"The Moray Eels Eat The Holy Modal Rounders" was one of the first albums I bought because of recommendation at MOJO4MUSIC (or maybe here) - I can't remember last time I listened but I'll try again soon
Kenji, in an interview back in the late '80s Peter Stampfel of The Rounders was asked about this album and the similar one that preceded it, Indian War Whoop
(1967, ESP-Disk'); he said something like:
"I made myself listen to those records recently, and ultimately decided that they were both masterpieces and that I never wanted to hear either of them ever again!"
They're both just that kind of record.
Actually, Moray Eels
has grown on me over the years - there are some great songs there, it's mostly the performances and/or the production that get in the way (similarly, Indian War Whoop
could benefit tremendously from a simple remix); even so, these aren't records that I would recommend that anyone
buy before listening to them first.(Sorry for the thread hijack, folks!)