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Landslide - Two Sided Fantasy (1972)

Thought to have been a New York bunch, they don't appear to have released any 45s for Capitol, but their album is an undiscovered gem. Kicking off with ‘Do What I Want’ which featured slick rhythms and fine guitar, a high standard is set and equalled by ‘Creepy Feeling’ and the Johnny Winter-influenced ‘Everybody Knowns (Slippin)’, with its gruff vocals and fine guitar interplay. ‘Dream Novel’ rounds off side one with some simply exquisite guitar work. Perhaps the album's finest moment is ‘Happy’, the closing track, which builds into an amazing climax. Recommended. (Fuzz, Acid & Flowers)

"When Landslide cut their album Two Sided Fantasy on Capitol Records, the band and the label probably had no clue that everything would end so fast. The album became a rare collector’s item because of their lack of success. I am sure the album disappeared from LP racks in stores very quickly giving it the “hard to find” tag that turned it into a valued and sought after piece.

This was a good rock band that had a sound comparable to Cream and at times early Santana. They did not do anything special or out of the ordinary, at least not anything that was unique at the time that would separate them from all the other bands doing the same thing. Possibly, with more time to develop as a group and a campaign to spread the word about their music, it may have changed the outcome of their fate.

We have evidence of their efforts and one that has survived many years on this reissue. The fact that this LP resurfaced is a nod to their legacy. It does not matter how short their stay in the music world was or the importance to the history of music, they were a part of the early ‘70’s rock that would become the classic rock that you now hear on top rock radio stations to this day. I read a review that considered their labors as inconsequential, I do not agree. If in fact what they recorded did not matter, this album would not have become a collector’s item nor would music fans have the opportunity to hear it again today. Indeed this is not a great memorable album that ranks amongst the all-time classics; it is however, a solid and enjoyable listen." (review by Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck @ progressiveworld.net) (BUY IT!)

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(thanks to MrEvasion for the excellent rip!)


10 comments:

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Crotchbat said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks, Crotchbat!

To anonymous 1: Like a lot of these linking sites, Fileberry needs JavaScript turned on in your browser in order to work. Maybe that's your problem?

Crotchbat said...

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Anonymous said...

Heard this was good. Looking forward to listening to it. Thanks!

cameron915 said...

Im Alive and well...Its me Billy Savoca

Crotchbat said...

Hey Billy - thanks for writing! I'm a big fan of your record. "Doin' What I Want" slays me every time.

Stepping Stone said...

Great sound, man! Thanks
A hug to you, Mr Savoca!

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