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Gordon AlexanderGordon's Buster

Label:Columbia – CS 9693
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Psychedelic Rock

Tracklist

A1Looking For The Sun2:35
A2Letter To Baba2:42
A3Topanga2:29
A4Autumn Is A Bummer1:48
A5A Bunch Of Us Were Sitting Around A Candle In San Francisco Getting Stoned And I Hope You're There Next Time1:58
A6Waiting For The Time1:55
B1Thinking In Indian Again1:55
B2Puppet Theatre 232:05
B3One Real Spins Free2:20
B4Windy Wednesday3:47
B5Miss Mary2:57
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): XSM 137044
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): XSM 137045
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 1): XSM137044 -1C P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 1): XSM137045 -1C P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side a, variant 2): o XSM 137044 -1C 1 P A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 2): P o XSM 137045 -1C 1 A1

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Gordon's Buster (LP, Album, Stereo)ColumbiaCS 9693Canada1968
New Submission
Gordon's Buster (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release)Kismet (2)KISCD4015UK2011
New Submission
Gordon's Buster (11×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 16-bit, 44.1 kHz)Columbia, LegacynoneUnknown

Reviews

  • StevenPDarr1's avatar
    StevenPDarr1
    Yea, side 2 is where it’s at with this one. The description below from Crawdaddy is spot on. Definitely not essential or recommended but interesting, especially side 2.
    • crawdaddy_simon's avatar
      The opening track, "Looking For The Sun", one of three produced by Curt Boettcher, is pretty interesting - downer vocals with a slow beat and a really cool recurring flute line. Next up is a somewhat boring horn-laden blues, a good-timey number a la Sopwih Camel, an OK track with a decent beat and bass (somewhat sub-Springfield), a bossa-influenced tune with some nice David Angel horns, another vaudeville-rythm number with piano and strings this time.

      Side two's opening track is pretty fast-paced with a couple of relatively wild fuzzy solos. The next two tracks have some of the most interesting arrangements of all the LP, worth hearing both. Finally, the last two tracks are Boettcher productions again, and they really stand out from the rest of the alb, either with some haunting echo throughout or some tasty psych guitar lines. You could say all from Boettcher's isn't gold, but here it sounds like he really made a difference, even the singing is better somehow.

      In conclusion, a reasonably interesting album, all the tracks are pretty short, with some rather curious titles and lyrics, and Gordon Alexander's voice could be considered a weak point overall, though it's not unpleasant either.
      • krisjay's avatar
        krisjay
        If you love odd 60's obscure psych kind of records (and who doesn't), grab a copy. Better than some of those really expensive, so called treasures of folk psych, kind of an odd record. Side 2 really shines in my opinion.

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