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Psychedelic Shack

The Temptations

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Billboard 200 - #9, 1970
Billboard Hot 100 - #7, 1970 - Psychedelic Shack

"... the singing and playing really do fuse the production styles of Smokey and Sly, a major achievement. B."
- Robert Christgau

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Psychedelic Shack
The Temptations
3:55
2
You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth
The Temptations
2:49
3
Hum Along And Dance
The Temptations
3:53
4
Take A Stroll Thru Your Mind
The Temptations
8:37
5
It's Summer
The Temptations
2:38
6
War
The Temptations
3:17
7
You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)
The Temptations
4:05
8
Friendship Train
The Temptations
7:55
Total Playing Time    37:09
"The group’s masterpiece of this era, Psychedelic Shack ... eschewed the hit machine format of their previous albums in favour of a more cohesive statement made up of equal parts Harlem discontent and Haight-Ashbury idealism ... the group’s crowning achievement in terms of full-length albums ..."
- PopMatters.com

Psychedelic Shack marked a musical departure for the Temptations: as the title hints, the material is harder-edged, featuring electric guitars, modern synthesizers and studio wizardry rather than the more traditional Motown sound of the group's previous releases. The top 10 album is notable for the first appearance of the protest song War, which would be re-recorded three months later as a major hit by Edwin Starr and again in the 1980s by Bruce Springsteen.
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