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December 2006 pt.4

Sunday, December 24, 2006

V.A. - The Psychedelic Experience vols 1-4

01 Intro
02 Astros - Space Walk (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
03 The Premiers - Get On This Plane (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
04 The Fantastic Zoo - Light Show (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
05 The Flower Power - You Make Me Fly (LA, U.S.A.)
06 One Mile Ahead - Contribution (Elkton, VA, U.S.A.) *
07 The Picture - Evolution (Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.)
08 The Apple-Glass Cyndrom - Someday (Clovis, NM, U.S.A.)
09 The Kollektion - Savage Lost (Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
10 Apparition - Apparition (Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A.) *
11 Brass Toads - In The Back Of My Mind (Orange, TX, U.S.A.)
12 The Black Rose - Love Handles (Coldwater, MI, U.S.A.)
13 Troy - Amnesia (Austin, TX, U.S.A.)
14 Tommy Jett - Groovy Little Trip (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
15 The Twilighters - Nothing Can Bring Me Down (Waco, TX, U.S.A.)
16 The Inexpensive Handmade Look - What Good Is Up (NC, U.S.A.)
17 Jason Merrick & The Finders - I'm Not What You Are (WI, U.S.A.)
18 Johnny Thompson Quintet - Color Me Columbus (Monterey Park, CA, U.S.A.)
19 Scorpion - I'm Only Human (U.S.A.)
20 Embryo Infinity Rebirth - Walls (Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.) *
21 NGC 4594 - Skipping Through The Night (CT, U.S.A.)
22 Stu Mitchell - Acid (Edmonton, Canada)
23 Tommy & The True Blue Facts - I'm Back (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
24 Street Theater - Things Of The Past (Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.) *

V.A. - The Psychedelic Experience vol. 2

01 The Decades - On Sunset (CA, U.S.A.)
02 The Higher Elevation - Odyssey (Greeley, CO, U.S.A.)
03 Monocles - Psychedelic (That's Where It's At) (Greeley, CO, U.S.A.)
04 The Waters - Mother Samwell (Louisville, KY, U.S.A.)
05 The Trespassers - Come With Me (U.S.A.)
06 Cave Dwellers - Meditation (Pleasanton, CA, U.S.A.)
07 The Castaways - Just On High (Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
08 Dirty Filthy Mud - The Forest Of Black (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.)
09 Element - Open The Door To Your Mind
10 The Elopers - Music To Smoke Bananas By (Manitou Springs, CO, U.S.A.)
11 Inner Light - Long Journey (Rockford, IL, U.S.A.) *
12 The Purple Underground - Count Back (Winter Haven, FL, U.S.A.)
13 Mirror's Image - No Lovin' Man (NJ, U.S.A.)
14 Jokers Wild - All I See Is You (Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
15 The Doppler Effect - God Is Alive In Argentina (U.S.A.)
16 Essex St Journal - Progression 256 (RI, U.S.A.)
17 Sherman Marshall - Realization Of Life (LA, U.S.A.)
18 Unsettled Society - 17 Diamond Studded Cadillacs (PA, U.S.A.)
19 The Quiet Jungle - Ship Of Dreams (Toronto, Canada)
20 Knights Bridge Quintet - Sorrow In C Major (Waco, TX, U.S.A.)
21 The Raving Madd - Boundaries (FL, U.S.A.)
22 East Side Kids - Close Your Mind (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
23 Ed Powers - Mourning (MI, U.S.A.) *
24 Trane - One Way Street (San Bernardino, CA, U.S.A.)

V.A. - The Psychedelic Experience vol. 3

01 Logic Circuit - Motorcross *
02 Steve Akin - I'm Trippin' Alone (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
03 Perpetual Motion Workshop - Won't Come Down (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
04 Section Five - Pusher's Route (Oxford, MA, U.S.A.)
05 The Wild Things - A.C.I.D. (Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.)
06 The Inferno - The Inferno
07 Finnegans Wake - No No No No No (La Poupee Qui Fait Non) (Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.)
08 The Electric Company - Scarey Business (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
09 Kensington Forest - Bells (U.S.A.) *
10 Crosstown Bus - Enchanted Island (Detroit, MI, U.S.A.) *
11 K Lawson & 4 More - Halfway Down The Stairs (Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)
12 The Hinge - The Idols Of Your Mind (Appleton, WI, U.S.A.)
13 The Tears - People Through My Glasses (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
14 Grapple - Ethereal Genesis (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.) *
15 Flyght - Trifle Cerivia (Houston, TX, U.S.A.) *
16 Elastic Prism - Time Change (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
17 David Santo - Rising Of Scorpio (New York, NY, U.S.A.)
18 The Missing Lynx - Behind Locked Doors (Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.)
19 One Of Hours - Psychedelic Illusion (Lexington, KY, U.S.A.)
20 Renaissance Fair - In Wyrd (MI, U.S.A.)
21 Scorpio Tube - Yellow Listen (CA, U.S.A.)
22 Jimmy White With The Relations - Diamond Coated Banana Bush
23 Pompeo Stillo & The Companions - He Was A Guitar Player And Now Plays Machine Gun *

V.A. - The Psychedelic Experience vol. 4

01 Perpetual Motion Workshop - Infiltrate Your Mind (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
02 Captain Crunch & The Crew - Nowadays People (OH, U.S.A.) *
03 The Barber Green - Gliding Ride (Brownsville, OR, U.S.A.) *
04 The Stonemen - In The Evening (Moncton, Canada) *
05 Beggars Opera - Escape (Farmington, IL, U.S.A.) *
06 Fox & The Roadrunners - Illusions Of A Party (CA, U.S.A.)
07 Famen - Hurry (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
08 The Golden Grass - Elastic Soldier (TN, U.S.A.)
09 The Golden Grass - I'm Crying (TN, U.S.A.) *
10 The Stonemen - Faded Colors (Moncton, Canada)
11 The Reverbs - Lie In The Shade Of The Sun (CT, U.S.A.)
12 The Peabody Hermitage - Something So (Chattanooga, TN, U.S.A.)
13 The Barracudas - Wait For Tomorrow (Bangor, ME, U.S.A.) *
14 Them USA - Her Kind (Nashville, TN, U.S.A.) *
15 The Peabody Hermitage - Fear (Chattanooga, TN, U.S.A.) *
16 The Group - Why Does My Head Go Boom? (IA, U.S.A.)
17 Long Richard - Force Myself (Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.) *
18 Grapple - Snail (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.) *
19 Wally Shoop & Fubar - Words In My Head (Spirit Lake, IA, U.S.A.) *
20 Nightpatrol - Trippin' (TX, U.S.A.) *
21 Mark Of Kings - Realities (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.) *

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Earth Opera - 1968 - Earth Opera

Earth Opera - 1968 - Earth Opera
Elektra EKS-74016

The first Earth Opera LP. Peter Rowan and David Grisman were
members of the group.

Track listing
01 The Red Sox Are Winning (Rowan)
02 As It Is Before (Rowan)
03 Dreamless (Rowan)
04 To Care At All (Rowan)
05 Home Of The Brave (Rowan)
06 The Child Bride (Rowan)
07 Close Your Eyes And Shut The Door (Rowan)
08 Time And Again (Rowan / Grisman)
09 When You Were Full Of Wonder (Rowan)
10 Death By Fire (Rowan)

The stylistic explorations pursued by the Beatles in 1966-1967, and the commercial success the group continued to enjoy, inspired other popular musicians to be similarly ambitious and persuaded record companies to take chances on more daring music. Earth Opera is a good example. The Boston-based group's self-titled debut LP featured a heady mixture of pop, rock, folk, jazz, and classical elements in involved arrangements played on such unusual instruments as mandocello and harpsichord. Less a rock band than a highly eclectic chamber orchestra, Earth Opera played in an arty style that suited singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Rowan's songs, with their complicated structures and highly poetic lyrics. Rowan sang those lyrics, which dealt here and there with anti-war and more generalized sentiments of social dissatisfaction, in a distanced, somewhat artificial tone of voice, using an accent that sounded vaguely British, even when he was mentioning the Red Sox. But he was rarely so specific, more often concerning himself with "the stage inside my mind" or "the picket fenceposts of your mind," internal landscapes in which wordplay and allusions substituted for specific meaning. It was a psychedelic language matched by the music, which hurried and slowed, making room for sudden solos and unexpected juxtapositions of instruments. The result ultimately may have been too ornate and inaccessible for a pop recording, even in 1968, but Earth Opera was very much of its time. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide


7 X 7 is - U.S. garage singles pt.2

After the huge success of the previous post w/7" singles, here's seven more.
To get serious, garage, no matter if it's first, second or fifth generation, if it's the original 60s' or the revivalist 80s' garage, is built on SONGS. Not LPs or CDs, but songs. The garage legends are built on the little 7"s which the bands themselves in most cases put out. Don't get me wrong: I'm not against albums, I'm just talking exclusively for the garage bands, not for other genres.

