Fat Mattress ' first album must have come as a surprise to fans expecting something at Bright New Way - Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress somewhat related to the former activities of its most famous member, ex- Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding. But Fat Mattress doesn't sound at all like Jimi Hendrix and, for that matter, Redding plays guitar on the album, not bass. Instead, it's passable, pleasant late-'60s psychedelia with a far lighter touch Choose Death - Sixty Nine - Just For The Fun the hard bluesy psychedelic rock Redding played with Hendrix.
From the sound of things, Redding who had a hand in writing much of the material and his new cohorts were doing some heavy listening to California psychedelic rock and folk-rock, as this is far breezier and more oriented toward harmony vocals. The problem, at least inasmuch as playing this back to back with something like Forever Changesis that the words and music don't penetrate nearly as deeply, or coalesce into nearly as strong a group identity.
They're pleasing but indeed fleeting in their impression, lacking the indelible hooks or songwriting brilliance of their apparent inspirations, the songs tending to run together in their similar moods.
All that said, this isn't a bad album at all; had it not been dismissed by many Hendrix collectors as irrelevant, it might well be getting rediscovered by revisionists and championed as a minor nugget of obscure British light psych.
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