A faithful recreation of the Summer of Love spirit from the one who was there and remembers it well.
They shared the bill with MOBY GRAPE and BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD yet, up to now, PYEWACKET didn't get to the footnotes in texts on the SoCal scene - even the "Nuggets" aficionados never heard of them. Two years of lifespan left produced some recordings that lay dormant until the tapes became unusable, so when the band's leader John McKindle decided to revive their legacy in 2010, he had no other option than to re-cut the best of it - alone, in his bedroom. Cue these 15 tracks that, from the opener, "Together", pull you into the '60s with jangly guitars and mellifluous harmonies, "I Am The Sky" being a hit which, unfortunately, didn't happen.
It's a fresh recreation of what was before, in the old ways, not like The Fabs' 1969's take on 1957's "One After 909", while "Love For Love" may have found a part in the Liverpudlians', or THE BYRDS', cache, and the acid-seared riffs of "Why Me" and "I Thought" has a retro-modern ring to it and "The 8th Moon" runs a memorable folk thread. There's a beauty of naivete in it; for the most part, though, you can remember a lot of similar, and more successful, music in such vein, "If I Really Cared To" sounds very generic. Still, it's all adorable - what's not to love there? Now, on to "1968".