18 October, 2012

THE COMFORTABLE CHAIR - STARS IN HEAVEN


THE COMFORTABLE CHAIR - STARS IN HEAVEN (Ode 212-44005) November 1968

I have found an entry in Billboard circa November 1968 advertising this album as a new release. It was probably released at the same time as their second single, although various reference guides give a 1969 release.

The album is a varied bag of songs ranging from psychedelic rockers (previously reviewed 45s) and slightlydelic ballads. Another stand out song though and perhaps my favourite Comfortable Chair song is the trippy 'Stars In Heaven'.

'Stars In Heaven,' despite the song title, sounds quite disturbing and somewhat sinister with it's heavy bass drone and gregorian style chant, reminiscent of The Yardbirds 'Turn Into Earth'... 

line-up:
Bernie Schwartz (lead vocals)
Barbara Wallace (lead vocals, woodwinds and percussion)
Gene Garfin (guitar)
Tad Baczek (keyboards)
Gary Davis (bass)
Greg Leroy (lead guitar)
Warner Davis (drums)



2 comments:

  1. I had completely forgotten how great this track is, the voices in particular are amazing. I guess this is the same Greg Leroy who played lead guitar on the 2nd ("Loose") and 3rd ("At Crooked Lake") albums by Crazy Horse.

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  2. Some good info about the band (below link)....Hopefully, whoever is maintaining the site starts adding more things.

    http://comfortable-chair.com/

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