“Wichita Lineman” finds the Dick Slessig Combo harnessing the song’s original melodic components and locking in. Mark Lightcap’s guitar drifts and melts away, evoking Isaac Hayes’ super-spaced soul or Duane Eddy conjuring up celestial waves crashing on a cosmic beach; the rhythm section of Steve Goodfriend and Carl Bronson mind meld; occasionally an organ flutters. The song becomes a mantra.
The music of Acetone seems to exist outside conventional methods of timekeeping. Off to the side. Suspended and slightly warped. Likewise, the story told about the band in Sam Sweet’s […]