Friday, March 18, 2005

Essential Listening - Curt Boettcher / The Millennium : Begin

The Millennium - Begin

What AMG's Matthew Greenwald refers to as" a bona fide lost classic", Begin was Curt Boettcher's stab at creating his own West Coast Folk/Sunshine/Psych supergroup - like most "supergroups" it's lifespan was frustratingly short and the recordings left behind are a maddening hint at what might have been. Begin is certainly on the short list for" best album no one you know has ever heard of". The upside of it's obscurity is that it's like finding buried treasure - a late 60's pop classic you never knew existed.

Sample tracks at Amazon (Windows Media sample for all tracks - Real for just a few)