Giant Crab - Cool It... Helios (CD)

Genre:

Progressive

Style:

CD

Label:

Estrella Rockera

Format:

CD


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Original release 1969
Re-issue Estrella Rockera 2005

Cool It ... Helios found the band opting for a concept piece. Apparently based on Greek mythology, the plotline alluded us. Like the debut, the album started out with another Johnny Fairchild rambling leadoff narrative. Unfortunately, The Invasion of Helios didn't do much to explain what was happening. Overall the band's pop-rock sound remained largely unchanged, though horn-propelled numbers such as Help Yourself, Hello Yesterday and Welcome To the World continued the band's drift towards a less attractive MOR sensibility. Elsewhere, with it's sitar lead, Who Can Teach the Songbird How To Sing was among the few numbers harkening back to their psychedelic roots. Curiously, while the debut was largely self-penned, here not one of the 16 tracks was an original. (The fractal cover was kinda' neat.)

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)

Cool It ... Helios track listing:


1.) The Invasion of Helios (Johnny Fairchild - Bill Holmes) - 2:30
2.) Cool It (S. English - K. Young) - 2:45
3.) Hello Yesterday (S. English - S. Schlaks ) - 2:12
4.) Trust Somebody (S. English - M. Barkan) - 2:49
5.) Don't Make Me Leave You (S. English - M. Siegel) - 2:12
6.) What Became of Yesterday's Hero (S. English - S. Schlaks ) - 2:12
7.) Welcome To the World (S. English - M. Siegel) - 2:12
8.) Help Yourself (S. English - J. Ross - M. Barkan) - 2:37

1.) It's Getting Harder (S. English - K. Young) - 2:20
2.) Who Can Teach the Songbird How To Sing (S. English - Claus Ogerman
- Graham Nash) - 2:22
3.) Everything Comes Sooner or Later (S. English - K. Sonnenberg) - 1:56
4.) Cleo (M. Siegel) - 2:47
5.) Don't Jump To Conclusions (S. English - K. Young) - 2:24
6.) Pop Corn Double Feature (S. English - Larry Weiss) - 2:45
7.) Walking In Different Circles (S. English - Larry Weiss) - 2:37
8.) I Don't Want To Live This Way (S. English - Claus Ogerman) - 2:39


- Ruben Oroscoe - bass, drums, sax (1967-69)