Teasing the Korean Posted January 8 Report Share Posted January 8 In January and February, I like listening to post-Jesus Christ Superstar religious "jazz-rock" concept albums. Closely related to this exclusive sub-genre would be early '70s concept albums about the environment/ecology, and concept albums about breaking loose and "finding yourself." Back-to-nature, back-to-basics, eschew-commercial-culture, live-simply-by-Christ's-example kind of stuff. Funny, but I'm not religious at all, nor was I raised with any religion. Some albums that fit these aesthetics include lots of David Axelrod and Axelrod-produced stuff (The Bible, the Messiah, Mass in F Minor, Release of an Oath, Earth Rot, and to a a degree Songs of Innocence/Experience); Lalo Schifrin's Rock Requiem, and while it predates this period, the Lalo/Paul Horn Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts; Gary McFarland's America the Beautiful: An Account of Her Disappearance; Gershon Kingsley's Sabbath for Today; and Michel Columbier's Wings, which included "We Could Be Flying." Individual tracks may include Leonard Rosenman's "Hymn to the Bomb" from Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Little Marcy's "God is Alive Within You," which features a "rock" backing; The Ralph Carmichael/Pat Boone "The Addict's Psalm" from The Cross and the Switchblade; and some select tunes by Singers Unlimited and the Free Design. You can also find the occasional money cut on early-70s Up with People albums. All of this has a distinctly early-70s vibe which, for me, goes nicely the bleakness of January and February. This is all very subjective, so assuming you have any idea of what I'm talking about, can you think of other examples of this kind of thing? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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