Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tim Cain - For You

Traded a friend for a copy of this over the winter and was really pleased with some of the songs on here. Tim was a multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, formerly of the Sons of Champlin, who retreated to Eureka, CA in the late-70s, and released this project in 1981. An intriguing mix of kids songs, rural rock, story-telling, and folk - I can't say I love it all but the best tracks exhibit an exquisite post-hippie come-down vibe that feels perfect as things get green outside and you can osmose a little sunshine and dew, yet again. Tasteful woodwinds are to be noted, as well! One thing for the skeptics out there is a truly jaw-dropping acid-folk cut entitled "Whispers and Screams" by a lady named Linda Mortensen who does back-up vocals on a few of the other songs here, and snuck this one solo cut on as well. What I would give for a long-player from her! "Whispers" is a haunting track that lyrically ponders failed love affairs in a rather psychedelic manner. Simply amazing, and a gorgeous voice. I asked Tim if Linda had recorded further, and he wasn't sure. I never heard back from Linda herself... Enjoy the tracks and you can check out Tim's website here for more info on his other projects.


Whispers and Screams

Song of the Wind

Old Moon


  1. Thanks for these, it be sweet if you could post the other tracks too...

  2. Is it possible to have the entire album posted? The selections you post are very nice. Paul