LP 280: Don Kirshner – Cuts Hair (RCA, 1969)

16 Aug

Side 1
01 Let The Sun Shine In (The Flesh Failures)
02 Air / Walking In Space
03 Be In (Hare Krishna)
04 Ain’t Got No / I Got Life
05 Frank Mills

Side 2
06 Aquarius
07 What A Piece Of Work Is Man / Where Do I Go
08 Good Morning Starshine
09 Manchester England / Donna
10 Hair

This version of Hair was produced and arranged by Herb Bernstein. It’s a tidy and taut interpretation which glides by in just under half an hour. As noted elsewhere the LP contains a mixed breed of instrumental cuts, vocal tracks and hybrid ‘sparse lyrics’ tunes. Let The Sun Shine In (The Flesh Failures) is one of the latter, a rather gloomy beginning.

Drum breaks ahoy with a groovy Air and a flute-filled Hare Krishna. Ain’t Got No /  I Got Life is a real treat – chunky organ rhythms and critical beatdowns. A sweet Frank Mills done in a Bacharach style is a nice touch while Good Morning Starshine has a deadly bassline that reminds me of blaxploitation grooves. The final track is a bouyant Hair complete with solid percussion and super strings.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

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2 Responses to “LP 280: Don Kirshner – Cuts Hair (RCA, 1969)”

  1. nlgbbbblth August 16, 2011 at 12:02 AM #

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  2. crazy August 16, 2011 at 5:54 PM #

    damn man… you have so many versions of “HEAR”… amazing. thaaanks

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