Saturday, December 22, 2007

THE OPEN WINDOW-S/T, LP, 1969, USA




Luminous, elegant and often sensationally lovely psych pop confections that owe a substantial debt to Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks courtesy of what is, without a doubt, the least hip looking psych band that has ever existed. This features a pre-P.D.Q. Bach Peter Schickele, for those whom that means something (not I). To quote the cover: The Open Window has been described by reviewers as a chamber-rock-jazz trio, a pop-classical ensemble and a folk rock raga group, and all the names fit, except that they leave out the honky-tonk piano rolls and the Russian chants."

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i already have this vinyl delight.
fantastic!
grab it!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this - I had it years ago and let it go...good to see (hear) on old friend again! Proto-Residents, Henry Cow, etc.. etc.

dvh said...

The Open Window is a pleasant surprise. It is hard to find among PDQ Bach fans. many thanks.

Max said...

Thanks--I've been looking for this one for a while.

V ! said...

Hello,

there is a new rip by redtelephon66 of The open window (1969).

Anonymous said...

V! Is the towne crier. Sort of a pseudo-psychedelic cop.

Or just a tattle-tale.

Neither Mutant Sounds, Redtelephone OR you own the rights to this record, so shut up.

Anonymous said...

P. D. Q. Bach is a fictitious composer invented by musical satirist "Professor" Peter Schickele. In a gag that Schickele has developed over a five-decade-long career, he performs "discovered" works of this forgotten member of the Bach family. Schickele's music combines parodies of musicological scholarship, the conventions of Baroque and classical music, and slapstick comedy. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._D._Q._Bach + see also http://love.torbenskott.dk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3195