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July 2006 pt.1

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!

Get your sin right here


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 Psychedelic-Music.com 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

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

Get  It Here


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



HARPER  vcls A

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 : http://www.forcedexposure.com/artists/cosmic.michael.html



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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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."

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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

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.

Part  I ~ Part  II


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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Monday, July 10, 2006

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 !

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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

The Cube

5 Strange  Garden

The Bell Flight 14  Theme

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)