Woodstock flies again

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Face: Self-titled CD cover
  • Face: Self-titled CD cover

Dig out your black light (and black-light posters) and grab a tab of window pane – it’s trippin’ time! Face flashes you back to the psychedelia of Jimi Hendrix and Cream via guitarist Mike Smith’s mastery of reverb, wah-wah and other hallmarks of the glory days of guitar rock.

Vocalist Courtney adds a more ballsy sound with a remarkable voice that combines the smooth, mellow tones of Bonnie Raitt and the raspiness of Shania Twain. The sum of the parts’ll take you back to Janis and Big Brother and the Holding Company. Check out "Places on My Way" and "Rabid Scents" for evidence of Face’s groove prowess (and "Rabid" boasts some mean country-rock flavored slide guitar work, too).

So, pop in the CD, sit back, close your eyes and you just might see some naked hippies dancing around on your eyelids. Face’ll take you there.

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