Reedición que respeta la portada original.
Essentially a side project by The Godz singer/multi-instrumentalist Leslie Fradkin and drummer Paul Thornton, 1974’s «Pass On the Side» will come as a major shock for anyone who’s heard one of The Godz LPs. Produced by Fradkin, acoustic folk-rock and pop oriented tracks like ‘God Bless California’, ‘M’Lady’ and ‘Christopher’s Sorrow’ were about as far removed from The Godz’ patented atonal musical spasms as you could get. Who would’ve ever imagined these guys could craft a song with a true melody, let alone something with commercial potential? Well check out the sterling ‘God Bless California’. Not only that, but they somehow convinced Paul and Linda McCartney (and then-Wings drummer Denny Siewell) to provide backing on the song. A Godz single? Never! But there’s a Thornton, Fradkin & Unger 45 – ‘Goodbye California’ b/w ‘Sometimes’ (ESP catalog number 45-63019). Other highlights included the late David Peel’s performance on ‘To Err Is Human’ (easy to see why most DJs aren’t musicians themselves) and the band’s subtle Jimi Hendrix tribute ‘Jimi’ (lucky they didn’t get sued for copping most of ‘Hey Joe’ for the song. Elsewhere ‘Walkin’ Guitar Blues’ originally appeared on the earlier «The Third Testament» Godz LP. Released in a generic black sleeve, with a page of stickers, the buyer was apparently expected to apply the red and green inner labels to the album itself. (badcatrecords.com)