Cynics - You Painted My Heart/Sweet Young Thing (Dionysus ID8503)
This was their first official release, originaly came out in 1985 in Dionysus records, and later released on Gregg Kostelich's Get Hip label. The a-side is a Cynics original and the b-side is their version on Ed Cobb's 'Sweet Young Thing'. 'You Painted My Heart' is a garage anthem, instantly giving them the right to look the Remains or the Leaves streight in the eye.
The Cynics formed in 1984 in Pittsburgh, PA, and their first line-up were Gregg Kostelich (gtr), Bill von Hagen (drms), Mark Keresman (vcls) and Pam Reyner (bs). In 1985 Michael Kastelic joined on vocals, and the rest is history. The Cynics are active until today.

Mystic Eyes - My Time To Leave / From Above (Get Hip GH-102)
First release (1988) for the Mystic Eyes with the great 'My Time To Leave' on the a-side with the 12-string guitar, the swirling organ and the strong vocals, and a 60s cover on the b-side.
Mystic Eyes were from Buffalo, NY, lead by Bernard Kugel. They released a few singles and two LPs (Our Time To Leave, 1988 and The Whole World Is Watching Us 1995 both on Get Hip). Mystic Eyes mixed the folk-rock of the Byrds with the Farfisa organ and the rough guitars of the garage with great success.

Optic Nerve - Aint That A Man/Happy Ever After/Mayfair (Cryptovision CR-800)
Another NY group, Optic Nerve featured Orin Portnoy from the Outta Place on bass, but their Rickenbacker sound was miles away from the fuzz-from-the-caves sound of Outta Place. Bobby Belifore, Optic Nerve's vocalist and lead guitarist must have been sleeping with his collection of Byrds and Dylan records for many years. Yet their songs are not copies of the originals. On the contrary, one could say that they stand beside them. Optic Nerve released two 7" EPs in the eighties and two albums in the nineties (with older recordings) and managed to make some songs which could have been written in 1966, but can be heard at anytime.

Brood - I Need You There/You Got Me (Get Hip 107)
There's much music from the Brood from Portland, Oregon in this blog, but I thing that they never again captured on vinyl like on this single, especially on the non-LP b-side 'You Got Me'. In this track (the original, by the Prodigal, can be found in Boulders vol.9) the garage rhythm of guitar, bass and drums gets a psyche treat by the haunted farfisa and above all the teenage voice of Chris Horne spits out all the energy and feelings like no rich-and-famous rock star can. Just great.

Thee Cellar Dwellers - Dwellin'/Wonderin' Why (Get Hip GH-105)
If these tracks from Thee Cellar Dwellers from Carlisle, PA could slip in some Pebbles volume, noone could ever knew it. Their sound is just the right garage-punk sound from 1966: raw, two-chord songs, cheap organ, plenty of fuzz and snarly vocals. This is their only release from 1987, except a track (Something To Say) which mysteriously popped-up in the 'Cat o'nine tails' cassette compilation of the Canadian fanzine What Wave.

Town Cryers - Girl With The Blue Sweater/What's Going On (Get Hip GH-114)
From Fresno, CA, the Town Cryers would claim a point for being the only garage (or folk-garage) band, in the 80s at least, which sang about meeting a girl in the church! Although in the back cover of this 7' is written "we love you, of course we do...and we hope that you will love we too" their sound is more to the Byrds side with ringing guitars and pleasant organ.
Their discography consists of this single and the 'In the cool part of town' LP, both released in 1990, on Get Hip.

Ten Tons of Lies - Seeds Of The Next Season/You Lie (Voxx 45-1008)
And finally, a Los Angeles, CA band which wasn't a real band, but some folks from the famous Cavern Club. Greg Shaw wanted to start a 'Cavern Club Series' 7s, as it says on the label, but this was the first and only, from 1985. Vivid, naive, speedy and humorous teenager garage punk.Their drummer was a member of the Untold Fables.

7 X 7 is - U.S. garage singles pt.2

Apologies for the b-side of the Cynics single. Something with my turntable obviously.
Here's the track Cynics-Sweet Young Thing

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes

Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes

Track List
01. Sea Horses
02. Homecoming
03. That Did It
04. Fields & Me
05. Crazy World Of Pod
06. 1999
07. About The Dove & His King
08. Season (Bonus)
09. Judas Queen (Bonus)
10. Mrs Browning (Bonus)
11. Country Boy (Bonus)
12. Your Father's Eye (Bonus)
13. Ten Years Ago (Bonus)
14. Kafkasque (Bonus)
15. Boundsgreen Fair(Bonus)
16. Miss Wendy's Dancing Eyes (Bonus)

Extracts from The Story of Freedom's Children by Tom Jasiukowicz (sleeve notes from Astra re-issue in 1997)

If ever there was a rock band around which a legend was created, then Freedom's Children were that band. Were they simply a broken-hearted horde writing psychedelic love songs? Were they galactic flyers in tune with astral days? Or were Freedom's Children just one of the best rock bands the world ever heard, or is it appropriate to say categorically that Freedom's Children were the best band the world never heard.

An ironic suggestion, perhaps, but one with a lot of truth in it. That the circumstances surrounding their existence played against them does not detract from the fact that the original group formed in the year and in the world of music, the ground was breaking.

In contrast to the hit parade sounds of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Monkees, groups like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd were producing albums marked by their experimental creativity and music styles termed acid rock or astral music.

In 1966, Ramsay Mackay and Colin Pratley had teamed up in Durban to experiment with their music ideas. In Cape Town they met Kenny Henson, who had been playing blues with Leeman Ltd., and together with Jimmy Thompson, of the same band, they began to perform as Freedom's Children. Their sound was acid-astral rock.

South Africans had not been prepared for this group. The group created controversy and newspaper headlines, in every small South African town they performed at. Some towns banned them. But to those who understood quality rock, Freedom's Children provided their break with conventional thinking and music ideas.

Julian Laxton replaced Kenny Henson on guitar in 1968 and Harry Poulus joined on keyboards. The group travelled to England but, perhaps for the reason that the group was from South Africa, and the politics of apartheid swayed opinion, the musicians were refused work permits and so their dream of attracting world acclaim faded. While the group returned to South Africa disillusioned, began work on the recording of the 'Astra' album.

The album provided the magic of a classic rock album. There were dramatic climaxes, socio-philosophical lyrics, hard, pulsating rhythms, blistering lead guitar solos, sense-riveting sound-effects and soaring vocals.

Ramsay Mackay left the group after the recording of 'Astra' and it was Julian Laxton who drove the band on their last album, 'Galactic Vibes', and where the music on it was still devastatingly good, the aura of 'Astra' had dissipated.

Ramsay Mackay, Colin Pratley, Kenny Henson, Julian Laxton and Brian Davidson all carried on producing music in their respective forms and styles, through the Seventies and Eighties. But if the world of South Africa had been perfect, and had Freedom's Children achieved their breakthrough in England, one can only speculate how difficult the success of this group would have been. The world would have heard some good creative music.

