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The Firebirds - Light My Firedotdot
artworkI expect this is Jerry Cole and company trying really hard to sound like Blue Cheer. If you hate Blue Cheer, you'll hate tis. If you love Blue Cheer, you'll still hate this album. Go get some real Blue Cheer albums and forget this altogether.
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Light My Fire dotdot
Psych (Instrumental)

"Light My Fire" is an attempt to be psychedelic I suppose, but the slight overdrive and extreme reverb is how they get there. This is a jammy cover of The Doors' "Light My Fire" with none of the charm or style. Mostly just a mindless jam.

Free Fuzz Gypsy Fire dotdotdot
Psych (Instrumental)

Clockwork dry chops and wannabe Blue Cheer guitar drive this seemingly long jam. "Free Fuzz Gypsy Fire" does not escape the jam, though it has a fairly appropriate ballroom sound for 1968. A long bass solo separates the front from the back.

Warm Up dotdot
Psych (Instrumental)

"Warm Up" is just a loud blues rock jam with Blue Cheer-like tone, but without Leigh Stevens' harsh attack. I can't say that this ever rises to the level of a song, so perhaps the title tells it all.