Saturday, June 16, 2007

Jigsaw - Aurora Borealis (1973)

Several years before Des Dyer and company would become pop disco merchants, Jigsaw was fully entrenched in the psychedelic movement sweeping through the UK during the late 60's and early 70's. Though they were admittedly lightweight in their approach, their material was off-kilter and their stage antics were over-the-top. Between a string of classic psych singles, Jigsaw cranked out three albums worth of trippy goodness before launching fully into their bid for mainstream success. The last of the trio, "Aurora Borealis" barely qualifies as a genuinely psychedelic release, but remnants of their bizarre foray into the genre are still slightly evident here. Though their earliest material can be likened to the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, this album finds the band in the same headspace as the Idle Race.

I highly recommend checking this album out for a glimpse of a band who were still creating challenging music just before the brink of massive global success. You'll hardly recognize them! Keep an eye out for Jigsaw's bizarro debut, "Letherslade Farm", which will be featured here in the coming days...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Muy Broken link!!

nostalgic said...

Hello
thank you for this music. I've been looking for it for long time. Finally I found it and the link doesn't work. Is it possible to reupload?

Thank you

Karalthec said...

Any chance of loading this again as the link does not work, thanks - Karl

PS has anyone heard of Rescue Co No 1

VaTAga said...

Look here
http://grapher-music.blogspot.com/2012/08/jigsaw-aurora-borealis-1972-performer.html