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Pulse (1969)





No i kolejny tzw. "monster/psych" i co tam jeszcze w duszy zagra. Amerykańska grupa z New Heaven w Connecticut w końcu 1968 roku. Muzykiem o najdłuższym stażu w grupie był gitarzysta Tommy Violante, który wcześniej współpracował i grał w takich zespołach jak beatowym The Shags czy Bram Rigg Set. Grupa nagrała materiał w 1969 na płytę, ale ta ukazała się bodajże dopiero w 1972 roku nakładem wytwórni Poison Ring. Muzyka oscyluje w kierunku ciężkiego brzmienia The Cream, ale osadzonego w bluesowych korzeniach. Niech nikogo nie zdziwi dwóch gitarzystów basowych (tak jest !!!). Jedna z ciekawszych amerykańskich płyt z tamtego okresu.

Carl Augusto - vocals
Tom Violante - guitar
Bennett Segal - drums
Peter Neri - guitar
Richard "Sno Whyte" Bednarczyk - organ
Paul Rosanno - bass
Lance Gardner -bass

From New Haven, Connecticut, The Pulse was formed from remnants of The Shags and Bram Rigg Set and were originally known as The Pulse Of Burritt Bradley.

An Interview with Tom Violante

[Q] After the Shags, you joined with a few members of the Bram Rigg Set and formed Pulse. What year was this, and how long did that band stay together?

[A] Pulse was formed in 1968, after The Shags and Bram Rigg Set dissolved--due mostly to changing tastes in music, and a desire to put together a "power" band. We recorded about 12 songs that varied between R&B, rock, and Cream-like atonal drivel. Pulse lasted until about 1971 and dissolved for many reasons, the least of which was staleness.

[Q] Cream-like atonal drivel?!?

[A] A cross between Cream and nails scraping on a blackboard. No kidding! We were atonal at best, with very dreary lyrics and mostly minor-key songs. I tried to bring us back to a happy place, with several up-tempo, bluesy-type songs and even suggested we have a live or taped horn section. I left Pulse in 1969, right after we cut "Can Can Girl" on the ATCO label and "Don't Let This Happen to You," which never saw vinyl.

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