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July 2006

Monday, July 31, 2006

Can Am Des Puig - 1978 - The Book of AM (Pts. I & II)


This is without any doubt one of this year’s most stunning and spectacular releases!!!
Book Of Am were a communal hippie-folk outfit consisting of musicians from various countries (England, France & Spain) who lived on the Balearic Islands.
Their initial plan was to release four LP’s in combination with a beautifully illustrated book, full of mind expanding art, focussing on world folklore and various traditions.
In the end however (we’re talking mid 70’s here) the costs of realisation were too high, and –though the music for all 4 records already was put to tape- the eventual release got stripped down to ‘just’ one LP, coming with a gatefold sleeve i.s.o. the complete book. Which obviously didn’t keep this unbelievable album from becoming a major collector’s idem. Now, some 30 years later, Wah Wah Records at last present the book (over 100 pages!) in its full glory, together with 2 LP’s/CD’s. (A reissue of the original LP, plus a record/disc featuring many highlights of the unreleased material.)

Musically this is superb, extremely psychedelic and mystic folk with haunting melodies full of exotic instrumentation and trippy elements. This 2006 Book Of Am edition is a (soaking wet) dream come true for all connoisseurs of acid-, psych- and freakfolk.

Recommendable reissue !

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Part I
Part II

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Omnibus - 1970 - Omnibus

Omnibus - 1970 - Omnibus

01 - The Man Song - 3.26
02 - It´s All In Your Heart - 6.03
03 - Shake It Off - 3.58
04 - Understand - 3.52
05 - Above Me - 2.45
06 - Den Of Sin - 2.10
07 - Boogus Black And Blues - 5.08
08 - Spring - 3.02
09 - Winding Thru Your Heart - 2.30
10 - Harmony - 2.32
11 - Big Daddy Slave - 2.37
12 - Tired Of Screaming - 2.45

1970 United Artists release by Boston based band combining moody Westcoast style organ sound with fuzzy psych guitar. This trio hailed from Boston. The album, which was recorded in New York and produced by Steve and Eric Nathanson (who were the producers of Boffalongo).
Sounding a lot like a FUZZED-OUT DOORS!!!

Tir Na Nog - 1971 - Tir Na Nog

Tir Na Nog - 1971 - Tir Na Nog

Tir Na Nog, whose name translates from the Gaelic as "Land of Eternal Youth," hit a Zeitgeist with their first album. The pairing of Sonny Condell and Leo O'Kelly caught the same softness as, say, Nick Drake, but more open and engaging, with just enough lilting Celtic influence to offer plenty of charm (although, it must be said, very little of the Irish tradition is evident in their music). The acoustic duo could be sweetly romantic, as on "Time Is Like a Promise" and "Our Love Will Not Decay," but they could also offer a crowd-pleaser like the singalong "Aberdeen Angus." "Picadilly" is especially poignant, a touching tale. Condell brings a few exotic touches to the disc, adding tabla, Moroccan drum, and jew's harp, but that hardly turns them into a version of the Incredible String Band -- their writing simply isn't quirky enough. That's not to imply there isn't a strength to it; there is. They can pen a good, memorable tune with an affecting chorus, and the relatively straightforward arrangements, fleshed out by Barry Dransfield's fiddle and Nick Harrison's arrangements, are never overdone. Pleasant without ever being startling, this is '70s folk-rock, with the emphasis on the folk more than the rock.
~Chris Nickson, All Music Guide

Tir Na Nog - album credits :
Leo O'Kelly Dulcimer, Guitar, Bass (Electric), Vocals, Violin, Tin Whistle
Sonny Condell Guitar, Vocals, Moroccan Drum, Tabla, Jew's-Harp, Percussion
Barry Dransfield Fiddle

Tir Na Nog - tracks :
01 Time Is Like a Promise (2:56)
02 Mariner Blues (4:12)
03 Daisy Lady (2:21)
04 Tir Na Nog (5:20)
05 Aberdeen Angus (1:50)
06 Looking Up (4:51)
07 Boat Song (3:24)
08 Our Love Will Not Decay (3:04)
09 Hey Friend (3:01)
10 Dance of Years (3:50)
11 Live a Day (3:04)
12 Piccadilly (5:35)
13 Dante (2:56)

Enjoy !!!

Psi Vojaci & Jachym Topol - 1994 - Sestra

Tracks :

01 Vlčí sen, Do města, Jiný příběh
02 Ohnivá voda
03 Cestou
04 Ráno, pořád
05 Kdykoli
06 "Teď jděte v pokoji"
07 Starý slova
08 Je tam
09 Já, to mně a B. a obrana

Hudba: Psí vojáci
Text: Jáchym Topol
Jáchym Topol – čtení [1a]
Filip Topol – zpěv, Casiotone MT-68
David Skála – bicí nástroje
Jiří Jelínek – saxofon
Luděk Horký – basová kytara, kytara

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Monika Načeva – zpěv [

Review :
Sestra (Sister) is Psi Vojaci's first album for the post-Velvet revolution Czech label Indies. For this occasion, Filip Topol's group reunited with his brother, writer Jachym Topol, to create their strangest CD of the 1990s. Many unusual elements single it out, but the most obvious remains the singer's use of a synthesizer (and a cheap one: a Casiotone MT-88) instead of the piano. He manages to do incredible things with the machine, from post-new wave melodic lines to vaguely avant-gardist ambient sounds. Nevertheless, anyone familiar with his later albums (either with Psi Vojaci or solo) will have to reset their expectations. The music establishes a bridge with the group's material of the early '80s, blending poetry recitation over experimental backgrounds ("Vlcí Sen, Do Mestra, Jiny Príbeh," "Je Tam"), warped rock-in-opposition songs ("Ráno, Porád"), and more straightforward rock numbers ("Ohnivá Voda" recalls J.J. Neduha's music of the same period). The absence of Topol's hammered piano chords opens up the sound spectrum for the other musicians, resulting in more room for saxophonist Jirí Jelínek and guitarist Ludek Horky. Unlike some of Psi Vojaci's other albums from that period, Sestra truly sounds like a group effort, thanks to the rock drive running through it. Listeners looking for Filip Topol the singer/songwriter could feel disoriented here. Fans of Plastic People of the Universe, Extempore, or even Uz Jsme Doma might consider Sestra to be the group's best effort of the decade.
~François Couture, All Music Guide

Bio :
The Czech rock group Psí Vojáci is one of the major acts that started in the underground during the Communist regime and became successful after its fall in 1989. The group is dominated by songwriter, singer and pianist Filip Topol, a charismatic character who shares similarities with English singer Peter Hammill, both in his writing of literate yet powerful art songs and in his stage delivery. Drummer David Skála and bassist Jan Hazuka formed the core of the group from its beginnings up to the early ‘90s, when the latter left and was replaced by Ludek Horky. Guitarists and saxophonists came and went.

The name Psí Vojáci means “Dog Soldiers." Two explanations, both of a literary nature, circulate about its origins. Some say it comes from the title of Robert Stone's 1974 novel. Others attribute it to the name of a Cheyenne tribe in Thomas Berger's book Little Big Men. In any case, there is a connection to Native American history, a favorite source of inspiration for the singer. Topol, born 1965, made his first professional appearance at a concert by The Plastic People of the Universe in 1978. Soon after he formed Psí Vojáci with schoolmates Skála and Hazuka. Big brother Jáchym Topol, who would become an important Czech poet, fuelled the group with lyrics. They gave their first performance at the ninth Prague Jazz Days the following year. At first, the group's sound had something of a punk attitude, even though the repertoire consisted of complex pieces steeped in the romantic music of latter-half 18th century. Its name and its harsh lyrics against the State (sung with conviction by a 14-year old) soon earned the group an interdiction to perform — it gave its last authorized concert on June 23, 1980.

For the next few years Psí Vojáci laid low, recording three albums (Psí a Vojáci, Baroko v Cechách, Studio 1983-85, all reissued in 2000) that circulated as illegal cassettes. In 1986, the group was allowed to break out of the private underground parties circuit and perform publicly under the name Psí Vojáci Osobne, building a strong cult following in Prague. By then though, Jáchym had joined the group Narodní Trída, so Filip began to write his own lyrics. Following the Velvet Revolution of 1989 the group began to release albums at a quick pace, starting with the EP P.V.O. (Panton, 1989) and the full-length Nalej Cistého Vína (Globus, 1991). In 1993, Filip Topol starred in Zdenek Tyce's film Ziletky. A year later he reunited with his brother to write Sestra and in 1995 released his first solo album, Sakramilácku. In 1996 the group re-recorded its classic songs for Národ Psích Vojáku. After the release of the disheartened Horící Holubi that year, the singer had to take a break, his health problems overtaking him. Years of alcohol abuse led him to the operation table, putting the band on hiatus. Back to a trio version, Topol, Skála, and Horky came back in 1999 with the album Mysi v Poli a Jiné Príbehy and have since found some international acclaim, performing in Belgium, France, and the US.
~François Couture, All Music Guide.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Poppy Family - A Good Thing Lost

The Poppy Family - A Good Thing Lost

Tracks :
01 Beyond the Clouds 02:37
02 Free from the City 02:18
03 What Can the Matter Be ? 02:16
04 Which Way You Goin' Billy ? 03:23
05 Happy Island 02:53
06 There's No Blood in Bone 03:01
07 A Good Thing Lost 02:03
08 You Took My Moonlight Away 02:43
09 Shadows on My Wall 02:30
10 That's Where I Went Wrong 02:32
11 Where Evil Grows 02:51
12 I Was Wondering 03:02
13 Tryin' 03:02
14 Winter Milk 03:24
15 Good Friends 02:39
16 I'll See You There 03:20
17 You Don't Know What Love Is 02:49
18 I Thought of You Again 02:27
19 Another Year, Another Day 02:35
20 Evil Overshadows Joe 02:29
21 That's Where I Went Wrong [US Version] 02:33

Susan Pesklevits and Terry Jacks met in the band Powerline. They later married and formed the Poppy Family in 1968. With guitarist Craig McCaw and percussionist Satwan Singh, the duo's third single, "Which Way You Goin' Billy," became a hit in the U.S. and their native Canada, selling over two million copies. The group recorded three albums in the early '70s: That's Where I Went Wrong and Which Way You Goin' Billy in 1970 and Poppy Seeds in 1971. Terry and Susan were divorced by 1973, however, and both began solo careers. Susan released Dream (1976), Ghosts (1980) and Forever (1982), but Terry became more successful when his "Seasons in the Sun" single went platinum in Canada (more than 150,000 units). His albums include Seasons in the Sun (1974), Y'Don't Fight the Sea (1976), Pulse (1983) and Into the Past (1989).
~John Bush, All Music Guide

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Eilrahc Elddewt (Charlie Tweddle) - 1974 - Fantastic Greatest Hits

Tracklist :
1. Untitled
2. Untitled

3. Untitled
4. Untitled
5. Untitled
6. Untitled
7. Untitled
8. Untitled

Extra Tracks :
9. Untitled
10. Four Empty Bottles
11. Untitled
12. What's Happening ?
13. Jesus and the Devil
14. Untitled

Eccentric folk artist Charlie Tweddle's self-released 1974 LP Fantastic Greatest Hits,
a unique blend of psychedelic country and tape experiments.

Charlie felt sure his new style of music would take the world by storm – it didn't work out that way.
Recorded in 1971, 500 copies of Fantastic Greatest Hits were pressed in 1974 under the name Eilrahc Elddewt with extravagant packaging.
The LP was hand-distributed and received only minimal positive feedback; sales were poor.

Why? Well for one, side two of the album is 25 minutes of chirping crickets and sound fragments.
The abrupt patches of dead air on side one probably didn't help much either.
More than a few of these albums were returned as "defective".
Of course, all of these production moves were intentional.

The CD was transferred from a copy of the original album.
It includes six unreleased tracks from the same period as well as all of the original artwork in a fold-out digipak.
We hope you find it as nice and as interesting as we do.

Last Thing On My Mind - Holyground The Works Volume One

side one

* Last Thing On My Mind (Levon-Coombs)
* Hangman (traditional) *
* Greenland Whale (traditional)
* Factory Sparrow (Hart)
* Geordie (traditional)
* It Ain't Me Babe (Dylan)

* Mountain Dew (traditional)
* Daddy You Been On My Mind (Dylan)
* Part Two Blues (Piff Parfitt)
* One Too Many Mornings (Dylan)

side two
* Bells of Rhymney (Seeger-Davies)
* Sean South of Garryowen (traditional)

* Just A Little Rain (Reynolds)
* La La Girl (Hart)
* Stagnation (Piff Parfitt)
* In the Early Morning Rain (Lightfoot)

* Blue (Seeger) *
* Cushie Butterfield (traditional) *

* The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face *
* When the Ship Comes In (Dylan)
* Baby Don't Drag Me Down (Hart)

tracks marked * are not on the Works re-release due to technical reasons.
Sold mainly in Bretton Hall College, Yorkshire, England. Copies pressed 99

Re-release : Volume 1 of Holyground the Works series.
* Additional tracks on the Works issue are:

from the EP Cross-section
* Wild Mountain Thyme (traditional)
* With God On My Side (Dylan)
* Lowlands (traditional)

* London (Coombs-Blake)
* The Gold Of The Long Girls

Compilation of period '60's UK folk from the Bretton Hall collective.
Recorded in 1966, and in perfect quality, this contains plenty of traditional tunes done in a variety of styles and includes : Dave Nuttall, Chris Coombs, Terry McCann, Kev Slater, Bob Hart and many more.

LAST THING ON MY MIND has never been released since the original 99 vinyl copies made by Mike Levon when he recorded it in 1966. It is an album of folk and early folk rock - the roots from which Holyground grew. There are standout performances from Chris Coombs and others.
It's an album of great beauty: if you close your eyes you can see the candles, and feel the dark . . .
There are also several out-takes and contemporary recordings never previously released at all!

Holyground used to be a record label that released a bunch of albums that are very hard to find. Well, that's the info I could derive from the not so very clear website.
The first releases are two compilation albums called The Works Vol. 1 - Last Thing On My Mind and The Works Vol. 5 - Gagalactica.

As far as I could find out, the Holyground label, or at least the idea behind it, was led by Mike Levon. He recorded musicians, most of which weren't professional musicians. The music is folk, with a touch of folk rock. That's what the booklet says. It's a lot of Bob Dylan (five Bob Dylan songs on Vol. 1) and a load of traditional folk songs. However, what I think of when I hear the term "folk" is Planxty. This is mostly acoustic guitar and vocals, style and atmosphere of scout campfires.

Vol. 5 contains more musicians per recorded song. A full band on most of them, actually.
The songs are definitely more interesting because of this, especially when you're listening to all the songs on the CD. The playing is more interesting (guitar and organ and flute), and the songs have some instrumental bits as well. The songs remain short stories of folk and a bit of blues structures. Overall, again it's boredom creeping up after a couple of minutes.

The musicians and singers are not bad, though. Especially the Dylan songs - no one sings worse than good ol' Bob. And I must say the recordings sound very good.
Amazing that recordings done on a mono track of a two-track recorder can sound so clear.
A job well done! Also the booklets; they contain many old photos, most lyrics and some info.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Zerfas - 1973 - Zerfas

Zerfas - 1973 - Zerfas

The structure of the album is impeccable. From the opening moment, it’s obvious you’re in for something truly special. “You Never Win” fades in with a backwards loop, over which a lovely melody appears. It goes on for a while, but could continue for hours more without becoming tiresome. It’s as great and true a musical moment as there has ever been. Rudely, the drums disrupt the calm to begin the body of the song, an updated 60s garage punker with powerful organ. As the song nears the end, the opening melody recurs, only this time it’s played forwards. It’s at this moment that you realize that this album is a true work of art, not just a bunch of great moments but a perfectly conceived synthesis of ideas. If only to prove the point, within a few seconds of the next song, “The Sweetest Part,” we are treated to the most beautiful fuzz guitar riff in history. As the album moves along, all of the eight songs have moments that, while unlikely to match the perfection of the backwards bit or the searing fuzz riff, should send shivers down the most jaded spine.

The songs are enlivened by psychedelic experiments that range from the slowed-down laughter of a tickled child to someone belching the words “mushroom soup.” Not just each song, but each verse is arranged with intricate care, and surprises like the stunning percussion that ends the quiet “I Need It Higher” keep the listener guessing. The two songs that begin side two show a bit of the spirit of 1973. The bouncy “Stoney Wellitz (and its almost trendy moog solo), and “Hope”, with its ocean sound effects and long, layered keyboard solo, are longer and more likely to appeal to, say, prog fans, than the pop-oriented songs on side one. That’s not to say the seem out of place or don’t work, because they do, in spades. And in no time at all, we’re back to massive walls of 60s-inspired psychedelia. The introduction to “Fool’s Parade” is interrupted by a stunning backwards vocal (don’t listen to people who claim it says something; it’s gibberish in both directions.) The body of the song ends after only two minutes, only to be followed by two further minutes of sped-up guitar, slowed-down guitar, space sounds and the aforementioned “mushroom soup” reference.

This is all set-up, though, for the album’s finest moment, the closing “The Piper.” A more ideal pop song is unlikely to exist. From the opening piano trills to gorgeous verses to gorgeous bridge to gorgeous chorus to stunning keyboard solo to the most perfect of the album’s many perfect guitar solos, in just four minutes they’ve done the impossible. They top what came before. The album ends on the final moment of genius; the piano trill returns and then is abruptly cut off, leaving the listener with his or her mouth hanging wide open. Not only has the song itself been framed by the piano, so has the album as a whole; the first and last song share the framing device, and the abrupt end is as compelling as the backwards fade-in.

No, this album isn’t completely perfect. I’m not entirely convinced that the speak-singing on “You Never Win” really works, and perhaps the plethora of clever arrangement ideas push both “Stoney Wellitz” and “You Don’t Understand” a verse too long. Oh, and this will never be my own personal favorite album because the lyrics don’t hit home with me in the way something has to in order to be a #1 desert island pick. But musically, there’s no album on this universe I enjoy more than ZERFAS, and no album from which I can discover more new joys after hundreds of listens. The first reissue of this album contains several pages of notes about the band, and presumably gives some idea why they never released any more music. I’ve never found this issue of the record; I’m not sure I even want to know the answer to the many questions I have about these guys. And, oddly, the fact that it was never followed is almost a plus, a way of making sure that this album’s greatness will never be tarnished by the company it keeps. Obviously my view on this album is full of bias; only a few people will love it quite as much as I do. But most will love it almost as much.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Gagalactyca - Gagalactyca

Gagalactyca - Gagalactyca
[Holyground, the Works, vol. 5]


1 GAGALACTYCA (Holyground HG 1135/Magic Mixture MM 3) 1990 SC

NB: (1) reissued on CD (Kissing Spell LSG 007) with bonus tracks from Thundermother.

