This amazing comeback album has both the intelligence of their early work and the mastery they came to know later, though it takes after some new inspirations, including the Grateful Dead (though that just may be the lilt in Farmer Dave Scher’s voice), and country-fied Neil Young (just check out the harmonica in “Alone Together”), and even post-Syd Barrett, pre-Wall Pink Floyd—there’s something very strange and Meddle-like in the chord changes of “Talk About Lonesome,” even more so in the song “Mollusk,” which has haunting steel guitar and chimes straight out of the Zabriskie Point soundtrack.
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August 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Somehow Farmer Dave found time to conjure up a solo album amid his time playing with Jenny Lewis, Interpol and a host of other fine acts. (And is he still selling those delicious Hot Nuts?) The man is in demand, but it’s been too long since he’s shared his own kaleidoscopic musical visions with the world. All Night Radio’s 2004 debut Spirit Stereo Frequency was a seemingly overlooked masterpiece, but the duo of Farmer Dave and Jimi Hey called it quits shortly after the album’s release. Fans of that psych-pop jamboree and the cosmic country-rock of Farmer Dave’s previous band Beachwood Sparks will find plenty in which to indulge in on Flash Forward to the Good Times.
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