling all sales himself in true DIY fashion. The album-Ç never stays still with one style for too long, but rather drifts along with spaced-out guitar (Bumble Bee-Ç Drive), tortured, dissonant piano-Ç (Ring Out The Bells), culminating in a sparse, apocalyptic tale-Ç (The Bomb Tune), with bits of childlike whimsy and Jems eerie harmonies-Ç woven throughout, not to mention a few musical touches that indicate its mid-1970s vintage.-Ç Were we to shamelessly namedrop,-Ç we might mention Syd Barrett, Skip Spence,-Ç Brian Wilson-Ç and Gary Wilson-Ç as starting points... But were above that, for its-Ç the first ever appearance on compact disc-Ç of this odd and eclectic bit of loner folk/psych. The label tracked down the-Ç master-tapes, miraculously still in storage at the original pressing plant, and created a-Ç mini-LP sleeve replica of the original-Ç album jacket, that includes an insert booklet with liner notes and newly-transcribed lyrics handwritten by-Ç Jem himself. Audio digitally transferred, with no added compression or equalisation, from the 1/4 analogue two-track master reels.-جø¬-?-جø¬- - Obscure Oxide.
- Regular price $17.00