Contact (Silver Apples album)

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Contact
Studio album by Silver Apples
Released 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock, electronic, experimental rock
Length 40:51
Label Kapp
Producer Simeon, Danny Taylor, Barry Bryant
Silver Apples chronology
Silver Apples
(1968)
Contact
(1969)
The Garden
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Contact is the second studio album by German experimental electronic band Silver Apples, released in 1969 by record label Kapp.

Contact[edit]

Bart Bealmear of AllMusic wrote, "Aside from Simeon's use of a banjo on a couple of tracks, the music on Contact does not differ from that of their debut. One aspect improved upon was the lyrics; many possess the same "cosmic" element found on Silver Apples, but others are full of bitterness, pain, paranoia and confusion. In turn, the lead oscillator is used to greater effect, reflecting this newfound intensity."[1]

Release[edit]

Contact was released in 1969 by record label Kapp.

The album was re-released in 1997 by MCA Records compiled with the band's first album, Silver Apples. It was also re-released illegally on compact disc and vinyl in 2003 by Radioactive Records in the UK.

Album cover controversy[edit]

The cover and inner artwork is infamous for generating a lawsuit from Pan Am Airlines. The cover features the Silver Apples in a plane cockpit with drug paraphernalia, and the inner artwork showed the band amongst plane wreckage playing banjos. The resulting lawsuit by Pan Am against Silver Apples and Kapp led to the breakup of the band and also the demise of Kapp.[2][3]

Legacy[edit]

The Wire placed Contact in their list "One Hundred Records That Set the World on Fire (While No One Was Listening)".[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You and I"   Simeon Coxe III, Danny Taylor 3:24
2. "Water"   Simeon, Taylor 4:18
3. "Ruby"   Joy May Creasy, Simeon, Taylor 2:32
4. "Gypsy Love"   Simeon, Stanley Warren, Taylor 5:36
5. "You're Not Foolin' Me"   Simeon, Taylor 6:26
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Have Known Love"   Eileen Lewellen, Simeon, Taylor 3:53
2. "A Pox on You"   Simeon, Taylor 5:11
3. "Confusion"   Simeon, Taylor 3:34
4. "Fantasies"   Simeon, Taylor 5:57

Personnel[edit]

Silver Apples
Technical
  • Jack Hunt – engineering
  • Charlie Silver – sleeve photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bealmear, Bart. "Contact – Silver Apples | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Ivers, Brandon (6 December 2007). "Turn You On – Music – The Stranger". The Stranger. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "History". silverapples.com. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Roy, Daryl Stephen; Uncle Fester (1992). "100 Records That Set the World on Fire (While No One Was Listening)". The Wire. Archived from the original on 19 October 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2015.