Only 425 copies of this album were pressed and it came with a free booklet.
Despite its late release date it's actually comprised of previously unreleased early seventies material by the two bands, Lightyears Away and Thundermother, who were responsible for the Astral Navigations album.

GAGALACTYCA has only been released on vinyl. It is a sister album to Astral Navigations.
There are two "sets" of music : Chris Coombs and others (Lightyears Away), and Thundermother. Chris and Mike Levon wrote songs for the Light Years Away "side" of the album. Standout tracks are the short though beautiful "That Is What We Need", and "Cold Tired and Hungry" a storming track featuring Bill Nelson on guitar.

This is mainly the follow-up album to the highly collectable "Astral Navigations" album from 1973. Rare early '70's privately pressed spacey folky prog mostly recorded with a similar line-up to the Astral Navigations album. The music continues the same vein of spacey progressive folk music, and now comes with half a dozen bonus tracks from Thundermother - some of which are also quite trippy. Cosmic and rare as hell.

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Tim Hollier - 1968 - Message To A Harlequin

Tim Hollier - 1968 - Message To A Harlequin

side one:
Message To A Harlequin
Bird Of Paradise
Do You Remember When
Streets Of Gold

side two:
And Where Were You That Morning Mr. Carroll
Full Fathoms Five
And I
In The Light Of Sadness
In Silence


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Chico Magnetic Band (France) - 1969 - Chico Magnetic Band

Chico Magnetic Band (France) - 1969 - Chico Magnetic Band

Tracks :
01 - Explosion
02 - Pop Full Hair
03 - Lot Of Things
05 - To Where I Belong
06 - My Sorrow
07 - Cross Town Traffic
08 - Pop Orbite

EVEN THOUGH THIS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT and overwhelming album is but a half an hour in length, it is so chock full o’ balls and amazing riffs that consistently making all the right moves at the right times it’s downright scary and seems twice the length due to its raging density of vision. Given that (and that fact it seems almost entirely culled from moments from only the top tier fab waxings in my collection) it also seems far longer than THAT because everything on it counts SO BAD it lights a fire in my head, creates a fevered dickswell and comes close to bursting my heart every time I spin it.

Why? Put it simply, this freakin’ album has EVERYTHING. And by that I mean it draws from elements of approaches set down by “Phallus Dei”-era Amon Düül Zwei, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Silberbart, Straight-era Alice Cooper, Can, Guru Guru, Groundhogs, Speed Glue & Shinki, Led Zeppelin, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Tiger B. Smith and “Free Your Mind”-period Funkadelic (so help me Eddie) and are seamlessly wedged into one album.

Chico IS...The Man. And he is immersed in an ocean of non-verbal language ranging from expressions of spittle-speak to larynx yank projected over a cranked up to fuck-off level trio projecting unbridled heaviosity heaved onto an LP with all the intimacy of a band that lives, breathes, farts, cries, bleeds, sweats, shits, pisses, vomits, cums, eats, buys pot and gets high together. And as if by some process of psychotropic osmosis all are locked into the same psychic force field that alternatively is searching in the wilderness, crying to the sky, crawling just beyond Damascus with their flies and minds undone and their heads on fire with all their passion directed into a funneled pummel that is undying energy the same way life itself is. And its raging power and whirlwind qualities are caught as they claw at the double iron gates of reality to get buzzed into the realm of the beyond with their stinky package of love special delivery, looking for the big old rock’n’roll godhead to sign for it and they wind up shoving it under his nose and promptly fucking off to parts unknown forever after the bittiest output of one album and 3 singles for three separate labels (whose chronology is probably determined by the lessening obscurity of the companies with “Girls Of Ocean”/“Phantasm” on Tuba; Disques Vogue’s issue of two album tracks as “My Sorrow”/“We All Come And Go” and one single on CBS, “Pop Or Not”/”Inverse Pop”.)

Formed in Lyon in 1969 as Chico & The Slow Death because they meant it (man), the following year they renamed themselves Chico Magnetic Band, comprised of: Chico on death throttle vocals, Patrick Garel on pounding dunderhead drums, Alain Mazet on Richter scale raising bass and Bernard Monneri on howlingly fierce shred guitar with attached fuzz/wah hardwired directly into his frontal lobes. And what this crew laid down was a freewheeling and loose mess that created its own language, cycling as it does through a back catalogue of the collective id, the rejected odd and the accepted stinky -- as though every emotion every uttered for generations and every symbolic thrust of the battering ram against the gates of nothingness have touched down all on one album with an overdose of ESP.

Released on the tiny Disques Vogue subsidiary label Box Office, “Chico Magnetic Band” was recorded at two different Parisian studios: Europa Sonor (where Magma recorded their first album and Aphrodite’s Child laid down their classic “666” double album) and Wagram Studios. And judging the results of those last two named records, Europa Sonor had some uniquely sounding rooms on their premises, which carried over with the widest sonic spectrum onto “Chico Magnetic Band”. Producer Jean-Pierre Rawson boisterously captured the group’s thunder live in the studio as clear as an unmuddied lake while also resounding with an unstoppable fury. These sounds are everything I search for in rock’n’roll -- it’s tripped out. It’s psychedelic. It’s heavy. It’s very heavy. It roots me to the ground AND it’s got experimental electronic freak outs as well as moments of chilling acoustic introspection that can only portend heavy shit raining down and they never made an umbrella THIS strong to withstand such a torrent. It’s heavy to the soul as well as to the ears, and its not only as bold as love but it’s bolder than fuck and although it only lasts for a half an hour look out because there’s a fire in the hole cause Chico and The Magnetic hommes are not only coming through, but coming through in the biggest way possible.

“Explosion” begins the album not with a whimper nor even a bang but Chico’s entire reason for existence, laid out in one glorious collision after another with Chico yammering, barking, guffawing and channeling consonants in a way irrespective of enunciation and rarely with a literal clue as to what he is freaking out so badly over as his ever-heaving, pulsating soul forces out a welter of incomprehensible sounds in such a riveting and demonstrative manner, they almost make even Damo Suzuki’s English/Japanese/neither dreamtime-to-Samurai-rage vocals seem like the Queen’s English by comparison. Sometimes Chico isn’t singing so much as speaks, whispers or just freaking out at the open air around him as the Magnetic Band furry-freak to it all with total free-rock heaviness. The middle section is somewhat related to Deep Purple’s “Mandrake Root” instrumental break, but minus the Hammond, plus a full-on percussion section and a million times crazier as Chico goes gaga -- at one point whispering then choking out wave after wave of larynx attack in a spittle-spraying frenzy. The percussion line of franticness hangs so long and hollowly behind Chico’s half-spoken, half-muttered, half-laughed and near incomprehensible pronouncements that only point to certain meanings that are instinctively grasped, but cannot be explained, only felt. He’s dropping consonants and vowels left, right and centre and I can only make out “My sweat tastes like a river!” until it’s directed into a 4-lane highway of vocal gibber along the lines of: “Nuuuaaarrgugug!”, “Nene waundah orf zarebbb!” and even “Anmyne cloth iss fallin dawn!!” And the guitar playing is exemplary -- the fuzz wah-wah is used only to shattering degrees for maximum effect --and often. Then Chico’s hairy freak-speak re-enters, translating everything into a random free-form gear stripping speech that abides to no known patterns of human language as behind him the band pump out and wrestle up storm up with each perfectly timed drum fill, each burnt fuzz-o-delic guitar lick accented to perfection and those low grunting Tiger B. Smith vocals getting it all on at once is just crazy... especially for this long. Somehow, the piece finally ends with a deluxe CLANG!-HONK!-TWEET! And you don’t really know if it all really happened out loud or what.

Is it heavy?
Are they French?

The entire album could just be this first track, and it would STILL be a killer.

The instrumental “Pop Pull Hair” sees the entry of electronic technical effects let loose by the French experimentalist Jean-Pierre Massiera, and it is far spacier and heavier than the collages he assembled on his previous Les Maledictus Sound LP. The entire track runs backwards with UFO landings, creeping, sucking sounds and an aural casting of long shadows getting longer that threaten to absorb the mental landscape with successive, ominous strides. The quiet entry of “Lot Of Things” and a descending bass begins watchfully like “Sleeping Village” and/or “Brain Brain” by Silberbart with overall “Careful With That Axe” eugenics, as cymbals tap in the darkness. This quickly rises into a shattering display of lurching, blazing guitar accompanied with deeper toned Hendrixian quiver-speak as Chico’s words only SOUND as if they’re run backwards as they dribble out from his mouth like blood. Another tempest hammers out by the band at top volume, and then falls away to another simmering comedown. But when THAT guitar solo ensues so unbelievably heavy, before you fully recover from it it’s onto riffing off the “Beck’s Bolero” section of ‘How Many More Times” with the band in tow and Chico probably flailing on the studio floor and speaking of which: HOW many more times can this record continue to outdo itself?!! Chico then starts freaking in the echoed darkness with pronouncements like Don Van Vliet and Damo Suzuki in a self-strangulation contest ala Vliet’s palsied “Neon Meate Dream of An Octafish” tongue flapping drool-o-thon, “Tra la, tra la, tra la, tra la…tra LA” choking and sputtering well into the fadeout. With strident, thundering drums “We All Come And Go” cracks open and all is blistering Rock once more and nothing else. The middle section sees Chico’s hastily rushed out vocals crazily falling out into a pile of letters that only assemble in time against a distinctly Biergarten schlager for swingin’ steins-accented melody when he (nearly) sings the title “We all come and go...” Swiftly, the band is already locked in together and promptly off across the instrumental section highlighted by a stunningly blistering guitar solo as Patrick Garel’s double time drumming swings between the legs while simultaneously nails down every virgin space in sight and the whole band is giving each other so much damn space to blast off that they never miss a beat with all those quick, vertiginous stops and starts...

Side two is just as excellent. “To Where I Belong” opens with a brief electronic swizzle into hyperspace that parts to reveal Chico plus his ever-Magnetic Band playing bongos with cross-stitched acoustic guitars like 1970-period Can jamming in the back garden of Schloss Norvenich. Returning electronic tones whoosh by and vacuum the whole mess up and replace it with cyclical riffs peeled offa Amon Düül Zwei’s creeping, nightmarish “Dem Guten, Schönen, Wahren” as acoustic and electric guitars pull together to construct an epic mystery dance. Then it’s a brutal shift into the furious paces of the electric intro/break-out of Zep’s “Bring It On Home”, continuing to hammer it all home all and drape it with downer wah-wah action to make it all the more return directly back to the Düül death dance scene, which then rears its screeching head back to the previous fury. Somehow, it’s left a stoned trail of mental breadcrumbs and finds itself back to the earlier acoustic passage and a final fade. Things slow down with the ooze away funk of “My Sorrow” all furrowed by Chico’s backward-masked-but-not-really drawl vocal that drags through the primeval soup of creation over clattering percussion accented by searing wah-wah and adorned with a fantastically screeching run-on sentence of a wah-wah’ed guitar solo. It’s so in the pocket, it’s hung like Iommi’s engorged stash pouch on the gatefold of “Paranoid”. Damn -- this has got to be the closest thing to 1970 period Funkadelic outside of “Chains And Black Exhaust” and, er “Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow” itself, come to think of it.
“Cross Town Traffic” is a RIDICULOUS cover and not because it’s inept. It only roughly approximates the Jimi Hendrix Experience track in its shorthanded tongues and soulful misappropriatin’ and the way first verse is sang with the music resigned way to the background all dub-like and no guitar doing the “doo doo doo l’doo” ‘backing vocal’ call and response... Dammit -- it is SO fucking loose I betcha Jimi hisself woulda dug how Chico slit it up such a furious treat (maybe even more than Dylan did when Jimi ran rampant all over “All Along The Watch Tower” and/or “Drifter’s Escape”) especially as Chico amends the line “And with you/I can see a traffic jam straight up ahead” speedily into “And I guess there’s no chance/sit on my head!” thus shattering another blues metaphor in the process. This is ridiculous, all right: Chico’s version of “Cross Town Traffic” is an example of getting “it” effortlessly by just going for it whichever way you can and making it all fall together seemingly by sheer force of will and soul alone. “Pop Orbite” finishes the album as Chico and His Mag(net)ic Band get a full-on interstellar send off via the “effets techniques” of Jean-Pierre Massiera as burbles, squeaks and Martian effects surround the band together on its final trudge into the abyss with accompanying Hammond organ and French screaming... All the album lacks is one big explosion FX to end it all.

Do I need ANTHING else from a record? Fuck, man: “Chico Magnetic Band” stands tall as the spiritual column of that burnt pantheon of heavy truth seeking alongside the Vertigo pressing of “Black Sabbath”, Alice Cooper’s “Pretties For You”, Guru Guru’s “Hinten”, Silberbart’s “4 Times Sound Razing” and Speed Glue & Shinki’s self-titled double LP.

(BEWARE: Although ‘Chico Magnetic Band’ appears printed on Lizard Records’ CD reissue, some have been discovered to be accidentally pressed with an entirely different album altogether. Needless to say, it’ll help to look for it in a shop where you can preview before purchasing and remember that the real deal album contains 8 tracks and does NOT begin with an skimpy acoustic folk ballad by Methvseleh! There is also a vinyl re-issue available, which probably circumvents this problem entirely.)

Rale - 2000 - Soumrak (Twilight)

01. Twilight
02. Záblesk 1
03. Amenoyuki
04. Záblesk 2
05. V Plameni
06. Záblesk 3
07. Biale Mrozy
08. Záblesk 4
09. Moondance
10. Záblesk 5
11. Bludiste
12. Záblesk 6
13. Nedojdes
14. Záblesk 7

Josef Ostransky Accordion, Darbouka, Group Member, Bass, Guitar (Acoustic), Percussion, Vocals, Guitar (Electric)
Cynthia PhungNgoc Dancer, Viola, Vocals
Vladimír Václavek Bass, Liner Notes, Vocals, Percussion, Guitar (Acoustic), Djembe, Group Member
Petr Vavrik Mastering
Klement Jochymek Engineer, Mixing
Ivo Viktorín Engineer, Mixing
Andrea Konstankiewicz Cello, Vocals, Group Member
Takumi Fukushima Viola, Vocals, Violin
Milos Dvoracek Drums, Percussion

This truly is the most beautiful album the Czech label Indies has released, in every way.
First, the music: The result of a group effort, the songs are filled with haunting melodies, refined string arrangements (violin, viola, cello) counterbalanced by a visceral approach to rhythm (only hand percussion and shouts), and intricate vocal interplay among the five members, all singers.
This is somewhere between Czech folk-pop and progressive rock, although these terms lose all meaning on such fertile soil. Lyrics span many languages, each sung by a different musician:
Czech (Vladimír Václavek and Josef Ostransky), French (Takumi Fukushima), English (most of them), Polish (Andrea Konstankiewicz), Vietnamese (Cynthia Phung-Ngoc), Japanese (Fukushima), and Spanish (guest Frank Micheletti, as if the others weren't enough).
They shift from one to another naturally, often combining three languages at the same time, three voices humming lines from different directions.

The album was recorded in June 2000, only three weeks after the death of friend and collaborator Laurent Letourneur (he was 29). "Twilight" begins with a recording of him singing the main text of the piece. The rest of the ten-minute suite builds on this quiet opening, reaching a very emotional climax, exorcising the emotions to let the other pieces open on something more positive. The production is excellent and the lavish booklet makes clever use of the group's multilingual talents. For anyone interested in Iva Bittová (with whom Václavek recorded Bilé Inferno), Tara Fuki, or even the feminine grace of After Dinner ("Amenoyuki" could fit on Haco's first solo album), this CD is essential listening.
Highly recommended.
~François Couture, All Music Guide

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Focal Point - First Bite of the Apple

Focal Point - First Bite of the Apple
The Complete Recordings 1967-68,
(Kissing Spell) KSCD 953, 20

Tracks :
1 Miss Sinclair
2 Sycamore Sid
3 Hassle Castle
4 Never Never
5 Lonely Woman
6 Far Away From Forever
7 Love You Forever
8 Tales From the GPO Files
9 McKinley Morgan The Deep Sea Diver
10 Falling Out of Friends
11 Girl on the Corner
12 Goodbye Forever
13 This Time She's Leaving
14 'Cept Me
15 Miss Sinclair (demo)
16 Miss Sinclair (Alternate version)
17 Hassle Castle (Demo)
18 Never Never (Alternate version)
19 Reflections (Demo)
20 Reflections

This band is great, they're also included in several compilations, they're in a pop/psych way like Grapefruit or The Iveys and sometimes more poppy than psych. If you want a complete info and history check this out.

I have worked a lot to find this album, so grab it and do not make me cry :O
See you soon!

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Liz Damon's Orient Express - 1971 - Liz Damon's Orient Express

Liz Damon's Orient Express - 1971 - Liz Damon's Orient Express

Tracks :
01. 1900 Yesterday
02. Something
03. But for Love
04. You Make Me Feel Like Someone
05. Bring Me Sunshine
06. You're Falling in Love
07. Everything Is Beautiful
08. That Same Old Feeling
09. (They Long to Be) Close to You
10. Let It Be
11. Heaven in My Heart
12. Quando, Quando Quando
13. Canadian Sunset
14. Wave
15. Danny Boy

Liz Damon's Orient Express

Liz Damon's Orient Express was a 1970s band from Hawaii, featuring lead singer Liz Damon, two female backup singers and a rotating backup band. The name apparently derived from the original backup band being entirely Asian. Their only song to make the Billboard Top 40 was "1900 Yesterday" which made it to #33 on the US and #16 on the Canadian charts in early 1971.
The band was the house band at the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Garden Bar for 18 months and recorded its first album, At the Garden Bar, Hilton Hawaiian Village in 1970. Originally released on Makaha Records, it was then picked up by White Whale Records, who released it as a eponymous album and also released "1900 Yesterday" as a single.
Damon's backup singers on this album were her sister Edda Damon and Sydette Sakauye. In the early 1970s, Sakauye left and was replaced by Meri Pherson. While the Damon sisters and Pherson appeared to be constants, their backup band appeared to undergo numerous personnel changes.

