Mike Heron :: Call Me Diamond

Mike Heron didn't so much as strike out on his own as he brought in everyone he knew. As a member of the Incredible String Band he helped pioneer "psychedelic folk," charting a path that fused the early and late 60s of British music, as opposed to the stylistic break that separated artists in that time. For his first solo LP, Smiling Men With Bad Reputations, he brought in collaborators like Elton John, Pete Townsend, Keith Moon, John Cale, and Fairport Convention.

Album opener "Call Me Diamond" jumps off with a single beat and then bursts with horns in . . .

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