Long live Freedom's Children

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Saturnalia - 1969 - Magical Love

Track Listings

01. Magical Love
02. She Brings Peace

03. And I Have Loved You

04. Winchester Town

05. Traitor

06. Soul Song

07. Princess And The Peasant Boy

08. Dreaming

09. Step Out Of Line

Produced by Keith Relf of the Yardbirds, Saturnalia made their 1969 debut with this beautiful picture disc, which has since become a collector's item among fans of the genre. For this release Akarma has attempted to remain as faithful as possible to the original packaging (picture disc format with booklet including photos & extensive band bio.) & the result is this exceptional reissue. Featuring the beautiful Aletta & Adrian Hawkind on vocals & Rod Roach on guitar. Hawking & Roach were previously together in Horse. An excellent product of the '70s British underground. Includes booklet. Miniature LP sleeve.
Famous on release in 1969 (and re-issue in 1973) for being one of the first picture disc albums, this UK album has stood the test of time well. A thoroughly competent slice of West Coast influenced progressive psychedelia with an occult edge, some excellent female vocals and searing lead guitar work.

The World of Distortion - 1988 - All the Volume...Twice the Distortion

All the Volume...Twice the Distortion

After the Afrika Korps and the Dark Cellars, here's another member of the Stanton Park/New England family (which has a lot more members): The World of Distortion, a trio lead by Aram Heller (Hopelessly Obscure, Dark Cellars, Kenne Highland Clan, Plan 9, head of Stanton Park label). They released only a 7" (Let's go / Welcome Home, Stanton Park, 1987) and this LP in Voxx in 1988, with recordings made in 1986-87.

They combine the raw garage punk of the teenage 60s groups (mainly on the a-side) with the heavy fuzz of the early 70s, adding a good dose of psyche. Enjoy their anthem 'World of Distortion', their take on Hendrix's 'Burning of the Midnight Lamp' and the 9-minute-long, Greadful Dead-jamming-with-Fuzztones 'Tarantula'.

Aram Heller - gtr, vcls
Scott Fergusson - bs, vcls
Glen Sherman - drms, vcls

Side 1
A day at the circus
World of distortion
Skull digger
I’m gonna kill myself
Twisted cross
This is not real

Side 2
Alabama bound
Stolypin Necktie
Burning of the midnight lamp

Friday, December 22, 2006

Shiva's Headband - Take Me To the Mountains

My Baby
Take Me To The Mountains
Homesick Armadillo Blues
Song For Peace
North Austin Strut
Come With Me
Good Time

In 1967, Shiva's Headband became the house band at the legendary Vulcan Gas Co. (also home to Roky Erickson & The 13th Floor Elevators). They were big part of a psychedelic scene in the heart of Texas and built a large following of loyal fans all over the state and opened for such luminaries as Spirit, Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat and Steve Miller on their national tours. The also partnered with the group to open the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters and were the first band to play there. Ultimately, they signed with Capitol and released this first LP, produced by band leader Spencer Perskin with Fred Catero.

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Hapshash and the Coloured Coat - 1967 - Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids

Hapshash and the Coloured Coat - Feat. Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids
(1967 Minit/Liberty)

01 - H-O-P-P-Why?
02 - A Mind Blown Is A Mind Shown
03 - The New Messiah Coming 1985
04 - Aoum
05 - Empire Of The Sun

Hapshash & The Coloured Coat were protagonists of London's psychedelic boom of 1967. Founded by art students Michael English and Nigel Weymouth, who became famous at the peak of the British psychedelic movement for their colorful and surreal posters, they released the album "Featuring The Human Host And The Heavy Metal Kids" (Minit, 1967), a chaotic assembly of free-form jamming and percussions (the side-long instrumental Empires Of The Sun, A Mind Blown Is A Mind Shown), muezzin-like chanting (The New Messiah Coming 1985), and hippie melodies (H-O-P-P-Why?). The album featured the entire line-up of Art (Mike Harrison, Greg Ridley, Mike Kellie, Luther Grosvenor) but the main contributions came from the producer, Guy Stevens, a veritable George Martin of the poor.

This LP, released in 1967, featured cover design by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, with photography by Ekim Adis. There's much interesting information relating to this LP project, the artists involved and (obviously) the cover itself across two pages of '100 Best Album Covers,' including this quote from Michael English concerning 'The Intention':

"If I use the words that are current now - and they weren't the words we used then, but the meaning is the same - it was to do with putting out a good energy of love and power and light and colour and peace, and turn the whole planet into a radiant ball of good energy. We wanted to communicate that good energy, spread it out, and make contact with new beings, so that in a way, the whole universe would be pulsating with this energy - which it is anyway, as we know. That thinking was so revolutionary, so incredible, and it was virtually ignored by the established fine art world, which continued its fascination with Pop art, and Situationist art. They didn't want to hear about what we were talking about because it was dangerous, it undermined their system."


T2 - 1970 - It'll All Work Out In Boomland

All-time classic 1970 heavy British progressive rock monster! Stunning power trio! Contains 3 bonus tracks too! This is an essential item for anyone visiting this site!

A genuine masterpiece. Up there with Caravan's third album, King Crimson's first and Fantasy's second, this is amazing progressive rock with killer guitar work, vocal harmonies, orchestration, etc. etc. Not a duff song and an album to explore over and over again. Originals of this sole release by T2 from the early '70s are worth a fortune brilliant early '70s UK prog album.
(The Freak Emporium)

the Band

Keith Cross - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Peter Dunton - drums, vocals
Bernard Jinks - bass, vocals

T2 was formed in early 1970 when Peter Dunton (drums, lead vocals and songs) left the Gun to join up with Keith Cross (guitar and keyboards) and Bernard Jinks (bass), both from Bulldog Breed. They soon found a strong musical rapport and, after less than a week of rehearsals, they started a residency at a club in London's West End.By their third gig, the club was packed, and the producers from four major record companies and three TV and Radio programmes were there to check them out. This led to a recording deal with Decca Records, the release of "It'll All Work Out In Boomland" and several TV and radio appearances later in the year.Their rise continued throughout the year, with appearances at several important open-air festivals, including the Isle of Wight and Plumpton. They headlined a series of residencies at the Marquee Club, and appeared at virtually every major rock venue in the London area before branching out onto the university circuit. They were constantly in the music press - indeed Keith, still only seventeen, was being hailed as the new Eric Clapton! In the end, the pressures grew too great and first Keith and then Bernard left the band.After a short break, Peter put the band back on the road with new musicians, and T2 toured the UK continuously throughout 1971 and 1972. Finally, a settled line-up was achieved - including Mike Foster, who had been a friend of the band since the early lays. However, the UK music scene had changed considerably by then. The band found that to resume their recording career, they would have to compromise their musical policy. Rather than do this, they decided to stop altogether.Essentially, T2 were an exceptional live band with a unique blend of musical styles. The three musicians played as one, with great emotional intensity, and sounded like no one else. Their music went through constant changes of light and shade, from wistful acoustic whispers to thunderous roars of anger, creating great musical tension on the way. Their concerts were not just a series of favourite songs, they were emotional experiences, which somehow triggered feelings and memories in their audiences. In some ways it was fitting that they should end too soon - a promise unfulfilled, a question unanswered.

the album

the bonus (live on BBC)

The Inn - 1987 - Psychedelic Schedule

The Inn - 1987 - Psychedelic Schedule

These are the liner notes from "Fun With Mushrooms" compilation (1993) which includes their track "Who's My Name?":
American psych outfit The Inn have been gigging since 1986 and have released three albums of West Coast styled psychedelic rock. Moving from free form freakouts through to more structured flowing rock pieces. The Inn have explored almost every corner of the genre. "Who's My Name?" represents the bands current direction of tightly knit melodic rock with a psychedelic lyrical content. A live album is due soon and as usual the band are constantly gigging.