The group released three more albums during the 1970s consisting mostly of covers. In 1979, the group released a comedy album. During the late 1970s, the band moved to Las Vegas where they performed until their breakup in the mid 1980s.
Only Liz Damon's Orient Express is available in print today, and "1900 Yesterday" appears on some compilations of 1970s mellow music.


* Liz Damon's Orient Express (1970) (also At the Garden Bar, Hilton Hawaiian Village)
* Try a Little Tenderness (1970)
* Me Japanese Boy (I Love You) (1973)
* Heaven in My Heart (1978)
* WARNING: This Album Could be HAZARDOUS to Your Ego! (1979)

* 1900 Yesterday (1971) from Liz Damon's Orient Express

Galaxy - 1978 - Nature's Clear Well

Tracks :
1. Nature's Clear Well (10:50)
2. Warning Walls (5:14)
3. I've Come from a World (4:19)
4. You've Really Got it Fixed (4:22)
5. Dreams Out in the Rain (6:22)
6. Wish I Were Happy (6:14)

Norbert Abels : Keyboards, Vocals
Hermann Beckert : Bass
Victor Bergmann : Percussion, Drums
Richard Kersten : Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
Heinz Kuhne : Guitar, Vocals
Dieter Dierks : Producer, Photography

Galaxy is another mystery band that had received a number of positive reviews elsewhere,
so being the naturally inquisitive type, it was only natural that I would investigate this a little further.
If you have played a disc at least eight times and it doesn't jump up and grab you by the agates,
then there is little chance that paying further attention in repeated listens will alter your perceptions.
Sure, the title track has a great melodious hook to die for, and being over ten minutes long, the players have some time to stretch out,
but in all reality, they only just flex their muscles a tad on what should have been the piece de resistance of this whole album.

The players assembled are certainly adept at their respective instruments,
but the main problem I have detected is the general lack of anything too memorable in the song-writing department.
A brief highlight also appears on the third track called "Warning Walls",
which has a killer section that really works for me, but I'm still looking for more!
The eighth track, "Anais", reminded me very much of the sort of thing that Jan Akkerman was doing with Focus on their Mother Focus album way back in the 70s,
but suffers slightly as it has all been done before, and to a better degree.
Considering there is so much great progressive music that has been made available,
through obscure classics having been re-issued and the bands of today having picked up from where the originators left off,
music of Galaxy's caliber does tend to be ignored.

Listening to an album like this is very similar to driving in the great outback of Australia.
You have to drive a hell of a long way before you come across some decent scenery.
In a similar way, there is a lot of filler and mediocre music to wade through before you stumble across the highlights,
which while they are admittedly worthwhile when they appear, are far too infrequent and annoyingly short.

- Greg Cummins [November 2001]

Circus Maximus - Circus Maximus + Neverland Revisited

Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus and Neverland Revisited

Circus Maximus (With Jerry Jeff Walker) - Circus Maximus.
It's that 1967 Summer of Love vibe, with this Texas band that included Jerry Jeff Walker. Solid harmonies, nice guitar (with some cool raga touches) combine with a goodtime feeling and complete this fine slice of US '60s psychy folk/rock.

Circus Maximus - Neverland Revisited.
From 1968, the second album from this Jerry Jeff Walker led Texas quintet. A bit more psychedelic this time round with a strange mixture of swirling Keyboard and fuzz psike-pop imbued with a summery West Coast vibe.

Part I
Part II

Sunday, July 23, 2006

5 videos from The Fuzztones

5 videos from The Fuzztones ....Enjoy

Although never having attained commercial success, The Fuzztones have certainly achieved legendary status as cult faves during their 26 year career. Their fiery brand of Garage-Psych Punk pre-dated the entire "Garage Revival" of the 1980's and has influenced hundreds of groups, some quite famous. Born in the summer of 1980 in the bowels of NYC's Lower East side, The Fuzztones were soon regulars at legendary NYC hotspots such as CBGB, and the Mudd Club. By utilizing the fuzzbox (an antiquated effects pedal used by many 60's groups to achieve overly distorted "psychedelic" guitar sounds), the band created a raunchy sound they referred to as "Grunge"...(On their 1984 debut single, "Bad News Travels Fast", lead guitarist Elan Portnoy is credited as playing "lead grunge", at least a decade before the Seattle Grunge Invasion)! Complete with paisley and leather attire, genuine human bone necklaces, The Fuzztones influenced the fashions of bands as diverse as the Hoodoo Gurus (who also modified the Fuzztones infamous skull and crossed Vox Phantom guitars logo for use on one of their album covers) to Marc Almond (who aped The Fuzztones by wearing black turtlenecks with bone necklaces) to the X-rated Dwarves logo, which was stolen from the Fuzztones "Lysergic Ejaculations" cover. The band's classic video for "Ward 81" even inspired the legendary Ramones, whose "Psychotherapy" video copies several scenes directly from the Fuzztones' masterpiece, as did the glitter-rock docu-film "Velvet Goldmine"! The band's first European tour in 1985, a 3 month onslaught of England, Wales, Scotland, Germany and Italy, firmly established the band with a dedicated, and avid following that continues to this day! Their 1985 debut studio LP, "Lysergic Emanations" has achieved major cult status, and has been released by 3 different labels over the last 16 years, the combined sales of which has assured gold record status! The Fuzztones have toured Europe fervently since 1985, and have headlined major venues in Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Wales, Scotland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark and Finland, as well as Canada, Israel, and Mexico. During their illustrious 26 year career they have appeared on 62 vinyl and CD releases, including at least 13 albums, countless singles, and compilations, not to mention 5 videos, several television and radio appearances, and countless major press articles (NME, Sounds, Melody Maker, Rockerilla, Hit Parade, US,and more). They were the only band involved in the 80's "Garage Revival" to obtain a major label record deal (RCA). Since then they have released 3 singles, "Help Murder Police"(on Italy's Misty Lane label), "Idol Chatter" (Italy's Beard of Stars), and "Hallucination Generation" (Mexico's Dark Zone). In 2003, the band released it's first studio album in 13 years, entitled "SALT FOR ZOMBIES," on Protrudi's Sin label. A double disc CD/DVD "Best Of" set, entitled "LSD25," has just been released on Italy's Get Back label to commemorate the band's 25th year anniversary. Finally, their track "Bad News Travels Fast" is featured on Rhino's brand new "Children of Nuggets" box set. Finally, the double disc Fuzztones Tribute album, "Illegitimate Spawn," was released in March 2006. Now on their 10th incarnation, The Fuzztones will invade Europe again in October, with dates in England, Holland, Greece and Scandinavia.

Twink - The Lost Experimental Recordings

Twink - The Lost Experimental Recordings 1970

Tracks :
01. Within (:54)
02. Ice Cool (2:20)
03. Unexpected Party (2:19)
04. Witches Brew (2:58)
05. Psychedelic Electrician (Scene 1) (4:24)
06. You Reached For The Stars (2:22)
07. Moon Dog (1:46)
8. You Have Been Chosen (:53)
09. Drum Crazy (5:36)
10. Angel (3:38)
11. King Tin Tagel (1:10)
12. Peter The Pill (2:44)
13. Psychedelic Electrician (Scene 2) (9:54)
14. Psychedelic Electrician (Scene 3) (1:07)
15. Duel At Dawn (4:32)
16. Psychedelic Electrician (Scene 4) (6:09)

This astonishing release from the Pink Fairies, Pretty Things, and Deviants drummer Twink will be a welcome addition to any psychedelic collection. A legendary figure of the U.K. psychedelic scene, he recorded these rock experiments in London's Wizzard Studios in the late '60s to early '70s. Legend has it that Twink had all but forgotten about these sessions until engineer Julian Briggs presented him with tapes in 1999. A remix and remastering session in Los Angeles ensued, and, suspiciously modern as it sounds, one wonders if the session involved a few late-'90s stylistic updates as well. Regardless, the degree of invention and experimentation is astounding, and The Lost Experimental Recordings is an electronic / rock hybrid that predated similar tranced out excursions from German groups such as Can and Faust, and even proto- post-rockers This Heat. In these improvisational sessions, Twink assembled tape loops of noise and electronic collages, over which he would beat out circular trance-like rhythms. Excessive tape manipulation and studio effects are to the fore, and his J.R. Tolkien infatuation provided a conceptual bed for some of the more psychedelic indulgences. An absolute career highlight -- it is ironic that this material was ignored for so long.
~Skip Jansen, All Music Guide

Τhe Shangri-Las - Myrmidons Of Melodrama

Τhe Shangri-Las - Myrmidons Of Melodrama

Τhe Shangri-Las were among the greatest girl groups; if judged solely on the basis of attitude, they were the greatest of them all. They combined an innocent adolescent charm with more than a hint of darkness, singing about dead bikers, teenage runaways, and doomed love affairs as well as ebullient high-school crushes. Originally the Shangri-Las were comprised of two pairs of sisters from Queens, NY (identical twins Marge and Mary Anne Ganser and siblings Mary and Betty Weiss). They had already recorded a couple of obscure singles when they were hired by George "Shadow" Morton to demo a song he had recently written, "Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)." The haunting ballad, with its doomy "Moonlight Sonata"-like piano riffs, wailing lead vocal, and thunderous background harmonies, seguing into an a cappella chorus backed by nothing except handclaps and seagull cries, made the Top Five in late 1964. It also began their association with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's Red Bird label, which would handle the group for the bulk of their career.Unlike some girl groups, the Shangri-Las were dynamic on-stage performers, choreographing their dance steps to their lyrics and wearing skin-tight leather pants and boots that were quite daring for the time.

Their real lives, however, were not without elements of drama themselves. Their constant personnel changes baffle historians; sometimes they are pictured as a trio, and sometimes one of the members in the photos is clearly not one of the Weiss or Ganser sisters. Worse, the Red Bird label ran into serious organizational difficulties in the mid-'60s, and wound down its operations in 1966. The group moved to Mercury for a couple of dispirited singles, but had split by the end of the 1960s. Even today, the Shangri-Las' history remains somewhat murky and mysterious; the original members have rarely reunited for oldies shows or talked to the press. The situation was exacerbated by frustratingly substandard reissues of their Red Bird work, which made it impossible to collect all of their fine sides without buying numerous packages, many of which boasted shockingly shoddy sound quality. Happily, the situation was rectified in the mid-'90s with excellent, comprehensive compilations of the Red Bird material in both the U.K. and U.S.

This 33-track production finally sets the record straight, including all of the significant A-sides, B-sides, and album tracks they recorded for Red Bird between 1964 and 1966, as well as an earlier single for a different label, and four radio commercials.

Tracks :
01. Remember (Walking In The Sand) 2:15
02. It's Easier To Cry 2:30
03. Leader Of The Pack 2:52
04. What Is Love 2:23
05. Give Him A Great Big Kiss 2:08
06. Maybe 2:33
07. Out In The Streets 2:49
08. The Boy 2:42
09. Give Us Your Blessings 3:16
10. Heaven Only Knows 2:09
11. Right Now And Not Later 2:37
12. The Train From Kanses City 3:20
13. Never Again 2:22
14. I'm Blue 3:30
15. What's A Girl Supposed To Do 3:05
16. The Dum Dum Ditty 2:24
17. You Cheated, You Lied 2:24
18. I Can Never Go Home Anymore 3:16
19. Bull Dog 2:38
20. Long Live Our Love 3:08
21. Sophisticated Boom Boom 2:10
22. He Cried 3:07
23. Dressed In Black 2:51
24. Past, Present And Future 2:41
25. Paradise 3:14
26. Love You More Than Yesterday 2:39
27. Wishing Well 2:05
28. Hate To Say I Told You So 1:36
29. Give Him A Great Big Kiss 2:14
30. How Pretty Can You Get 0:11
31. Revlon Endorsement 0:14
32. Good Taste Tip 0:52
33. Dating Courtesy Tip 0:56

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V.A. - Trap Door Mix

V.A. Trap Door Mix
(An International 60's Psychedelic Mystery Mix)

This new compilation from Dis-Joint (record label from the folks over at San Fancisco's world famous Groove Merchant record store) has been receiving some heavy pre-release hype. The subtitle here is "an international psychedelic mystery mix" and they've collected a batch of super rare, funky psychedelic rock from the late 60s/early 70s from all over the world. Keeping with that "mystery" theme, there is no tracklisting, no real info and a whole heap of undercover yap yap going on (awesome cover too by the way). We heard they sent out test presses to some of the top funk/psych collectros out there, all with individually unique covers, and the response has been overwhelmingly thumbs up (check out the soulstrut boards for the proof). It's billed as a "mix" but these tracks can really be taken on their own- there is no real "mixing" to speak of here, no 15 second drum break wind-downs or any of that- which is just how we like it. You'll still want to search out the full tracks in some places, but you get more than enough of the real thing to hold you over.

This is a pastiche of 60s and 70s ultra rare funky psyche songs from all over the world (Korea (San Ul Lim), Italy, Israel, Spain,Canada (J.K & Co), etc.) that is fused together with bizarro samples.
Gathered together from over 44 contries, Internet DJ's and Bedroom Composers gathered to create a tribute to the Intergalactic Bump King's, Trap Door. 16 Dyn-o-mite Tracks pay homage to the album Conscious. Featuring tracks by such international stars of trance like Poe-Pete, King Skeleton, The Apple and On the Money to name a few.

Fans of Andy Votel need this in their life. A mind blowing mix of international Psychedelic mysteries compiled and mix by the great San Fran label Di Joint
With no tracklisting only the most obsessive collectors could probably name some of the tracks on this comp, but that does not mean you will get hooked from the first minute. Tight fresh drum breaks, great pych vocals and fuzzy electronics makes this a compelling listen.

Trap Door is available on both CD and LP formats, and yes, the vinyl is also mixed.

Please, do a comment if you already digg the whole track list of this comp.

Those who can guess the track list wins a pirate's treasure!

Highly recommended!!!

PS: My ultra favourite track of this amazing compilation is No.2 !!
Please, I have to know to whom belongs this gem !

grab and enjoy it !!

Erkin Koray

Erkin Koray - 1976 - Erkin Koray II

6.Arap Saçı
7.Hayat Bir Teselli
8.Komşu Kızı
9.Gönül Salıncağı

bonus tracks
11.Ask Oyunu
12.Hop Hop Gelsin
13.Senden Ayri
15.Yalnizar Rihtimi

Third album of advanced Eastern and ethnic music fusion from Turkish psychedelic master ERKIN KORAY. Recorded between 1972-1976, the tracks on the album were originally released as singles. Includes five bonus tracks from 1967, 1968, and 1971, as well as an undocumented acoustic version of "Yalnizar Rihtimi" from the great "Turkuler" album.

Erkin Koray II 1976
bonus tracks


Erkin Koray - 1977 - Tutkusu

01.Allah Aşkına
02.Mağarada düğün
04.My Delight
05.Bir Olsılık
06.Cümbür Cemaat
08.Suskunluğun Ötesi
09.Blind Man
10 - Geliyor
11.Yalnız Sen Varsın

Tutkusu is the fourth full length album by Turkish rock star Erkin Koray and was released the year after he did "2", his most ethnic record. With Tutkusu he went back to psych rock and he made it with another masterpiece. Eleven original tracks (two sung in English, the rest in Turkish) that will delight your ears.

Erkin Koray Tutkusu 1977

Erkin Koray
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Erkin Koray has been in the Turkish rock music scene since the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is widely acclaimed as being the first person to ever play rock and roll in Turkey; in 1957, he and his band gained notoriety by playing covers of Elvis Presley and Fats Domino. He was also one of the first Turkish musicians to embrace the electric guitar and modern amplification.

By the late 1960s, he was already a major figure in Turkish psychedelic music (also known as Anatolian Rock), beginning with his first psychedelic single Anma Arkadaş in 1967. Koray followed this with a number of singles, both by himself and in collaboration with others, that established him as a force to be reckoned with on the Turkish rock scene. Koray became a controversial figure in Turkey during the 1960s and 1970s; he was actually assaulted in Istanbul, and on one occasion stabbed, for having long hair.

In the early 1970s, he formed the group Ter with the former members of Grup Bunalim (Turkish for "Group Depression"), a power trio styled group. Although they only recorded one single before breaking up, Hor Görme Garibi (a cover of the major Arabesque music hit by Orhan Gencebay) was a smash hit, furthering Koray's career. However, Istanbul Records, unhappy with Koray and Ter's musical direction, withdrew all support and refused to let the group record, thus ending the group's career. The music of Ter was influenced by glam rock and psychedelia, and featured extended guitar solos and progressive arrangements - something that the record company was not prepared to accept.

The Turkish public remained interested in Koray's solo work nonetheless, and in 1973 his first album, Erkin Koray, was released. It is interesting to note that up to this point, all of Koray's work had been issued only on 45 rpm records, although he had been recording for the past 10 years and was a very popular artist in Turkey. The album consists of a collection of singles from 1967 to 1973. Koray left Istanbul Records after the release of the album.

In 1974, Erkin Koray signed to Doglan Records and released what is probably his best-known and best-selling single, Şaşkın(Dabke). Set to a traditional Egyptian tune, the single proved Koray to be an ingenious musician and arranger.

1974 also saw the release of his groundbreaking album, Elektronik Türküler ("Electronic Ballads"). Finally given the freedom to record an album instead of being limited to 45 rpm singles, Koray and his band created an album that reflected both his Turkish roots and his love of psychedelic and progressive rock. The album's popularity continues to the present day, with several legitimate and non-legitimate releases on both album and CD. Elektronik Türküler is widely considered to be Koray's masterpiece by many critics, and many of his subsequent releases followed in this vein, with progressive and psychedelic influences balanced by Turkish folk forms.

Koray continues to record and perform in Turkey to this day, and in Turkish music circles is often referred to as Baba Koray ("Father Koray") for his pioneering influence on Turkish popular music.

Other major hits by Koray are Fesuphanallah, Istemem, Sevince, Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki , Estarabim, Arap Saçı, Yalnızlar Rıhtımı, Akrebin Gözleri and Çöpçüler.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a flowering of interest in psychedelic music made outside of the UK and the US brought Koray to the attention of listeners in the West. Subsequently, both legitimate, semi-legitimate, and bootleg versions of Koray's albums can be found in the West.

It is interesting to note that Koray is also the inventor of the electric bağlama, a traditional Turkish musical instrument related to the lute, and its unique sound can be heard on many of his albums.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

MAL - 1983 - The Preacher From The Black Lagoon

MAL [= Michael A. LUCAS]

West Coast goth/psych/new wave Ca. 1983. Rare & obscure !!!
A must have !!!

I would apreciate it ,if you could find any information about this group.

