Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Comfortable Chair - The Comfortable Chair (us 1968)

The Comfortable Chair - The Comfortable Chair (us 1968, Ode z12-44005, Lp)

Superb psychedelia !Excellent melodies accompanied by great male and female vocals.Discovered By The Doors' Jim Morrison And Produced By Robby Krieger, This Was Their Only Album Which Features All Original Songs.

Formed: 1968, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Disbanded: 1970 //

Members:
*Tad Baczec (guitar),
*Greg Leroy (bass, guitar),
*Gary Davis (keyboards),
*Warner Davis (drums),
*Gene Garfin (vocals, percussion),
*Bernie Schwartz (vocals),
*Barbara Wallace (vocals).

Tracks:
01. Ain't No Good No More
02. Child's Garden
03. I'll See You
04. Princess
05. Now
06. Some Soon Some Day
07. Be Me
08. Loved It All
09. Let Me Through
10. Stars In Heaven
11. Pale Night Of Quiet
12. The Beast (Kali Yuza).

What little attention 1969's "The Comfortable Chair" has gotten seems to stem from the fact The Doors' Jim Morrison discovered them, while John Densmore and Robbie Kreiger served as producers for their sole 1969 album. That's unfortunate since this set is actually quite impressive in its own right. Featuring all-original songs (virtually every band member contributing to he writing chores), the album bounces all over the musical spectrum. Lead singers Bernie Schwartz and Barbara Wallace are both quite good, navigating through the different genres without any trouble. Highlights include the opening rocker 'Ain't No Good No More', the sweet ballad 'I'll See You' and ''Let Me Through. Exemplified by 'Some Soon, Some Day' and 'Stars In Heaven' much of the set features a lazy, dreamy aura that's quite captivating. Had it been a little more original and the band churned out a couple more rock numbers, and the album could have been a classic. As is, the album makes for a fascinating game of 'spot theinfluence'. My ears hear bits of David LaFlamme and It's a Beautiful Day (luckily without the violins) and even The Jefferson Airplane ('Be Me'). Ode also tapped the album for a pair of instantly obscure singles.
~ by [SB].
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A California-based pop-psychedelic sextet, the Comfortable Chair was formed in 1968 by songwriter and singer Bernie Schwartz, vocalist Barbara Wallace, guitarist Gene Earfin, bassist Gary Davis, drummer Greg Leroy, and keyboard player Tad Baczek, and left behind a self-titled album recorded for Lou Adler's Ode Records label -- it fell in the pecking order just ahead of Peggy Lipton's folk-rock album, at a time in the label's fortunes when, if you blinked, you might miss the release altogether. They made a slightly longer-lasting contribution to the 1969 Bob Hope/Jackie Gleason comedy vehicle How to Commit Marriage, with an appearance in the movie. The most notable aspect of the group's history, however, may concern two musicians who were never actually members -- the Doors� Robbie Kreiger and John Densmore, stepping outside the context of their own band for the first time, produced the Comfortable Chair's Ode album.
~ by Bruce Eder, All Music Guide.
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