March 4, 2015

Trinity House - Flashback Through History (1977)

Gene: Jesus Music / Rock
Password: 2015

Usually when I see a group advertised as a “garage band” I anticipate a real low-budget muffled sound, like it was recorded deep in the bowels of some submarine or something. While this British trio’s obscure (only 500 made) lp probably didn’t have a big budget, and while they’re clearly amateurs, I’m pleased to say that there are no production snafus here. Yes, this is garage rock, folks! – with trashy raw guitars shining in the forefront. Not a keyboard lick on here. Some late-’60s psychedelic effects make it sound about 8 years earlier. Some long progressive songs – not the kind of thing that goes through your head all day. Some straight-ahead grungy rock and roll. They stumble to stay in sync occasionally, but given the crudeness of the project that just makes it all the more fun! Royally British sounding, too. Intriguing song titles like ‘Victim Of Today’, ‘The Name Behind The Face’, ‘Epitaph To Icarus’, ‘Warning Lights’, ‘Stormy Night’ and ‘T. H. Take 3’. “It may have happened far away in a distant land so many years ago; but in three short days the world was shaken, and the curtain of our history torn in two.” Three long-hairs for Jesus whose opus is well worth seeking out.      (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Tracks:
01. Victims Of Today
02. A Child Is Born Pt. 1
03. A Child Is Born Pt. 2
04. The Name Behind The Face
05. Epitaph To Icarus
06. Warning Lights
07. More Than A Word
08. Stormy Night
09. Free To Live
10. The Take 3

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1 comments:

  1. Bro.Ken's review says it pretty well. The audio is on the edge of Low-Fi though. Really awful Guitar leads sound like the man had a broken hand. I like the LP though for its whimsical quality - some passages are actually "LOL" worthy. Recommended!

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