In "Psychedelic Schedule" (Voxx) you can hear the two sides of the Inn: the deep psychedelia in the Plan 9-like 24-minutes-long 'Roy G.Bin' and in 'Marlwood Lake' and the folk-psych of the remaining tracks, which reminds me of some non-US bands of the era, like the Moffs or the Wayward Souls. In 'What's It like' they sound dangerously close to R.E.M. (who?), due to the singer's voice (I assume it was T.Farina, 'cause M.Cooper is on the lead vocals in the rest of the album). -Edit: As Leslie Davidson commended, Bruce Carothers is the lead singer on "What It's Like" (see the commends for more, as L.Davidson was a member of the Inn)
After this LP, they released another 3 albums in their local (North Carolina) label Third Lock and they were active at least 'till 1993, with only Mitch Cooper remaining from the original line-up. Sadly, in these later releases they moved to more streight and softer rock songwriting.

Mitch Cooper
Tony Farina
Bruce Carothers

Side Over Here
Roy G.Biv

Side Over There
Marlwood Lake
Infinity's Beginning
What's It Like
Mind's Confections

Porcupine Tree

The Love, Death & Mussolini - 1990
(private cassette limited edition) deleted


01. Hymn (1.22)

02. Footprints (5.56)

03. Linton Samuel Dawson (3.04)

04. And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun (4.12)

05. Queen Quotes Crowley (4.40)


01. No Luck With Rabbits (0.47)

02. Begonia Seduction Scene (2.34)

03. Out (8.59)

04. It Will Rain for a Million Years (4.05)

40 minute tape - private pressing of only 10 copies. Contains 7 tracks
later to appear on "The Nostalgia Factory", plus "Out" (later included on
the vinyl edition of "Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape") and the elsewhere
unavailable "It Will Rain for a Million Years" (a completely different
track to the one with the same title included on "On the Sunday of


On the Sunday of Life
July 1991 (Delerium CD - DELEC CD008 / Double LP - DELEC LP008D)

01. Music for the Head (2:42)
02. Jupiter Island (6:12)
03. Third Eye Surfer (2:50)
04. On the Sunday of Life (2:07)
05. The Nostalgia Factory (7:28)
07. Message from a Self Destructing Turnip (0:27)
08. Radioactive Toy (10:00)
09. Nine Cats (3:53)
10. Hymn (1:14)
11. Footprints (5:56)
12. Linton Samuel Dawson (3:04)
13. And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun (4:05)
14. Queen Quotes Crowley (3:48)
15. No Luck With Rabbits (0:46)
16. Begonia Seduction Scene (2:14)
17. This Long Silence (5:05)
18. It Will Rain for a Million Years (10:51)

A Caterpillar crawled to me one day and said "Oh what the hell goes on inside your swollen head? I don't believe that you can see as much as I Now close your eyes and tell me what do you say?"

"I watched nine cats dance on the moon A flamingo stalked into my room It bowed its head to me and knelt To reveal the cards it had dealt An ace, three jacks, two queens, four kings Then turned them into burning rings The flames jumped out and chased four mice Caught by their tails they turned to ice

A cloud appeared outside my door And through the window saw four more And on the back of each cloud sat Two rainbow smiles in wizard's hats They threw five clocks down on my bed The chimes danced out on golden threads And turned to footprints on my wall Sequined tears began to fall"

The caterpillar gasped at me and said "My god if that's what's going on inside your head You can see so much more than I I think it's time to turn into a butterfly."

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

The David - 1967 - Another Day, Another Lifetime

The David - 1967 - Another Day, Another Lifetime

Private press orchestral psych classic from 1967

01 Another Day, Another Lifetime/I Would Like To Know
02 I'm Not Alone
03 Sweet December
04 Tell Me More
05 Now To You
06 Professor Crawford
07 Time M
08 So Much More
09 Mirrors Of Wood
10 Of Our Other Days

A review from Fuzz, Acid & Flowers
The David, who came from Los Angeles, made an interesting album which has now become a collectors' item. The title track blends Eastern, chantlike overtones with Western orchestrational motifs. Other tracks are often characterised by driving rhythms played alongside oddly spaced melody lines. Much of the material - which was all written and composed by Warren Hansen - is heavily orchestrated. Hansen also invented an instrument, which he called the Plasmatar, to provide the vibrant rasp on one track Mirrors of Wood, which also contains some fine fuzztone. The final track Of Our Other Days had considerable commercial potential with a calypso-style melody and hypnotic beat.

AMG Review:
Not to overdo The Left Banke comparison, but any fan of that group will enjoy this a lot as well, as it has a similar fusion of pure pop hooks, imaginative baroque orchestration, and fragile romantic songwriting. The David have more of a rock drive, however, are more apt to employ period psychedelic flourishes (such as the wobbling distorted guitar riffs on "Mirrors of Wood"), and take on more whimsical, less personal lyrical concerns. The beautiful, suite-like title cut, the organ-powered "Sweet December," and "Now to You" are highlights. A 2001 CD reissue on Jamie adds a couple of previously unreleased songs. — Richie Unterberger

Chamaeleon Church - 1968

CHEVY CHASE drms, keyb'ds, vcls A
KYLE GARRAHAN bs, ld gtr, piano, vcls A
TED MYERS gtr, vcls A
TONY SCHEUREN gtr, bs, harpsichord, vcls A


NB: (1) reissued on LP and CD (Akarma AK 130) 2000.

45: 1 Camillia Is Changing/Your Golden Love (MGM 13929) 1968

This sole album is full of great flower-power pop with heavenly vocals that will appeal greatly to fans of Left Banke and Cryan' Shames. Prior to Chamaeleon Church, Ted Myers and Kyle Garrahan had been in The Lost and after the band's demise, Myers and Scheuren went on to Ultimate Spinach. Kyle Garrahan too pursued a solo career, whilst Chevy Chase went on to fame and fortune with a career in films.

Apparently their album did not truly represent the bands own "sound". During the recording of the album, for example, the bass drum was given its own track but is all but missing from the final mix - Chevy was apparently "rippin' mad" when he heard the final result.... Producer Alan Lorber had wanted to give them an easy soft-rock feel - a phrase that didn't even exist back then, but which was somewhat akin to Orpheus, who had achieved some success at the time with their blend of soft psych.

Ted Myers later wrote a song around '72 called Going In Circles which was recorded by Three Dog Night as the flip side of one of their biggest hits, The Family Of Man. It also was used in a movie called "X,Y & Z". Later Myers recorded an album with studio musicians, called Glider, a single Your Like A Melody and is now is an A&R Director for Rhino Records. Tony Scheuren went on to the National Lampoon, where he appeared with Chevy in a road company of "Lemmings" (an off broadway spoof on Woodstock written by Tony Hendra). After that he was in some other road shows and appeared regularly on the Radio Hour. Scheuren is also featured on several National Lampoon albums, two of which were grammy nominated... Missing White House Tapes and Goodbye Pop.

Compilation appearances have included: Off With The Old and In A Kindly Way on The Best Of Bosstown Sound (CD); Off With The Old, In A Kindly Way, Here's A Song, Ready Eddie? (Waltz For Debby), Camillia Is Changing, Your Golden Love, Remembering's All I Can Do, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Pie (alt), Tompkins Square Park and Spring This Year on Family Circle - Family Tree (CD);
(Vernon Joynson / Mark Scheuren)

V.A. - Rockabilly Psychosis & The Garage Disease

Big Beat's Rockabilly Psychosis and the Garage Disease delivers just what the title promises, collecting cult garage rock tracks like "My Daddy Is a Vampire," "Radioactive Kid," "Dateless Night," and "Jack on Fire." "Psycho" and "Crusher" are also good examples of what this underground garage collection has to offer. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide

01.: Surfin' Bird - Trashmen
02.: Psycho - Sonics
03.: Crusher - Novas
04.: Scream (CD) - Nielsen, Ralph & The Chancellors
05.: Paralysed - Legendary Stardust Cowboy
06.: She Said - Adkins, Hasil 'Haze'
07.: Hidden Charms (CD) - Wray, Link
08.: My Daddy Is A Vampire - Meteors
09.: Red Headed Woman - Dickinson, Jimmy & The Cramps
10.: Run Chicken (CD) - Thee Milkshakes
11.: Radioactive Kid - Meteors
12.: Dateless Night - Falco, Tav & Panther Burns
13.: Jack On Fire - Gun Club
14.: Folsom Prison Blues - Geezers
15.: Catman - Sting-Rays
16.: Just Love Me - Guana Batz
17.: Love Me (LP) - Phantom

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Quicksilver Messenger Service

A great soundrecording from a live concert. Cipollina and the boys at their best.
Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

in two parts, little bigger than the rapidshare demands

United States of Existence - 1986 - Introducing...

