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Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974


Download links and information about Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:10:41 minutes.

Release date: 2009
Genre: Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:10:41
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No. Title Length
1. Song of a Sinner (Top Drawer) 8:38
2. How Great Thou Art (Sensational Saints) 3:28
3. Smiling Faces (East Of Underground) 6:22
4. Forge Your Own Chains (D. R. Hooker) 4:37
5. Twilight (The Men, Shin Jung Hyun, Jang Hyun) 5:36
6. Let Your Life Be Free (Johnny) 3:39
7. Two to Make a Pair (STRANGERS) 2:47
8. Don't You Feel Me (Damon) 2:30
9. Strawberry Rain (Ellison) 5:20
10. Who Can I Say You Are (Morly Grey) 3:40
11. Don't Let It Get You Down (Shadrack Chameleon) 4:39
12. It's Not Easy (Ofege) 4:20
13. Nina Nana (Ana & Jaime) 3:15
14. Hajm-e Khaali (Kourosh Yaghmaei) 2:36
15. Somebody Keeps Calling My Name (Baby Grandmothers) 9:14



Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968 -1974 delivers an awesome yield of vinyl-hound gems starting with Top Drawer’s “Song of a Sinner” which makes good on the compilation’s title. It's an epic ballad unleashing all kinds of mind-melting acid-rock guitar leads, droning organs and lovelorn crooning. D.R. Hooker’s title-track “Forge Your Own Chains” hinges on a hybrid of blues-rock and electric folk garnished with some jazzy horn arrangements, while “Strawberry Rain” by Ellison and Morly Grey flirts with the kind of hard psych often categorized as proto-metal. The collection shines brightest when spotlighting overseas gems like South Korea’s Shin Jung Hyun and the Men whose "Twilight” plays with an endearing melodrama. Similarly, Lagos’ Ofege kick out some well-affected Brit-psyche with “It’s Not Easy” sounding like a cross between “Hey Jude” and “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” Iranian tripper Kourosh Yaghmaei gets into some stormy psychedelia with "Hajm-e Khaali," though it’s Swedish trio Baby Grandmothers who bestow the shiniest jewel here with “Somebody Keeps Calling My Name,” a lysergic jam that sounds like a blueprint for Dungen.