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Space Apaches - Smokin' Voyages

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Space Apaches are throwback to classic rock of the 60s and 70s. They make the kind of music that would cause a TV pitchman from yesteryear to remark, 'Hey man, is that freedom rock?' The group is heavy on groovy organ and electric guitar parts, along with psychedelic lead vocals.

Andrew Reed wrote and produced much of this recording. And some of the album's cover songs are quite surprising. Mickey Newbury's "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," fits right into the act's wheelhouse. However, Stan Jones' "Ghost Riders in the Sky" seems an odd choice. But the biggest obscurity is "I Am the Six O'clock News," originally written and performed by pioneering Jesus rocker Larry Norman.

Many of the group's own songs come off like Doobie Brothers good time rockers. For example, "Smile" simply advises more smiling. Rock& roll has rarely been a musical style concerned with facial expressions. This advice is usually more ready made for pop territory. However, this one song would have all the hippies at Woodstock dancing wildly, had it been around back then.

The name 'Space Apaches,' seems to have been chosen because the two words sound good together. There are no songs about NASA projects or Native Americans contained within. Nope, this is just a groovy good time.

Space Apaches - Smokin' Voyages
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