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The Holy Mackerel - The Holy Mackerel download album

  • Performer: The Holy Mackerel
  • Title: The Holy Mackerel
  • Genre: Rock / Country - World
  • Country: Europe
  • Formats: MP4 DTS WAV TTA ASF AU AUD
  • Released: 1968
  • Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Psychedelic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1466 mb
  • FLAC album: 1513 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 404
The Holy Mackerel - The Holy Mackerel download album

referencing The Holy Mackerel, LP, Album, RS 6311. This very diverse album contains some rather pleasant light pop with a few orchestral flourishes (the chorus of Scorpio Red, the whole of Bitter Honey ) and hip psychedelic production touches (the treated vocals in The Secret Of Pleasure ), occasional folky tones ( The Lady Is Waiting, the quietly disturbing 1984 ), and at least one excellent country-rock number, extensively entitled The Somewhere In Arizona.

The Holy Mackerel was an American psychedelic pop band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1968. Development for the album included several bandmates and top session musicians, but audiences were mostly unreceptive to it until The Holy Mackerel was reissued years later.

The Holy Mackerel Tracklist. 1. The Secret of Pleasure Lyrics. 2. Scorpio Red Lyrics. 3. The Lady Is Waiting Lyrics. 7. Bitter Honey Lyrics. 10. The Wild Side of Life Lyrics. The Holy Mackerel Q&A. Ask us a question about this album. Top The Holy Mackerel scholars.

The Holy Mackerel's sole album garnered little notice upon its initial release in 1968, and is mostly known today for including Paul Williams, who wrote most of the material (sometimes with Roger Nichols), taking the majority of the lead vocals. It's a largely likable album, if mild-mannered, erratic, and lacking the heavyweight hooks of Williams' famous hits. The best tunes are those that play up the most haunting melodies and the Mamas and the Papas-ish folk-rock harmonies, such as "The Secret of Pleasure," "Scorpio Red," "The Golden Ghost of Love," and "1984.

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This album has an average beat per minute of 122 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/166 BPM). See the BPM profile of this album. Tracklist - The Holy Mackerel. The Secret of Pleasure.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Secret Of Pleasure 3:35
A2 Scorpio Red 3:26
A3 The Lady Is Waiting
Lead Vocals – Mentor*
2:05
A4 Wildflowers 3:58
A5 The Somewhere In Arizona At 4:30 A.M. Restaurant Song (And Now I Am Alone)
Lead Vocals – Mentor*
2:25
A6 Prinderella 2:44
B1 Bitter Honey
Lead Vocals – Mentor*
2:22
B2 Nothin' Short Of Misery 2:35
B3 The Golden Ghost Of Love 2:42
B4 The Wild Side Of Life
Lead Vocals – Mentor*
2:52
B5 10,000 Men 3:42
B6 1984 4:27

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horns And Strings] – John Andrews
  • Bass, Vocals – Jeremiah*
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Mike*
  • Engineer – Lee Herschberg
  • Executive Producer – Gordon Anderson
  • Flute, Vocals – Cindy*
  • Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Organ, Dobro, Banjo, Vocals – George*
  • Lead Vocals – Paul*
  • Liner Notes – Steve Stanley
  • Mastered By – Bob Fisher
  • Producer – Richard Perry
  • Rhythm Guitar – Mentor*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched, var. 1): 30805 RS 6311 A-1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched, var. 1): 30805 RS 6311 B-1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched, var. 2): 30805 RS 6311 A-1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched, var. 2): 30806 RS 6311 B-1 D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CRNOW 21 The Holy Mackerel The Holy Mackerel ‎(CD, Album, Bon) Now Sounds CRNOW 21 Europe 2010
STS-010 The Holy Mackerel The Holy Mackerel ‎(LP, Album, RE) Ship To Shore Phonograph Co. STS-010 US 2016
RS 6311 The Holy Mackerel The Holy Mackerel ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Reprise Records RS 6311 US 1968
CCM-543-2 The Holy Mackerel The Holy Mackerel ‎(CD, Album, RE) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-543-2 US 2005
6311, RS 6311 The Holy Mackerel The Holy Mackerel ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 6311, RS 6311 US 1968



Reviews about The Holy Mackerel - The Holy Mackerel (1):
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This very diverse album contains some rather pleasant light pop with a few orchestral flourishes (the chorus of “Scorpio Red”, the whole of “Bitter Honey”) and hip “psychedelic” production touches (the treated vocals in “The Secret Of Pleasure”), occasional folky tones (“The Lady Is Waiting”, the quietly disturbing “1984”), and at least one excellent country-rock number, extensively entitled “The Somewhere In Arizona At 4:30 AM Restaurant Song (And Now I Am Alone)”, and sung with much warmth (in a range close to Sal Valentino’s) by rhythm guitarist Mentor Williams, who also shines on a great Burrito-style version of “The Wild Side Of Life”. Bassist Jerry Scheff was a Ballroom/Goldenrod/Millenium alumni, while lead vocalist Paul Williams (Mentor’s brother) found much greater fame in the seventies, involved as he was with the Muppets and many other puppets of the music and film industries. Definitely worth checking out if you’re into the various facets of the late sixties California experience.

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