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LP version. "Mushroom Palace is Dreu Ferguson Sr. and Brian Hulitt's collaboration into the psychedelic folk blues dimension. Hulitt's words and Ferguson's guitar establish the album from the beginning with title cut 'Mushroom Palace,' a drug lyric upbeat rocker complete with laughter, subtle background effects and strangeness, followed by the '60s sound of 'The Essence' which is a psychedelic chant put to music complete with whispers, druggy references, '60s guitar etc.Then comes the killer electric guitar cut 'Maelstrom' with great lyric and guitar playing. As the album evolves into more of a folk blues direction, great cuts 'Without a Face' and 'History Following Me' stand out. The humorous rocker 'Bad Weather Mama' is also a fun spot. There is a Dylan-esque cut 'If I Disappeared Today' and spoken word cut 'Words of Whispers' complete with a tape loop and backwards guitar! Not too forget the '60s pop sound of 'Price of Love' (Hey is this an old Monkee?) and the drug chant 'Painting,' Mushroom Palace is an ambitious effort qualifying for inclusion in several genres. A two man effort, the album has a private underground feel to it throughout which contributes to its charm. Lyrically fantastic, Hulitt exorcizes demons of drugs, the bottle, women and death, culminating in the hopeful and beautiful 'Even If.' Ferguson's guitar playing is on target throughout with a nice touch of the throbbing wahwah on 'Easy Prey To Time' and dobro on 'History Following Me.' The cover art is great front and back with visions of psychedelia heaven 'neath a mushroom. Close your eyes. Open your mind. We bid you welcome to the Mushroom Palace."