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Who... Pear What? - New Sealed Vinyl LP
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Pied Pear - Pied Who... Pear What? - New Sealed Vinyl LP
After Shari Ulrich left for the Hometown band, Rick Scott & Joe Mock continued on as a duo for 2 more fine records. This one features a guest spot from Shari on Caught In The Rain; + Mushroom Madrigal, No 5 Orange, No 1 Son, Eliza & more. Squash 965.
Featuring Shari Ulrich on violin & vocals, Rick Scott on dulcimer, vocals & much of the song writing & Joe Mock on guitar, vocals & song writing, The Pumpkin would have been right at home in 1960's San Francisco. Instead, they came at the the tail end of the Canadian progressive folk movement that also brought artists like Ian Tamblyn, Bruce Cockburn & David Wiffen. They combined a bit of the San Francisco hippy ethic & The UK silly folk ethic (Fairport Convention & friends) with some great song writing & playing (Shari is pretty much a virtuoso on violin), & a wonderful sense of humor. Throw in some tremendous harmonies and finally, add to that Rick's unique musical persona which could perhaps be described as being a bit similar to the Tubes Fee Waybill without Fee's dark side. What I can tell you is all 4 of their albums (especially the first 2 with Shari) were on my stereo constantly in the late 70's - mid 80's. If you're into well played, touching acoustic music with an innocence & great sense of humor, these all come highly recommended. We are currently offering all 4 Pied Pumpkin / Pied Pear albums; & Shari's first & third solo album. None of these have ever been on cd.