Introducing...The United States Of Existence, Bam Caruso, 1986

From Baltimore, MD, they were in fact a recording project of Paul Rieger and Bob Tiefenwerth. They didn't peform in public but record this LP in their basement, and then they went their separate ways. The other two members moved to LA and formed Playground -later renaimed Jigsaw Seen.
U.S.E. discography consists of a 7' single (Anything Goes!/Makin’ My Scene, 1984) and this sole LP (1986) on the UK BamCaruso label. Numerous songs appeared in almost every worthy psyche compilation (their non-LP song "Return to the Psychedelic" opens the Battle of the Garages #1, another non-LP "Shadows Of Rainbows" is in “The Rebel Kind” compilation LP, "Baroque Hi Fi" in Dimensions Of Sound, "Makin’ My Scene" in Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers #3, Children of Nuggets, etc). In 1994, Fidelity Sounds label released "The Collection", a 16-song CD, which includes "Introducing..." LP and five compilation and unreleased tracks.
Intoducing... is a shiny, colourful and fuzzed-out record, reminding both of the Strawberry Alarm Clock and the Kinks, as well as the Electric Prunes, complete with sitar, electric harpsicord and theremin.

Love To The 44th Power
A Scandal In Bohemia
Makin’ My Scene
Somethin’ ‘Bout The Way
Bad Roads At Midnight
It’s A Drag
Welcome Tomorrow Goodbye Today
Anything Goes!
Volunteer Fireman
In Classic Play

Dennis Davison, vocals/theremin
Gary Schwartz, drums/vocals
Bob Tiefenwerth, organ/harpsichord
Paul Rieger, guitars/bass/sitar

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Strawbs - 1969 - Strawbs

One of my all time best albums .... i guess all you know the band. This is their best in my opinion
I will be listening to this during Xmas and i 'd like to share the feeling with you
Here is the link
here is the missing track 4

And info here

Enjoy and see you soon

V.A. - Bad Vibrations vols 1-3

V.A. - Bad Vibrations vol. 1

01 Jim Doval & The Gaucho's - Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut (CA, U.S.A.)
02 The Wanted - Lots More Where You Came From (Detroit, MI, U.S.A.)
03 The Mersey Beats U.S.A. - Nobody Loves Me That Way (Shively, KY, U.S.A.)
04 The Boys Next Door - Suddenly She Was Gone (Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.)
05 The Tree - Man From No Where (Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
06 The Mixed Emotions - Can't You Stop It Now (Coden, AL, U.S.A.)
07 Colossal - Light My Fire
08 The Rocks - Because We're Young (U.S.A.)
09 The Dimensions - Penny (Seattle, WA, U.S.A.)
10 Gil Bateman - Wicked Love (WA, U.S.A.)
11 The Abstract Sound - I'm Trying (Springfield, NJ, U.S.A.)
12 The Sandmen - World Full Of Dreams (West Bend, WI, U.S.A.)
13 The Monacles - Everybody Thinks I'm Lonely (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
14 The Disciples - Junior Saw It Happen (FL, U.S.A.)
15 The Distant Sounds - It Reminds Me (Worcester, MA, U.S.A.)
16 The New Chains III - The End (FL, U.S.A.)

V.A. - Bad Vibrations vol. 2

01 The Excentrics - What Can I Do What Can I Say (TN, U.S.A.)
02 The Chevelle V - Stone And Steel Man (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
03 L.A. Teens - I'm Gonna Get You (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
04 The Four Dimensions - Sand Surfin' (Las Cruces, NM, U.S.A.)
05 The Feris Wheel - Woman (U.S.A.)
06 The Good Idea - Inside, Outside (St. Cloud, MN, U.S.A.)
07 The Impacts - Green Green Field (Rainier, OR, U.S.A.)
08 The Vaqueros - Don't You Dare (Virginia, MN, U.S.A.)
09 Wrest - Hatfield Junction (U.S.A.)
10 The Wylde Heard - Stop It Girl (Peoria, IL, U.S.A.)
11 The Chevelle V - Dangling Little Friends (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
12 The Impacts - Don't You Dare (Rainier, OR, U.S.A.)
13 Lords Of London - Time Waits For No One (Toronto, Canada) *
14 The Kidds - Straighten Up And Fly Right (MS, U.S.A.)
15 L.A. Teens - You'll Come Running Back (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
16 The Excentrics - Hold Me Tight (I Feel So Fine Inside) (TN, U.S.A.)

V.A. - Bad Vibrations vol. 3

01 Five By Five - Hang Up (Magnolia, AR, U.S.A.)
02 Better Sweet - Like The Flowers (U.S.A.)
03 The Other Side Of Time - This Is The End
04 The Sirs - Help Me (Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
05 The Traits - Parchman Farm
06 The Adventurer's - Baby, Baby, My Heart (Catasauqua, PA, U.S.A.) *
07 The Innkeepers - Wanted (Bayside, NY, U.S.A.)
08 The Whatever - The Valley Of Death (U.S.A.)
09 Wayne Pav & The Orphuns - Oh Mona
10 Wyld Vybrashons - One Track Mind
11 The Yorkshire Puddin' - Ain't Gonna Love Ya No More (Hackensack, NJ, U.S.A.)
12 The Just VI - Bo-Said (CA, U.S.A.)
13 The Innkeepers - Never Should Have Done It (Bayside, NY, U.S.A.)
14 The Counts - Last Train (Valley View, PA, U.S.A.)
15 The Six Deep - Girl, It's Over (TX, U.S.A.)
16 The Shags - Wait And See (New Haven, CT, U.S.A.)

Tav Falco's Panther Burns - 1991 - Life Sentence

01-My Mind Was Messed Up At The Time

03-Vampire From Havana
04-Make Me know You're Mine

05-Go On Home
06-Auto Sapiens

07-Guarda Che Luna
08-Oh, Girls, Girls

09-(I'm Gonna) Dig Myself A Hole
10-Sent Up

11-What's Wrong
12-Why Was i born

13-Only The lonely

Tav Falco's Panther Burns, sometimes shortened to "(The) Panther Burns", is an errant musical troupe performing stripped-down, often primitive rock and roll and other styles, originally from Memphis led by Tav Falco. They are best known for having been part of a set of bands emerging in the late 1970s and early 1980s who helped nationally popularize the blending of blues, country, and other American traditional music styles with rock music among groups playing in alternative music and punk music venues of the time. The earliest and most renowned of these groups to imbue these styles with expressionist theatricality and primitive spontaneity were The Cramps, largely influenced by rockabilly music. Forming just after them in 1979, Panther Burns drew on obscure country blues music, Antonin Artaud's works like The Theater and Its Double, beat poetry, and Marshall McLuhan's media theories for their early inspiration. Alongside groups like The Cramps and The Gun Club, Panther Burns ranked among the contributing influences and progenitors of the Southern Gothic-tinged roots music revival scene that arose during the last two decades of the 20th Century and continued into the early 2000s.

