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Pomerance, Erica: You Used to Think (ESP-Disk)

Folk songs with poetic influences from Erica Pomerance in her 1968 ESP release with an eclectic mix of classical, improvisational, folk and rock musicians.

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product information:

UPC: 825481010993

Label: ESP-Disk
Catalog ID: ESP 1099
Squidco Product Code: 11482

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded December 1968.


Erica Pomerance-voice, guitar, handdrums

Trevor Koehler-alto sax

Gail Pollard-sitar, chanting, flute

Dion Grody

Lany Brooks-bass

Craig Justen-percussion

Billy Mitchel-guitar

D. Cooper Smith-percussion

Ron Price-guitar

Richie Heissler-guitar, chanting

Tom Moore-flute

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track listing:

1. You Used To Think 3:17

2. The Slippery Morning 3:48

3. We Came Via 7:05

4. The Frence Revolution 3:24

5. Julius 4:45

6. Burn Baby Burn 5:42

7. Koanisphere 7:10

8. Anything Goes 5:33

9. To Leonard From the Hospital 5:28
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Erica Pomerance is a Canadian documentary film maker, poet and singer songwriter. In December, 1968, she assembled a diverse group of musicians to record her debut album, with engineering by Onno Scholtze. The late Trevor Koehler played alto sax. Gail Pollard, now also deceased, played flute. Dion Grody, Lanny Brooks and Craig Justen, of Octopus fame, assisted. Billy Mitchel, the legendary guitar virtuoso, Don Coopersmith, Ron Price on lead guitar, Richie Heissler on rhythm guitar, and Tom Moore on flute, an eclectic mix of classical, improvisational, folk and rock musicians."-ESP

"Pomerance shook things up, taking what she wanted, dissecting the past and reconstructing her own tightly woven original folk blast. Groovy flutes, buzzing sitar, minimalist piano, bongos, sax squawk, and tambourines create a vision-drenched psychedelic stew -- with Pomerance's voice wavering over the surface like a skipping stone." - Cary Loren (Blastitude)

"You Used To Think is one of those rarities of pure inspiration that rates up there with first platters by the MC5, Stooges, Fugs, Velvet Underground, Silver Apples, Godz, Pearls Before Swine, etc... a classic '68 underground album: a collage of fucked-up eastern ragas, jazz, and atonal folk rock, delivered in a beautiful, raspy, feverish, drug-induced howl, featuring the poetry and singular voice of Erica Pomerance. ESP produced more than its share of outsider visions and here was an album more like a situation, that peeked inside and outside the bullcrap of the music world and the various genres it endlessly pumps out."-Dimmu Borghild

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