Saturday 10 October 2015
July - July (1968)
The first and only proper studio album from this Ealing, England based band.
July is most known as the band where the Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield) producer and solo artist Tom Newman started his career. July also had three decently charting singles from this album too.
The band was a five piece band with a lineup of organ, bass, drums, flutes, guitars and vocals. A proper normal lineup in 1968.
The music too was pretty normal. That means psychedelic rock/prog. The songs, even the singles, are pretty weird and unusual after today's standards. A bit avant-garde indeed with distortions and feedbacks throughout. The songs are also pretty naive and innocent sounding too.
The sound and music is very much beat anno the 1960s too. This is hippies and flower power music. It is also a pschydelic trip in a garden of flowers.
This album is regarded as a classic album in the psychedelic prog/rock genre and rightly so. It does sound dated though and there is no really great or even good tracks here. It is a decent album though and well worth checking out.