Thanks in advance

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V.A. - Ya Gotta Have Moxie! vols 1 & 2

As you know in 60's
there were a million of music diamonds,
so get them to have some of them !!
Must for all 60's garage maniacs !!!

Ya Gotta Have Moxie! vol. 1

CD 1
1 The Avengers - Open Your Eyes
2 The Badd Boys - Never Going Back To Georgia
3 The Basooties - You Didn't Try To Call Me
4 The Bassmen - The Last Laugh
5 The Bassmen - I Need You
6 The Beatin' Path - Original Nothing People
7 Beau Hannon - Who's Got The Right Of Way
8 The Beaver Patrol - E.S.P.
9 Beer - Some Kinda Rich Girl
10 Bees - Leave Me Be
11 The Big Town Boys - August 32nd
12 The Birdwatchers - I'm Gonna Love You Anyway
13 The Black Sheep - It's My Mind
14 Boo Boo & Bunky - Turn Around
15 The Boy Blues - Coming Down To You
16 Brand "X" - She Lied
17 The Brave New World - It's Tomorrow
18 The Bruthers - Bad Love
19 The Bush - Don't You Fret
20 Cave Dwellers - Meditation
21 The Centurys - Hard Times
22 Les Chantels - Shaggy Baggy Joe
23 Les Chantels - Have You Ever Felt Blue
24 The Chayns - Why Did You Hurt Me
25 The Checkerlads - Baby Send For Me
26 The Checkerlads - Shake Yourself Down
27 Cheques - To Stone

CD 2
1 Cherry Slush - I Cannot Stop You
2 Children - This Sportin' Life
3 Chocolate Balloon Company - Gotta Get This
4 The Outcasts - 1523 Blair
5 The Chosen Few - Asian Chrome
6 Chris Morgan & The Togas - Would You Believe (Love Is Dead)
7 The Chylds - Hay Girl
8 The Cindermen - Don't Knock It
9 The Claytons - Puttin' Me On
10 The Cobras - If I Can't Believe Her
11 The Collectors - Make It Easy
12 The Communication Aggregation - Freakout USA
13 Country Classic Esquires - Nashville Blues
14 The Country Gentlemen - Saturday Night
15 Dan Atello - Questions I Cannot Answer
16 The Deepest Blue - Pretty Little Thing
17 The Deepest Blue - Somebody's Girl
18 The Defiant 4 - Away From Home
19 Destiny's Children - For Me
20 Destiny's Children - The Collectors
21 Dewayne & The Beldettas - Hurtin
22 The Distant Cousins - She Ain't Lovin' You
23 Don & The Agitators - Going Back Home
24 The Down 5 - I'm Takin' It Home

grab and enjoy it !

Disc 1
Disc 2

You Gotta Have Moxie! vol. 2

CD 1
1 Ebb Tides - Seance
2 Eddie & The Showmen - Come On Babe
3 Eddie & The Showmen - Danny Boy
4 Eddie & The Showmen - Sheila
5 The Edge Of Darkness - Mean Town
6 Eggheads - (Why Don't You Stop) Foolin' Around
7 Electric Train - Try Harder
8 Electric Train - Through Winter & Sunshine
9 The Emergency Exit - Why Girl
10 Enchanted Forist - It Don't Mean A Thing Anymore
11 The Escapades - Mad Mad Mad
12 The Ethics - (A Whole Lot Of) Confusion
13 Evergreen Blues - Three's A Crowd
14 The Fifth Order - Goin' Too Far
15 Five Cards Stud - Everybody Needs Somebody
16 The Five Of Us - Hey You
17 49th Parallel - You Do Things
18 The Fountain Of Youth - Don't Blame Me (For Trying)
19 The Gentlemen Wild - You Gotta Leave
20 H.B. & The Checkmates - Louise, Louise
21 Heart Attacks - Babba Diddy Baby
22 Huns - Long Way Around
23 Huns - The World You Cannot Hide From
24 Huns - I've Got You On My Mind
25 Huns - I Gotta Move
26 The Individuals - Monkey On My Back
27 J. Michael & The Bushmen - I Need Love
28 The Jackasses - Sugaree

CD 2
1 Jerry & The Landslides - Get Off Of My Roof
2 Jimmy Solley - I Just Gotta Get A Little More Sleep
3 The Laymen - Practice What You Preach
4 The Legend - Portrait Of Youth
5 Limey & The Yanks - Gather My Things And Go
6 The Little Boy Blues - It's Only You
7 The Liv'in End - The Orange Rooftop Of My Baby's Mind
8 The Liv'in End - She's A Teaser
9 Livin' End - You're My Woman
10 The Love Affair - Let Me Know
11 The Magic Mushrooms - Never Let Go
12 Man-Dells - Bonnie
13 Meddy's People - Sha La La La Lee
14 The Mersey Men - I Can Tell
15 Michel & The French Canadians - 'Cause I Believe
16 The Mops - Blind Bird
17 The Mystic Number National Bank - I Put A Spell On You
18 New Wing - I Need Love
19 Nikita The K - Go Go Radio Moscow
20 One Eyed Jacks - Love
21 Other Side - Streetcar
22 The Perils - Hate
23 Petrified Forest - So Mystifying
24 The Prodigal - You've Got Me
25 R. Rogues - The Sound
26 Rain - E.S.P.
27 Rain - Outta My Life
28 Randy & The Radiants - My Way Of Thinking

grab and enjoy it !

Disc 1
Disc 2

In the late 1970s and 1980s, the Moxie label was famous, or infamous, for its Boulders compilations of obscure 1960s garage rock. Boulders was to Pebbles what Pebbles was to Nuggets; an even rawer, more obscure approach to unearthing 1960s garage music, in both the rarities unearthed and the fidelity and graphics of the packages. More than a decade after Boulders' demise, AIP (which handles the Pebbles series) is anthologizing its one-time rival, this first volume presenting a whopping 52 songs (including one, the Checklads' "Shake Yourself Down," that did not appear on the original Moxie series) on its two CDs. The pressings of Boulders were notorious for their poor fidelity, and to its credit AIP (not exactly a bastion of digitized sound itself) have remastered from cleaner copies of these rarities when possible. This is one of the better bulky garage anthologies, as it is more flexible in its scope than many '60s punk comps (such as the later Pebbles volumes), which usually stick to standard snotty rants. There are plenty of those here, actually, but there are also some good folk-rockers, a Sonny and Cher soundalike (Boo Boo and Bunky), a cover of a song from the Mothers' Freak Out (the Basooties' "You Didn't Try to Call Me"), and a single that sounds like a Freak Out wannabe (Communication Aggregation's "Freakout USA"). There are also some touches of pop and soul, a in the Cherry Slush's outstanding "I Cannot Stop You," and the Down 5's "I'm Takin' It Home," produced by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. And there are a surprising number of entries recorded by major labels. For pure '60s punk dementia, it doesn't get much hotter than the Chocolate Moose's "Chocolate Moose Theme." The Avengers' "Open Your Eyes," which affixes some hypnotic psychedelia to the Byrds' jangle-folk-rock, is one of the great outstanding obscure mid-'60s singles of all; the Birdwatchers' "I'm Gonna Love You Anyway," with its
neat alternation of stomping verse and light British Invasion harmonies on the chorus, had (unlike most of the stuff on Boulders) actual hit potential.
~Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

The Crystals - Best of the Crystals

The Crystals - Best of the Crystals

Among aficionados of the girl group sound, there can't be five acts more beloved than the Crystals. Their best-known songs, which include "He's a Rebel," "Uptown," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Then He Kissed Me," and "There's No Other Like My Baby," are among the finest examples of the best that American rock & roll had to offer in the period before the British Invasion; and decades into the CD era, the group's records are still prized in their original vinyl pressings even by non-collectors, who seem to recognize that there was something special about the Crystals' work. The group was originally a quintet consisting of Barbara Alston (born 1945), Dee Dee Kennibrew (born 1945), Mary Thomas (born 1946), Patricia Wright, and Myrna Gerrard, organized by Benny Wells while they were still in high school. All of whom had started out singing in churches; Barbara Alston was Wells' niece, and although she later became known as their lead singer on many of their records, Alston was actually recruited as a backup singer by her uncle. Under Wells' guidance, they began performing in more of a pop vein, and one of the gigs that they got was cutting demos for the publisher Hill & Range, which brought them to the Brill Building in midtown Manhattan. It was there, while they were rehearsing, that they chanced to be heard by Phil Spector, who at that time was just starting up his own label, Philles Records. He was in the market for new talent and the Crystals — who, by that time, had lost Gerrard and added La La Brooks to their lineup as lead singer — were just what he was looking for, sort of. He liked their sound and their range, but he didn't initially like Brooks' voice and insisted on Alston taking the lead, somewhat reluctantly on her part. In September of 1961, the slightly reconfigured group cut their first hit, "There's No Other Like My Baby," which rose to number 20 nationally. It was a promising beginning, putting the group, Spector, and his new label on the map; although another song cut at about the same time, "Oh, Yeah, Maybe, Baby" (which featured Patricia Wright on lead), pointed the way to the group's future, with its understated yet boldly played string accompaniment. In early 1962, the Crystals recorded a Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil song called "Uptown," using an arrangement that was a tiny bit lighter on the percussion (except for castanets, of which it had many) but pushed the guitar and the strings out in front more than "Oh Yeah, Maybe, Baby" had. Barbara Alston's strong-yet-sensuous vocals enunciated lyrics that were as steeped in topical subject matter, especially about the frustrations of life in the ghetto, as they were in romance. This gave "Uptown" a subtly two-pronged appeall; it was a gorgeous pop record, but also a new kind of pop record, eminently listenable yet serious in its subtext. No, it wasn't "Blowin' in the Wind," but it seemed to evoke a social realism that heretofore eluded the pop charts. "Uptown" reached number 13 nationally. Its production marked a major step forward in the making of rock & roll singles in its production, and heralded a newer, bolder era in pop music and R&B, very much of a piece with such hits as the Drifters' "Up On the Roof," but with an undercurrent of frustration that the latter song lacked; it all pointed the way toward the more sophisticated and socially conscious kind of songs that Sam Cooke would soon be generating. It was at this point, in the wake of "Uptown," that the history of the Crystals gets a little more complicated. It wasn't until June of 1962 that they had another single ready to go, and it engendered all kinds of problems that "Uptown" had avoided. If that song had gotten a serious lyric across with an elegant and quietly passionate setting, "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)" (co-authored by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, no less) was the reverse, presenting a disturbing lyric about infidelity and the physical abuse of a woman by a man, in a dark, ominous manner. Barbara Alston and company gave it everything they had, and Spector came up with a surprisingly subtle, bolero-like arrangement, but it was a lost cause. Radio stations simply wouldn't play it, and the public didn't like the song, period; according to Barbara Alston, the group didn't like it either, and to this day nobody understands exactly what was in Spector's mind when he cajoled them into cutting it. The following month, Spector was back in the studio running another Crystals session, except that this time it wasn't really the Crystals that he was recording, but Darlene Love. As the owner of the Crystals' name and, as their producer, possessing the right to record anyone he wanted (or anything he wanted) and label it as being from "the Crystals," he decided to forego any further battles over who should sing lead, and forego using the group entirely for "He's a Rebel." A celebration of street-level machismo like no other, it was an upbeat number with gorgeous hooks and, with none of the baggage of its failed predecessor, became a number one hit, as well as engraining itself in pop culture history as a quintessential girl group classic. Darlene Love was the lead singer on the next hit by "the Crystals," "He's Sure the Boy I Love," as well. It wasn't until early 1963 that the group again sang on one of their own records, "Da Doo Ron Ron," and by that time, Spector had accepted La La Brooks in lieu of Alston as lead singer. That record rose to number three in America and became their second biggest British hit, reaching the number five spot in the U.K. That placement, along with the U.K. number two position for "Then He Kissed Me" (which also got to number six in America), was very important, because at the time a lot of major British bands were about to break onto the charts at home, before coming to dominate American music a year later. "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me" became among the most popular American rock & roll songs of the period in England, covered by all manner of acts on-stage and on-record. The Crystals were in a seemingly enviable position, except for the fact that they and Spector were increasingly at odds over what he was doing with them. They'd been unhappy from the time when Spector began using their name on behalf of records made by Darlene Love, and every time they were obliged to perform those songs on-stage it grated against them, and in 1963 they were almost constantly touring and performing. By 1964, they also perceived Spector's growing inattention; he had lately discovered a girl trio called the Ronettes on whose music and lead singer, Veronica Bennett, he was lavishing ever more of his time and energy. Meanwhile, the Crystals were making good and interesting songs, such as the beautiful "Another Country, Another World," "Please Hurt Me," and "Look in My Eyes," the latter a bluesy ballad that showed a side of their sound that Spector seldom tried to explore. The group had released two LPs hooked around their major hits, Twist Uptown and He's a Rebel, in 1962 and 1963, respectively, that had some good songs on them, but Spector's attention and enthusiasm was increasingly directed elsewhere. Spector's seeming dismissive attitude toward the group may have been best illustrated by the most bizarre record with which he, the group, his label, or almost anyone else in the music business had ever been associated: "(Let's Dance) The Screw." Spector had never been one to keep business partners very long — in that regard, he was a lot like the movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn — and in 1964, he'd settled a lawsuit against Lester Sill, the man with whom he'd started the Philles label. As a parting shot at Sill — and, it is rumored, to fulfill the terms of a settlement that required him to pay a share of the proceeds from the next Crystals single — he devised an otherwise un-releasable single that Philles pressed, called "(Let's Dance) The Screw." On it, Spector talked the lyrics while the Crystals sang backup, in a five-minute musical joke that is also one of the rarest records of the 1960s (supposedly only a handful were ever produced, one of which was sent to Sill). Personal jokes by their producer were all well and good, but by 1964, following the failure of two consecutive genuine Crystals singles, the group — with Frances Collins replacing Patricia Wright — was no longer interested in working with Spector. The following year they bought out their contract and headed to the seemingly greener pastures of the Imperial label, where they found no success; by that time, the only girl groups that were still competitive in the music marketplace were associated with Motown. By 1966, the Crystals had disbanded, and for five years no one heard anything about the group except in airplay on oldies stations. Spector had even closed down Philles Records, and the resulting unavailability of their records except on the radio only raised the value of the old copies that were out there, and made his periodic reissues of the group's work that much more prized by fans. Then, in 1971, with the rock & roll revival in full swing, the groupmembers reunited and spent a few years delighting audiences on the oldies circuit. Various incarnations of the group resurfaced every so often in the late '70s and 1980s, but at the dawn of the 21st century, Dee Dee Kennibrew was still leading a version of the group and had even managed to get them recorded.

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Dragonmilk - 1973 - Lion And The Unicorn

Tracks :
01 The Unicorn
02 Dragon Introduction
03 Dragon
04 Werewolf
05 Salamander Introduction
06 Salamander
07 Gorgon Introduction
08 The Gorgon
09 Chiron Introduction
10 Chiron
11 Sphinx Introduction
12 Sphinx
13 Phoenix Introduction
14 Phoenix

After the demonise of post-FLIES band INFINITY in 1971.
Ian Baldwin & Clive Richards teamed up with a new progressive, Hammond & Drumm duo already named DRAGON MILK.

Four strong, the band's distinctive English PROGRESSIVE edge quickly made the popular on the London Pub scene in 1973.

The legendary album 'Lion & The Unicorn' was recorded around this time!

Flaviola e o Bando do Sol - 1974 - Flaviola e o Bando do Sol

Flaviola e o Bando do Sol - 1974 - Flaviola e o Bando do Sol

Another great example of Brasilian psychedelia from the collective of underground musicians in Recife, featuring Flávio Lira in the lead role, along with Lula Côrtes, Pablo Raphael, Robertinho of Recife, and Zé of the Flute. Of the crazy albums from this period, this is one of the rarest jewels. Although it was recorded the same year (1974) as Lula Côrtes and Zé Ramalho’s 'Paêbiru' album, and with most of the same musicians, this is mainly an acoustic album, rife with poetic language and regional instruments, but also demonstrating the abundant energy of people involved in making something fresh and new. The cauldron of influence in Recife resulted in some very intriguing music, and the Flaviola album is no exception it’s more intimate a trip than 'Paêbirú', and more accessible an experience than 'Satwa'; this is a brilliant album, full of strange moments (cellophane crinkled into the microphone as percussion), some deft acoustic guitar, and some of the prettiest songs this side of Vashti Bunyan.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Pinnacle - 1974 - Cyborg Assasin

Pinnacle - 1974 - Cyborg Assasin

Tracks :
01 - Assasin
02 - Time Slips By
03 - Cyborg
04 - Astral Traveller
05 - The Chase
06 - Thumbscrew
07 - The Ripper
08 - Bad Omen
09 - Forest
10 - Pendulum
11 - Parlour Maid
12 - Love Is Lost

Rare privately-pressed album by a Liverpool heavy rock band.
The spelling of the title is theirs. Musically,
this is a sonic assault with pounding drums and bass and frenzied keyboards.
Powerful stuff indeed.
A sort of prototype heavy metal album that was originally only available as a demo.
Clearly of interest to heavy rock/metal fans .

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Philamore Lincoln - The North Wind Blew South

Philamore Lincoln - "The North Wind Blew South"

Tracks :
1. The North Wind Blew South
2. You're The One
3. Lazy Good For Nothin'
4. Early Sherwood
5. Rainy Day
6. Temma Harbour
7. The Plains of Delight
8. The County Jail Band
9. When You Were Looking My Way
10. Blew Through

The sole 1970 album from a British singer-songwriter that was also only released in the US on Epic. Good songs and there are some very nice bursts of garage type guitar which perhaps confirm rumors of Yardbirds involvement. Kitchen sink production with lush strings by Glyn Johns and 2 tracks by Philamore have turned up on the Rubble series. For all you completists out there, this album includes the Mary Hopkin hit "Temma Harbour.".

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Infinity - Collected Works 1969-1970

Infinity - Collected Works 1969-1970

Side One:
Venetian Glass
Space Shanty
Same Girl
(I'm In Love With) A Girl Like You (stereo)
I've Got You Under My Skin (instrumental)

Side Two:
Time Keeper
Venetain Glass (instrumental)
Pattern People
(I'm In Love With) A Girl Like You (Mono)
I've Got You Under My Skin
Taxman (instrumental)

Unissued studio material recorded by members of the legendary UK bands THE FLIES and CYMBALINE! Killer psych/prog with hammond organ

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Lodovico Ellena - Good Morning Mr. Barrett

Lodovico Ellena - Good Morning Mr. Barrett
Italy Psych Out 2001 14-track tribute

A tribute to Syd Barrett from the leader of ex Effervescent Elephants. Some tracks are taken from the Syd solo albums, others from the floydian "The piper at the gates of down". A guitar and a voice except in "Interstellar Overdrive" where Mr. Ellena is accompanied by the complete band Astral Weeks. For all fans of the crazy diamond.

