Album of the Day
Originally known as The Young Rascals, this New York-area quartet grew from the AM hits of their garage rock 'n' soul phase to produce some of the most adventurous music on early FM radio. With touches of psychedelia, country, gospel and jazz (not to mention its Magritte cover art), SEE combines the ambition of predecessor FREEDOM SUITE with a back-to-basics feel. As varied as the underrated 1969 collection is, such songs as “Carry Me Back” “Hold On” and the title track draw on the concise, energetic approach that launched the band to stardom and eventually into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. While keyboardist Felix Cavaliere penned the bulk of the album's songs, the singing and playing are cohesive and committed throughout, ensuring that SEE remains a must-hear.