Fortune Teller - Inner City Scream LP. Fuzzy underground album recorded back in 1978, and released as a private pressing of 500 copies. The band formed in Baltimore, Maryland by Danny Amburn, John Holt, Joe Klimas, Mark Beyder and Bob Wells. Their album, heavy at places, is full of fuzz-guitarwork with 60's garage & british invasion influences and low-budget production (think of Boa or Shadrack albums) while a couple of songs have a wild and underground approach to rural rock. This album exists in a time warp. Its from the midst of the first punk era, but sounds genuinely 60s garage the way no neo-garage band ever did. The fuzz guitars are everpresent, and the songs are pure garage pop and garage rock, rocking hard without ever sounding remotely "hard rock." The sound is as cheap as can be, which only accentuates the coolness of the fuzz. Despite some awkward singing, there are a lot of catchy melodies here, and I can imagine that Baltimorians who discovered "Nuggets" in the late 70s went nuts over this band. A few songs flirt with rural rock, but basically its teen-sounding angst, just as cool as their punk peers. [AM] Taken from the Acid Archives.
First ever official reissue, fully licenced by Danny Amburn and the band. Exact reproduction for the cover and labels. It includes extra 4-pages laminated insert with bio, lyrics and photos. PVC protective outersleeve. 180gr. vinyl as usual. (m/m)
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