Boomkat Product Review:
Obscure '60s psych-pop classics unearthed by the Galactic Zoo/Drag City crew, compiling the best cuts from Spur's Spur Of The Moment LP plus previously unreleased tracks from the band's own vaults. This is quite a revelation, and definitely has the makings of being one of the more worthy long-lost archive finds to surface of late. "For 60s psych enthusiasts, or really just fans of anything essentially rock 'n' roll, there is agrove of treasures on this lone LP. The earliest Spur days - back when they were known (orreally unknown) as The Unknowns - find them in absolutely heartbreaking folk-garagemode, recalling the best of The Blue Things, The Choir, Beau Brummels or even TheBeatles. They evolved quickly into full-tilt west coast-style psychedelia, pouring on the fuzzwith a laid-back tunefulness that certainly gives outfits like Quicksilver Messenger Service,Relatively Clean Rivers and The Grateful Dead some competition (indeed Spur openedfor Jerry Garcia and crew in the day, as well as Cream). By the 70s Spur had expandedeven further, at last answering the age-old question: "What if Buffalo Springfield had hungin there and totally kicked ass by 1971?"· Gorgeous harmonies soaring above utterly driving guitars amid heady studio trickery paints apicture not unlike the sainted pop of Big Star or Badfinger. So if you're a fan of bands thatseamlessly and viscerally integrated country, rock, psychedelia and folk, a la The Byrds,Moby Grape or even The Flying Burrito Brothers, prepare to have your doors blown offby a band that will soon be regarded as esteemed contemporaries of all of them."