According to the band, Panther Burns is "a Southern Gothic, psychedelic country band influenced by Memphis music styles". The original band lineup featured two guitars, synthesizer, and drums, later usually omitting keyboards or synthesizers at live shows. The group's somewhat experimental recordings have embraced and deconstructed a number of influences and genres.
With his signature Höfner fuzz-tone guitar and a stage presence characterized by his Argentine-styled pompadour, pencil moustache, smoking jacket, and urbane manner, Falco infused his shows with theatrical antics and a reverence for the originators of country blues and rockabilly. The band's assorted song subjects and album photography themes have included Memphis scenery, Carroll Cloar's Panther Bourne painting, the occasional reference to historical figures like American rampage murderer Charles Starkweather, motorcycle imagery, denizens of Memphis neighborhoods, tango imagery, and blithe introspection, among other themes
Falco's treatment of the blues classic "Bourgeois Blues" adds a line from Ginsberg's famous beat poem "Howl". In a 1984 interview discussing his anti-environment concept and music, he said that many outstanding, but lesser known blues and rockabilly artists were "treated like the idiot wind". Similarly, he continued, "the beat writers and theorists like Antonin Artaud were treated like they were crazy. It wasn't until he died that everyone realized he was a genius". Two of his originals, "Agitator Blues" and "Panther Phobia Manifesto", evinced playful humor and a left-leaning, Utopian anarchist political stance. In "Panther Phobia Manifesto", Falco referenced lines from influences as disparate as William S. Burroughs, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Howlin' Wolf, Rod Serling, French psychedelic band The Dum Dum Boys, and Dadaist poet Louis Aragon, in wishing a "huge firedamp explosion" to closed-minded members of society who blindly follow the dictates of the establishment. Proclaiming that everywhere the Panther Burns go, they are greeted with derision, he riffed from Aragon, "Laugh your fill, the Panther Burns are the ones who always hold out a hand to the enemy".
The group's wide-ranging styles have included Argentine tango music, country music, rockabilly, r&b, soul music, novelty tunes, early rock and roll, country blues, and pop standards of the 1950s and 1960s like Frank Sinatra's "The World We Knew", among others. Set lists have included mutated covers of songs originally performed by such diverse artists as J. Blackfoot, Doc Pomus, Bobby Lee Trammell, Gene Pitney, Reverend Horton Heat, Jessie Mae Hemphill, R. L. Burnside, Mack Rice, and Allen Page (of the small 1950s Moon Records label helmed by early rock-and-roll producer/songwriter Cordell Jackson), among others.
Terms the band says have been inaccurately "foisted upon" the group by media include "rockabilly, wreckabilly, psychobilly, punk, post punk, post-modern, garage, bluesabilly, roots, and permanent wave". The earliest description the band gave itself on a concert poster read simply: "Rock'n'Roll". Media confusion in categorizing led the band to eventually invent its own self-descriptive terms, such as "panther music" and "backwoods ballroom", also at times calling its tumultuous performance style "art damage".
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7 X 7 is - U.S. psychedelic/garage singles

Here are seven singles (a & b sides) from seven U.S. groups. Almost all are non-LP. I've included the links to other releases from these bands - and there are quite a few. The link for the 7"s is at the end of this post.

Burning Rain - Climb To The Sky/Crystal Colord Cloud
This was released in 1990 on Rockadelic in 500 copies. Psychedelia in the finest 13 Floor Elevators tradition. Burning Rain from Texas have at least 6 LPs, one of them you can find here

Pleasure Heads - Song For God/Clove Cigarettes
Pleasure Heads are a mystery to me. They only released this single on Get Hip in 1988, and then nothing was heard from them. Male-female vocals, steady beat and a killer guitar riff in "Song for God". Absolutely godlike.

Brood - Since He's Been Gone/You Got Me Crying
You can find the entire discography of these garage girls here, so there's no need to say anything more, except that this 7" on Stanton Park label from 1990 is non-LP.

Untold Fables - For My Woman/The Man and The Wooden God/Wendylyn/When The Night Falls
Again the very active contributors of this blog posted Untold Fables LP "Every Mother's Nightmare" here, and you must be familiar with them. This 4-cut 7"single is from 1987, and finds them a bit (but only a bit) calmed-down with touches of Byrds-ian guitars.

Marshmallow Overcoat - Suddenly Sunday/Tomorrow Never Knows
This is the band of Timoth Gassen, based in Tucson, Arizona at their absolute best period (1988). Groovy psychedelic pop from a true master of the genre. You can find here their 1991 release (as Overoat) " Three Chords...and a Cloud of Dust".

Petals - Mushroom Farm/Energy Panel
This is from 1990 on November Rain label. For this single I couldn't find a photo and my copy is stored in a way that I need sometime to get it, but you can see (and hear) their LPs here

Laughing Soup Dish - Teenage Lima Bean/Rainy Day Sponge
And finaly the absolute psychedelic single from the 80s, an incredible song on the A-side which includes in 5.09' all the myths and legends from 1965 to 1985, the Brit-psyche scene and the raw garage bands of the U.S. Rainy Day Sponge is the best b-side you could hear after all that. Again the inevitable link We are...the Dish LP.

Get them U.S. psychedelic/garage singles here.

Ale Möller Band - Bodjal (2004)

A great folk beauty

Ale Möller comes full circle. From the bouzoukispellman who learned Swedish folk music on a Greek instrument so many years ago comes a stunning new album of music that starts with those Greek roots, and then explodes across the continents. With Maria Stellas and Mamadou Sene on Greek and West African vocals, a core band of Moller's strings, accordion, flutes and voice, Magnus Stinnerbom (fiddles, mandolin), Sebatian Dube (bass) and Rafael Sida Hulzar (percussion). Guest performances include Jonas Knutsson (sax), Shirpa Nandy (Indian vocals), Kurash Sultan (Uyghur vocals) and Mats Oberg (keyboards).
From the sweeping sound that Filarfolket created 2 decades ago, Moller and company have created a worthy heir to the global sound of Sweden.

The musicians:

  • Ale Möller: mandola, accordion, flutes, shawm (skalmeja), cow horn etc.
  • Maria Stellas: Swedish-Greek singer and dancer. As a singer she has specialized in older Greek songs, primarily from the Rembetika repertoire of the early 1900s. Her dancing is the oriental dance "Raqs Sharki" (or belly dance).
  • Mamadou Sene: singer and acrobatic dancer from Senegal. Before moving to Sweden he was a soloist in the Senegalese National Ballet.
  • Magnus Stinnerbom: young master fiddle player from Värmland who specializes in polskor from Jössehärad, as well as music from the Swedish-Norwegian border area. Member of folk music groups Harv and Hedningarna.
  • Sebastian Dubé: double bass player from Quebec, Canada who is both classically trained and a virtuoso jazz musician. Currently also plays with The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, based in Örebro.
  • Rafael Sida Huizar: Mexican percussionist who came to Sweden back in the 1970s as a member of a Mexican rock band. A percussionist with profound knowledge of Afro-Cuban and Latin drum traditions.

Also participating: Shipra Nandy: singer from Bengal
Kurash Sultan: singer and dutar player from Uyghuristan
Mats Öberg: keyboards
Jonas Knutsson: baritone sax

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cosmic Rough Riders - 2000 - Enjoy The Melodic Sunshine

Track List
01. Brothers Gather Round (1:12)
02. Gun Isn't Loaded (2:51)

03. Glastonbury Revisited (2:47)

04. Baby, You're So Free (3:45)

05. Value of Life (2:38)

06. Revolution (In the Summertime?) (3:21)

07. Have You Heard the News Today? (2:51)

08. Sometime (3:31)

09. Melanie (3:23)

10. Rain Inside (3:23)

11. Charm (2:04)

12. Loser (2:25)

13. You've Got Me (3:10)

14. Emily Darling (2:48)

15. Morning Sun (:57)

The Band
Daniel Wylie :Vocals, Engineer, Producer, Handclapping, Mixing
Stephen Fleming :Guitar, Vocals (Background), Mixing, Engineer, Producer
Gary Cuthbert :Guitar, Handclapping, Vocals (Background)
Mark Brown : Drums, Vocals (Background), Handclapping
James Clifford : Bass, Handclapping, Vocals (Background)

This album is pop/folk/rock heaven. Not a dull moment throughout the entire album.This is the best album I have heard in 2000. Every song on the album could have been a single, they area all so catchy. I bought it after hearing the single "Baby You're so free" but didn't expect the whole album to be up to that calibre. Daniel Wylie's lush vocal harmony arrangements are perfect. If bands like The Byrds, Crosby Stills and Nash tickle your fancy , then you will adore this record. "Revolution in the summertime" is a really a masterpiece!!!!!

