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The United States of America


Download links and information about The United States of America by United States Of America. This album was released in 1968 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Psychedelic genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:06:25 minutes.

Artist: United States Of America
Release date: 1968
Genre: Rock, Pop, Psychedelic
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:06:25
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No. Title Length
1. The American Metaphysical Circus 4:57
2. Hard Coming Love 4:41
3. Cloud Song 3:18
4. The Garden of Earthly Delights 2:39
5. I Won't Leave My Wooden Wife for You, Sugar 3:51
6. Where Is Yesterday 3:07
7. Coming Down 2:37
8. Love Song for the Dead Che 3:25
9. Stranded In Time 1:49
10. The American Way of Love, Pt. 1 Metaphor for an Olderman/Part II- California Good-Time Music/Part III- Love Is All 6:38
11. Osamu's Birthday 2:59
12. No Love to Give 2:36
13. I Won't Leave My Wooden Wife for You, Sugar (Alternate Version) 3:45
14. You Can Never Come Down 2:33
15. Perry Pier 2:37
16. Tailor Man 3:06
17. Do You Follow Me 2:34
18. The American Metaphysical Circus (Alternate Version) 4:01
19. Mouse (The Garden of Earthly Delights) 2:40
20. Heresy (Coming Down) 2:32



Though they only cut one album in 1968, ripples from the innovation of the United States of America are still shaping bands. Led by Joe Byrd, they were among the first to make use of the ring modulator, an analog synthesizer that became an integral Krautrock instrument. The cool and sedate singing of Dorothy Moskowitz played a big part in The U.S.A.’s sound. She also inspired the icy style of Broadcast’s late Trish Keenan as heard in the opening “The American Metaphysical Circus,” where Moskowitz’s plaintive inflections compliment a chaotic and artful sound built on avant-garde production and psychedelic baroque-pop. In the rocking “Hard Coming Love” she sings like Grace Slick sans vocal gymnastics before the gorgeous “Cloud Song” returns to her gossamer cooing. “Where Is Yesterday” surpasses Rotary Connection in accessible weirdness, while “Love Song for the Dead Che” is an ethereal standout. The ten bonus tracks play like a second album starting with the Eastern-influenced lullaby “Osamu’s Birthday” before the pocket epic “No Love to Give” plays with proggy brilliance. “Heresy (Coming Down)” ends on a danceable groove.