Tracks :
01 - Golden Hair
02 - Baby Lemonade
03 - It Is Obvious
04 - Dominoes
05 - See Emily Play
06 - Terrapin
07 - Lucifer Sam
08 - Arnold Layne
09 - Julia Dream
10 - The Gnome
11 - Astronomy Domine
12 - Mathilda Mother
13 - Take Up Thy Sthetoscope And Walk <[*Is that a Barrett's song ?] 14 - Interstellar Overdrive

The Gitanes - 2005 - Cloudy Draw

The Gitanes - 2005 - Cloudy Draw

Everyone can be misled after the decades of counterfeits, imitations, plagiarisms, edulcorated ersats and livestock products sold for savages. The Gitanes offers a traceability without fault, the insurance that the chain of (very) hot was never broken.

They were , Vietnam Veterans only psychedelic French band of the 80's, always object of worship in 2005. Six albums of legend are there to punctuate this period and, in spite of the pressures, the name will not be taken again any more.

Lucas Trouble and Mark Embatta always changed name for each one of their projects or not. The Gitanes is the last adventure of the lysergic duet, the most complementary to all times. Their new album, « Cloudy Draw », is that whose Vernom Joyson told about the Vietnam Veterans in his bible of the du Rock'n'Roll Garage : « the Punk psychedelique at his Top ».

Might be that someone “sold souls for this result” ((Bucketful of brains) but the fact will be there before long. The Gitanes ' album will probably be regarded as a new Vietnam Veterans album, especiallyas Music maniac republishes four albums of the band in the next months. It does not matter if Trouble & Embatta are subject to influence of Embatta & Trouble. It will change usual references to Seeds, 13th Floor Elevators, Love etc.

Lucas Trouble became Kaiser, a large producer of Rock'n'Roll. Mark Embatta is more skinned that never and alchemy goes at the first of the album.

The legend is again on the way…

Dave Waite & Marianne Segal - 1968 - Paper Flowers

Dave Waite & Marianne Segal - 1968 - Paper Flowers

Tracks :
1 Paper Flowers
2 It's Really Quite Alright
3 I Can't Love You More
4 Safe In Your Castle
5 It's Not Really Fair
6 Miranda In The Sun
7 Percy's Song
8 Tom Thumb's Blues
9 Dawn Song
10 Milkwood Dragon
11 September Song
12 All The Reasons
13 Rainbow
14 I Think It's Going To Rain Today
15 Miranda In The Sun (version 2)
16 I Can't Love You More (version 2)
17 Shine A Candle Light
18 Circles
19 Paper Flowers (version 2)

Dave Waite and Marianne Segal - 'Paper Flowers'
Released 21st November 2004

Before the legendary '70's UK Folk Rock band Jade, there was a folk duo - Dave Waite and Marianne Segal. Well known on the live circuit of the mid to late '60's Dave and Marianne slung guitars in the boot of their Triumph and travelled the University and Folk Clubs of England at a time when folk was groovy and Carnaby street was still swinging. Their music was a fusion of English and American contemporary folk artists such as John Renbourne, Bert Jansch Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, The Mamas and The Papas and Peter Paul and Mary but it also contained a spark of ever-so-English vocal purity that gave the duo a sound more suited to the label "folk pop".

Whilst searching Marianne's archives for the re-issue of Jade's "Fly On Strangewings" album a whole batch of tapes were uncovered that contained recordings by Dave and Marianne recorded whilst they were a duo between 1967 and 1969. Further searching revealed three fully arranged and orchestrated tracks in the vaults of Jade Producer Jon Miller. Together these tapes revealed a whole previously unreleased collection by Dave and Marianne. This collection of songs is now being issued by Lightning Tree under the title "Paper Flowers" and as such is it a glimpse at one of the great lost UK folk albums of the 1960's. In part comparable to Sandy Denny and the Strawbs and with the folk pop sensibilities of US West Coast contemporaries such as The Mamas and Papas "Paper Flowers" is a rare acoustic snapshot of an era known more for it's volume and wild theatrics than for it's gentle rustic melodies. "Paper Flowers" is the sound of summer days in Hampstead, beautiful people, beautiful clothes, incense, innocence and mythic '60's mystery.
Marianne and Dave weave magical harmonies on original and contemporary '60's folk material and fans of '60's psychedelia, pop or folk will find much to enjoy on this timeless release.
Remastered from the only surviving tapes.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Fuzztones - Ward 81

This actually is from the CD-ROM version of Knights of Fuzz book. You can see a full-resoultion version on the new Knights of Fuzz DVD, available from FUZZ ON!

V.A. - Hippie Goddesses

V.A. - Hippie Goddesses
(U.S. Female Hippie Folk-Psych 1970's)

1. SALLY EATON: "Flowers In the Air"
2. COLLEEN LOVETT: "Birds with Broken Wings Pt 1"
3. CHERYL DILCHER: "All Woman"
4. COLLEEN LOVETT: "Women Liberation Blues"
6. CAROLYN HESTER: "I'm Magic, Man"
7. LILLY & MARIA: "EveryBody Knows"
8. MICHELE: "Smilin'"
10. TOBIE COLUMBUS: "Come In My Mouth"
11. RUTH COPELAND: "Your Love Been So Good To Me"
12. COLLEEN LOVETT: "Asleep In His Arms (part)"
13. COLLEEN LOVETT: "Love Man"
14. MICHELE: "Believe You"
15. LINDA PERHACS: "Parallelograms"
16. COLLEEN LOVETT: "Birds with Broken Wings Pt 2"

Wow -- they don't make 'em like this anymore. A semi-legitimate compilation at best and mastered from vinyl, Hippie Goddesses is a collection of psych-pop tunes from the late '60s and early '70s, all fronted by women. The women's liberation movement and the sexual revolution were in full swing, and this collection is sort of a distillation of those newfound attitudes. Of course, attitudes toward women have undergone many changes since that time, and most of these tunes are dated to the point that they would probably horrify any self-respecting riot grrrl at the end of the 20th century. That's a big part of the reason why this is such a great collection. Things kick off with Sally singing "Super Psychedelic Trippy Acid Technicolor," one of the most over-the-top tunes ever, on a number of levels. Sitar, super-fuzz guitar leads, tabla, and Sally's overdone vocals really do justice to the ridiculous psychedelic lyrics. And that's just the first track; they're all funky, excessively soulful, sometimes very psychedelic bits of fluff with a come-hither attitude that screams early '70s. "Come in My Mouth" by Tobie, replete with musical orgasm, truly has to be heard to be believed, as does Xaviera's (the Happy Hooker) encounter with "The Hippie." This collection is almost certain to ruffle the feathers of more politically correct listeners, but it could also prove to be the perfect antidote to the angry chick rockers of the '90s and beyond.
~Sean Westergaard, All Music Guide

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Nite People - P.M. - 1969 (Uk psych/prog)

Jimmy Warwick: guitars, vocals
Barry Curtis: keyboards, recorder
Scott Kirkpatrick: bass
'Fergy' Ferguson: drums, percussion, vocals

Freddy Staff: trumpet
John Hockridge: trumpet
Jeff Evans: trumpet
Roy Sidwell: tenor, baritone, soprano saxophones
Allan Dilly: baritone saxophone
Danny Elwood: bass trombone
John Kirkland: string leader
Colin Frechter: bass and string arrangements

1 P.M.
2 Rock Island Lane
3 Train And A River
4 Reach Ou I'll Be There
5 Funky Hoe
6 Season Of The Rain
7 Native Land
8 North Canadian Paradise
9 Delilah
10 Peaches En Regalia (Frank Zappa)


Standarte (Italy) - 1994 - Standarte

Standarte (Italy) - 1994 - Standarte

Hard Psych concept with floating Mellotron and aggressive Hammond.

Tracks :
1. Dream Love Sequence Nr 9 (7:53)
2. One Strange December Evening (4:55)
3. As I Wandered (3:24)
4. Tolerance Town (3:40)
5. Beat Pimp Muzak (5:07)
6. A War Was Declared (7:22)
7. In My Time Of Dying (6:33)
8. Traumland (5:20)
9. I Want You (2:39)

- Daniele Caputo / drums, vocal
- Michele Profeti / organ, Mellotron
- Stefano Gabbani / bass

Releases information
Black Widow Records, BWRCD 007-2

Standarte is a 90's band with a 70's sound reminiscent of Atomic Rooster. They are an Italian trio featuring the strong keyboards of Michele Profeti, solid percussion and vocals from Daniele Caputo and scorching bass guitar (and additional keys) by Stefano Gabbani. They produce a 70's retro sound complete with Hammond organ, harpsichord, piano, 2 Mellotrons, 2 Moogs and vocals sounding like The Doors (or actually more like Atomic Rooster from 'In Hearing of...'). Both albums are hard driving but with a smooth structured feel and the concepts are very dark and surreal, but yet the music is surprisingly uplifting. The first self-titled album (1994) is dedicated to the late Vincent Crane, keyboardist from Atomic Rooster. Both have some spoken words (English w/British accent) interspersed with some excellent vocals that set the tone of gothic horror. The Hammond organ dominates almost every track, followed by hard-edged vocals, scorching bass and tight percussion. There is good change of pace and plenty of variety to keep you on your toes. Maybe one thing that is intriguing about this group is the stark contrast between dark and light, old and new, etc. A third album called 'Stimmung' is due out in September.

Plus (UK) - 1969 - The Seven Deadly Sins

Plus - The Seven Deadly Sins - UK - 1969

One look at the cover and it should be clear that producers Simon Napier Bell and Ray Singer (who also penned about six of the tracks here) were trying to capitalize on the look and feel of Jesus Christ Superstar with this concept album that is laid out like a Catholic mass. The only musicians credited are Tony Newman (g), Max Simms (b), and Mike Newman (d); there’s also vocalists (an entire choir on a couple tracks), piano, organ, violins, cellos and much more – which naturally leads one to believe this is more an album by the two producers, than that of the “band”, although the Newman brothers are credited with writing the remaining five songs. So what’s it all about? Imagine an eclectic mix of sixties styled rock and pop songs (early Who or pre-psychedelic Beatles might be a fair comparison) separated by short dissonant string quartet interludes, short spoken introductions, with some classical rips (the “Toccata” with the choir singing the names of the sins over and over is quite ridiculous, as is the silly doo-wop meets Elvis “Dismissal”, but the bombastic “Devil’s Hymn” for choir and band is quite cool, with its jazzy center section). The meat of the album is in the songs though, all of which sound a little dated (even by 1969 standards) but are still quite good. From the poppy “Envy: I’m Talking as a Friend” and “Pride”, to the out-and-out rockers “Sloth: Open Up Your Eyes” and “Gluttony: Something is Threatening Your Family”, the song-craftsmanship and arrangements throughout are at a very high level. Probably not for everyone, but those into sixties styled eclecticism might do well to check it out. - Peter Thelen

A rare concept psych album about the 7 deadly sins!

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McCully Workshop Inc. - 1969 - McCully Workshop Inc.

McCully Workshop Inc. - Same - 1969
(South African Garage/Psych)

Excellent debut album (the first of four by this South African Group) and a real rarity from 1969. A great album with a Pretty Things meets The Beatles vibe; psych blended with R 'n' B and garage punk tunes. Excellent songs with lovely vocals strong harmonies and super distorted guitar work.

The Website describes McCully Workshop's first album like this: "Of all the albums we've heard from South Africa this one is topscore. What a beautiful masterpiece. Pepper-influenced Underground music with great songs, lovely vocals, strong harmonies, great distorted guitarwork."

Since 1965, the McCullagh brothers, Tully (born Terence on 31st May 1953) and Mike (born Michael on 7th April 1947), have become an integral part of the South African pop and rock scene.

"My brother [Mike] who plays drums and myself would play around and record ourselves in the lounge, I was about nine at the time. We recorded a track called 'Swinging Time' with some other friends when I was thirteen and sent it to a record company. The track didn't get anywhere but it was quite interesting. We grew a bit more and when I was sixteen (and Mike 22) we started a band called McCully Workshop and a whole string of other bands and I started a garage studio." – Tully McCully

McCully Workshop have had many line-up changes over the years, but the brothers have always surrounded themselves with superb musicians.

In 1965 they started as a folk-rock trio with Richard Hyam and called themselves the Blue Three. Richard had been in a folk duo, Tiny Folk, with his sister Melanie.

After a few personnel- and name-changes, like The Blue Beats and Larfing Stocke, the line-up settled down (for a while) in 1969 and they called themselves the McCully Workshop because they used to rehearse in Mrs McCullagh's garage.

Glenda Wassman later married Richard, and they formed the pop band Pendulum and had a big hit with 'Take My Heart' in 1976. Glenda then went on to major success with the all-girl group, Clout, who had a huge hit with 'Substitute' which went to #2 in the UK in 1978.

'McCully Workshop Inc' was produced by the great South African singer and producer Billy Forrest. The cover photo was taken by Sigurd Olivier and the cat's name was Sirikit.

'McCully Workshop Inc' was released in June 1970 and included the epic and powerful 'Why Can't It Rain' which went to #12 on the Springbok Radio charts in July 1970.

The follow-up to 'Inc' was an album titled 'Genesis' released in 1971. It was a concept album based on the book of Genesis from the Bible and included a number of long tracks with sub-sections, typical of other prog-rock albums of the time.

Crocodile Harris (real name Robin Graham, from Cape Town), recorded the brilliant haunting pop classic 'Miss Eva Goodnight' (Springbok #5, April 1974) which was written by Mike & Tully and featured the musicianship of all the then current McCully Workshop members.

'Ages' was released in 1975 and reflected musical styles from different ages of music and various influences could be heard: Uriah Heep, The Beatles, The Kinks and The Beach Boys, for example.

Their 4th album, 'Workshop Revisited', released in 1977 shot them to prominence when it introduced South African fans to hits like 'Buccaneer' and 'Chinese Junkman'. The album also saw Mike McCully winning the 1978 'Songwriter Of The Year' award.

They used to play in the late 70s at the Canterbury Inn in the Fairmead Hotel in Cape Town and wonderful renditions of classic rock songs could be heard on a Sunday night. Chicago's 'I'm A Man' (with a lo-o-ong percussion solo), Barry Ryan's 'Eloise', Grand Funk's (or Traffic's) 'Feeling Alright' and of course their own brilliant 1977 hit single 'Buccaneer' could all be heard; of course no dancing was allowed on a Sunday in those dark days, so the audience had to just sit and listen... and listen they did.

In 1998 the line-up from the late 70s reformed and re-recorded the old McCully Workshop classics and hits as well as 6 new songs and released the album 'Buccaneer'. 'Why Can't It Rain' also received a make-over losing none of its power and gaining an even stronger production.

In 2002 Tully is still running his successful Spaced-Out Sounds Studio in Cape Town and Mike regularly packs out concert halls with his nostalgic revue shows 'Sixty Something' and 'Music Of The Millennium'.

McCully Workshop is a band that deserves to be listened to, over and over again.


Melting Ashes - 1991 - Green Fuzz 1987

Melting Ashes - 1991 - Green Fuzz 1987

Melting Ashes :
Giorgos Afthinos
Vasilis Pagounis
Leonidas Papadakis
Makis Faros

The Melting Ashes were formed in 1986 and did a limited number of gigs
enlivened by slide shows and audience participation before splitting up in the spring of 1988.
Their only vinyl appearance had been on a rather low-fi sampler called "12 Raw Greek Groups".
They had recorded a few demos in the last months of their existence,
and Wipe Out decided to do a posthumous album in order to please the band's hard-core fans.
"Green Fuzz 1987" was released in early 1991 and is well worth getting,
even if it represents the hard side of the group rather than the psychedelic notes their music was shot through with.

The group was formed in 1986 and split up in 1988. Some years later their manager (Theodore Kritharis, owner of label)
reworked the recorded demos of 1987 along with some x-members of the band and released this "diamond".

A psychedelic garage record. One of the most important bands in their kind.

It contains 2 fantastic cover versions (GREEN FUZZ & I'M ON MY WAY).

Thnx tsatsos_21 for this one

Monday, July 17, 2006

Alexander's Timeless Bloozband - 1968 - For Sale

(UNI US 1968)

Tracks :
1 Love So Strong
2 Horn Song
3 Plastic is Organic
4 Swannanoa Tunnel
5 Rosie
6 Front Man
7 Tight Rope Walker
8 Life
9 Darlin'
10 Help Me
11 Firefly


2(A) FOR SALE (Uni 73021) 1968

1 Love So Strong / Horn Song (Matamat 101) 1967
2 Maybe Baby / Maybe Baby (Kapp K 967) 1967

NB: (1) also released on Uni (55044) 1967. They probably released other 45s.

A bluesy outfit with some psychedelic influence. Charles Lamont also released a solo LP in 1969, A Legend In His Own Time (Uni 73076), which consists of melodic psyche/pop with orchestrations. All the songs were written by Lamont and it features a version of Love So Strong which can also be found on the Alexander's Timeless Bloozband For Sale album. Both albums were produced by Tony Cary, but Lamont's solo effort cannot be recommanded.

The second 45 was a cover of the Buddy Holly/Norman Petty classic.

(Clark Faville / Stephane Rebeschini)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Klubs - Midnight Love Cycle

The Klubs - Midnight Love Cycle 1967
Tenth Planet TP046

Side One

Side Two
INDIAN DREAMS (acoustic version)

All tracks recorded 1968 except 'Livin' Today' (1967), 'The Stripper' and 'Can't Ebenezer See My Mind #2' (1969).

All tracks written by the Klubs except 'Fire' (written Hendrix).
Digitally remastered by Denis Blackham at Country Masters.
Artwork by Noz & Scotty

This release . Tenth Planet, 1999.

