August 8, 2016

Washed - S/T (1975)

Genre: Jesus Music Era
Password: BKM2016

Superb rural folkrock and dreamy acoustic private press from four Massachusetts gals known as Washed, with a few guys in the background helping out on additional instruments. Acoustic guitars, piano, electric guitar, bass and dobro make for a nice pastoral blend - natural and rough around the edges, but in a positive sense. ‘Roll On’ and the plugged-in ‘Revival Train’ are both upbeat numbers that work with truck-driving and locomotive themes respectively. Several of the ballads have an edgy folk-psych feel, with hypnotic droning guitar work that often comes close to sounding like a sitar (‘Gentle Jesus’, ‘He Smiles At Me’ and the gorgeous mellotron-backed ‘Latter Rain’). ‘Cain Killed Abel’ is another strong track with its resolute minor-key strum, haunting flute-like mellotron and more psychy sitar-ish guitar. Filled out with some pleasant straightforward femme folky Jesus music. Twelve original songs in all. (Ken Scott - Archivist)


01. Roll On
02. My Father
03. Gentle Jesus
04. There's Alot In The Bible
05. He Smiles At Me
06. The Resurrection
07. Revival Train
08. Latter Rain
09. Israel
10. Cain Killed Abel
11. Man From Galilee
12. I Walk Beside You


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