Boomkat Product Review:
Country outsider Henry Flint assembled this weirdo fusion masterpiece between 1974 and 1975 with the assistance of a full-on rock band. As ever, Flynt's distinctively off-kilter guitar and fiddle sounds teeter on the brink of lunacy at all times, but the band help make some sense of the racket by switching from free jazz to funk to all-out garage rock at a moment's notice. The presence of Paul Colin's articulate sax work makes for a solid counterpoint to Flynt's more outlandish violin caterwauling on the opening 'Conga', while Communist anthem 'The International' is reconfigured as a duet for Colin and Flynt's twanging guitar improv. A little further in and there's some appealing swingtime hillbilly jamming on 'Virginia Trance', whereas 'I Was A Creep' sounds like James Brown's backing band as fronted by Mr. Mackey from South Park on vocals. A very strange piece of music by any measure, but a real winner nonetheless. It's the instrumentals that tend to be the most successful outings here however, and the twelve-minute set-closer 'Stoned Jam' is a particular highlight, sounding much as its title would suggest, opting for a kind of hazed-out blues in a downtempo groove.