Limited edition of 1000 copies:

Tenth Planet, 13 Barricane, St Johns, Woking, Surrey GU21 1RB

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The Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years from Home (Video-Clip)

2000 Light Years from Home

Optical Sound's hymn for this specific track:

Therefore video clip that should all we remembered and have in our possession, that constitutes one from the leading psychedelic music pieces that were ever written!!
Many of you, your possibly not it's considered something important, because your continuous searching in more underground musical paths, as myself, other will not never cease constitutes one from the amazing compositions of 60's and not only, taken from gorgeous psychedelic album ' THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST of ' all seasons, that so much has been wronged by the friends of music !!!
Beautiful video clip in order to splendid this music piece, which recorded somewhere in the dues August, beginnings September of 1967.
It is worldwide known that this song written and composed by Jagger & Richards but it is less known that the bigger part of its melody is inspired from my ultra beloved Brian Jones. In addition,the same happened in other music marvellous pieces of Rolling Stones, deliberate remains in doomed to oblivion concerning the Jagger and Richards, that to him did not leave also a lot of margins, for obvious reasons!!

Furthermore, in this song contributed the following artists :

Drums:Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman

Electric guitars: Keith Richards

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

Piano: Nicky Hopkins

Mellotron: Brian Jones

Synthesizer: Bill Wyman

Maracas: Mick Jagger

Claves: Eddie Kramer

Some additional info for this specific and wonderful song:

Jagger once said that the words to this song were written while he was in jail after the Redlands bust.


Sun turnin' 'round with graceful motion
We're setting off with soft explosion
Bound for a star with fiery oceans
It's so very lonely, you're a hundred light years from home

Freezing red deserts turn to dark
Energy here in every part
It's so very lonely, you're six hundred light years from home

It's so very lonely, you're a thousand light years from home
It's so very lonely, you're a thousand light years from home

Bell flight fourteen you now can land
See you on Aldebaran, safe on the green desert sand
It's so very lonely, you're two thousand light years from home
It's so very lonely, you're two thousand light years from home

Brian Jones on Mellotron, with the rest of the band filling in on guitar, drums, bass, and maracas. One of the chord changes is missed on the Mellotron at 1:58 (Jones pauses for a second). There is quite a bit of improvised drumming at the end.

Harper & Rowe - 1967 - Harper & Rowe

ROWE vcls A

1(A) HARPER AND ROWE (World Pacific WPS-21882) 1967

A psyche pop duet, nothing is known about them and their backing group.
Their only album was produced by Ed Ver Schure and Ralph Murphy (who also wrote eight of the twelve tracks)
and they were managed by William McEuen (who also managed Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sunshine Company, Hourglass).
The album is quite patchy and contains folk/pop (Hello Sleepy Sidewalks), rock (Love Machine, penned by Gordon and Griffin),
and orchestrated pop (Here Comes Yesterday Again).
One of the best track is The Dweller, with flute and guitars, composed by Marcellino and Larson.
It is beginning to interest some collectors.
(Stephane Rebeschini)

Crippled Pilgrims - 1984 - Head Down Hand Out EP

Track List EP :

1. Black And White
2. Under The Ladder
3. People Going Nowhere
4. Out Of Hand
5. Dissolving
6. A Side He'll Never Show

This six-song EP, Crippled Pilgrims' debut release, was a little too out of sync with the mid-'80s indie scene to attract much notice. Though the group was downbeat enough to fit into the early post-punk era, there was more of an influence from flowing, classic rock-influenced guitar work and melodies than most such bands had, and few of the attributes of classic punk. There's enough lyrically nebulous indie guitar rock on here to appeal to, say, the early R.E.M. fan, or followers of some of the more guitar-based indie rock bands that arose in the South in the mid-'80s. It's also easy to see why Crippled Pilgrims never scaled the heights of R.E.M. -- the songs aren't as fully developed, inhabiting a fuzzy netherland between tense hard-rocking folk-rock and the edge of '80s guitar-grounded new wave.


After being kidnapped by the savage noise troubadours Death Camp 2000 (featuring the rhythmic styling of Jay Spiegel a.k.a. the Rummager and the not yet famous thrashings of sound impresario Don Fleming), Jay Moglia's path shifted from its idyllic moorings onto an uncertain carousel of melody and mayhem. The 21-year-old Moglia took a crash course in guitar to color his vivid wordscapes and began looking for bandmates. Meanwhile, Scott Wingo sat at home drinking and wallowing in self-pitying gloom. His housemate Charles Steck had recently enlisted as bassist for Fleming's phenomenal pop combo the Velvet Monkeys - a fact that made Wingo's inability to fulfill his adolescent fantasies of rock stardom all the more agonizing.

As Moglia's embryonic attempts at song emerged, he was lucky to have the Velvet Monkeys help in fleshing them out with background noise. He lived in the room directly adjacent to the Monkeys' rehearsal space and spent many days lurking in the corner hoping for an invitation to jam. In time, whether for the good of rock or just to get him out of their ascending orbit, the Monkeys suggested that Moglia get together with Wingo for a musical chemistry check.

Scott arrived at Jay's house fully expecting to meet a circa 1982 standard-issue punk/alternative type but was instead greeted by a clean-cut young man in a green golf sweater with a stutter on his tongue and a phantom in his eye. This was Jay Moglia.

It wasn't long before the two started blending ideas. Wingo had cut his teeth in the influential DC punk band Trenchmouth, but his musical leanings were as much Beatles as Ramones, and Moglia's meandering yet forceful compositions allowed plenty of space for the outcast guitarist to sharpen his knives. Prominent among these knives was a recently acquired affinity for modal psychedelic noodling. Despite a valiant Punk/British Invasion-hardened resistance to all things Dead, a recent chance encounter with a particular ergot-derived substance combined with a well-timed Aoxomoxoa turntable spin had opened Wingo's ears and fingers to a whole new palette of six-string possibilities. The wide-open nature of Jay's pieces seemed to provide an apt canvas for somehow combining the alcoholic glee of pure hard rock with the lysergically-damaged wanderings of the not-so-distant past. (Whether this was actually achieved is an entirely separate question.)

The duo's joy in their well-meshed "sound" overshadowed more earthly concerns like song structure and length. An early Pilgrims show could easily last an hour as they whipped through their six-song set. It took bassist Mitch Parker, previously with the legendary DC punk outfit Government Issue, to bring some focus and direction to the raw strands of tune. Parker's ability to slice through musical excess coupled with his local scenester par excellence credentials quickly landed the group a slot on Fountain of Youth's compilation LP Bouncing Babies, immediately leading to the recording of their EP Head Down Hand Out (also on Fountain of Youth).

Through all of this, one central question remained unanswered: Who was the Crippled Pilgrims' drummer? The Velvet Monkey's Rummager (who shortly afterward reached heartthrob status as drummer for DC boy band HE) handled some of the crucial early gigs and sessions (including the first Inner Ear demo which yielded the Bouncing Babies track). At other times it was hard-hitting Tommy Carr of the powerful quartet Black Market Baby stepping in at the last minute to rescue the Pilgrims on show night. Ultimately, Dan Joseph, who had been with the group only two weeks before recording Head Down Hand Out, would become the drummer of record. Joseph never became an "official" member of the band due to his commitment with the progressive horror rock ensemble 9353. Though generous with his time, Joseph was reluctant to be affiliated with the Pilgrims. Jay, Scott, and Mitch's "regular guy" personas were no match for the preening charisma 9353 brought to the stage. Plus, Crippled Pilgrims' reputation for flowing melody and the occasional extended guitar solo had burdened them with a comparatively uncool reputation amid the rigid conformity of the then thriving harDCore scene. At 17 years old, Dan Joseph could certainly be excused for downplaying such a potentially credibility-busting association.

The revolving-door drummer status meant gigs for the Pilgrims were infrequent. Shortly after the release of Head Down Hand Out, Moglia, stifled by inactivity and bolstered by the EP's positive reviews and healthy college chart rankings, set out for NYC hoping to expand the group's profile and ultimately relocate the band. Unfortunately, he neglected to tell Wingo and Parker about his ambitious plans and was surprised when they didn't join him in Manhattan. Instead of extending the ranks of New York's rock elite, Jay found himself dazedly wandering the city's avenues carrying a can of blue spray paint and a cardboard "Crippled Pilgrims" stencil. Scott and Mitch were left back in DC with the proverbial question marks hanging over their heads.

Moglia eventually recovered from his spray-painted daze and began laying down tracks for an atmospheric collection of electronic folk songs under the name Geezer Park. The music was actually pressed and was poised to become the first release on Bar/None Records when Jay inexplicably pulled the plug on the project. In the meantime, Head Down Hand Out gathered momentum, garnering notable amounts of airplay in obscure and far-away markets. This came as a surprise to the group as their local DC following was less than massive. In mid-1984, with a fair number of Pilgrims' tunes never given a proper recording and Fountain of Youth pressing for a follow-up to Head Down Hand Out, Jay, Scott, and Mitch tentatively decided to revive the group.

With Jay commuting from NY to DC for gigs and recording sessions, Mitch and Scott both unwilling to abandon their relatively comfortable DC existences, and the continuing "who is our drummer" plague, the future did not bode well for the band. However, the trio (along with the drummer of the moment) managed to squeeze out a few more shows--the final being a pairing with LA's Gun Club at DC's 9:30 Club on September 7, 1984.

Recording and mixing of tracks continued sporadically throughout the fall of 1984. When Under Water was released the following spring, it was met with strong reviews and college radio airplay, but Crippled Pilgrims as a performing and recording unit were history.

In the ensuing years, Jay, Scott, and Mitch continued to make music together in various combinations and permutations. Notable among these was the full-frontal, testosterone-drenched stance of CPU (Crippled Pilgrims Unlimited), who, disappointingly, never performed beyond a few private parties. More fortunate in outreach was the crystalline rock perfection of Rambling Shadows whose initial mid-90's stirrings saw Jay and Mitch mining the urban underbelly for inspirational fuel. For reasons that remain murky, Mitch, in early 1996, abruptly quit the project, never to be seen or heard from again. The aforementioned Charles Steck (Velvet Monkeys, High-Back Chairs, Lida Husik) and Scott Wingo stepped in to salvage and retool, adding their own unique marks to the sound. This time around, the drummer was official - the multitalented Davis White (Foundation, Lorelei, Alice Despard Group among many others). Though the quartet never attained the popularity of Crippled Pilgrims, it gigged regularly in the DC area and even managed to have a couple of tunes released on obscure compilation CDs (Welcome to the Big Ring and Bumper to Bumper Hits, Vol. 2), with many other excellent tracks still awaiting release. After a five year hiatus, in early 2004, the Rambling Shadows re-emerged from the depths fully primed for yet another round of amplified truth promulgation - walking hard and thinking wrong.

The music encoded on this CD is the towering pinnacle of 1980's alt-rock. That few realized it at the time of its original release matters not a whit. What matters is that you now listen and know the glorious truths awaiting within.

Arthur (Arthur Lee Harper) - 1967 - Dreams and Images

Arthur (Arthur Lee Harper) - 1967 - Dreams and Images
(produced by Lee Hazlewood)

This is a relatively obscure artist from the US who recorded two albums in the late 1960s and then one more in the mid 1970s. The first and most known two are collected here on one reissued CD and were produced by Lee Hazlewood, the famous arranger and musician of the period. These two albums are introspective loner folk-based music with a whimsical acoustic song of guitar and gently yearning vocals complemented by understated strings and woodwinds. These songs have a distant, late night quality being simple and rather delicate in style. On the first album there is perhaps a doomed romantic aspect with the instruments providing a touch of chamber music to the songs. Fans of Melanie, early Simon and Garfunkal or UK musicians like Duncan Browne would probably enjoy the songs a lot. Lyrically the album is often hippie fey such as on 'Sunshine Solider' with it's fugal horn and electric organ. However at this distance this is perhaps charming rather than irritating. Songs such as 'A Friend Of Mine' are quietly moving and realised in a quite beautiful way.

If there is a genre of 'ambient folk chamber music' then this would be its prime exponent. Like Love or Tim Buckley there is also a quest to explore different arrangements and instruments with 'Open Up The Door' having a dulcimer sound trying to be like a harpsichord. 'Dreams and Images' introduces mysterious flute melodies. 'Pandora' has a dream like quality with electric piano, cello and an air of strangeness. 'Wintertime' is gorgeous seasonal folk with a simple, direct arrangement of guitar, plucked strings and violin.

On the second album the hippie whimsy seems to have turned more to protest with 'new day, revolution, new day, everybody is arming' lyrics from the off. The music is a little more folk-rock though still fairly light in touch but with more obvious electric guitar, drums and violin. Unfortunately the second album doesn't have the variety of the first and instead carries on the light folk-rock throughout with a protest element, however this isn't exactly MC5. 'Strange Song' stands out as more like the first album but with somewhat annoying religious lyrics that the do not do justice to the melody such as 'come recreation, save the nation'.

There is little wrong with these folk-rock backings but the voice is just to fey to carry them off, it needs the soaring roaring quality of a Tim Buckley or Sandy Denny and often the arrangements do not carry a strong melody. On 'Annie Moore' there is piercing fuzz guitar that seems to liven up the track considerably and add a missing component allowing the voice not to carry the melody and work much better. On 'I/Soldier/Time Love' we see the vocalist more obviously trying to copy Tim Buckley but without the same depth of personality. 'Eleanor' harks back to the first album and it's a poised ballad of wonderful quality though perhaps by now it is out of place on the more jazzy folk-rock second album.

I imagine these will be promoted as 'psych folk' or something similar and while there is perhaps a whiff of illegal substances this isn't psychedelia but folk based pop music sometimes of exquisite quality. It reminds often of early Tir Na Nog, Heron or Waterfall (reviewed in this site) and is worth picking up if you like the late 60s folk pop sound.

Thnx "Optical Sound" for this one

Cosmic Michael - 1969 - Cosmic Michael

Cosmic Michael - 1969 - Cosmic Michael

Cosmic Michael is a hippie who flipped after the “Wow, I have seen Woodstock” idea. -The world is a great place now, so let’s boogie woogie blues our lives away.- The simple, happy innocence sounds like it is being inspired out of almost nothing and made up on the spot (“I’m a child of Woodstock generation” & "That's because she's my girl.."). The way some instruments like harmonica are recorded much louder than the voice makes the music even better, and a funny, and a somewhat enjoyable, trippy-hippie-on-the-background experience. With all simplicity of inspiration, the first couple tracks of the recording in this way sounds pretty “real”, but when the guy keeps on playing covers he also shows something of his banality and a lack of enough ideas to maintain its loner simple originality throughout the whole album.

This was his second album.

Another description (by Ron Moore) :
"NYC idiosyncratic piano guitar basement psych rock jamming realness. The followup is stoned acoustic folk psych and was done in Los Angeles. It's not as jawdropping as the debut but "Woodstock Nation" is hilarious."

Info :

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Laine and Alan - 1982 - On An Autumn Day

Laine and Alan - 1982 - On An Autumn Day

Fantastic UK female vocal folk. Mainly trad tunes but with such a sweet and beautiful feeling,
the vocals on this are just superb, lovely instrumentation with Flutes / Autoharp / Harmonium etc, so fragile sounding yet her voice is just so perfect, backed by John Rose and Nick Dow,
produced by Rick Saunders. I put a personal guarantee that you will love this LP!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Poppy Family (Canada) - 1969 - Which Way You Goin' Billy ?

The Poppy Family - Which Way You Goin' Billy ?
(1969 Canadian pop )

The Poppy Family was a late 1960s-early 70s Canadian pop musical group based in Vancouver, British Columbia. A product of the "Hippie generation," they brought a cleaner cut image(altough the use of sitar is present), capitalizing on the vocal talents and good looks of Susan Jacks. Managed and produced by her husband Terry Jacks (vocals/guitar), with Craig McCaw (guitar) and Satwan Singh (drums), the group recorded two albums, from which came their best known songs "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" and "That's Where I Went Wrong" (1969).
The album Which Way You Goin' Billy? earned the group two 1970 Gold Leaf (Juno) Awards, one for best-produced middle-of-the-road album, and the other in the best-produced single category for the album's title track.
The Poppy Family disbanded in 1973.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Τhe Hands Of Time - 2000 - Τhe Hands Of Time

Τhe Hands Of Time - s/t (2000 Australian garage rock)

Caution!: This album is for Cavemen only! One creepy night with full moon in the hills above Melbourne, four lads joined together and locked into a dark cellar. Suddenly, while they were experiencing several liquors, chords and lines they transformed into hideous monsters: A wolfman, a mummy, a frankenstein and a vampire…! The day after, when the woke they couldn’t remember anything but they did find this master-monster tape they recorded and they immediately delivered it to Off The Hip laboratories, where they detected what exactly happened but never detected how… Cavemen, get a copy and try to find yourself how could this happen to four naïve guys with guitars and amps.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

One St. Stephen - 1975 - One St. Stephen

One St. Stephen - 1975 - One St. Stephen

01 - November Edgar
02 - November
03 - You May Be Religious
04 - Nightly Drift
05 - Without You
06 - In Your Mind
07 - Old Man
08 - Junkie's Lament
09 - 12th Street Shuffle
10 - Richer You Get
11 - Dash In The Rocks
12 - Silver Chidlren
13 - Valley Of The Eyes

"Another private pressing, this time one that first saw the light of day on the Owl label in 1975. Despite the somewhat controversial cover,
this is an album which is generally regarded as one of the finest heavy acid psych albums of its time. One reviewer described it thus: '
Side 1 opens and closes with extended, awesome moody psychers which will blow you away. Poe, heroin and Jim Morrison all help shape Stephen's outlook,
which results in one of the more distinct late autumnal moods [ever] manifested on vinyl.
Good vocals, some howling fuzz and occasional use of moog in typical '70s acidhead fashion'.
One St Stephen has been issued on CD before (on an unknown Austrian label in the '90s),
but that particular version erroneously included 2 tracks by a completely different band (St Steven, from Boston),
so this is the first time that this highly-regarded album has appeared in its original form."

Get it here :
part I
~ part II

Magic Mushroom Band - 1991 - Spaced Out

Magic Mushroom Band - 1991 - Spaced Out

Spaced Out was Originally Released in 1991 and Initial Copies of this Album Are Now Highly Prized Collectors Items.
It was Originally Released in a Number of Limited Formats. There were Originally 1,000 Copies in a Limited 3D Sleeve.
In Addition to this There was also a Limited Run of 1,000 Cds, which also Came in a Limited Edition 3D Fold Out Sleeve.
The First 500 Copies of Each Format also Included a Comic, which Had Been Signed by the Entire Band.

