Stay — Mersey Dream
(Fruits de Mer Winkle 10, 2013, 7")
by Henry Schneider, Published 2013-09-27Stay is a psych pop band from Barcelona, Spain formed in 2005. They have been regular contributors to the Fruits de Mer catalog for a number of years. This August, Stay returns to FdM with a brand new 7-inch of four psych gems, three of which are new covers of some 60s classic and obscure songs. All four are given the Stay treatment of organ, great guitar solos, and generally psychedelic ambiance. The first song is the title track, a new Stay original that pays homage to 60s Brit psych pop. There is a heavy bass line, great organ riffing, and guitar. The second song is a cover of the obscure single “Guess I Was Dreaming” by The Fairytale from 1967. Stay adds a groovy organ line that completes the psych-out bliss of this song. Then we have a superb cover of The Beatles’ “If I Needed Someone.” There is even a sitar appearing in the mix. And the disc closes with Stay’s rendition of Marmalade’s long lost-classic “I See the Rain.” The cover art is reminiscent of the dust jacket you might have seen in the late 60s and it complements the overall retro-feel of disc. As of today this 7-inch is still available, but as with all FdM releases, it is very limited. So if you are interested, keep in mind the axiom he who hesitates is lost.
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