The Flamingo Jones - Night Train Odyssey (TES021)
About the Album
'NIGHT TRAIN ODYSSEY: The Adventures Of Bobby Night Train', the fifth studio release from Brisbane-based outfit The Flamingo Jones, marks in many ways the end of an era for the band. Its launch marks the second and final full-length LP from the band’s ‘forgotten songs’ - recordings undertaken between 2017-2018, before a major lineup reshuffle and a new quest for a new sound.
The album comes as a follow up to 'The 5th Floor Of The Tree', which Third Eye Stimuli had the pleasure of sharing in April 2020 as part of their Isolation Series. 'Night Train Odyssey' shares a similar atmosphere of hypnotic grooves and psychedelic riffs but with the addition of spacey synthesiser layers. It's another killer release from the band and a must-have in your psych rock collection.
These releases are a homage to this time, and after some revisions and changes by the Jones’ lead wrangler, Johnny Mort, the songs are now ready to be heard.
The decision to release it also comes as a result of the band’s eagerness to release everything from the past, so as to be able to push forward into fresher studio releases that reflect the more contemporary sounds of the live shows.
In the words of Johnny Mort; "the album is a psychedelic journey telling the story of Bob, who rides the Night Train for a thousand years on his quest to reach a distant star."
Released June 4, 2021
All songs written and
preformed by The Oogars
Engineered and mixed by Jordan Power
Additional mixing and
mastering by Rick Snowden
Album artwork by Emily-Grace Lawlor