Key To Music Grades

A - You will never be whole without it
B - Highly recommended
C - Flawed, but still pretty good
D - It's your money, not mine
F - Why couldn't this have been burned in Fahrenheit 451?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Creation - We Are Paintermen (1967)

§ Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I present to you Exhibit A, heretofore known as We Are Paintermen, an album by the Creation. I'm certain that many of the local residents have heard, or at least heard of, Mr. James Page's use of a violin bow during live musical venues, but is everyone aware how Mr. Page came to pilfer and popularize the idea? As I've stated elsewhere, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, a one Edwin "Eddie" Phillips, guitarist of the Creation, was the true originator; and unlike Mr. Page, who merely caroused the bow like a sordid novelty and superficially impressed audiences with it, Phillips incorporated the violin into the actual musical melange.

§ Therefore, I submit to the Jury that the Creation should be listened to, without reservation or contempt; and that, under visible Oath by the attesting Witness who, by order of Judge Hatter, must establish forthwith a medley of dissimilar things with which to expediently pluck the measures to accede control from the preexisting provenance, the aforementioned Jury should note otherwise with due exception any irregularities and ask for an addendum no later than three (3) consecutive days upon final writ of said request, whichever is less than the preceding day's adjournment but not later than midday teatime of any particular day (the Judge is scrupulous).

§ That aside, the Witness also attests to the fact that "Cool Jerk", despite being originally performed by the Capitols, is a remarkably better version. Otherwise, "Nightmares," "Painter Man" and "Making Time" contain considerably intense and vigorous usage of the violin bow on guitar; and a certain "Biff Bang Pow" piece is sure to raise some ear lobes. Public complaints can be addressed using the form below. B+


Master Cianan said...

My creation CDs are the whole catalog shoehorned into a 2 disk set. I dunno what is on this one besides what you mentioned. Does it have "the girls are naked" on it? That's the best song about naked ladies ever written.

The Mad Hatter said...

No, it's just their one and only album. That 2 disc set you have is this album in addition to all their singles and outtakes. "The Girls Are Naked" is their best non-LP song.

Master Cianan said...

yeah, I wasn't sure what was on the album and what wasn't, since the set is kind of a mashup.

The Mad Hatter said...

It's all good shit, regardless. "How Does It Feel To Feel" is pretty great, too.