6/06/2015

Corpus - [1971] - Creation A Child (US Hard Blues Psych Masterpiece)

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  1. This album is one of the rarest psychedelic albums you can get, much sought after and very expensive, at least in it's original version. I’ve never come across an original US copy of this one. Privately pressed on Acorn in 1971 (Acorn 1001), this Psych Rock album is one of those crown jewels you have to spend a great amount of money to possess, its first pressing.

    The record has been reissued on vinyl (Breeder (RPR 007-3C-567) 1986 and also counterfeited on vinyl and CD,later reissued on vinyl and CD (Akarma AK 113). The reissue is worth investigating but don't fork out lots of bucks on the original.

    I bought the bootleg knowing I’d never have the opportunity to buy the original red-label Acorn press (later Acorn pressings have a green/pink label).(Album it was reissued recently on CD Remastered, the British edition [AXCD 1016]Very good sound quality.)

    American band playing nice, pretty catchy music bordering on hard rock and psychedelia. This is not a heavy proto metal style of album, but a more 'feel good' record, boogie blues meets psychedelia, full of upbeat harmonies, clean guitar solos Excellent vocal harmonies and ringing guitar work coupled with some heavy riffs blues-based two excellent guitar players, William Grate and Richard De Leon.

    Group play with a touch sharper Roka psychedelia. A particularly noteworthy guitar (a bit like two guitarists Wishbone Ash), and compositions. Like everything is ok, but something in me, this is missing. The individual pieces taste better than a whole album together. "Creation A Child" is not an absolute must-have LP but it will please Psych Rock lovers.

    Musically, this Corpus-Christi, TX-based band offers a great dose of bar-rockers, some inspired idle ballads "Joy" is really beautiful and a couple of forgettable cuts.The songs boast a soft and smooth guitar work, great vocals and a laid-back rhythm section.“Marriage” is one my favorite tracks, along with the majestic “Joy” but the before us "Creation A Child" that's a thoroughbred killer is everything: composition, mood, the guitar best track on the album

    It's very hard to find out anything more about them and well make this a worthwhile reissue. The origin of the surname is simply the place of residence of the training is Corpus Christi, Texas. In the series of "beautiful losers" of those who disappeared after the completion of the famous record to record, exhausted by years of effort and perseverance, this is heavy with the Corpus. Not the heavy in the sense of sound but in that of the intrinsic quality of the work. One is immediately struck by the ease of musicians, to the point where one might think the result of a meeting of experienced professionals, and not that of an obscure combo. However, one rumor said that this would be teenagers.

    Out of nowhere, Corpus has a hard enough personal and original. Elusive. A concept album with the subject of the short life. The music is around a U.S. Heavy-rock relatively close in the first two Blue Oyster Cult, with a stronger frame bluesy, and sometimes a few reminiscences Soul, and some sensations of Southern Rock.

    The rhythm guitar is generally laid-back with a full kind of Marshall Gibson, with little or no saturation. The singing is clear, mix of 60's Pop crooner and "blue-eyes-Soul." The battery is cultivated, that is to say, she knows, if necessary, to diversify his game and his shot with a controlled use of cymbals. The bass is groovy, and the guitar solos are sparkling and bewitching. Musicians who are strong to inject pure emotion into their game. It is one of the many good little-known publishers of the 60/70. A forgotten gem, close to the masterpiece. It is worth it get acquainted!

    @Back in Purple:good job!
    Big hugs

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    1. This album is an absolute gem! One of my favorite!
      There is a very interesting interview of Corpus:
      http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.fr/2011/10/corpus-interview-with-gilbert-pena.html

      @adamus67 Thank you for contributing by adding comments. I don't publish texts about the albums because I'm a bit lazy ;)

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    2. Thanks for the compliments and comments for the album. We were teenagers when we recorded Creation a Child album. Signed, Richard De Leon, Corpus vocalist

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    3. Hi Richard, it's a great horror to have a visitor like you on our blog! You should be proud to have created this album that will last forever in our heart. Corpus is one of the most played band on Fuzzy & Groovy Radio. I have the Akarma LP reissue and it's still seal as it was for me a kind of grail. Please, do a reunion concert, i'll do the trip from France! Cheers!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this rarity

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  3. Aloha a tutti. I thank all for appreciating our work. We continued on for about another 2 years till we went to other things. I've be blessed with playing and composing other genres both in the US and abroad. Now just kicking back be a hired gun someone needs studio or player work for a friend. Thanks to all of you for appreciating. Its said that dinosaurs are extinct naaaa we still foam the earth. Peace and love your friend, William Grate. aka William Lenhart

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  4. This is marvellous album. Never heard of the band. Is this their only release. Thanks so much

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    1. Yes, this is the only album we recorded. Were working on our second album but unfortunately we never finished it. Rick De Leon, Corpus Vocalist and guitarist

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  5. Congratulations, Ric. A wonderful album. Never heard of this! It´s great to be surprised in such a way. Excellent music!

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  6. Thanks for the share....epic stuff....cheers.

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  7. We lost one of our own Wednsday, Gilbert. Thanks again I remain, William Grate

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