Various Artists: On The Brink
Some may view it as a guilty pleasure, but I absolutely love this collection of late ‘60s, early ‘70s music. Assembled by Nick Soloman (the Bevis Frond), this set hearkens back to a time when British session cats discovered hip rock elements, such as sitars. This results in the odd pairing of instrumental middle-of-the-road music, and good old rock & roll. Many of these tunes are unrecognizable. But The Shock Absorbers’ “It’s Your Thing” turns a funk favorite into a fuzzed out organ/electric guitar drenched instrumental workout. This is the kind of CD you can just picture Mike Meyers grooving to during one of his Austin Powers movies.
Dan MacIntosh is a freelance writer from Bellflower, California, “The friendly city”. He’s married with two children, two cats, one dog, one bunny, and one bird. He earned his B.A. degree in Communications (emphasis Public Relations) from California State University, Fullerton in 1986. By day, he works for a software company (Ah, but doesn’t everybody these days?), and in the evenings he works at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts where he is hardly recognizable in a suit and tie. He also dearly loves his church, Calvary Baptist Church, Bellflower, where he is a deacon, a praise choir member, and a small group leader. He also plays guitar, but mainly in the privacy of his home.