Friday, 14 October 2016

The Masked Marauders-1969 US

After the appearence of the first rock bootleg, Dylan's "Great White Wonder", rock critic Greil Marcus wrote a tongue-in-cheek review in 'Rolling Stone Magazine' of a non-existant bootleg album featuring a band comprised of Lennon, Jagger and Dylan. The review actually fooled some readers into believing that this mythical LP actually existed and record stores across the U.S. were flooded with requests.
On reaction, Reprise quickly had The Masked Marauders album recorded and it soon appeared on the "Deity" label (as the review had described).
Musically, it mixes some rock numbers with vocals a la Jagger or Dylan, a cover of Donovan's "Season Of The Witch" and doo wop classics "Duke Of Earl" and "The Book Of Love".The musicians were probably members of The Cleanliness And Godliness Skiffle Band together with other musicians.
Two songs from this album, "Cow Pie" and "Season Of The Witch".

-by dj fanis: here

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