Alexander's Timeless Bloozband

For Sale

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As dated as a pack of joss sticks, For Sale is far from timeless. From the psychedelic cover to the offbeat band moniker to the zany instrumentation -- flute, baroque horns -- just holding, never mind listening to, the album has the power to transport you to a hippie crash pad circa 1969. The songs themselves do their best to evoke the sounds of the day: "Love So Strong" is vintage Byrds, "Horn Song" takes its cue from Love, and the blues romp of "Help Me" is all Eric Burdon sass and swagger. But really the band was no more than a cheap imitation of the psychedelia of the day -- not surprising considering that the group was signed to UNI, a label whose biggest act was the cartoonish Strawberry Alarm Clock.

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