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Just in the spirit of generosity, here is one more album for tonight, and it is an absolute hoot.....the disc in question here is "Cosmic Sounds" by The Zodiac.......it's fun to ponder how seriously these lads took themselves at the time of recording (1967).......I learn from Wikipedia that it is unclear whether the album is "Cosmic Sounds by the Zodiac", or "The Zodiac by Cosmic Sounds"......like heavy man.

The composers of this wondersome piece were: Synthisizer whiz Pau Beaver, Emil Richards on "exotic percussion", Bud Shank on "Bass Flute", drummer Hal Blaine, bass guitarist Carol kaye, keyboardist Mike Melvoin......saving the best for last is the indescribable "narration" from Cyrus Faryar. There is a track for each zodiac sign, of course, and what fun would it be to simply title them "Taurus" or "Gemini" when we can muddy the waters with titles like "Taurus-The Voluptuary" or "Cancer: Moonchild".......the music can be trippily psychedelic, but, oh, my, that narration! You simply have to hear this to believe it.

By the way I LOVE this album, I just happen to have a sense of humor.......if your Uncle or Cousin or someone was in the band and your feelings are hurt, I really don't care. The highlights include the very creepy flute all over the place.....and the metallic synth riff that kicks off "Taurus" especially......"Sagittarius" gets pretty out there as well.......please please please check this out, you will LOVE every second of it......oh, almost forgot the liner note: "Must be played in the dark".



01  Aries -- The Fire Fighter/02  Taurus -- The Voluptuary/03.  Gemini -- The Cool Eye /04 Cancer -- The Moonchild/05.  Leo -- The Lord of Lights  /06  Virgo -- The Perceptual Perfectionist /07 Libra -- The Flowerchild/  08  Scorpio -- The Passionate Hero /09 Sagittarius -- The Versatile Daredevil/10. Capricorn -- The Uncapricious Climber/ 11. Aquarius -- The Lover of Life   /12 Pisces -- The Peace Piper

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