Wednesday, October 05, 2005
And still the thought remains
I was hoping to have this post up earlier today, but blogger.com was down for some maintence. Better late than never, I suppose. Today's post picks returns to sunny California, 1967, where we meet up with the band - Human Expression.
"Optical Sound" was the second single released by Human Expression. The song may not be as blatantly trippy as this week's previous two songs, but "Optical Sound" has a very tranquil sound. Lead singer Jim Quarles provides the song with a very mellow vocal performance, enhanced by a slight echo effect, that gives the song its eerie personality. The song also boasts some nice electronic noises that are used quite effectively.
Human Expression would end up releasing a third single, "Sweet Child of Nothingness," before calling it quits, but it isn't the song they released that is noteworthy - the song they didn't is. The record label offered Human Expression two songs to take into the studio, and chose the abovementioned song over "Born To Be Wild." Human Expression didn't think "Born To Be Wild" lyrics were up to par, but they certainly must have been distraught after seeing Steppenwolf's huge success with the song.
Posted by Dr. Moshe at 9:53 PM