MCCULLY WORKSHOP INC -ST(S. African 60's psych KINKS, YARDBIRDS,PRETTY THINGS style ) CDFRESH
Excellent debut album (the first of four albums by this group), a real rarity, originally issued on Trutone in South Africa in 1969; a great album with an early Pretty Things vibe. I absolutely donÕt understand everyone saying that this record has a heavy Sgt. Pepper influence (for example, The Psychedelic-Music.com website had this to say about the record: "Of all the albums we've heard from South Africa this one scores top! What a beautiful masterpiece. Pepper-influenced underground music with great songs, lovely vocals, strong harmonies, great distorted guitar work."). Even the band say that the ÒInc.Ó album shows a variety of styles and influences, including The Beatles, Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd. Ò'Sgt Pepper' was very important, as were the pop charts at the timeÓ, recalls Tully. Another big influence, according to Tully, was The Moody Blues 'Threshold Of A Dream' which was released in April 1969. ThatÕs fine and well, but to me, it sounds like psych blended with R&B; itÕs loaded with garage punk tunesÑgreat songs, with strong harmonies and super distorted guitar-work; booklet includes liner notes about the album with quotes from the band about this, their stellar debut.