If you've never heard of Spooky Tooth, count yourself among the millions. They were a blues rock band based out of England in the late sixties through the seventies. Most all of their members found greater success elsewhere. Bassist Greg Ridley left the group to join Humble Pie, guitarist Luther Grosvenor left to join Stealer's Wheel (while changing his name to Ariel Bender), and lead singer/keyboardist Gary Wright is probably most famous for penning "Dream Weaver" in 1976.
But in 1969 they released Spooky Two, their sophomore album, and their masterpiece. My dad picked this one out for me, and I was pretty sure he hadn't listened to this record in at least twenty years. It had that clean vinyl sheen. We threw on Evil Woman, and wow. Just wow.
[ mp3 ]: Spooky Tooth - Evil Woman
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If you're digging the bluesier aspect of Evil Woman, then check out this one:
[ mp3 ]: Spooky Tooth - I've Got Enough Heartaches
Love me some rockin' gospel.
This record isn't on lala, but they do have a few tracks. I've Franken-lala'd the record together below - the only cut missing from below is I've Got Enough Heartaches, which you can listen to above. Also, I've since copyrighted the term "Frankenlala."
What do you think? As good as Zeppelin? If only they could have made three more as good as this, and not named the last one Spooky Four.