Omnibus


Band members               Related acts

- J. Polt - 
- A. Raimondo -
- R. Wegrzyn -  

 

- none known

 

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Omnibus

Company: United Artists

Catalog: UAS 6743

Year: 1969

Grade (cover/record): G/VG

Comments: small seam split; some ring wear

Available: 1

Price: $30.00

 

Boston-based early-'70s quintet ... 

Produced by brothers Eric and Steven Nathanson, 1970's "Omnibus" served as a showcase for Wegrzyn. In addition to serving as lead vocalist, he was responsible for writing or co-writing all 12 numbers. Whether you were impressed depended on how you felt about the band's derivative sound. Propelled by Wegrzyn's achy voice and organ and horn-propelled material, the band's Doors-meets-Blood, Sweat and Tears catalog struck us as an acquired taste. While occasionally mildly entertaining ("Shake It Off" and the fuzz-guitar powered "Understand"), the majority of the set was simply rather bland. Billed as psychedelic, other than the cover (credited to Jim Spanfeller), it really wasn't. (As far as we can tell, the album failed to provide credits for the band members ...)

"Omnibus" track listing:
1.) The Man Song (R. Wegrzyn) - 3:21
2.) It's All In Your Heart (R. Wegrzyn) - 5:55
3.) Shake It Off (R. Wegrzyn) - 4:16
4.) Understand (R. Wegrzyn) - 4:12
5.) Above Me (R. Wegrzyn) - 2:53
6.) Den of Sin (R. Wegrzyn) - 2:17
7.) Boogus Black & White (R. Wegrzyn) - 5:08
8.) Spring (R. Wegrzyn - J. Polt) - 3:17
9.) Winding Thru Your Heart (R. Wegrzyn) - 2:38
10.) Harmony (R. Wegrzyn) - 2:40
11.) Big Daddy Slave (R. Wegrzyn - A. Raimondi) - 2:46
12.) Tired of Screamin' (R. Wegrzyn) - 3:00

Gawd only knows why, but the set was pirated in the mid-'90s.

 

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