Kim Oz : Synthesizer, Vocals

Garry Moonboot : Guitar, Vocals, Didjeridu
David P. Jackson : Flute, Saxophone

Title: Spaced Out
Cat. Num: Fungus Records ltd edition private press
Format: LP

Tracks :
01 Astralasia (7:59)
02 Look Into The Future (3:21)
03 Feel So Fine (4:04)

04 Equasian (3:27)
05 Freedom (4:09)
06 My Hat (5:04)
07 Squatter In The House (6:50)
08 Aquasian (3:30)
09 Aravinda (3:34)
10 Pictures In My Mind (4:46)
11 It Just Takes Time (5:56)

Originally released in 1991, Spaced Out saw The Magic Mushroom Band taking on the mantle previously held by Hawkwind.
Astralasia kicks things off in a relatively ambient mood with lots of swirling synths and typical sax and flute mayhem from special guest
David Jackson of Van Der Graaf Generator fame.
The title of the track underlines the close association with the off-shoot band of the same name
and the influence they had on the Magic Mushroom Band sound, particularly on the next album.
This influence is particularly prominent on the other instrumental pieces on this album.
A very mellow approach is taken on Equasian, a gentle acoustic guitar and saxophone piece which is revisited on Aquasian with the sax replaced by a flute.
The remaining two instrumental numbers have a more rhythmic feel.
Squatter In The House has a more prominent beat and is laden with female moans that even Jane Birkin would have been proud of
Aravinda features a more ethnic percussion track and some haunting and atmospheric flute work courtesy of Mr Jackson.

The remainder of the album consists of some very fine songs, which are mostly sung by Garry Moonboot,
Kim Oz taking charge of the lead vocals on only one track, Freedom.
Tracks like Feel So Fine, It Takes Time and Look Into The Future (which features a great violin riff by Sam Turner) are classic space rock numbers and will be a delight to any follower of the genre.
However, top billing must go to the classic Pictures In My Mind which is not only psychedelic, spacey, rocky and foot-tappingly good,
but also contains a chorus that sticks in the brain for an eternity. Close to a perfect Magic Mushroom Band song.


The Magic Mushroom Band were originally formed back in 1982 when, allegedly, guitarist Garry Masters (aka Garry Moonboot) heard Kim Russell (aka Kim Oz) singing in the bath and crawled through the bathroom window to invite the owner of the voice to join his band!
Along with the third core member of the group, guitarist Gary Twining (aka Ed 'Eddie' Bones), and a variable collection of other musicians, the group set about gigging and released the first of several limited edition cassettes.
It wasn't until 1986 that the debut album, The Politics Of Ecstasy, was released on the group's own Pagan Music label as a limited edition of 500 copies.
The follow-up, Bomshankar, released by Aftermath Records in 1987, was more consistent in terms of recording quality and sold well enough for Aftermath to release Eyes Of The Angel in 1989.
Two more limited edition, privately pressed albums on Fungus Records followed: Process Of Illumination in 1990 and Spaced Out in 1991.
By this time Masters, Russell and Twining had been joined, in what was to be the most consistent line-up, by Wayne Manor (bass), Marc Swordfish (drums and programming) and Sam Turner (violin).
Signing with Magick Eye records, the band released a further three albums;
Re-Hash (a collection of older material re-recorded utilising more advanced studio equipment) in 1992,
RU Spaced Out 2 in 1993 and Magic in 1994 (by which time the group had abbreviated their name to The Mushroom Band).

Since 1994, The Mushroom Band have been on a seemingly permanent hiatus while various members have concentrated on the off-shoot band Astralasia, an ambient / trance / dance act originally formed in 1990. Astralasia are probably most widely known to progressive fans for their remix of Porcupine Tree's Voyage 34 (Phase III) released by Delerium Records as a limited edition EP.

Los Vidrios Quebrados (Chile) - 1967 - Fictions

Los Vidrios Quebrados (Chile) - 1967 - Fictions

01 Oscar Wilde
02 Que Importa El Tiempo
03 En Tu Mirada
04 Una Manera De Vivir
05 La Primavera De Miss Lo'b
06 Ficciones
07 Concierto En La Menor
08 Introduccion A La vida Narrada Por El Tío Juan
09 Palabras y Palabras y...
10 Las Docos Caras Del Amor
11 Se Oyen Los Pasos
12 Como Jesuchristo Uso El

“Fictions” is the ONLY album that the band from Chile EVER recorded!
Los Vidrios Quebrados (something like “The Shattered Glasses”)
formed in 1965 by making their own instruments and playing at schools while they were in the Católica School of Laws.
Odeon offered them a contract and they recorded their first single, “Friend b/w She’ll Never Know I’m Blue”.
In 1967, they record the legendary “Fictions” for RCA.

This album is played with their own instruments.
They cut, pasted and arranged the frets of their guitars on their own pure intuition.
They cut their strings out of steel wire rolls bought at hardware stores.
They picked up the songs they wanted to play –Beatles, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds and a lot of Kinks stuff- by going into a club,
listening to them on a wurlitzer jukebox, and going back home trying to remember the song.
They sung in English “to separate ourselves from the commercial music of that time”, the so-called “Nueva Ola”.
They sang about everyday things such as “the lack of liberties,
the fights caused just by the lenght of your hair”, trying to be the spokesmen of a generation.
They were indeed quite an intelectual band in their references and intentions.
Though they had begun doing covers, all the songs in “Fictions”, recorded in a total time of 9 hours, were written by themselves.
Their history ended when Héctor Sepúlveda moved to London in 1969.
Originally they tried to go all together but the rest could not make it,
and Héctor played in the streets for a while and opened once for Family at the Marquee.

Kostas Tournas (Greece) - 1972 - Aperanta Choraphia

Kostas Tournas (Greece) - 1972 - Aperanta Choraphia

After the split of "Poll", Kostas Tournas went on to record a great progressive-psychedelic concept solo album. A major progressive folk-rock opus with no distinction into separate tracks; it's a autobiographic concept album. Tournas wrote and arranged it for a large orchestra -something unbelievable, speaking for Greece, back in the early 70's- and a rock group (RUTH). He provided the vocals and the guitars by himself.

Spiral Sky - 1994 - Spiral Sky

Spiral Sky - 1994 - Spiral Sky

01 Lady Of Shallot
02 Wanting Love
03 Kingdom For A Meaning
04 Matty Groves
05 Slime Pits
06 Marriage Of Inconvenience
07 Bold William Taylor
08 Folk Song
09 Cat's Whiskers
10 Sensing The Blue

Spiral Sky :
Kata : vocals,dulcimer,keyboard
Andy Boot : guitars
Anthony Clough : bass guitar,percussion,flutes
Mike Webb : drums,tablas,percussion
Tryphena Cohen : keyboards

>Guest musicians :
Joe Townsend : violin
Steve Johnson : flute
Edward Kent : guitar,tambura,sitar

All songs composed by Kata
except Lady Of Shallot - Kata, Andy and Tennyson; Matty Grooves
and Bold William Taylor - Kata/traditional

Sundial's/Gary Ramon :
"I'd been into production and recording and sound from way back but it started off with Spiral Sky around 1992 (which Anthony was involved with also). Their album was recorded at my studios and was complete but I felt had more potential. They just allowed me to remix it and add or detract stuff, which I did. I figured as a whole LP I thought it made sense and that was the first non Sun Dial Acme album release - and it got some good reviews. I think I played guitar on one or two tracks."

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Azitis - 1971 - Help

Tracks :
01 - Creation, Lord I Saw You Cry
02 - There Is An Answer
03 - Who's To Blame
04 - The Prophet
05 - Time Has Passed
06 - From This Place
07 - Hope To Save
08 - Judgement Day

One of many good LPs in the Christian psychrock bag, mellow and reflective which is the way these LPs should sound.
An organ-based post-1960s sound with moody vocals and quality song writing, consistent all through. They also had a 45.
An official CD re from the band themselves exists. [PL]
Dreamy xian organ psych rock with fuzz and good vocals.
The band was originally named Help but changed in deference to the Decca group.
Their name is pronounced 'as it is'. [RM]
One of the very best Xian records.
This album reveals hidden depths with each listen.
The dreamy, laid-back vibe at first hides the abundance of melodic ideas.
Excellent vocals, a consistent sound and lyrics that are thoughtful rather than preachy.
Often quite dark, but the groove isn’t depressive.
The organ/guitar-based sound isn’t exactly original but the overall feel is unique.
A must. [AM]
On earth azitis in heaven.
Well, now at least you know how to pronounce the name of this 4-man Sacramento band.
For a while I was thinking it rhymed with phlebitis.
Azitis without question gets the official Ken Scott five-star rating.
It also happens to be one of the very few Christian-themed albums that is solidly psychedelic in sound from beginning to end.
Every song is a winner here, strong melodies, gentle vocals,
moody passages with swirly organ that sound like they were lifted out of the middle of 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'.
In fact this whole album is saturated in psychy organ sounds.
Add to that fuzz, phasing, reverb, wah-wah, flutes and you've got a virtual time machine to the flower power era.
'Creation' starts things off with a dissonant organ crescendo, chanting, and wah-wah guitar.
'The Prophet' and 'From This Place' both reach frenzied intense peaks,
while 'Hope To Save' brings in piano and acoustic guitar for a melodic ballad.
Thematically covers a number of topics such as creation, the fall, judgment day, Revelation.
Exceptional cover art of a gold cross emerging from the planet earth. [KS]

Sabicas & Joe Beck - 1966 - Rock Encounter

Tracks :
1 - Inca song
2 - Joe's Tune
3 - Zapateado
4 - Zambra
5 - Handclaps
6 - Flamenco Rock
7 - Bulerias
8 - Farruca

This album shows a fantastic mixture of authentic traditional Flamenco,Progressive and Psychedelic Rock by Spanish legend Sabicas and extraordinary electric Jazzrock guitar by Joe Beck with congenial backing band among others Donald Mac Donald on drums, Warren Bernhardt organ and Tony Levin on bass. This is an album for those, who are willing to look over the edges of their progressive and psychedelic horizon.Great guitar playing (lots of electric and acoustic guitars) all over.Unique and hypnotizing!


Composer / songwriter
Name:Agustín Castellón Campos
Birth: 1912 Pamplona
Death: 1990 Nueva York

"In Sabicas, I saw a new form of playing, something new...". Paco de Lucía

He represented a breaking point for the flamenco guitar and he revealed flamenco to the whole world, via America. He was absolutely innovative, and revolutionised guitar playing with his speed and polished execution with a right hand technique that is unmistakeable and unrepeatable. His influence has been unquestionable for the new generations of guitarists, passing through the work of Paco de Lucía and Serranito.

He was born between Sanfermines (Pamplona's world-famous feast) and gypsies, in the city that Hemingway made popular with his pen, and his parents bought him his first guitar when he was four years old, when he was just strong enough to lift it. Two years later, he was already making his debut on a stage. In his beginnings, he was a fanatic follower of Ramón Montoya. Nonetheless, his work accompanying the most important cantaores of the time helped him to conceive a far more personal style of playing.

During the Civil War (1936) he went into exile to South America with Carmen Amaya and, together, they embarked on several tours. Sabicas grew fond of those lands, and settled in New York, where he played concerts as a solo artist. He became open minded, to the point where he made the first attempt at fusion with Joe Beck, Rock encounter (1966). He also struck up an important relationship with jazz masters like Charles Mingus, Ben E. King, Gill Evans, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis. He even played for President Roosevelt in the White House and was treated as just another artist by the record labels, which distributed his records all over the world.

He did not return to Spain until 1967. Twenty years later, his country of birth gave him a national tribute for the first time, in the Teatro Real in Madrid. Earlier, in 1982, Pamplona had dedicated its feast, the Sanfermines, to him. He recorded with Enrique Morente a year before he died.

Pink Floyd - BBC Archives 1967-1969

Pink Floyd - BBC Archives 1967-1969

Recorded – September 25th, 1967 :
1. Flaming (2:37)
2. Scarecrow (2:02)
3. Matilda Mother (3:19)
4. The Gnome (2:09)

Recorded – December 20th, 1967 :
5. Pow R. Toc H. (2:58)
6. Vegetable Man (3:24)
7. Scream Thy Last Scream (3:39)
8. Jugband Blues (3:52)

Recorded – June 25th, 1968 :
9. Let There Be More Light (3:41)
10. Murderistic Women (2:18)
11. Julia Dream (2:23)
12. Massed Gadgets of Hercules (6:50)

Recorded – December 2nd, 1968 :
13. Point Me At The Sky (4:21)
14. The Embryo (3:27)
15. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major (3:55)
16. Interstellar Overdrive (8:38)

Recorded – May 12th, 1969 :
17. Daybreak (3:36)
18. Nightmare (3:29)
19. The Beginning (3:11)
20. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (3:06)
21. The Narrow Way (4:25)

September 25th, 1967 – BBC Playhouse Theater, Broadcast October 1st, 1967 (Top Gear),
December 20th, 1967 – BBC Maida Vale Studios, Broadcast December 31st, 1967 (Top Gear),
June 25th, 1968 – BBC 210 Piccadilly Studios, Broadcast August 11th, 1968 (Top Gear),
December 2nd, 1968 – BBC Maida Vale Studios, Broadcast December 15th, 1968 (Top Gear),
May 12th, 1969 – BBC Paris Cinema, Broadcast May 14th, 1969 (Night Ride) and June 1st, 1969 (Top Gear).

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Teen Trash Series

Teen Trash Series vol. 01_From Marseille, France --'THE CRYPTONES'
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01 I Can't Stand My Life Today
02 Spiritus Mundi
03 You've Got To Know
04 Le Roi De Quoi?
05 Si Tu Reviens
06 Ca Ne Peut Plus Durer
07 Spanish Waves
08 No Fun
09 Miserablement Votre
10 Brutal Beach
11 A Tombeau
12 Je Ne Vois Rien
13 Bad Times
14 Rockline
15 Have Love Will Travel

The Cryptones are an excellent French band inspired by primitive garage punk and ‘60s R&B. First release in the Music Maniac Teen Trash series!

Teen Trash Series vol. 02_From Lawrence, KS. USA 'THE PSYCHOVIOLETS'
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01 Swear To God
02 So Strange
03 Can't go Back
04 Time
05 Welcome Death
06 Flesh Meets The Knife
07 Endless Days
08 I Gotta Move
09 What Is This
10 As They Do
11 Addicted To The Thought
12 Too Little Too Late
13 Stonede
14 D-Train
15 Screams
16 Do What You Want
17 Now I Know
18 Life In The Real World
19 The Box
20 I'm Down

Primitive garage rock’n’roll from the American heartland, The Psychoviolets are sure to turn heads and blast eardrums!

Teen Trash Series vol. 03_From Dallas, TX. USA 'THE BURNING RAIN'
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01 Look In My Mirror
02 Pictures In The Fire
03 Evil Eye
04 Oracle
05 Love Is Like Dying
06 Purple Visions
07 Sirius (The Dog Star)
08 Put You Down
09 Twisted Flower
10 Into The Night

With honest, powerful, ass kickin’ rock’n’roll – not to mention killer guitar and great vocals – The Burning Rain will surely rock your world!

Teen Trash Series vol. 04_From Los Angeles, Cal. USA 'THE FUZZTONES'
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01 Nine Months Later (R.Protrudi)
02 Girl, You Captivate Me (I.Day-A.Dischel)
03 Cheyenne Rider (M.Czekaj-J.Tarlow)
04 Greatest Lover In The World (E.McDaniel)
05 I Can't Control Myself (R.Presley)
06 You Must Be A Witch (F.Cole)
07 Jack The Ripper
08 Action Speaks Louder Than Words
09 I Never Knew (R.Protrudi)
10 Yeah Babe (R.Protrudi)
11 My Nothing
12 Romilar D (Version)

A focused spasm of energy and abandon led by the enigmatic Rudi Protrudi, the Fuzztones were one of the major successes of thes1980s garage rock revival!

Teen Trash Series vol. 05_From New Haven, Conn. USA - 'THE DOUBLE NAUGHT SPYS'
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01 You Better Tell Me Now
02 Right Where I Wanna Be
03 Tears From My Eyes
04 Mad At Me
05 Can't Tame Me
06 Now She's Cryin'
07 Outer Limits '66
08 And She Said Yes (Bonus Track)
09 Tryin' My Best
10 Won't Be The One
11 2-Timin' Baby
12 Side-Swiped
13 I Hate Love
14 I Can't Understand
15 She Lied
16 Slow Down (Bonus Track)

The Double Naught Spys keep the teenage feel of rock’n’roll via their melodic, catchy, well-crafted songs that just don’t sound like anyone else!

Teen Trash Series vol. 06_From Delft, Holland - 'THE ACE-TONES'
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01 Riot On Sunset Strip
02 99Th Floor
03 Five Years Ahead Of My Time
04 You're No Good
05 Girl, You Captivate Me
06 Gotta Get Some
07 Bad Woman
08 Green Slime
09 I Can Only Give You Everything
10 Suzy Creemchease
11 We're Pretty Quick
12 Action Woman
13 Grounded
14 Leaving Here
15 Journey To Tyme
16 No Friend Of Mine
17 Blackout At Gretely
18 7 and 7 is

The Ace-Tones give you another dose of way-out rock’n’roll mayhem, packed in a killer sleeve and full of ‘60s punk, garage rock, surf and psychedelic influences!

Teen Trash Series vol. 07_From Rome, Italy - 'THE OTHERS'
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01 It's Eerie (Massimo Del Pozzo)
02 Fallin' Off My World (Massimo Del Pozzo)
03 Feel The Time (Massimo Del Pozzo)
04 No More (M.Robinson)
05 Loose Lip Sync Ship(David Aquilar-Mark Loomis(Rob.Row)
06 I'm Not There (Lil'Boys Blue)
07 Since You've Been Gone (Uncalled For)
08 It'll Never Work Out (Galabooches)
09 You Better Know Why (Massimo Del Pozzo)
10 Girl (Massimo Del Pozzo)
11 In My Time (Massimo Del Pozzo)
12 She's Gone (Massimo Del Pozzo)
13 Never Before (Massimo Del Pozzo)
14 Taste Of The Same (Mike Taylor)
15 Stompin' (Massimo Del Pozzo)

Among the protagonists of the psychedelic revival of the 1980s, the Rome-based combo of The Others was one of the most gifted!

Teen Trash Series vol. 08_From Sacramento, Cal. USA 'THE E-TYPES !'
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01 Enraged
02 The Right Combination
03 Well Enough Alone
04 You Cured Me Of That
05 She Changes
06 What's Going On
07 Just Like Julie
08 Another Lonely Room
09 1.000 Times A Day
10 Everything
11 I Never Cried
12 Time Just Keeps Going By (Faster)
13 Things Will Change Tonight (missing)

The E-Types’ Beatles-fueled harmonies come from rock’n’roll heaven…specializing in a British Invasion sweet pop style, they will sweep you off your feet!

