Thursday, March 4, 2010

holy modal rounders - alleged in their own time

"It wasn't until 1970 that we started Rounder Records but one of the reasons for the name was the Holy Modal Rounders. It was they who introduced us to Charlie Poole. Since we started, 'Rounders On Rounder' was one of the things we wanted to do the most. Another is a Ramblin' Jack Elliott record. It gets kind of confusing when both sets of Rounders are together since everybody's talking about the Rounders but it's not always clear about which set. We wanted to do a Stampfel and Weber album but Robin was there and he wrote Euphoria and was legendary, and Peter brought friend Luke Faust up and it grew and grew. Weber was kind of out of it most of the time, unfortunately. Well, it's finally here. We don't have much else to say right now, at least about this."
- The Rounder Collective

holy modal rounders
alleged in their own time
vscd-137 (japan)
originally rounder 3004 (1975)

01 Low Down Dog
02 Don't Seem Right
03 New Reuben's Train
04 Voodoo Queen Marie
05 Chitlin' Cookin' Time In Cheatham County
06 Nova
07 Sally In The Alley
08 She's More To Be Pitied
09 Rocky Road
10 Across The Alley From The Alamo
11 Synergy
12 Red Rocking Chair
13 Random Canyon
14 Monday Morning
15 Shoot That Turkey Buzzard

Peter Stampfel / Steve Weber / Luke Faust / Robin Remailly / Antonia (who sings Voodoo Queen Marie)

cd @320


kinabalu said...

Ah, haven't played this in a while. Nice seeing it here. They did a couple of more for Rounder in the 70s, following the 60s recordings for Fantasy, ESP and Elektra, including their contributions to the classic first Fugs record, produced by Harry Smith, no less. To be classified under "weird Americana".

Anonymous said...

Thanks much for this fine piece of loosely inspired weirdness. My vinyl copy burned out long ago, but fortunately I haven't (yet). BTW,if you like this, there's a nice related post from the same time period featuring some of the same musicians here:

Anonymous said...

Big thanks for this. Some time ago, I was gonna upload my LP, but now I don't have to. Great album!

Anonymous said...

Thought I'd never get my dang hands on this recording. Can't get enough from these cosmic fools. Thanks for 320!

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