Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dr. John - 1970 - Remedies

1970 - Remedies

Track Listing
  1. "Loop Garoo" (4:42)
  2. "What Goes Around Comes Around" (2:57)
  3. "Wash, Mama, Wash" (3:42)
  4. "Chippy, Chippy" (3:32)
  5. "Mardi Gras Day" (8:11)
  6. "Angola Anthem" (17:35)

Remedies is not rock and roll, it is something nearly otherworldly, and almost beyond comprehension. While it includes such standout Dr. John tracks as "Wash Mama Wash" and "Loop Garoo," it also includes "Angola Anthem," which is murky, mysterious and downright evil-sounding. Much of this very long cut is lost without headphones, for the music floats about in a smoky fog while Dr. John and his backup singers chant, moan, and cry out. Progressive radio loved this stuff, and it still sounds great during those late-night flirtations with the dark side of the psyche. Remedies must be heard to be believed.


Don't be stupid.


  1. This shit's teh shit! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for posting this. Remedies is the one early Dr John record that's becoming hard to find on vinyl or CD. Great site - a refreshing chnage from some of the more formulaic blogs, with a real sense of identity.

  3. Thank you for this! It's getting hard to find.

  4. thanks from the 337 good to see some home boys with a blog my vinyl crackles too much....

  5. Thanks from Canada.


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