Manzarek is the former Doors keyboardist, while Read is the drummer/vocalist from "Crushed Butler", the first "punk" band, circa 1970. Read is finishing a film about Syd Barrett while "Freshly Dug" is, essentially, his Bolanesque poetry supported by Manzarek's improvised keyboards. It's all one-take stuff with a bizarre charm all its own. Steps it ain't. MUSIC: 4 stars; Sound: 3 stars.
HIFI CHOICE - June 2000