Lazy Smoke ‎– Corridor Of Faces

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All These Years 3:20
How Was Your Day Last Night? 2:40
Come With The Day 2:45
Salty People 4:30
Jackie-Marie 3:00
Under Skys 4:18
Sarah Saturday 2:40
There Was A Time 2:00
Am I Wrong? 3:35
How Did You Die? 3:12

Versionen (11)

Kat.-Nr. Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr. Land Jahr
ES 6903 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(LP, Album) Onyx (5) ES 6903 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
HEY 206 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(LP, Album, RE) Heyoka HEY 206 UK & Ireland 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
AFT 003 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(CD, Unofficial) Afterglow AFT 003 UK 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
ES 6903 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(LP, Album) Onyx (5) ES 6903 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
ES 6803 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, wit) Onyx (5) ES 6803 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
AA-065 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(CD, Album, RE) Arf! Arf! AA-065 US 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
AA-065 Unknown Artist Untitled(CD, Album, MP) Arf! Arf! AA-065 US 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
69 03 17 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(LP, Album, Unofficial) not on label 69 03 17 Greece 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
JPR7107 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(LP, Album, RE, RM) Jackpot Records (3) JPR7107 US 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
JPR7107 Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Tr) Jackpot Records (3) JPR7107 US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
ES 6803-CD Lazy Smoke Corridor Of Faces II(CD, Album, RE) Gallery Entertainment ES 6803-CD US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen

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westoftheskies

westoftheskies

16. August 2018
geändert about 1 year ago
bezogen auf Corridor Of Faces, LP, Album, ES 6903
I own one of the copies described here but I doubt the record is from the official reissue. It does have an edge warp, but it has a large label rim while the official reissue has a small one. It is impossible to see in the blurry image used here if the label rim is small or big and the two large images seem to be copied from the regular issue from 1993. My copy also has a larger paste-on, no 'Lazy Smoke' lettering and the generic cover used is white; it is indeed hand-numbered on back. The matrix reads ES-6083 B on both sides. There are copies with edgewarps and with no cover sold as originals from the band that can be found on popsike, but these have a different matrix and the small label rim. I don't know what this is I have. Does anyone else own this issue?
streetmouse

streetmouse

15. Januar 2017
bezogen auf Corridor Of Faces, LP, Album, ES 6903

Simply because an album achieves almost legendary cult status does not make it good … and in the same light, it does not make it bad either. What we have here with Lazy Smoke, with the band’s name being a reference to marijuana, is a group hailing from Massachusetts during the late 60’s who used The Beatles as their guiding vision, complete with a lead singer [John Pollano], who pushes the envelope with his John Lennon influences. With Pollano’s writing also flying under the flag of Lennon, the band lays out a series of songs very much in the moment of light weight popish psychedelic numbers of the day.

Purposely, I reframed from using the word “derivative,” because Lazy Smoke were sincerely on an adventure, it’s just that their adventure didn’t belong to them. Corridor Of Faces is a composition where the band does not use their own natural voices, preferring to sound as if they’re coming from some indistinguishable TransAtlantic spot on a map that only they hold, leading me to suggest that if they had believed in themselves enough, and certainly built on their influences, the material found here might just have sounded quite good.

Of course all this brings me to the question of why so many hold onto this release so dearly. Yes, there’s the fact that it’s a limited pressing, something that’s a Holy Grail for many collectors, yet for me, it’s as if Lazy Smoke are hiding behind some satin Sgt. Pepper suites that hang on their frames poorly, in the fashion of someone who knows what they know from watching others, instead of finding their own footing. Of course I always felt that there might be something that I was personally missing, and that if I spent enough time with the album that I might catch the spark … but I never did, no flames, no smoke, just a charming atmosphere or transparent haze, though without substance. Yet having said that, I can think of a dozen of today’s psych bands who might want to take a stab at this material, and present it with the passion it so very much deserves, because in all honesty, there is something here, it’s just that Lazy Smoke can not bring it into the light of day, which is rather frustrating for me … so perhaps I’ll have to give it another go after all these years and see if it catches fire.

Review by Jenell Kesler
tbowler

tbowler

1. November 2013
bezogen auf Corridor Of Faces, LP, Album, RE, RM, JPR7107
i found this record thanks to Oneohtrix Point Never! "Under Skys" was part of his XLR8R Podcast on 1 October 2013 :)
darkglobe

darkglobe

17. Dezember 2011
bezogen auf Corridor Of Faces, LP, Album, RE, RM, JPR7107
Someone who owns the original 1968 album on the Onyx label should make a page for it...