TERRY & THE PIRATES- Comanche Boots (70s San Francisco Quicksilver Messenger Service ) CD

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Twenty nine years after the release of the original Too Close For Comfort comes the third issue of this priceless and timeless music from San Francisco's own Terry & The Pirates.”

Another view: “Probably only remembered today as one of the many bands graced by the guitarwork of John Cipollina following his departure from Quicksilver Messenger Service, and as a footnote in the career of Nicky Hopkins, Terry and the Pirates deserve much greater recognition. Although Cipollina’s feral guitar is undoubtedly essential to their charms, the work of Terry Dolan himself should not be underestimated. His voice is an acquired taste, a strange mixture of David Crosby and Captain Beefheart, but as such, it’s impressively distinctive. Meanwhile, his songwriting mines that same rich vein of American folk which yielded ‘Pride Of Man’ (so memorably covered by Quicksilver).

The best songs on this collection of various live and studio recordings are certainly Dolan’s own. Whilst a version of Jackie Wilson’s ‘Higher & Higher’ might be entertainingly audacious, covers of ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘Don’t Do It’ aren’t going to make anybody forget those by The Band, despite some impressive sparring between Cipollina and second guitarist Greg Douglass on the latter. In this context, tracks like ‘Inside and Out’ and ‘Inlaws and Outlaws’ distinguish themselves as fine examples of original Californian rock n’ roll. It'’s played with spirit and any fans of West Coast music who might have easily overlooked it should be sure to rectify their mistake.

Tracklist

1 Cuckoo  
2 I Can't Dance  
3 All In Your Mind  
4 Vain River  
5 Yankee Sun  
6 Commanche Boots  
7 Sweet Emotions  
8 Truer Than Blue  
9 Nicky's Tune  
10 The Light Thru The Windows  
11 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry  
12 Something To Lose  
13 Jungle Love