Friday, June 29, 2007
Thanks to Lost-In-Tyme
The 31st of February - 1969 - The 31st of February
01 Sand Castles (2:44)
02 Porcelain Mirrors (2:55)
03 Broken Day (2:56)
04 Wrong (2:11)
05 Greener Isle (2:45)
06 Codeine (6:17)
07 Different Kind of Head (2:46)
08 Pedestals (2:25)
09 Free (2:29)
10 Nickel's Worth of Benny's Help (4:22)
11 Pick a Gripe (2:06)
12 Cries of Treason (3:09)
'60s pop-psychedelic/folk-rock. Most of the songs are from Scott Boyer or David Brown, they also cover Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Cod'ine", Jackie DeShannon "The Greener Isle", and the Dan Penn-Spooner Oldham-Chips Moman collaboration "Sandcastles."
Light, reflective folk-rock is the primary color, slightly more downbeat than upbeat (heard to its best effect on "Porcelain Mirrors" and the lugubrious "Cries of Treason"), with a faint Baroque tinge to some of the arrangements and the occasional orchestration. There's a bit of California psychedelic freakout as well on "A Nickel's Worth of Benny's Help".
The 31st of February made an album for Vanguard in the late 1960s. There was a little bit of folk-rock, a little bit of psychedelia, and a little bit of pop. All of their members, went on to projects that made a more lasting commercial impact. Butch Trucks became drummer for the Allman Brothers; Scott Boyer played in Cowboy; and bassist David Brown went to Santana.
~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
All I could say was YEEEEE HAWWWWWWW when I found this over at Lost-In-Tyme
this is some Rare Shit here. Cowboy Fan's must have