The Id "The Inner Sounds Of The Id" 2LP
"The Inner Sounds of the Id" features rock music with oriental influences, played in various time signatures like 17/8, 20/8, and 7/4 as well as straight-ahead blues-rock in 4/4. This album expresses perfectly how Rock`n`Roll roots drifted into garage, beat, psychedelic and progressive sounds - powerful and unique - far ahead of its time. The title track, longer than 10 minutes is an excursion, introducing the upcoming hypnotic beat of the psychedelic sound, cosmic sitar and meditative vocals intensify the mystical and floating vibrations of the music, coming from the inner ID.
The Id was a Los Angeles studio project, all members of the group were playing with other popular groups as session and studio musicians (The Ventures, Elvis Presley, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Chicago, The Byrds and Greg Allman). For The Id they came together as friends to rehearse, develop and build up the album. In July/August of 1966 Jerry Cole, Don Dexter, Norm & Glenn Cass recorded "The Inner Sounds of the Id" which was released in January of 1967 - just when the renaissance in popular music had begun.
The band was featured in a full-page advertisement in Billboard Magazine in January of 1967, and to promote the album, the executive producer of the group wanted to debut the band in Chicago - they played there for three weeks and things did not work out. They returned to Los Angeles and split up while they felt they should have better gone to San Francisco, which was more open for a modern, experimental sound. The single "Short Circuit" along with the title cut "The Id" and "Boil the Kettle Mother" became popular on undergound radio stations in L.A. in the late 1960s. Billboard gave the song "Short Circuit" very favourable reviews. The Beatles with "Sgt. Pepper", Beach Boys with "Smile" and also the Rolling Stones with "Their Satanic Majesties Request" went into similar directions.
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