Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Gaston lp "My queen"

Hotlanta records 1978.

Ahh!!! i love this record!!! All start with this strange "esoteric" cover??? Personally, i was so exiting and surprising when i have seen for the first time this lp, i wonder wich kind of music is possible behind this cover, is it psychedelic, progressive rock or experimental??? But not! this is funky, jazzy, soul, weird, black, deep...
This little gem is the first lp from this obscure creative and trully cosmic black combo pretilly called "Gaston", this band was based in the Atlanta area, their sound is unsual, they are definitely influenced by the P-funk, but maybe more by the Mizell Brothers sound, they use a large selection of Mizell's favorite instruments like the arp string ensemble, the moog synth, the flute, the Q Tron electro Harmonix bass effect but also the latin percussions, fuzz guitar... The lead and background vocals are just irresistibles, sometimes deep, sometimes freak, always in the right tune...
One of my favorite track is the killer "Clap song", a long and hypnotic instrumental disco jam session, a real dancefloor winner!!! But this lp is consistant from start to finish, if you like atypic music, it's for you!!
Oh, i have to speak about the sound quality too, it's just incredible for a little independent release, the bass and the beat are fat, the trebbles and mediums are clear, the mix is not over compressed, a top production for an excellent band!!!

Track listing:

Side A

Magnificent choo choo
Fantasy Garden
Clock in
My dreams

Side B

My queen
Clap song
Love and affection


Please leave a comment.

Posted by spleen3000.


  1. "Clap Song" is the one, love that percussion. Thanks!


  3. fantastic, especially the clap song.
    much applause and thanks!

  4. Wow, never heard of but can't wait to give it a try. Thank You

  5. Intriguing cover. Just found this last night on YouTube. "My dreams" hit the spot. Anyone with some info on this bands second and last album?

  6. DivShare no work. Eternal loop 15" > download button > 15" > etc ad inf

  7. Many THANX, mate, keep up with this great work :- )