Friday, May 13, 2016

Yesterday's Children - Yesterday's Children (1969 awesome us psychedelic hard rock with powerful vocals and guitars - Flac)


Pretty rockin' American psychedelic stuff from 1969. The guitars and the vocals are very impressive especially on the tracks "Sailing" and "Hunter's Moon." After listening to the album a few times, it grows on you and just want to rock out! If there is such a thing as psychedelic metal, "Hunter's Moon" perfects and embodies it. For the most part, it is a great slice of psychedelic hard rock from America. Give props to it's heaviness for 1969.
Excellent album. Every song is five stars, well maybe two are 4, but still better than 98% of late 60's bands. Many of the songs have dark riffs and thundering drums that are echoed in later Metal bands. It's a shame they didn't make any other records. The track Hunter's Moon was worth the price all by it's self.(By GhostWriter)
GhostWriter is right when he says that they didn't make another record, this group is absolutely awesome .How such a great group can disappear after only one album !!!



01. Paranoia
02. Sad Born Loser
03. What of I
04. She's Easy
05. Sailing
06. Providence Bummer
07. Evil Woman
08. Hunter's Moon

Reggie Wright - lead guitar
Denis Croce - vocals
Richard Croce - guitar
Chuck Maher - bass
Ralph Muscatelli - drums


7 comments:

adamus67 said...

"Yesterday's Children" offers up an above average slice of early-1970s hard rock. Fronted by brothers Dennis (vocals) and Richard (guitar) Croce, they were apparently from Connecticut and even though their album was released in 1969, cut their first sides back in 1966. Signed and released by London's Parrot subsidiary, they debuted with a pair of garage rockers that are supposedly quite good - To Be or Not To Be' b/w 'Baby I Want You' (Parrot catalog number 314).

Three years later the band reappeared on the New York-based Map City label. Co-produce by Warren Schatz and Stephen Schlaks, I've seen "Yesterday's Children" touted as being a psychodelia masterpiece, but the truth of the matter is that original material like 'Paranoia', 'She's Easy' and 'Providence Bummer' are better described as straight ahead hard rock. Certainly quality early-1970s hard rock, but nevertheless hard rock. Dennis Croce's screeching voice certainly packed a wallop and at least to my ears on tracks like 'Sad Born Loser' he occasionally recalled AC/DC's Bon Scott - particularly when he went for the throat tearing high notes. The hard rock comparison was also underscored by the twin lead guitars (courtesy of Richard Croce and Reggie Wright). The pair added a nifty melodic edge to tracks like 'Sailing' and the band's surprisingly light cover of Wilkinson Tricycle's 'What of I'. Interestingly Map City picked the two non-originals as a single: the previously mentioned 'What Of I' b/w a cover of Spooky Tooth's 'Evil Woman' (Map City catalog number 304). (Elsewhere, Michael Kanarek was credited with the cool cover art.)
Thanks for putting it ... the original vinyl must pay the price from $ 200 up.

Doron Barness said...

It's a great album. Highly recommended.

El Greco said...

A great album indeed!

Had never heard of these guys before and considering that the mid/late 60s blues/rock crossover was littered with a host of very ORDINARY bands Yesterday's Children is an inspired love-in from the era.

Mindblowingly good!

Anonymous said...

Hi, could this be re-upped please. I"ve learned of so many good bands from this blog! Thank you for sharing the music knowledge!

Henry

adamus67 said...

Yesterday’s Children, one of many groups by that name,offers up an above average slice of early-1970s hard rock. Fronted by brothers Dennis (vocals) and Richard (guitar) Croce, they were apparently from Connecticut and even though their album was released in 1969, cut their first sides back in 1966. Signed and released by London's Parrot subsidiary, they debuted with a pair of garage rockers that are supposedly quite good - To Be or Not To Be' b/w 'Baby I Want You' (Parrot catalog number 314), in a wave very similar to the fictional group of worship Max Frost and the Troopers, Kollektives Garage Psych well moved, typical mid 60's.

Three years later the band reappeared on the New York-based Map City label in 1969 this group debuts with album "Yesterday's Children" that in my opinion it is the wonder of wonders,and these guys really they did an excellent job.

"Yesterday's Children" touted as being a psychodelia masterpiece, but the truth of the matter is that original material like 'Paranoia', 'She's Easy' and 'Providence Bummer' are better described as straight ahead hard rock. Certainly quality early-1970s hard rock, but nevertheless hard rock. Dennis Croce's screeching voice certainly packed a wallop and at least to my ears on tracks like 'Sad Born Loser' he occasionally recalled AC/DC's Bon Scott - particularly when he went for the throat tearing high notes. The hard rock comparison was also underscored by the twin lead guitars (courtesy of Richard Croce and Reggie Wright). The pair added a nifty melodic edge to tracks like 'Sailing' and the band's surprisingly light cover of Wilkinson Tricycle's 'What of I'. Interestingly Map City picked the two non-originals as a single: the previously mentioned 'What Of I' b/w a cover of Spooky Tooth's 'Evil Woman' (Map City catalog number 304). (Elsewhere, Michael Kanarek was credited with the cool cover art.) or his debut garage wave left behind (although in some parts of the disk medium garage hear) and are inclined to make a heavy psych boogie tones / blues and very lysergic atmospheres. These guys have been compared to bands like psychedelic Banchee and Sir Lord Baltimore, being of the first heavy psych groups on the East Coast of the United States, although they are very different in these two groups, perhaps are equally good, but play different things, Banchee is Rock Acid heavy, Sir Lord Baltimore is Stoner Psych and Yesterday's Children is something like Heavy Psych / Boogie / Garage Rock in a line similar to what they would do a year later Cactus, and also a bit similar to MC5, though mixed with a heavy dose of psychedelia and heavy acid ...here we find a great performances, especially from guitarist and vocalist, which has a varied tone of voice that can go 'raspy' sounds in songs like ''Providence Bummer'', a treble and screaming in "Evil Woman" garageras tunes and even a voice soft enough "What of I". The band's sound can range from Heavy psychedelia as "Paranoia", "Sailing", "Sad Born Loser", the cover "Evil Woman", "She's Easy" and "Hunter's Moon" (the latter two MASTERPIECES! ) to semi-psychedelic garage balade in "What of I" in to boogie ''Providence Brummer" (my favorite album). A truly excellent album, at least in my opinion. Recommended to those who like bands like Pink Frijid, the Damnation of Adam Blessing, Steppenwolf, Cactus, Odyssey, Lyd, Blue Cheer, Banchee, Sir Lord Baltimore... etc... the original vinyl must pay the price from $ 200 up.

adamus67 said...

Exactly where Yesterday’s Children came from and who was in the band was something of a mystery until recently. I’d read them listed as being from Valhalla in Westchester County, but the only basis for that was the fact that Don Krantz also was in a hard-rock group called Valhalla. In actual fact they came from Rockville Centre in Nassau County, Long Island.
Thx Silverado!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this one.
can you please re-up ERIC CLAPTON & STAN WEBB August 1987 at Finchley Cricket Club (most wanted!)
Thanks in advance.