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Prize: Three winners will receive mp3s of all 13 tracks on this classic album
Number of winners allowed: 3
Ends: Friday November 15th 2013
Recorded from 1969-1971, and first released on HappySad Records as a private pressing in 1972, Twice Upon a Rhyme has achieved a cult following in the 21st century, with its re-release as a CD in 2009 and a remastered vinyl in 2010. The 13 original songs, described as sunshine pop, psychedelic pop, and progressive rock, have received the following recent acclaim
-"I’ve seen multitudes of folkpsych wannabes hyped to the skies for their garage charm in euro lists that don’t hold a candle to this baby. “Forever Friday” is so amazing and lo-fi real I still get chills when I hear it. And the long track “The Lama Will Be Late This Year” sweeps whatever floor is left in this department." - Johan Kugelberg, Paul Major and Michael P. Daley - Enjoy the Experience
-"Superb fuzz guitar irresistibly drizzled across several tracks ... a memorable personality indelibly locked inside the grooves ... the perfect sound track for a lethargic spring day." - Austin Matthews, Shindig Magazine
-"a musician full of summer sun" - Dave Greenwald, RAWKBLOG
-"Had this record been released in 1968-1970 and with the support of a major label it would have been hailed as a psych pop masterpiece. " - George Cannon, Way Off the Grid Radio
-"romantic, sunshine happy Americana or bluesier ... a handful of good feeling summer breeze love songs ... a touch of Santana exotic elements and a lot more fuzz guitar ... melodic and harmony vocals" - Gerald Van Waes, Psyche Folk
-"human mystical pop music... wonderful songs" - Taro Miyasugi, Record Collectors' Magazine
Paul Levinson, PhD, is Prof of Media Studies at Fordham Univ in NYC. His scholarly books include TheSoft Edge, Digital McLuhan, Realspace, Cellphone & New New Media. His novels include The Silk Code, Borrowed Tides, The Consciousness Plague, The Pixel Eye, The Plot To Save Socrates & Unburning Alexandria. He appears on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News & BBC World. His 1972 LP Twice Upon a Rhyme was re-issued in 2010.