The Case - Blackwood CD. The title alone is portentous, at the very least semi-evil sounding. Fear not, there are no devils, demons, or witches lurking in these woods. Instead we have a heretofore almost completely unknown and rarely spoken of album of nine original tracks, self-released on the legendary RPC Records label by a group of self-motivated teens from Pennsylvania. Luckily for lovers of musical mayhem, the Case got access to their school music room and a four-track recorder over a Christmas break in 1971. A rock-solid, hard-driving rhythm section lays down the necessary underpinning for moody organ and beautifully-toned guitar. There is sheer joy at play here, a kind of rock 'n' roll exuberance-with ample raw talent and wicked riffing-which shines through on every cut. Raw, primitive, like the Velvet Underground at their best. Terrific primitive album recorded in 1971 by some very advanced high-schoolers during their Christmas vacation, self-released on the legendary RPC Records label. Color booklet includes notes by the band + rare photos. Limited to 500 copies.
Track List: 1. Someday (5:05); 2. On My Way (3:36); 3. Ali On the Run (4:01); 4. Crystal Ball (7:49); 5. Coming Home (2:53); 6. Loneliness (3:12); 7. Blackwood (7:11); 8. Lover (4:25); 9. Out of It (3:01).
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