Roy Montgomery - 324 E. 13th Street #7 (1999)


This CD collects all six of Roy Montgomery's solo singles -- until 1999 anyway -- a rare single from his band the Swallows in 1985, and four previously unreleased tracks. The Swallows' single had the word "legendary" written all over it when people here in the U.S. finally got hip to Montgomery as a solo artist. It was rated with his original Pin Group material and as being better than either Dadamah or Dissolve, his other group projects. They're pleasant tunes dealing with arty subjects and rather '60s-ish backing vocals. They do feature Montgomery's guitar style as already developed, and on "Trial by Separation," they present Montgomery's only known surf guitar solo. The rare tracks, including a demo single (production run: one copy) made from an art gallery wander called "Submerged and Colorful," is catchy even without drums, and a song from a poem written by his cousin ("Cousin Song") is compelling for its hypnotic acoustic guitar effect. Of the official "singles," "Film as a Subversive Art," "Just Melancholy," "Times Three," and "Strange Attractor" b/w "On the Road, No. 1" are the most compelling.

5 comments:

decrepittapes said...

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antonio said...

Don't mean to nitpick but I believe the band is The Shallows.

Thanks a lot for this, btw!

Novemberer said...

Really great comp, had no idea it existed...

N. Chaplin said...

This comp is fantastic. Over the past decade, I've worn out two copies. And yes, Antonio it was The Shallows.

Jose Elias said...

I know it's 2017 but I need this album if you can share to me it will be fantastic!!