Paupers - Magic People (expanded) (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 18-Pace 069
“A super LP by a severely overlooked '60s Toronto group. Each player has a larger than life musical personality. Skip Prokop's skittering, slashing drums, Dennis Gerrard's McCartney-on-speed runs, Chuck Beal's swirling echo-laden leads and Adam Mitchells warm vocal tone and choppy rhythm create an intensely surreal atmosphere. Appreciation for this record will assuredly come around.”-rateyourmusic

“Classic debut LP has a trio of psychedelic sunshine pop fuzz rockers, augmented by other tracks that showcase the band’s folk-rock leanings. The songs ‘Magic People,’ ‘It’s Your Mind’ and ‘Think I Care,’ are highlighted by special guitar effects and great raga soloing. ‘One Rainy Day’ is a jaunty good time Lovin’ Spoonful rocker. The remaining six songs recall the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Beau Brummels.
‘Tudor Impressions’ is excellent, reflective, and abstract, including horns, sparkling acoustic guitars and a Beach Boys-like harmony pop ending. ‘Black Thank You Package’ and ‘My Love Hides From Your View’ have a great outsider feel: the former song has a distinct, exciting intro and a catchy chorus, while the latter is an absolute haunting acid-folk masterpiece.
The Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967 should have been The Paupers’ launch-pad to international fame. Only four months earlier, the Canadian folk-rock band had seemed destined for the top when Bob Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman bought their contract and began hyping them as the next biggest thing since The Beatles. A month prior to the festival, the group had showcased its talent at a string of well received shows at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, and had spent two solid weeks working up a suitable set list for the forthcoming festival.
The opportunity to ‘blow away the competition’ looked good when the band was scheduled to follow mellow popsters The Association. But from the minute The Paupers launched into their set, everything that could go wrong did. Within six months, the group once hyped to surpass The Beatles, had lost not only its most inspirational member but was facing mounting debts.
This, the first official CD release, has two bonus tracks, and a good biography of the band's trials and tribulations.”
  • LabelPacemaker
  • UPC778578006921
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