Album Walk: Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s “Brain Salad Surgery”

Dig the groovy, whacked-out sounds, man!

"Brain Salad Surgery" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

I had to get out and get some groceries, refill a few of the staples I’ll need in the last 4 weeks here, so I threw in another album. The grocery store is about a 1/2 hour away, and with the time I spent in the store, I nearly finished the album twice.

Oh, which album? Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery.

(I’m cheating a bit; I’ve had this album for a while, and I’m pretty sure that I’ve listened to it before, maybe even in one sitting. But my collection here says its unheard, and its never received the kind of focus these album walks are giving to it.)

So, what’s this album like?

In a word: groovy. EDIT: I’ve been informed that I really should say: “far out“. I can dig it. 😉

Another word: intense.

And another word: epic.

But here are some more words..

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