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ARTIST
TITLE
Souvenir Album
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 106CD SHAD 106CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/17/2009

Previously reissued on vinyl by Shadoks, now released on CD. Originally released in the USA, 1974/1976. The Strange were an underground art-rock band from Olympia, WA, close to the Canadian border. Tom Hackett, Robert Rensel, David Chamberlain, Rick Rackleff plus Mike Pitcher, Don Morris & Carl Dexter recorded the Souvenir Album over a period of several years, and it was finally released in a tiny pressing in 1976 on the Yantis Record label. With a touch of the West Coast sound and lots of Mothers Of Invention influences, this album is just as special as The Spoils Of War and as complex as Time and Think Dog, with Zappa-style wah-wah/flange guitar, great vocals, piano, effects, some horns, and a well-balanced mixture of heavy psych guitar tracks and twisted underground folk tunes.