Giant Crab - A Giant Crab Comes Forth (CD)

Genre:

Progressive

Style:

CD

Label:

Estrella Rockera

Format:

CD


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Original release 1968
Re-issue Estrella Rockera 2005
+ 1 Bonus Track ( E.S.P. - published on single)

Digitally remastered

Produced by Bill Holmes, 1968's A Giant Crab Comes Forth offered up an engaging mixture of Rascals-styled blue-eyed soul with occasional psychedelic influences. As lead singer/prime writer, Ernie displayed a knack for penning highly commercial material. With the exception of the leadoff narrative (apparently meant as a way of thanking mentor Fairchild), virtually any of the 16 tracks would have made a dandy single. Highlights included a reworking of the earlier single It Started with a Little Kiss, Watch Your Soul, Enjoy It, Lydia Purple and the heavy metal Hot Line Conversation. That wasn't to say the set was perfect in that the band's penchant for incorporating happening sounds was annoying. Elsewhere their out-of-tune cover of Joey Levine's I Enjoy Being a Boy was thoroughly irritating. Sadly the collection vanished without a trace.

A Giant Crab Comes Forth track listing:

1.) A Giant Crab Comes Forth (Johnny Fairchild - Bill Holmes) - 2:18
2.) It Started with a Little Kiss (Ernie Oroscoe) - 2:30
3.) Directions (Ernie Oroscoe) - 3:03
4.) Watch Your Step (Ernie Oroscoe) - 2:37
5.) Intensify Your Soul (Ernie Oroscoe - Ruben Oroscoe) - 2:30
6.) Enjoy It (S. English - C. Ogerman) - 2:04
7.) Hot Line Conversation (Ernie Oroscoe) - 3:00
8.) I Enjoy Being a Boy (Joey Levine - M. Bellack) - 2:45

1.) Lydia Purple (D. Dorin - T. McCashen) - 2:42
2.) Groovy Towne (Ernie Oroscoe - Bill Holmes) - 2:37
3.) Thru the Fields (Ernie Oroscoe - Bill Holmes) - 2:39
4.) The Chance You Take (Ernie Oroscoe) - 2:44
5.) Believe It or Not (Ernie Oroscoe) - 2:54
6.) The Answer Is No (Ernie Oroscoe) - 2:59
7.) HI Ho Silver Lining (S. English - L. Weiss) - 2:30
7.) Why Am I So Proud? (Ernie Oroscoe - R. Oroscoe) - 4:07

Personnel:

- Dennis Fricia - drums, horns (1967-69)
- Kenny Fricia - keyboards, horns, vibes, backing vocals

(1967-69)
- Ernie Oroscoe - vocals, guitar (1967-69)
- Raymond Oroscoe - bass, keboards (1967-69)
- Ruben Oroscoe - bass, drums, sax (1967-69)