Two albums for the price of one; well, almost. Josefus was Texas psychedelic with a capital fuzz and these tracks, recorded in 1969 and the following year, capture the group in full cry. The first seven tracks are the original Dead Man album as it originally appeared on the local Hookah label while the following seven comprise the previously unreleased original version of the long-player, known as Get Off My Case. While "Crazy Man," "Situation," "Country Boy,"and "Dead Man"appear on both albums, the different tracks are enough to give the semblance of a full album. With Pete Bailey's banshee wailings and Dave Mitchell's fuzz guitar, this was a band that perfectly nailed the sound and the time. Fans of psychedelic retro should check this one out.
AllMusic Review by Cub Koda