The American Dream: S/T (1970)
I don't know much about The American Dream; a quick web search tells me only that they were based in Philadelphia, one of their members later joined Foghat, and their self-titled debut was the first record produced by Todd Rundgren. That's about it.
But the music is pretty damn great. You've got mellow guitar rock with great harmonies straight out of the Crosby, Stills & Nash songbook, as well as blues-tinged pop that sounds like Moby Grape or the Guess Who
Opener "Good News" introduces both styles at once, starting out (after a weird phone call intro) with a lovely CSN-ish folk tune before launching into some Allman Brothers-like hard rock jams. It's followed by what should be a killer single, the poppy "Big Brother," which merges a guitar riff reminiscent of Clapton's "Let It Rain" with some raging bass work and nice harmonies. Why this isn't an FM radio staple is bewildering. And that one segues into a nice twangy bit of Americana, "The Other Side" falling somewhere between CSN and early Steve Miller Band and maybe a bit of Bad Company.
Other highlights are the harmonic psychedelic jangle of "Storm" and "I Ain't Searchin'" and the extended psychedelic jam "Raspberries" that closes out the record. Some of the rollicking boogie-rock is a bit more on the generic side, but highlights some respectable guitar work (i.e. the Moby Grape-like "Future's Folly," the Jefferson Airplane-ish psychedelic hard rock of "Credemphels").
Here's an audio rip of "Big Brother":