Third album for the Scottish folk-rock act combines tracks from their first two albums, 'Deliverance' (1999) and 'Panorama' (2000) though some have been vastly improved upon, although the original versions earned them a place in Virgin's Greatest Albums. Includes three all new tracks, 'Sometime', the first single 'Melanie' and 'Morning Sun'.

In the current musical climate, it's hard to imagine anything more unfashionable than an album of 60's-style Byrds/Beach Boys-influenced guitar pop that is so traditional it makes Teenage Fanclub sound like Aphex Twin, but put your cynicism on hold for "Enjoy..." is one of the most enjoyable, grin-inducing debuts of recent years. Hailing from Glasgow, and firmly in the TFC/BMX Bandits tradition of that city, it's no surprise that Cosmic Rough Riders are signed to former Creation boss Alan McGee's new Poptones label, for this album positively reeks of McGee's former stable. Chiming guitars, heavenly harmonies, joyously dumb cod-psychedelic lyrics...all the elements are here, and they work wonderfully together. Don't be put off by the album's opening gambits - "Harvesting the Land" and "Glastonbury Revisited" are mawkish 60s folk, and "This Gun Isn't Loaded" is a fairly unsuccessful stab at sitar-drenched psychedelia which ends up sounding too much like Spinal Tap's "Listen To The Flower People" for comfort. It's when CRRs lose the patchouli oil and let loose the pure pop vibes that "Enjoy..." really takes off. "Revolution In The Summertime" is perfect sunny-day listening, "Sometime" is the best song Teenage Fanclub have never written, and "The Loser" is catchier than a cactus. These guys have clearly got hooks coming out of their ears and most of the verses here are more memorable than most bands' choruses. They simply are that good. It's unlikely that "Enjoy..." will sell millions of copies and make CRRs the household names they clearly deserve to be, but if you like joyful, life-affirming, summery guitar pop, and have ever found yourself grinning inanely at the sound of Big Star's "September Gu rls", TFC's "Sharky's Dream" or the Stone Roses "Waterfall", then this CD will end up welded to your CD player for weeks on end. Enjoy indeed.

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Pink Floyd - Early Flights vols 1-10

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 01

01. I'm A King Bee 3:01 LIVE SESSION FROM 1966
02. Interstellar Overdrive 16:50 STUDIO 10/31/1967
03. Sunshine 1:28 UNRELEASED TRACK FROM 1967
04. Milky Way 3:07 OUTTAKE
05. Astromoy Domine 4:03 ALTERNATE TAKE
06. Scream Thy Last Scream 4:48 ACETATE
07. The Committe 1 5:38
08. The Committe 2 4:00
19. Long Blues 9:13 LIVE IN MONTREUX 1970
10. Slow Blues 5:04 LIVE IN MONTREUX 1970
11. Obscured By Clouds - When You're In 13:07 LIVE IN CHICAGO 03/07/1973)

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 02

01. Silas Lane 1:16 OUTTAKE
02. Flaming 2:46 US SINGLE VERSION
03. Interstellar Overdrive 4:15 UFO CLUB 1967
04. Reaction In G 4:05 ROTTERDAM 1967
05. 12 Bar 5:31 MONTREUX 1970
06. Libest Spacement Monitor 5:37 COPENHAGEN 1971
07. Embryo 9:27 COPENHAGEN 1971
08. Money 12:13 DEMO 1971
09. On The Run 1:40 DEMO 1971
10. Brain damage 3:21 DEMO 1971
11. Us And Them 2:01 DEMO 1971
12. Childhood´s End 7:08 CINCINATTI 03/08/1973
13. Interstellar Overdrive 7:56 ACETATE 1967
14. Moonhead 5:24 "NASA APPOLO 11" BBC 1969

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 03

01. Arnold Layne 2:35 ACETATE 1967
02. Candy And A Currant Bun 2:00 ACETATE 1967
03. Scarercrow 1:06 BBC BROADCAST 1967
04. Astronomy Domine 3:26 ABBEY ROAD OUTTAKE
05. See Emily Play 2:54 ACETATE
06. Corporal Clegg 2:51 BELGIAN VIDEO VERSION
07. It Would Be So Nice 3:17 PROMO EDIT
08. Paintbox 3:29 STEREO EDIT
09. Jungband Blues 3:08 UN RELEASED VERSION WITH SYD
10. Vegetable Man 2:31 LAST SONG WITH SYD
11. Let There Be More Light 3:31 PARIS 15/05/1969
12. The Narrow WAy 4:19 LONDON 12/05/1969
13. Green Is The Colour 6:02 LONDON 12/05/1969
14. The Journey 9:10 PLUMPTON 08/08
15. Two Of A Kind 2:35 BARETT
16. Bob Dylan Blues 3:14 BARETT
17. Interstellar Overdrive 15:46 LONDON 10/31/1966

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 04
part I ~ part II

01. Astronomy 8:59 Germany, Essen, 10/11/1969
02. Mademoiselle Knobs 1:51 Outtake
03. Come in Ní51, your time is up 4:58
04. Green is the Colour 3:51 Live Italia, 1970
05. Careful with axe, Eugene 3:43
06. Embryo 2:09
07. Cymbaline 8:34 San Fransisco 29/04/1970
08. Granchaster Maedows 7:09
09. Fearless 3:17 US Promo
10. Us and Them 3:18 US Promo
11. Brain Damage / Eclipse 3:30 Demo
12. Interstellar Overdrive 13:19 Chicago 21/04/1970
13. See Saw 4:30
14. San Tropez 3:39

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 05

01. Intro 1:15 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
02. Let There Be More Light 7:26 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
03. Set The Control For The Heart Of the Sun 12:27 Paradiso - Amsterdam
May 23, 1968 - Early Show
04. Intro 0:52 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
05. A Saucerful Of Secrets 14:09 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
06. Candy 1:58 Demo
07. Interstellar Overdrive 6:21 Demo
08. Intro 0:34 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
09. Keep Smiling People 10:09 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
10. Intro 1:04 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
11. Let There Be More Light 8:05 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
12. Intro 0:51 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show
13. Flaming 5:00 Paradiso - Amsterdam May 23, 1968 - Early Show

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 06

01. Astronomy Domine 2:27 ORTF Radio 20/01/1968 Complete Short Version
02. Astronomy Domine 7:47 Rome 1969
03. Cymbaline 5:18 03/1969 London Sound Techniques Studios
04. Obscured By Clouds 1:01
05. Free Four 3:30 US Promo Single 1972
06. Instumental 1:37 Unrelased 1972
07. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun 2:33 22/01/1970 ORTF Studio Paris
08. Green Is The Colour 3:57 25/10/1969 Amougies Festival Belgium
09. Careful With That Axe,Eugene 9:52 25/10/1969 Amougies Festival Belgium
10. Intro 1:08 23/01/1970 Theatre Des Champs-Elysees Paris
11. The Violent Sequence 4:48 23/01/1970 Theatre Des Champs-Elysees Paris
12. The Amazing Pudding 16:19 23/01/1970 Theatre Des Champs-Elysees Paris
13. Careful With That Axe,Eugene 7:40 29/6/1972 The Dome Brigthton,UK
14. Margeritte PT4 2:44 Roger Waters 1972

