Josefus - Dead Man

Year of Release: 1999
Label: Akarma Records
Catalog Number: AK-235
Format: CD
Total Time: 38:27:00

There are two sides of good music on this Josefus LP Dead Man. The one song really makes having this album worthwhile is the seventeen minute and twenty-nine second title track.

I went to the band's website briefly and they stated on the homepage how they were surprised with the continuing popularity of their music. I am not. They played with a lot of energy and sweat. Cranking out good vibes with hard rocking fuzz and psychedelic tunes was part of their makeup and design as a well-known Texas rock band.

The sound on the album is quite good, and considering all the different formats available in CD, it stands up quite well. I can only imagine what one of their concerts was like? picture a sea of hippies tripping out and guys in jeans and t-shirts guzzling down beers while women danced, bumped and grinded their way through the night. This kind of music probably worked people into a state of frenetic energy. They reminded me fondly of hard rocking and hard working bands like Grand Funk.

Music this good always has a place in my collection; it does not pull any punches. This is rockin' music that barrels in straight attcha like a speeding bullet? now, that is my kind of band.

Side One: Crazy Man (3:44) / I Need A Woman (4:25) / Gimme Shelter (4:08) / Country Boy (3:17) / Proposition (4:46)

Side Two: Situation (1:58) / Dead Man (17:29)

Doug Tull ? percussion
Pete Bailey -vocals, harmonica
Ray Turner - electric bass
Dave Mitchell -lead guitar

'Crazy Man' (single, as Come, 1969)
Dead Man (1969)
Josefus (1970)
'Hard Luck' (single, 1978)
'Let Me Move You' (single, 1978)
Son Of A Dead Man (1989)
Dead Man Alive (2002) (previously unreleased studio and live tracks)

Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock

Origin US

Added: May 4th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website:
Hits: 790
Language: english


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