Tamam Shud - Tamam Shud 1968 - 1972 (Evolution & Goolutionites And The Real People) (2002)Evolution:
Rock | 2lp on the cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Self-released TSCD04 | rel: 2002 | 520Mb
"Evolution" is a very psychedelic album from the Australian surf acids rockers Tamam Shud. There are moments of pure psych prog and other moments are simple rock structures reminiscent of early 60s rock. The vocals of Lindsay Bjerre are raw and unpolished, the songs are short and to the point for the most part, and there were strong rhythms; they were a no frills Aussie product of the psychedelic 60s. A lot of the songs are throwaway 60s fodder but there are a few shining moments.'It's a beautiful day' has a staccato riff that pulsates along with a simple guitar motif, and then the time signature becomes odd. The guitars have a spacey quality, with very pronounced arpeggios. The lyrics are strange and non sensical; "it's a beautiful day the sound of the symphony…to a house of no ending, the minds are bending…" The time sig completely changes toward the end to an almost whimsical tune.