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Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9, The – “Songs For Liturgical Worship” – [Void Records]

Surprisingly cool re-issue of 1960′s Christian folk-pop-rock by a group of New York high school students. It’s cool because the expected lyrics about faith, truth, and salvation contain unexpected references to Vietnam, racism, civil rights, and other 60′s-era folk-protest subjects. LSD, napalm, and the KKK are mentioned. Some of the songs rock out and others have a more introspective sound. Electric guitars and bass lead the way, with a touch of keyboards and percussion. As the liner notes say: “The words were loud and clear. The beat made sense.” Supposedly these kids tried drugs and loved the Beatles and stuff, and I sort of believe it: a Christian song titled “The Magic Ice Cube” with lyrics such as “as you step into the sunlight, please remember that it’s non-existent”… well, that doesn’t come along every day. Even the cover art is super trippy. Those who enjoy nearly psychedelic folk-rock should be all over this.

  • Reviewed by Max Level on May 16, 2010 at 8:41 am
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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