Monday, 20 January 2014

Meic Stevens: Yorric (1970)

I first heard this track whilst ploughing through all five volumes of Electronic Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers. On the whole, EPSH is a dinful, disjointed compilation adventure, as though all the children in the local special needs school were locked in a small cupboard with a load of guitar strings and tin cans. It is a stolid lesson that the sitar is a mystical sonorous animal that needs love and years of soulful practice, and not another type of guitar for pop star wannabes. Now I hear there is another compilation, volumes 6- 10 !!!  Noooooo. Anyway, there are a few gems on the compilation, but this is the absolute standout piece which prompted me to get all of Meic Stevens work.

By South Utsire

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