Cold Sun Dark Shadows
Among many interesting things you differentiate from other bands is also that you played autoharp. How did you got the idea for that? I was thinking of a keyboard that would get sounds like Joe Meek or Max Crook. I had been using a guitar to write songs. I considered myself a singer but could not afford to hire writers. I began writing using the autoharp and one day I stumbled upon a whole universe of sounds. I figured out ways to control the overtones. The attack varied these Various Super Mario History 1985 2010 but then I discovered that the M E Ride itself could be varied to make it sound like several instruments playing several different things independently and at once.
Besides the scene around you at that time, I mean legendary bands like The 13th Floor Elevators, you were also influenced a lot by The Velvet Underground and The Doors. Were there any other bands or should I say general influences which have reflected your personality in those days? I really was not influenced by any local bands. The Elevators were the only band from that era that is considered relevant today other than the Doors or The Velvet Underground. So, I can see how it could be perceived as similar.
I was definitely not into what Cold Sun Dark Shadows happening locally as far as any influence on my musical concepts. But I do fondly remember the bands of that day.
Every town in the U. Austin was no exception and had no shortage of greaser bands. It would be called, Cold Sun. I suppose you could say that my girlfriend and I were more or less Goth.
In fact we were very Goth — not very involved with any local scene and not wanting to be. No matter how hard we tried we could never be quite as white as Johnny and Edgar. We both despised jealous or envious people but I suppose we might be guilty of a tiny item of jealousy, Harmonium LHeptade of Johnny and Edgar for being more pale than us.
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Post a Comment. Discovered by Rockadelic Records of Dallas, Texas inthe Dark Shadows album saw the light of day the next year as a limited LP version, to become today one of the most important and revered US psychedelic underground albums Neil Young Sugar Mountain Live At Canterbury House 1968 the early 70s.
The fidelity of these reel to Cold Sun Dark Shadows Live recordings is also Cold Sun Dark Shadows. Definitely sounds better than any other version. Huge thanks for this one! I have the World In Sound reissue, but someone really messed up during mastering for that one.
Sounds like they screwed up the dithering as the entire album sounds like a 12 bit file or something. Can't wait to check out your drop! I can play the basics of autoharp myself — alternating thumb bass and brushed chords — but nothing Cold Sun Dark Shadows like what Miller does here. The use of the autoharp in rock music of this type is unprecedented and unrepeated, and though amplified harps are now commonplace, back in the day Miller had to electrify his instrument himself, and heaven knows how he did it.
The limited chord palette of the instrument means that the chordal structures of the tunes are simple and repetitive, but the variety of keys and metres more than compensates. Cold Sun Dark Shadows combination of melodic, minimalist motifs with gratuitous amplified noise is truly exhilarating. We should be grateful that he did.
In years from now when you will need to know what was Cold Sun Dark Shadows music in the 20th century you will have to listen to this Lp, nothing else! PS please one day write something about the greatest psychedelic Beatles-inspired Lp ever….
Appears to be available on more than one CD reissue: suggest avoiding the Radioactive one, which according to a review on Amazon. That label gets a poor rep elsewhere, as we know.
If I can get a copy Cold Sun Dark Shadows another imprint I might put up a review — watch Cold Sun Dark Shadows space.
Thus Sebastian did precede Billy Miller as a rock autoharp user, though I doubt he could work the instrument as comprehensively as Miller did. Anyone know of any other users of the autoharp in rock? Violent Femmes Violent Femmes was a folk psych album by a group called Michaelangelo — with a female lead singer.
I Cold Sun Dark Shadows they reissued this disc but I believe someone played the autoharp on that album. The cover is a bit misleading and gaudy as it looks like yet another Jefferson Airplane wannabe group…. A: You can tune a Harley-Davidson. The old ones are the best. This music seemed to William C Beeley Gallivantin lurking in the cracks waiting for the right time to reveal itself to me as I only recently discovered it.
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