Dragonfly


Band members               Related acts

- B. Davis - 
- J. Duncan - 
- G. Jimerfield - 
- B. Ray - 
- R. Russ (aka R. Russell) - 

 

 

- The Legend

 


 

Genre: psych

Rating: **** (4 stars)

Title:  Dragonfly

Company: Megaphone

Catalog: MS-1202

Country/State: US

Year: 1970

Grade (cover/record): VG+ / NM

Comments: gatefold sleeve

Available: SOLD

Catalog ID: SOLD

Price: SOLD $380.00

 

 

Their sole 1970 release an increasingly sought after collectable, Dragonfly stands as one of the psych genres' bigger mysteries. 

Co-produced by Marty Brooks and Tom Sepe, "Dragonfly" offered up an excellent set of fuzz guitar-propelled psych/hard rock. Strong melodies and searing vocals made original material such as 'Blue Monday', 'Enjoy Yourself' and 'I Feel It' well worth hearing. Personal favorites were the fuzz and backward guitar drenched 'Crazy Woman' and the extended closing number 'Miles Away'.  The set wasn't perfect; several numbers on the flip side found the band occasionally incorporating C&W elements into the mix, but overall the collection was nothing short than great.  Wish I could tell you more about the LP, but there were no performance credits to be found on the slim liner notes.

"Dragonfly" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Blue Monday   (J. Duncan - B. Davis) - 3:08
2.) Enjoy Yourself   (R. Russ - B. Davis) - 3:28
3.) Hootchie Kootchie Man   (Willie Dixon) - 4:25
4.) I Feel It  (J. Duncan - B. Ray) - 4:38
5.) Trombodo (  R. Russell) - 0:24
6.) Portrait of Youth   (J. Jimerfield) - 2:48

(side 2)

1.) Crazy Woman   (J. Duncan - R. Russ) - 2:45
2.) She Don't Care   (J. Jimerfield) - 2:32
3.) Time Has Slipped Away   (J. Duncan) - 2:36
4.) To Be Free   (J. Duncan) - 3:22
5.) Darlin'   (J. Jimerfield) - 0:24
6.) Miles Away   (J. Duncan) - 4:45

Largely due to the fact their self-titled album was released by the small Encino, California-based Megaphone label, some folks think there's a connection with the equally unknown The Legend.  Having owned the Legend LP I have my doubts.

 

 

 

 

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