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ARTIST
TITLE
Toad Frog & Fish Friends/The Odometer Suite
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PCD 23740 PCD 23740
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/3/2006

After releasing Illusion of Maintenance Man in 1971, Virgin Insanity evidently went on to record 2 more albums that never saw the light of day: Toad Frog & Fish Friends, also from 1971, and The Odometer Suite from 1973. This Japanese-only CD conveniently compiles the 2 together and throws on 2 bonus tracks of new 2005 recordings by the currently revitalized group. In a similar style to Illusion, but perhaps more freaked out, this is beautifully shambolic folk-rock from the edge of time, with parts of Toad Frog coming across like Texas' answer to the Godz. The Odometer Suite is a lot more '73 than '71 (guess that "makes sense") -- the naivete is a little wobbly for today's sophisticates. But the now easily achievable completeness that P-vine makes possible with these 2 CDs is hard to beat.