Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ECK! A MOUSE!


I think it's safe to say that, of all the thousands (millions?) of albums ever made, this is the only one of it's kind ever recorded.

From the late '70s comes this traditional bluegrass band singing most un-traditional lyrics about "Eck," which was apparently some kinda New Age offshoot of Hindu - songs like "The Sound Of The ECK" are nearly impenetrable to the uninitiated. Weird and funny as you might expect, but very well played if you're into bluegrass. Which I am not (sorry, Steve Martin), but the vocal harmonies on "River Of Light" totally rule, even as they sing things like: "Look to the light of the living Eck master, he will guide you." Probably wouldn't go over so well on "Hee Haw"...

Hindu Kush Mountain Boys Plus One
And - hey, guess what! - there's actually a new album in the works from these guys. Good karma to windy for sending us this one.

3 comments:

bcolflesh said...

Incredible - thank you for posting this!

hybridelephant said...

these guys are apparently devotees of eckankar - www.eckankar.org - which is a made-up religion with elements of hindu mysticism, sufism, tibetan buddhism and other esoteric (and, probably, made-up) "knowledge"...

a big hint that eckankar is a joke is the fact that their prophets are people like "Fubbi Quantz", "Rebazar Tarzs", "Towart Managi" and "Yaubl Sacabi", and you have to pay money to be a member...

micah moses said...

link is dead please repost!!!! :)