Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited (1974-1975 - Velvet Underground, Syd Barrett Pink Floyd, Silver Apples)
This is a band that would be next to impossible to over hype, but dag-nabbit, I'm going to try. The reason for this is because Simply Saucer's Cyborgs Revisited is not only as earth shatteringly great as anyone has ever said in some pompus british hype-machine mag, Simply Saucer is better....
The catch-all comparisson of the band sounding like White Light/ White Heat -era Velvet Underground trying to out-noise-fuck Syd Barrett -era Pink Floyd is not only an accurate comparison - it's a promice!
Formed in Hamilton, Ontario Canada (god-bless 'em) in 1973 by Edgar Breau on lead guitar and vocals, Kevin Christoff on bass, Neil DeMerchant on drums, and Ping Romany on electronics.
Yes, I said it ELECTRONICS. Don't be afraid... no wait, be very very afraid. Just thank god Lou Reed didn't have access to the electronic oscilloscpoe madness that these Canucks had or we might haver never had a clear-headed pop album like Loaded. Oh, wait he did record that album Metal Machine Music.... gah.
It's these very snarled-guitar solos, and space-ray wobbles that put this album in the catagory of Krautrock comparisons like Can, but the songs won't put you to sleep. Infact, Cyborgs Revisited maintain a strong sense of melody mixed with chaotic-kamikaze blasts that only very few bands could manage to keep in perfect ballence.
Add Cyborgs Revisited to any list of vital proto-punk, post psychedelic, future-obsessed space rock, what, ever.... like i said i can't over hype this album. Just get it and let the music do the talkin'. Crank it up and blow your speakers out.
- overview by Denez
- Instant Pleasure
- Electro Rock
- Nazi Apocalypse
- Mole Machine
- Bullet Proof Nothing
- Here Come the Cyborgs (Part 1)
- Here Come the Cyborgs (Part 2)
- Dance the Mutation
- Illegal Bodies
Buy this monster-motherfuck here.
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