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Longeria (RIP 1995) -- vocals, guitar
- Curley Long
- Joey Long
Rating: **** (4 stars)
Title: Stoned Aged Man
Catalog: SPS 574
Country/State: Zwolle, Louisiana
Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+
Catalog ID: 4396
This one doesn't
show up too often, but from time to time you'll see it as a big dollar item
on psych lists. That's kind of a misnomer since Joseph Longeria's album is
actually more blues-rock oriented than traditional psych. Maybe I'm just
being too anal here ... Regardless, Longeria had one of those deep, gruff
voices that I love and was also a helluva guitar player. for what
it's worth, this rarity is well worth the asking price (I've read elsewhere
Scepter only pressed 5,000 copies).
way to be introduced to the man's weird, but effective mash-up of heavy
blues rock and stoner psychedlic moves.
blues number that aptly showcased Longaeria's affinity for fuzz
exactly the most appealing subject mater I've evr stumbled across, but
coupled with the electric sitar, this was another strong performance.
This one actually sounded a but like an early Captain Beefheart tiune.
rating: **** stars
The title track was easily the album's grittiest performance with Langoria literally spitting out the lyrics over a heavy blues-rock base. rating: **** stars
album's first disappointment, 'I'm Gonna Build a Mountain' was a slow,
bluesy ballad that actually served to showcase Longeria's vocal limitations
- in this ase he came off as shrill and uncomfortable. The
irritating la-la-la chorus didn't really help.
rating: ** star
Captain Beefheart trying to cover a John Kaye and Steppenwolf tune, and I
think the results would have sounded a but like 'Mojo Cumbo'. rating:
like he'd drawn inspiration from The Animals take, his cover of this rock
chestnut added nothing of value to the catalog. rating:
display of the man's lead guitar work.
rating: **** stars
'Come the Sun Tomorrow' wasn't radically different from the rest of the album, but perhaps due the full rock ensemble arrangement, including some perculating bass moves, was one of my favorite performances on the album. rating: **** stars
"The Rains Came" track lisiting:
The Rains Came
"Flying High" track listing:
(unknown song - no title)
So rather than regurgitating Long's biography, I found a nice on-line summary of the man's life: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/flo76
Long in poor health and refusing to take his doctor's advice, Langoria suffered a fatal heart attack in 1995.
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