One of the strangest singer/
songwriter albums of the late 60s – and one of the rarest, too! Brute Force is essentially the brainchild of one Stephen Friedland, a songwriter for the Tokens, Cyrkle, the Creation and other late 60s figures – who combined the fey, iconoclastic wit of Nilsson and early Randy Newman with razor sharp, trippy as hell improvisational lyrics and commentaries. It's truly like nothing else of the time – with stream of consciousness lyrics, monologues and stage patter that's easily as weirdly compelling as the tunes. The album essentially documents a 1969 performance in New York, full of breezy piano tunes and crazily topical, multi-personality songs and storytelling. Incredibly strange, but great! Tracks include "I Love To Hear A Baby Cry", "King Of Fuh" (which was released as a single on Apple Records – for about 10 seconds), "The Sire
ns Cry", "Five Minutes For Peace", "Don't Parinoi It/
Enjoy It", "The Reds Are Yellow", The Big Burp Theory" and more, plus five bonus tracks.
(Note: This is not the same Brute Force that released an album on Sepia Tone. There's nothing else like this album!)