Teen Trash Series vol. 09_From Torino, Italy - 'THE 99TH FLOOR'
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01 Too Many Times (Re-Scrivano)
02 Stop And Try (Re-Scrivano)
03 Better Follow My Way (Re-Scrivano)
04 Claudette Jones (Clancy-Rechter)
05 Just Another Day (Re-Scrivano)
06 Liar Liar (Jim Don)
07 Green City Hopper (Re-Scrivano)
08 Losing Your Mind (Re-Scrivano)
09 Everyday I'll Try (Re-Scrivano)
10 The One One Looking For (Re-Scrivano)
11 Never More (Re-Scrivano)
12 Things They Told Me Yesterday(Re-Scrivano)
13 Baby (Robin Thompson-Mike Carnes)
14 Jungle Stomp (Re-Scrivano)

Part of the intriguing mid-‘90s garage rock scene in Rome, The 99th Floor shared the stage with Head and The Hares, Cosmonauti, Space Cakes and many more!

Teen Trash Series vol. 10_From Eugene, Oregon USA - 'THE FALLING SPIKES'
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01 7 + 7 Is (Lee)
02 Doesn't Matter Anymore (Barley)
03 Gonna Miss Me (Erickson)
04 Big Blue Wave (Barley)
05 Clam Dippin' (Barley)
06 The Door (Barley)
07 Teenage Head (Jordan-Loney)
08 History (Barley)
09 Don't Crowd Me (Kessler)
10 Glass In The Sand (Waddell)
11 Pushin' Too Hard (Saxon)
12 Headline (Barley)
13 Lost World (Stuart)

The Falling Spikes have been making great music in the Northwest corner of the U.S. since 1985. This collection contains almost their entire recorded output!

Teen Trash Series vol. 11_From Pisa, Italy - 'THE STRANGE FLOWERS'
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01 Carrin' To Pie (Bruno)
02 Girls Of April (Marino)
03 Apples In Your Eyes (Marino-Montefiori)
04 Lemonade And Evergreen (Bruno-Marino)
05 Dreaming, Bleeding a Bit (Marino)
06 Of Perception (Marino-Pardini-Bruno)
07 Roger Talks To The Young Emily (Marino)
08 Miriam On The Nile (Marino)
09 December (Marino)
10 Dear Prudence (Lennon-McCartney)
11 The Chameleon (Marino)
12 Takin' Care Of Me (Bruno)
13 Me And The Eggman (Bruno-Marino) CD only
14 Janet's Faces (Marino) CD only

Everything you ever wanted to know about ‘60s mind-expanding punkadelic garage rock, but were afraid to ask…can be found on this disc from The Strange Flowers!

Teen Trash Series vol. 12_From Vancouver, Canada - 'THE FIENDS'

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01 No More
02 Zombies (Have Feelings Too)
03 Lies
04 Get Yourself Home
05 My Ghoul Fiend
06 Come See Me
07 Burn Out
08 Don't Crowd Me
09 Stormy
10 Waiting For You
11 Blow Your Mind
12 Find My Way Back
13 Take Off

It’s time to blow your mind with a creepy mess of ‘60s-inspired fuzz & farfisa courtesy of The Fiends – the perfect soundtrack for midnight garden raids & grave robbing!

Teen Trash Series vol. 13_From Vienna, Austria - 'THE JAYBIRDS'
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01 Don't Tell Me Lies (Gold-Zoechling)
02 Give Me Your Love (Gold-Zoechling)
03 Bright Lights, Big City (Reed)
04 Oh Baby (Alternate Mix) (Gold-Zoechling)
05 Haw Many More Times (Burnett)
06 I'm A Lover Not A Fighter (Miller)
07 I Don't Know Why (Gold)
08 No Time For Crying (Gold)
09 51 Mainstreet (Alternate Take) (The Jaybirds)
10 Love Me Like I Love You (Dreja-McCarty-Samwell-Smith-Relf)
11 You Make Me This Kind Of Mad (Gold-Zoechling)
12 Go Back Home (Gold) (missing)

Before the White Stripes, The Strokes, Interpol and Jet, there were The Jaybirds, Vienna’s hottest garage rock revivalists!

Teen Trash Series vol. 14_From Athens, Greece - 'THE SOUND EXPLOSION'
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01 Inspector Clouseau in outer limits
02 State Of My Mind
03 Send A Message
04 She's One Of A Kind
05 Hopeless Endless Way
06 Don't Turn Away
01 Lost In Tyme
02 No!No!No!No!No!
03 It's For You
04 My Baby Went Away With The Midnight Train
05 The Last November
06 In The Past
07 We're The Sound Explosion

Vol. 14 in shows the cream of the garage punk crop from Greece, which would fit perfectly on any Pebbles ‘60s punk compilation…great stuff!

Teen Trash Series vol. 15_Live in Muenchen, Germany - Various Artists - BEAT-O-MANIA
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Recorded Live in Muenchen/Germany March 1994.

01 Green Slime:Voices Green And Purple
02 Green Slime:Dirty Money
03 Thee Cherylinas:Soulin'
04 Thee Cherylinas:Love In Creation
05 The Apemen:Gotta Get A Little Love
06 The Apemen:Understanding
07 The Clique:Reggie
08 The Clique:The Quest
09 Rudi Protrudi:It Came In The Mail
10 Rudi Protrudi:LSD Made A Wreck Of Me
11 The Heartbeats:I'm Walking
12 The Heartbeats:Good Times
13 The Jaybirds:But You Never Do It Baby
14 The Jaybirds:Smokestack Lightning
15 Strange Flowers:December
16 Strange Flowers:Across The River And Through The Trees
17 Rudi and The Strange Flowers:Little Olive
18 The Others:T-Bone Black
19 The Others:I'm Gonna Leave You
20 Rudi and The Others:Bad Little Woman

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Alchemysts & Simeon - Simeon & the Alchemysts

Alchemysts & Simeon - Simeon & the Alchemysts
(space rock)

Tracks :
1 Hi Fi For You To Go 00:28

2 Hydrophobic 08:22
3 Lost Beat Magazine 05:25
4 Interstellar 1-2-5 08:20
5 21st Century In-Car-Entertainment Firearm Blues 03:58
6 Magellanic 09:26
7 Psychotropic Over Modulation 09:25
8 Morning Comes 15:27

coupling of '60s American electronic pioneer Simeon Coxe (of the Silver Apples) with the Alchemysts, a younger acid-jamming garage punk trio from rural Somerset in England. The Alchemysts usually forge an earthy, feedback-drenched amalgam influenced by the likes of Blue Cheer, the Stooges, and MC5. However, with Simeon and his famous oscillators on board, the band sets the controls for the heart of space rock territory, occupying an orbit similar to that of early-'70s Hawkwind. The most engaging material here seamlessly melds Jon Guard and Mat Love's bedrock rhythm section, Paul Simmons' effects-laden guitar, and Simeon's sci-fi electronics. The Loop-like "Hydrophobic," for instance, is grounded in heavily propulsive drum and bass, laced with weaving guitar patterns, and layered with bubbling and chirping synth. On "Interstellar 1-2-5," throbbing oscillators move into the foreground and Simeon adds Tourette's-style vocal outbursts; but on the standout, "Lost Beat Magazine," he plays a more prominent role, singing/speaking in a vaguely manic fashion over a mesmerizing, motorik groove that evokes Tago Mago-era Can. Although it lasts for five minutes, you can't help feeling it's far too short. The reverse is true of a couple of the album's trippier, epic tracks. At nine and 15 minutes, respectively, the drifting "Magellanic" and the mellow, meandering "Morning Comes" occasionally float off into outer space and lose their way a little. Still, such indulgences are excusable as part and parcel of the genre. Unusual collaborations such as this one often sound attractive in theory and then don't live up to expectations; The Alchemysts & Simeon doesn't disappoint.

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BlueBirds (Greece) - 1972 - BlueBirds

BlueBirds-s/t (1972) (Greek psychedelia)

Greek psychedelic group ,formed in '64 but managed to issue an album in '72. Not so progressive sound like AKRITAS etc . More into flower power and folk rock.

Band Members :
George Petridis : vocals (-1967)
Lia Laoutari : vocals
Giannis Psimopoulos : guitar,vocals
Leonidas Louloudis : bass(-1967)
Manolis Laoutaris : bass
Socrates Ardavanis : organ
Gavrilis Pantzis : drums

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Blue Epitaph - 1971 - Ode

Blue Epitaph - Ode (1971 UK acoustic folky psychedelia)

1.Diane (3:40)
2.Orange Room (2:37)
3.The Game's Reversible (2:52)
4.Oh You Lucky Man (3:36)
5.You Made Me (3:39)
6.Ode (5:35)
7.Can't Stop the Music (3:04)
8.I Never Met You (3:15)
9.She Lie Shoe (Who Are You?) (3:15)
10.Ffief (2:34)
11.When I'm Blind (Snippets) (2:43)
12.Underrated (4:58)

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Lamp of the Universe - 2001 - The Cosmic Union

Lamp of the Universe - 2001 - The Cosmic Union
(New Zeland psych sitar folk)

Tracks :
1 Born in the Rays of the Third Eye
2 Lotus of a Thousand Petals
3 In the Mystic Light
4 Give Yourself to Love
5 Freedom in Your Mind
6 Her Cosmic Light
7 What Love Can Bring
8 Tantra Asana

Craig Williamson / all instruments & vocals

"The Cosmic Union is an album that beautifully highlights the ethereal psychedelic oneness of our time here on planet earth. A time that was touched on, albeit briefly, during the hippy era before the majors turned it into a money making venture. On 'The Cosmic Union' Craig Williamson (Lamp of the Universe) plays all the instruments, has written the lyrics and sings the beautiful cosmic vocals. This album will appeal to fans of Donovan, S.T.Mikael & the Incredible String Band as well as the cosmic guitar style of Manuel Gottsching of Ash Ra Tempel. Featuring cosmic peaceful lyrics, sitar, tabla, Guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, synthesizer & Rainstick."
Lamp Of The Universe is a solo project from Datura bassist and vocalist Craig Williamson. What a surprise! For those of you who don't know them, Datura are a heavy Stoner rock band, while Lamp Of The Universe is a gorgeously lulling cosmic trip into a paisley colored psychedelic land of celestial ragas from Williamson's guitars, sitar, synths, and tablas. We're talking track titles like "Lotus Of A Thousand Petals" and "Tantra Asana". Believe me, these describe the music on The Cosmic Union perfectly. Lightly strumming acoustic guitars and sitars drift throughout as the tablas and other percussion keep a simple but effective psychedelic pace. Williamson's vocals are equally light and drifting making for the perfect marriage with his music. Lots of beautifully meandering jams that will open your mind for exploring the alternate realms that you travel with Williamson to. There are aggressive moments too, particularly on "In The Mystic Light" which sounds like a jam off Amon Düül's Yeti album. And love that organ and shimmering guitar on "Freedom In Your Mind". Actually, though this might seem to be a 360 degree flip from Datura, that band really is far more psychedelic than most Stoner bands, and the epic track "Mantra" on Datura's Visions For The Celestial CD is in many ways really a heavier version of what we hear on The Cosmic Union. HIGHLY recommended to fans of deep space flower power psychedelia. Note that Cranium Music has released The Cosmic Union in a numbered run of 500, but are interested in licensing the CD for release outside of New Zealand.

part I ~ part II

Suicidal Flowers (UK) - 1992 - The Final Arrangements

Following a six month conversation in the York Arms public house in York, Astro Lore and Markoff De Dephel decided to form a band to play sixties psychedelia and, after going through a few classic song titles of the period such as "The Oscar Weiner Wagon" and "Voices Green and Purple" they hit upon the name "Suicidal Flowers". After a couple of months of deep thought, Astro and Markoff managed to con a few other musicians into joining them. Chris and Jessica Tinsley came in on vocals, Ralf Rollinson and Chris Howard on guitars whilst Bob Fauldes played violin. This group set off to the Old Dairy studio to make their first recording "Flower Arrangement One" which appeared on the now rare local compilation "Something Weird" (a record that also featured the band performing under various pseudonyms as fake local Death Metal bands!). This first vinyl appearance was swiftly followed by the recording of the bands debut album "The Final Arrangements" the 500 copies of which sold out almost immediately upon it's release in late 1992. Before the release of the album the band thought they had better do some gigs so their debut performance was booked at the bonding warehouse in York in April '91. Unfortunately the gig was a bit of a disaster since Rolf Rollinson rang the afternoon of the gig and said he was stuck in Tenerife and couldn't get back. That was the least of the bands troubles however, since the PA didn't turn up and one had to be put together using various scrounged parts. The gig was such a disaster that Chris Howard decided to leave the band. The next piece of bad luck happened when the "Final Arrangements" came to be repressed in an attempt to satisfy the backlog of orders that had built up. The company who had made the LP went bust leaving the original mix master tapes somewhere in Hungary and the artwork lost forever. A second edition of 500 copies was pieced together from the 16 track tapes and housed in a new sleeve. All copies of this were sold almost immediately and both versions of the album are now highly collectable. All that needed to be sorted now was a new band. After many months of searching Robin Tomalin was eventually found to play Keyboards and Rebecca Fry was taken on as vocalist. However sadly the band were to discover that she was completely mad and had to fire her, shortly before she was sectioned in a local mental Hospital. Helen Gee and Karl Farkas were then taken on as the vocalists but as preparations for the second album "Burn Mother Burn" were under way another slight hiccup occurred when Karl was sent to prison for six months for varying driving offences. Further problems were awakened when Chris Howard damaged his hand and was unable to play guitar again. He was replaced by Martin Hall and the album was eventually finished. The band then signed to Delerium outside York Minster on a very sunny day and everyone lived happily after (hopefully)...

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Three videos from Nurse With Wound

Open Mind (UK) - 1992 - Spiritual Lovers

(mystic stones rune LP 09)

Tracks :
01 - Don't Knock Me Down
02 - Surrender
03 - Too Late
04 - Alone
05 - Time
06 - Mizpah
07 - Something's Wrong
08 - When Life Comes Knocking
09 - Don't Lose Your Head

The Free Pop Electronic Concept - 1969 - A New Exciting Experience

The Free Pop Electronic Concept - 1969 - A New Exciting Experience


This record have 5 tracks

Side A :
Chewing Gum Delirium
Cosmos Rhythms
Planetary Gospel

Side B :
Free Pop Electronic Theme No.1
Pish ! Pshaw !

get it here

V.A. - Valley of the Son of the Gathering of the Tribe

V.A. - Valley of the Son of the Gathering of the Tribe

01 It' All Meat - Make Some Use Of Your Friends
02 It's All Meat - You Brought Me Back To My Senses
03 It's All Meat - Crying Into The Deep Lake
04 It's All Meat - Roll My Own
05 Talula Babies - Mine Forever
06 Fraction - Sanc-Divided
07 Mary Butterworth - Phase II
08 Jeff Libermann - Woman
09 Mary Butterworth - Week In 8 Days
10 Savages - No No No

Friday, July 07, 2006

Multicoloured Shades - 1987 - Sundome City Exit

Multicoloured Shades - 1987 - Sundome City Exit
(German neopsychedelia)

Track Title
1 Dance In The Rain
2 Last Kiss Of The Persian Cat
3 Teen Sex Transfusion
4 The Cube
5 Strange Garden
6 The Bell Flight 14 Theme
7 2000 Light Years From Home
8 House Of Wax
9 Lost Riders In Heaven
10 We're So Clean
11 Sky Channel
12 Rain Reprise
13 Train
14 Roses
15 Miss Terry Shade

Bass - Michael Doering
Drums, Percussion - Bernd Gremm
Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar - Heinz-Werner Maleike
Lead Vocals - Pete Barany
Organ, Keyboards - Det Bizarre

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The Moffs - 1985 - The Moffs

MOFFS - s/t (1985) (australian neopsychedelia)

Influenced by bands like Pink Floyd (Piper at the Gates of Dawn in particular), King Crimson, early Yardbirds, the Byrds, the Beatles and various blues & psychedelic bands and artists from the '60's, the Moffs, a Sydney band, were around from 1983 to 1989 and they released a whole lot of vinyl on the Citadel label. Their shows were wonderfully laid back - you could easily sit on the floor with your eyes closed and just groove along to their music, or you could take a whole lot of illicit substances and REALLY get into it. They were surreal, atmospheric and groovy; think of jangly guitars, bass guitar octave runs, Farfisa organs and the occasional bells and chimes. The band had several line-up changes, but revolved around the core of singer/guitarist Tom Kazas and bass player David (Smiley) Byrnes. When they started to move away from the bluesier style of music, Nick moved onto No Man's Land (another 80's Sydney band that features a scary-looking singer with masses of hair-sprayed black hair called Dave Slade and current Celibate Rifles bass player, Jim Leone as well as stints with Suicidal Flowers. He was replaced by Mick Duncan who had previously been in No Man's Land.

Tracks :
1 Look to find 5:14
2 A million years past 4:13
3 I once new 7:11
4 I'll lure you in 5:17
5 The meadowsong 12:27

More moves in the band saw Mick being replaced by Damon Giles (who had been in mod-style band, Stupidity)and Alan making way for Smiley's little brother,Andrew Byrnes, on drums. This line-up recorded a 7" single with another groovy Moffs-y picture sleeve. Flowers / By the Breeze Damon left and began to do stints with Suicidal Flowers and the final line-up was formed, which was the most stable and included Tom, Smiley, Andrew and keyboardist Scott Barnes. They released a 7" single (black and white sleeve) In 1987 issued their first LP called Labyrinth. The Moffs played shows for a few more years and eventually stopped playing as a band. In 1994, a compilation CD called "Psychedelicatessen" was released, which included 13 tracks from previously released vinyl and an unreleased track recorded in 1987


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Vietnam Veterans - 1987 - Catfish Eyes and Tales

The Vietnam Veterans were one of the main attractions of the Neo-Psych movement and a major event in the psych scene of the mid 80s (what was rather small, sadly), with every new record. Today it seems they are Lost In Tyme. There are no reissues known by me. Their sound are at first rooting in the 60's Garage sound evolved into a very uniqe mix of Psychedelia through their records.

Very recommended !

Mark Enbatta (Guitar & Vocals)
Greg Jones (Guitar)
Angelo Jupp (Bass)
Martin Joyce (Drums)
Lucas Trouble (Keyboards)

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