Merryweather & Carey - Vacuum Cleaner Survival Research SVVRCH039 vinyl lp

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Merryweather & Carey - Vacuum Cleaner

Label: Survival Research

Cat: SVVRCH039

Barcode: 0634438138129

Format: VINYL LP


 

Canadian bassist/vocalist Neil Merryweather relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1960s and

hooked up with the singer, actress and future Penthouse pet, Lynn Carey. They would find

greater fame upon forming the band Mama Lion in 1972, but Vacuum Cleaner captures the

prototype of the group on this collaboration cut the year before, after RCA signed them as a

duo. Merryweather’s bass is a solid anchor and his harmony and musical arrangements help

keep everything in place; Canadian keyboardist JJ Velker adds atmosphere, but it is Carey’s

powerful voice that really drives this hard rockin’ beast, gleaning comparisons with Janis

Joplin. Merryweather & Carey notably appeared in Russ Meyer’s The Seven Minutes too.

 

Tracklist

Livin' In The U.S.A.

Let It Shine

So Fine

Few & Far Between

No Worries

If I Were You

1/2 Introduction To Second Side By Kim Fowley

Shop Around

Sugar Man

Can I Set A Witness

Five Days On The Trail

Captain Terrific

Get Straight With Your Brother