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Mystic Eyes – The Whole World is Watching -  New LP
Mystic Eyes – The Whole World is Watching -  New LP
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Mystic Eyes – The Whole World is Watching - New LP

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Rust-belt garage rock, second set from this Buffalo, NY outfit.  If I didn't know otherwise, you could almost tell me this was recorded in the 1960s,  but knowing it comes from the 1990s helps clear the fog from the bridge between the 1960s and the 1990s and see just how much the 1960s helped create the sounds of the 1990s.  The description "A dash of Dylan, a bit of Byrds, and a roll of Stones," is pretty accurate, but to me this sounds a mix of many 1960s groups, the Byrds definitively, as well as so many other USA outfits of the 1960s, especially the "Nugget" bands that surfaced in the wake of the British Invasion.  The set features some highlights, but also stays thoroughly enjoyable throughout.  --winch (green noise)

Get Hip is proud to announce the release of Mystic Eyes’ second album, The Whole World is Watching. Consisting of nine originals and five covers, Watching more than exceeds the high standards set by the band’s 1988 debut, Our Time Is Now!--also available on Get Hip Recordings.

The Buffalo-based Mystic Eyes are the brainchild of guitarist/vocalist Bernard Kugel, also the chief songwriter on Watching, penning seven of its nine originals. The band is hardly a one-man effort. Eric Lubstorf plays six- and twelve-string guitar and comes up with some melodic playing that rings and echoes with a vivid intensity. The Davison brothers, Craig and Scott, are also integral to the Eyes: between them they provide bass, drums, organ and guitar.

While each song on Watching is a polished gem, special mention must be given to a few. “Reality Is No Friend of Mine” is an ominous psychedelic pounder, and “So Far Away From Here” is only slightly less intense. While the whole album fits loosely into a modernized folk/rock genre, “I Can’t Wait to Love You” pays loving tribute to the Phil Spector/Jan & Dean sound.

With a passion so evident in their sounds, more and more people are certain to fall under the spell of the Mystic Eyes!!


released May 3, 1995

Bernard Kugel: Vocals, guitar
Eric Lubstorf: 6- & 12-string guitar
Craig Davison: Bass, guitar, organ
Scott Davison: Drums

Additional musicians:
Scott Davison: guitar on tracks 8 & 10
Mike Brydalski: drums on tracks 1, 6 & 14
David Meinzer: backing vocals on track 1

Produced & Engineered by Mike Brydaliski, except tracks 2, 3, 8 & 10, Produced & Engineered by Craig Davison and remixed by Mike Brydalski
Recorded at BCMK Studios, Buffalo, NY
Art direction by Greg Matecko (Get Hip)

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