“Clear Light” by Clear Light - album review

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TJR says

An interesting, if not essential, psychedelic rock album from the double-drumming ensemble from Los Angeles, managed by Doors producer Paul Rothchild for the Elektra label. The darker side of The Doors seems prevalent within the band’s DNA, although they don’t have enough character to raise the required level of intensity to rival the great band. Interestingly, bassist Doug Lubahn would session play on several of The Doors albums to come. The Paul Rothchild connection bears the albums finest fruit. Being closely associated with Tom Paxton, he brings one of Tom’s new songs to the band who will be "first to market" with it. The song in question was “Mr. Blue”, a sinister little number which seems to be inspired by Patrick McGoohan’s “The Prisoner”. Its lyrics, which alternate between spoken word and song, include verses opening with such lines as, “Good morning, Mister Blue, we’ve got our eye on you”, “Step softly, Mister Blue, we know what’s best for you” and “Be careful, Mister Blue, this phase you’re going through”. After having started work on a second album the group disbanded in 1968. Be seeing you ;-)

The Jukebox Rebel
07-Dec-2008

A1 [02:09] 5.1.png Clear Light - Black Roses (Cliff De Young, Bob Seal, Douglas Lubahn, Ralph Schuckett, Dallas Taylor, Michael Ney, Wolfgang Dios) Rock
A2 [02:38] 5.5.png Clear Light - Sand (Douglas Lubahn) Rock
A3 [01:37] 4.3.png Clear Light - A Child’s Smile (Cliff De Young, Bob Seal, Douglas Lubahn, Ralph Schuckett, Dallas Taylor, Michael Ney) Psychedelia
A4 [03:17] 6.0.png Clear Light - Street Singer (Greg Copeland, Steve Noonan) Rock
A5 [01:56] 4.5.png Clear Light - The Ballad Of Freddie And Larry (Cliff De Young, Ralph Schuckett) Psychedelia
A6 [02:58] 3.8.png Clear Light - With All In Mind (Bob Seal) Folk Rock / Americana
B1 [06:25] 8.4.png Clear Light - Mr. Blue (Tom Paxton) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B2 [01:58] 5.6.png Clear Light - Think Again (Cliff De Young, Bob Seal, Douglas Lubahn, Ralph Schuckett, Dallas Taylor, Michael Ney) Rock
B3 [01:37] 4.8.png Clear Light - They Who Have Nothing (Bob Seal) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B4 [02:34] 4.7.png Clear Light - How Many Days Have Passed (Bob Seal) Folk Rock / Americana
B5 [02:24] 6.2.png Clear Light - Night Sounds Loud (Douglas Lubahn) Psychedelia




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