Spur – Of The Moments

January 01, 1970


(Drag City)




Drag City
continues to increase its presence as one of the country’s finest curators of vintage
rarities with the release of this compilation of material from lost ‘60s American
rock outfit Spur, a group that would certainly not seem out-of-place on your
favorite volume of the legendary Pebbles collection and served as the local opening act for both the Grateful Dead and
Cream. Being from the Midwest, this Bellville, Illinois-based band created a
unique sound that managed to bring together the San Francisco psychedelia of
Quicksilver Messenger Service and Moby Grape, the Upstate, NY mountain rock of Bob
Dylan and The Band’s Basement Tapes era
and the soulful power pop of Memphis’ Big Star into one unified sonic boom of
harmonious haze that evokes a quality far beyond its humble private press


This vinyl-only 40-minute collection, which paraphrases its
name from Spur’s extremely hard-to-find 1968 LP Spur of the Moment, was compiled by Drag
City’s in-house team of rock ‘n’ roll savants and contains a
cherry-picked selection of their favorite tracks from the original album along
with a minor helping of unreleased material. It’s highlighted by a twangy,
freaky reimagining of the Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week” and the 14-minute jam
“Tribal Gathering/We Don’t Want To Know”.  Spur of the Moments is a great relic that
ought to appeal both Nuggets novices
and psych scholars alike.


Creep”, “Tribal Gathering/We Don’t Want To Know”, “Eight Days A Week” RON HART

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