04 October, 2016

THE OXFORD WATCHBAND - DIAGNOSIS (One Way Empty & Down)



THE OXFORD WATCHBAND - "Diagnosis (One Way Empty & Down)" / "Welcome To The World" (Hand Records 496) August 1969

This group is a mystery to me, I know very little and scant information is available online. Someone left a message on YouTube years ago and suggested that The Oxford Watchband hailed from Rochester, USA.

"Diagnosis (One Way Empty & Down)" is an aural assault on the mind, I don't have a clue what the song is about but who cares when it's as way-out as this. The production by John Linde is certainly impressive, no expense has been spared. It's a full on race until the end with sound FX, shouting, pounding beats and fuzz which then ebbs away into a realm of bewilderment.



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