The Liberty Bell

Reality is the Only Answer

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Fourteen songs covering two years in the history of the group. The lineup isn't chronological, but programming your CD player can fix that if it's a problem. The best stuff is amazingly good-sounding (recorded in eight-track, no less) psychedelic punk rock from the Summer of Love, but there's a pair of solid covers of Willie Dixon and Yardbirds material, and some pleasantly melodic, languid late psychedelic-era songs on hand as well. Lead guitarist and songwriter Al Hunt is the consistent star of the group and even gets one instrumental showcase for his talents, but Ronnie Tanner and Chris Gemiottis are also worthy of attention as singers.

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