Sunday 5 March 2023

49th Parallel - 49th Parallel (1969)

We probably don't need to say too much more about the 49th Parallel, other than to reassert that they really are/were Calgary's best band. We featured most of their singles last year, but while we're digging through a bit more of the rock and roll in our collection, we might as well include their 1969 full-length LP. The main copy in our collection in a bootleg from somewhere in Europe - but we also have the very nicely-produced reissue from about 10 years ago. 

With this record coming out in the late 60's, there's a lot of psychedelia that finds its way into the band's sound - which suits their garage nuggets just fine. There isn't a bad track on this record - and the high points are among some of the highest our city has ever hit.

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