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 07

01. Interstellar Overdrive 4:14 UFO CLUB 20/01/1967
02. Pow R. Toc H. 0:46 BBC LOOK OF THE WEEK 14/05/1967
03. Astronomy Domine A 4:01 BBC LOOK OF THE WEEK 14/05/1967
04. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 2:27 UK RADIO 1967
05. Let There Be More Light 3:42 PSYCHEDELIC CLUB PARIS 30/10/1968
06. Flaming 3:06 PSYCHEDELIC CLUB PARIS 30/10/1968
07. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 8:23 ROME 05/05/1968
08. Interstellar Overdrive 6:41 ROME 05/05/1968
09. A Saucerful Of Secrets 6:09 KRALINGEN 28/07/1970
10. A Great Gig In The Sky 6:01 Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton Canada 28/06/1975
11. Money 9:11 Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton Canada 28/06/1975
12. Any Colour You Like 7:17 Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton Canada 28/06/1975
13. Brain Damage 9:10 Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton Canada 28/06/1975
14. ECLIPSE 2:08 Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton Canada 28/06/1975

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 08

01. Pigs On The Wing Pt. 1 & 2 3:32 Alternate Version 1977
02. Confortably Numb 2:36 DEMO 1978
03. Like A Rolling Stone 1:43 David Gilmour 1983
04. Across The Universe 2:34 Roger Waters 1985
05. The Hit 3:45 Roger Waters/ Eric Clapton 1985
06. Learning To Fly 1:24 Demo 1986
07. Sign Of Life 3:56 Live in Chicago 1987
08. Yet Another Movie 7:35 IDEM
09. A New Machine Pt.1 1:40 IDEM
10. Terminal Frost 6:50 IDEM
11. A New Machine Pt.2 10:08 IDEM
12. Another Brick In The Wall 10:08 Roger Waters 1987
13. The Dog Of War 7:24 Live 1987
14. On The Turning Away 6:54 IDEM

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 09

01. A Saucerful Of Secrets 16:31 Copenhagen Sept. 23.1971 Special Long Version
02. Sheep 12:19 Dortmund-Germany Jan. 23.1977
03. Pigs part 1 1:32 Dortmund-Germany Jan. 23.1977
04. Dogs 18:22 Dortmund-Germany Jan. 23.1977
05. Pigs part 2 2:06 Dortmund-Germany Jan. 23.1977
06. One Slip 5:24 Live 1987
07. Run Like Hell 7:31 Live 1987
08. Money 6:17 Live 1987 Vocal: Paul Carrack

Pink Floyd - Early Flights vol. 10

01. Country Theme 2:09
02. Mexico 70 4:22
03. Big Theme 2:48
04. Small Theme 3:05
05. Carrerra Slow Blues 4:48
06. Shine On Your Crazy Diamond 10:49 Knebworth, June 6Th 1990
07. Comfortably Numb 8:19 Knebworth 1994
08. High Hopes 8:15 Knebworth 1994
09. Take It Back 5:59 Knebworth 1994
10. Coming Back To Life 6:47 Knebworth 1994
11. Keep Talking 7:39 Knebworth 1994
12. One Of These Days 6:58 1994


R. Stevie Moore - Delicate Tension (1978) @320

From the AMG: R. Stevie Moore's first album upon moving to New Jersey and immersing himself in the burgeoning New York new wave scene, 1978's Delicate Tension is quite a leap from 1976's Phonography, both in style and execution. Where Phonography has a definite progressive rock feel, Delicate Tension is dominated by short, punchy power pop rockers like the breathless, witty opener "Cool Daddio," the sly McCartney-like bounce of "Schoolgirl," and the sarcastic Ramones blur of "Apropos Joe." Elsewhere, Moore's instrumental arsenal (as before, he plays every instrument himself with the exception of about half a dozen drum parts and the flutes on the anguished "You Are Too Far from Me") expands to include an adorably rinky-dink electric piano on "Funny Child" (which sounds as if the Residents had suddenly decided to write a late-era Monkees song) and more synthesizers, which underpin forward-looking early synth pop experiments as varied as the ghostly "I Go into Your Mind" and the frantic voice-modified robo-bop "Horizontal Hideaway." However, even with all these modern accoutrements, Moore still isn't interested in making it easy for himself. In 1978, when the "disco sucks" backlash was making casual racism fashionable, Moore wrote an explicitly anti-racist faux-disco song, muddying the waters (and possibly obfuscating his honorable intent) for listeners by deliberately giving the song the shock title "Don't Blame the N-----s." That piece of social commentary aside, Delicate Tension is an album of surprising emotional depth. Most of the songs were written in the aftermath of a particularly bad breakup, and along with Moore's usual surrealism and snarky one-liners, songs like the acoustic ballad "Norway" and the simply lovely, Todd Rundgren-like "Zebra Standards 29" have the startling immediacy and plainspoken beauty of a late-night conversation over several empty wine bottles. Best of all, the album's sound is an enormous improvement over the extremely lo-fi Phonography; it stands next to Roy Wood's Boulders, Something/Anything?, and McCartney as one of the best one-man-band albums of the '70s.

This download consists of the newly remastered version of the original Delicate Tension album, plus a whole lot of absolutely spectacular bonus tracks, including the "Stance" EP. They bonus tracks double the length of the original album and they are all essential listens- I think overall they might even surpass the album itself!
The download is in two parts, but you can unpack them seperately (i.e., they're not a .part1 and a .part2).

Get the first half here.
Get the second half here.

And visit if you're so inclined... he's got literally dozens of other albums worth hearing!

Happy holidays!

Brain Police - 1969 - s/t

01 Election for Mayor/Ride My Train of Love 5:18
02 I'll Be on the Inside, If I Can 3:27
03 I'd Rather See You Dead 3:50
04 Find Me a Moment 2:59
05 Getting Too Much Higher 3:42

06 Adler 3:30

07 Gypsy Fast Woman 5:54

08 I'll Find Love 4:21

09 There's a Light over the City 2:39

10 My World of Wax 3:16

11 World of Wax 2:42

12 Smoking at Windsor Hill 3:02

13 Bonnie 2:51

14 Oh No 2:06

15 Why? 2:12

16 Searching for My Love 2:08

17 These Are the Words 2:00

18 Once and for All Girl 2:15

19 Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night 2:12

20 How Do You Tell a Girl

The Brain Police were one of the relatively few psychedelic groups to emerge from San Diego in the late '60s, recording an unreleased album and single in 1968-1969 before splitting up. They played psychedelic rock with hard rock and baroque pop influences. After recording the unreleased album and failing to land a major-label contract, the frustrated band broke up at a local gig in which they opened for Steppenwolf. This unreleased LP was reissued on CD by Normal/Shadoks, as were songs cut for a 1969 single and poppier 1964-1966 cuts from singles by the Man-Dells and the Other Four (bands that Brain Police songwriters Norman Lombardo and Rick Randle played in prior to 1967).


Merry Christmas People

Various artists - 1986 - Beasts From The East

Beasts From The East

After the great Battle of the Garages post here's another one from Voxx records. Includes 8 bands from the middle and eastern US, with a bit harder garage sound than the previous compilations. Most of them were active in the 80s, and a few (Dwarves, Cynics, Time Beings) 'till today.

From Voxx press release:
Compilation of bands from the eastern part of the country who arrived just a bit too late for our Battle of the Garages series. Compiled by Timothy Gassen (Marshmallow Overcoat & Knights of Fuzz author) and featuring some of our most gloriously colorful, exotic, oriental artwork, the album includes hard to find tracks by The Dwarves, The Cunts, The Endorphins, The Time Beings, The Skeptics, The Libertines, Green, and The Cynics. It's not all garage/grunge; some of the bands like The Skeptics, Libertines and Green have a decidedly pop approach.

Libertines - Everybody Wants To Be My Sister / Black Garage Door
Endorphins - Amazon Wood
Time Beings - Why Don't You Love Me / Spend Your Life
Skeptics - The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln / What Can I Do
Green - She's Not a Little Girl Anymore / Something About You
Cynics - Waste of Time / Let Me Know
Dwarves - Underwater
Cunts - Apocalyptic Breakfast / There Are Electrical Filaments on My Hamburger

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