The Chocolate Watchband – Inner Mystique: #924 of best 1,000 albums ever!

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Why is The Chocolate Watchband’s Inner Mystique on my best 1,000 albums ever list?

Any band with a name that has a food word in front of a time telling device-related word has a huge shot of making this list.

What does The Chocolate Watchband’s Inner Mystique mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?

Yep, let’s head back to that very particular era when naming your band by placing a time telling device-related word next to a food word (see: Strawberry Alarm Clock) was fully in vogue. Both bands, in fact, also share a knack for producing some of the best psychedelic-tinged rock and pop music of the late 1960s.

My favorite song on Inner Mystique is probably “In the Past,” a sitar-infused rock song with a really good beat that’s heavily influenced by Revolver­-era Beatles. (And as an aside, it should be no shock that both The Chocolate Watchband and Strawberry Alarm Clock do sound like they’re singing with English accents.) There’s also a nice Kinks and Zombie-ish thing going on with this song as well. Dig, man.

Speaking of The Kinks, if The Chocolate Watchband’s cover of “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” could hardly be called a reimagining of the original, but it has enough hippie-flavored energy and even some funked up bass to make it a really fun listen.

“Baby Blue” is a pretty pop rock song that both reminds me of The Byrds and also seems very 1968.

This album also sounds like

Kaleidoscope of late 1960s sounds as mentioned above: The Beatles, The Zombies, The Byrds, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Kinks for starters.

Some stats & info about The Chocolate Watchband – Inner Mystique

  • What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rock, Rock Music, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Music
  • Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
  • All Music’s rating4 out of 5 stars
  • When was Inner Mystique released? 1968
  • My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #924 out of 1,000

The Chocolate Watchband’s Inner Mystique on Spotify

What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?

Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.

But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective take on what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.