Exposé Online banner

The Galileo 7 — Tear Your Minds Wide Open
(Damaged Goods DAMGOOD484, 2017, CD / LP/ DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2017-10-24

Tear Your Minds Wide Open Cover art

On November 10, 2017, The Galileo 7 release their fifth album of garage pop psych tunes, Tear Your Minds Wide Open. There are 12 songs on the album with two of them, “One Lie at a Time” and “The God of Gaps,” having appeared on their 2015 single. The Galileo 7 have captured the essence of a 60s/70s garage psych album on Tear Your Minds Wide Open. All but three of the songs have a similar sound with the tight four-part vocal harmonies (or is it a harmonizer?), fuzzed guitars, trippy organ, and tight drumming. Only “The Mask,” “The Habit Machine,” and “Your Face Tomorrow” vary and provide some different and refreshing elements to bring interest to the songs. Perhaps the best song is “Mystery Train” with a trippy organ break and what sounds like a Mellotron to me way down in the mix. The songs on Tear Your Minds Wide Open are not as varied as those on their last album False Memory Lane. The music is best taken in small doses, otherwise you can OD on too much of a good thing. Fans of 60s garage psych are sure to love this new album.


Filed under: New releases, 2017 releases

Related artist(s): The Galileo 7

Latest news

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more

2019-01-02
Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January – Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. » Read more

2018-12-23
Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations – Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more. » Read more

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Zabu - My Coffin's Ready – Lucien Zabuski, aka Zabu, was the original vocalist for Magma, prior to the enlistment of Klaus Blasquiz. This is his first post-Magma solo album, which showcases his unique gravelly voice in a blues...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues