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Indian Puddin' & Pipe


Indian Puddin' & Pipe



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1026 mb






Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

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Indian Puddin' & Pipe - Indian Puddin' & Pipe MP3


1Morning Delight5:03
2Water Or Wine3:40
3Planetary Road4:45
5Beyond This Place2:32
6A Penny3:44
7Mr. Blue6:44
10Two's A Pair4:15


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneIndian Puddin' & Pipe The Lost Album ‎(CDr, Album)Not On Label (Indian Puddin' & Pipe Self-released)noneUS2005


  • Barcode: 3863572900218

Originally known as West Coast Natural Gas, Indian Puddin’ & Pipe was a rather large band, featuring no less than fourteen members, depending on which timeline of the band you’re listening to, which pretty much makes them a tribe and not a band, who quickly fell apart after their recording session back in 1968. Pat Craig was responsible for this album seeing the light of day, though how inspirational you’ll find it is up to you, nevertheless, Pat goes on to say, “I found some old tape mixes in my basement, had them baked and then digitized,” claiming they came out great.

That said, there are two versions of this band, previously unreleased recordings are also included here, representing the second chapter in the band's career and show how they survived to create something fundamentally more inspiring. In this case, what you’re hearing are highlights of what the band might have been, with album imagery that’s a bit more risk taking than the band was, though in the true spirit of the times, their sound is dedicated to a rock-ish jazz sound, complete with vocals that are gentle and harmonically infused with the music, especially when one considers the eleven minute opus “Spirit,” where horns and saxophone sweep in, interjected with layerings that mix and fuse with each other, while standing in juxtaposition to vocals that come across a bit rowdy. That said, the opening track “Morning Delight” catches the warm breezes of sunshine pop before drifting off into the regions of rumbustious jazz, lined with ever more exuberant and complex vocals … with some defining it the as The Beach Boys on speed. All and all, the band was frustrating to listen to, even live, with their Chicago-esque horns and disembodied playfulness, instantly bringing to mind what The Mothers of Invention had laid down, though not quite in the same league, variations of pop, psych and jazz with a bit of humor and catch as catch can attitude.

*** The Fun Facts: Indian Pipe is a white or pinkish saprophytic woodland plant, monograph uniflora, composed of a solitary nodding flower that resembles a pipe.

Indian Pudding is a classic New England dessert made with milk, molasses and corn meal … very tasty. Lacking wheat, 17th century colonists substituted cornmeal, a grain they learned to cultivate from the indigenous peoples, which led to the new name Indian pudding, derived from their name for cornmeal, Indian Meal.

Songs Inspirations: “Mr. Blue” is the fictional character Samuel Sterns, leader and super villain first appearing in Marvel Comics “Tales to Astonish” #62 in December of 1964 … “Morning Delight” is a sexual romp in the AM, usually prior to and an acceptable excuse for being late to work … of course “Hashish” is an extract of the cannabis plant, containing concentrations of the psychoactive resins … while “Beyond This Place” is a reference to the 1959 British film based on the novel, of the same name, by A. J. Cronin, with the film telling the story of Paul Mathry, a man who left Britain for the United States as a child evacuee, then who returns to Liverpool twenty years later … “A Penny” in this case is used as emphasis, denoting having no money or nothing at all … “Shadowlark” suggests someone in plain view, though unnoticed due to shadows … “Water or Wine” goes back to an even older expression, of “putting water in your wine" which means to moderate what you say and calming a situation or reducing your ambitions to more realistic and achievable proportions, in other words, putting water in your wine means acting wisely, though in the case of the song, it’s an either-or situation, where one has the opportunity to be ambitious, or to keep their own counsel.

Review by Jenell Kesler

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