Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

Check out the Top 10 Rock Genre CD's/LP's/Downloads for this week

THE AMBOY DUKES...Journey To The Center Of The Mind  (1968)
Journey To The Center Of The Mind was released 45 years ago in April 1968.  It reached number 74 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  It was produced by Bob Shad.  The Amboy Dukes are our first introduction to a very young Ted Nugent.  Now, no matter what you might think of Ted's politics or his love for guns and hunting, Mr. Nugent is first, and foremost, an extremely talented guitar player.  This album by no means sounds like the solo albums Ted would put out in the future, but this record fits right in with the other albums coming out in 1968, with its hard rock lead by the dynamic guitar playing of Nugent.  Also noticeable are the psychedelic sounds that run throughout the record.  "Flight Of The Bird" has Nugent just jammin' on his guitar.  "Dr. Slingshot" reminded me of some Cream music, as it is a very good jam.  Of course there is the very familiar title track, which is probably the albums highlight.  "Prodigal Man" has each member of the band having their own moments to shine. This is a very cool album, I recommend it and give it a 3 out of 5 stars
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

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