This blog is another throwback album observation. Ambrosia is a rock band from southern California. The band started in 1970 with David Pack on guitars and vocals, Joe Puerta playing bass, Christopher North tickling the ivories and Burleigh Drummond on percussion.
An early influence on their prog-rock style of music was King Crimson and other progressive rock bands of the early 1970s. Their vocal harmonies came from a love of the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It’s no small wonder that I like Ambrosia since King Crimson and CSN&Y are two of my favourite bands.
I don’t remember when I bought my first Ambrosia album, but I am leaning heavily towards 1975, the year their self-titled debut album came out and a single from that album, “Nice, Nice, Very Nice” was getting airplay. I still play this platter frequently. The “Nice, Nice, Very Nice” song is firmly entrenched in my earworm library of hits. A note of interest about that song is that the lyrics of this song were written by Kurt Vonnegut and appear in his 1963 novel “Cat’s Cradle”.
In conclusion, this album has aged very well and is still a darn good go-to album.