The Firebirds (2) ‎– Light My Fire

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Light My Fire
Delusions
Reflections
Bye Baby
Gypsy Fire
Free Bass
No Tomorrows
Warm Up

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CST 589 The Firebirds (2) Light My Fire(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 589 US 1969 Sell This Version
FL-8-3091 The Firebirds (2) Light My Fire(8-Trk) Crestwood Music FL-8-3091 US 1969 Sell This Version
RRCD003 The Firebirds (2) Light My Fire(CD, Album, Unofficial) Radioactive (2) RRCD003 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CST 589 The Firebirds (2) Light My Fire(LP, RE, Unofficial) Crown Records (7) CST 589 2012 Sell This Version
CST 589 The Firebirds (2) Light My Fire(LP, Album, Unofficial) Crown Records (2) CST 589 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 589 The Firebirds (2) Light My Fire(LP, Unofficial) Crown Records (7) CST 589 US Unknown Sell This Version

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September 6, 2013
referencing Light My Fire, LP, Album, CST 589
Whew...I think this could be thee album that sounds like it came from Hell itself. If you're looking for pure raw, sloppy cruel guitar ripping material, check out this album from Hell. It is absolutely amazing to find something that you wished someone had produced during the late 60s era, and can't believe it with your own ears! Sure you may get half of the distortion from Jimi Hendrix, and have most of the fuzzy psychedelic riffs from Blue Cheer, but this here is absolutely a heavy psych/garage classic for me.

Sure it may not be listenable or keep anyone interested for a long time if you don't appreciate this. But keep in mind, this is a rare record that will never really discover again. Songs on here such as "Reflections" and "Gypsy Fire" show a lot of slow proto-stoner rock elements with layers of pre-Black Sabbath riffs, and moments of feedback. My personal favorite is "No Tomorrows". With it's pre-metal riffs along with drumming is really quite amazing to hear in 1969!

Recommend to those heavy psych lovers, because this has got to be the heaviest psych album out there (yes, perhaps heavier than Blue Cheer's "Vincebus Eruptum"). Not the most listenable album, there is certainly a lot of jamming/improv all over this and can sound very sloppy to many. But the heaviness to this thing is incredible. Just listen to the last note on "Reflections". Ahhhh....!!!
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September 6, 2013
referencing Light My Fire, LP, Album, CST 589
1968's "Light My Fire", by The Firebirds (no relation to The Electric Firebirds, except for the label) is truly awesome, very heavy, psych flavored hard rock with blistering guitar leads, which will appeal to fans of the Hendrix sound. The same band was responsible for a companion album released by the same label, at about the same time, and credited to The 31 Flavors. Actually, all of the mat'l for both LP's was recorded at the same time, during the very same sessions. In fact, one track in particular, "Free Bass", which appears on this album, is really only a portion of the actual track, more of which appears on The 31 Flavors album. I have a compilation somewhere, the name of which escapes me at present, that edits these two portions back together, as well as a third and final portion from somewhere else, all back into the single track as it was originally recorded. The album is now quite rare, especially in decent condition, and highly prized by collectors.