The Incredible String Band – Wee Tam & The Big Huge

Wee Tam & The Big Huge

The Incredible String BandWee Tam & The Big Huge Elektra EKS 74036/37 (1968)

The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter is their best, but Wee Tam & The Big Huge may well be my favorite — it’s the one I reach for most often.  Robin Williamson emerges as a strong songwriter.  As before, there is still a lot of worldly post-modern folk eclecticism at work.  Maybe a bit fewer improvisational surprises.  But even a streamlined “Log Cabin Home in the Sky” is a pure delight.  Looking back upon ISB’s two albums from 1968 it would be hard to argue they weren’t the pinnacle of psychedelic folk.