LP 289: Gil Trythall – Country Moog: Switched On Nashville (Festival, 1971)

28 Aug

Side 1
01 Foggy Mountain Breakdown
02 Folsom Prison Blues
03 Last Date
04 Harper Valley P.T.A.
05 Cattle Call
06 Gentle On My Mind

Side 2
07 Wildwood Flower
08 Orange Blossom Special
09 Walking The Floor Over You
10 Little Green Apples
11 Yakety Moog

Back in 1970 Gil Trythall was composer and faculty member at Peabody School of Music. As a native Tennessean, he was a big country music fan and combined this with his electronic expertise to create this unique LP under the supervision of Rick Powell.

After a sped-up and insane Foggy Mountain Breakdown the LP settles down happily with melancholy moogy twangs as Folsom Prison Blues and Last Date boom out of the speakers. Other highlights include Cattle Call – a spooky and almost mournful piece calling to mind rural isolation – and a slowed down Little Green Apples that’s just creepy.

Hillbillies in space…

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One Response to “LP 289: Gil Trythall – Country Moog: Switched On Nashville (Festival, 1971)”

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