Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck - Home Grown Stuff (1969)

Formed in Vancouver in 1968, their first 45 has become their most sought-after item. Described on their second album as a "happy mixture of psychedelic rock, blues-rock, jazz-rock with an overall country flavour" their material is an enjoyable and diverse mixture of styles. The first album is the stronger of the two, being the less country-influenced and more psychedelic. Crammed with excellent guitar-work throughout and fine harmony vocal arrangements, the highlights include the uptempo Times Are Changing, the great country-rocker One Glass For Wine, the dynamic lick-laden One Ring Jane, the sublime melancholy of Funny Feeling and the climatic slow-burning finale of Somebody Think, which can also be appreciated on Echoes In Time, Vol. 1. Recommended - an album to savour. The group was slated for inclusion on the Cool-Aid Benefit album but either Capitol or their management put the nix on it!
(taken from "Dreams, Fantasies & Nightmares")

This album was re-issued on CD in 2000 but I never had the chance to get a copy of that. This rip is from another source and all you get here is the fantastic music but sadly not the artwork.

Tracklist:
- Times Are Changing
- No One In Particular
- Little Pony
- One Glass For Wine
- Elevated Platform
- Walk Your Head Around
- One Ring Jane
- Pot Of Gold
- Intermission Poetry
- Funny Feeling
- Blue Dye
- Someone Think

Personnel:
Don McDougall (lead vcls, gtr) [AB]
Roger Law (lead gtr, vcls) [A]
Charlie Faulkner (bs, vcls) [AB]
Hugh Lockhead (drms, perc) [AB]
Pat Caldwell (vcls, tamb, hrmnca) [AB]
Leslie Law (lead gtr, vcls) [B]
Jim Pirie (pedal steel) [B]


Band origin:
Vancouver (British Columbia/Canada)

Discographie:
Albums:
1. (A) Home Grown Stuff (Capitol ST 6304) 1969
2. (A) Starting A New Day (Capitol ST 6352) 1970

45's:
1. I/Funny Feeling (Duck 1) 1968
2. I/Funny Feeling (London 17363) 1968
3. I/Funny Feeling (TCP 106) 1969
4. One Ring Jane/Kill The Pig (Duck 2) 1969
5. One Ring Jane/Funny Feeling (Capitol 72583) 1969
6. Times Are Changing/One Ring Jane (Capitol 2707) 1969
7. Starting A New Day/No One In Particular
   (Capitol 72614) 1970

Get it here

Listen to Elevated Platform

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank for this album,it's very good.

mad4music said...

Thanks for sharing this. I've only heard a couple songs from this album before--and liked them very much. Now I can finally hear the entire LP!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post, this is a great LP
-Lhasa Crawler

Steven K said...

Great stuff, love it! Thanks again!

Steven

Anonymous said...

Yes, Having done some research, Mother Tucker's were indeed slated for inclusion on the Cool Aid Benefit Album but because of their upcoming second LP with Capitol, it didn't happen. The 2 tracks still exist on the Master Tapes and are called "Mountain Joy" and "I". They will appear on the newly remastered Cool Aid Benefit Album CD along with lots of other unreleased tracks that were supposed to be included. For more information contact Regenerator Records at www.regeneratorrecords.com or send me an email at: sandalrock@hotmail.com

Cheers, Jamie Anstey

Anonymous said...

Thanx!
Hallo

rhianon.allen said...

Ah, that brings back memories!
--Taffy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great album! (even if I was slow finding it)

Anonymous said...

The Cool Aid Benefit Album (WITH Mother Tuckers UNRELEASED Tracks) is Now FINALLY available on 2 CD + DVD set after 40 years, remastered from original tapes....
www.regeneratorrecords.com - be sure to pick this one up! Cheers, Jamie Anstey (Regenerator)