Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Found Vinyl: Froggie Beaver - From the Pond

Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Froggie Beaver's sole record, a private press album from 1973 called "From the Pond" is awash in trippy melodies, psych organs, prog time signatures, folksy rhythms, and a lovely undercurrent of soft rock AM gold.  These odd little records popped up all over the place in the 70's.  Every city, town, and community seemed to put together bands and artists unencumbered by big label meddling, creating their own weird sounds and scenes.  Fantastic.  Take a listen to "Away from Home" below.  At times there's kind of a Moody Blues meets King Crimson thing going on.

And here's the funkier, proggy "Lovely Lady."

And lastly, here's "Buy Back My Life."  This is the epitome of the early 70's.

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