Donnerstag, 23. Dezember 2010

[1968] Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty - A Visit With Ashiya

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Merrell Fankhauser is mainly known from his work on Fapardokly debut and his recordings with the group MU. Since 1973 he had been living at Maui Island, Hawaï. Merrell: "After Mu broke up I went solo and moved deeper into the Maui rainforest, to study the Lost Continent and ancient Hawaiian history, that in itself is a mystical experience. Living 25 miles out in the jungle next to a free flowing stream by a waterfall can be very enlightening. When you don't have electricity or TV and you hear all the sounds of nature with no man made sound to pollute your mind you become aware and inspired in a new way. I was living with my girlfriend, violinist Mary Lee, and we stayed pretty much to a vegetarian diet, I did eat quite a bit of fresh fish, as it is so good in Hawaii. We played many places as a duo and had a steady gig at a club in Kahului for about 6 months."

Mittwoch, 22. Dezember 2010

[1967] Dantalian's Chariot - The Madman Running Through The Fields

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UK Psych-Pop/Rock-Sike from an band that only released an 7" and splitted after 1 year. Band member Andy Summer later joined "The Police", "Soft Machine" and many others... Drummer Colin Allen went to play with John Mayall. And singer Zoot Moneywould also joined Eric Burdon's Animals.

Samstag, 4. Dezember 2010

[1969] The Pisces - Mary

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the first time I played their album, I had no look on the release date and thought the Pisces were an old band from the late 60's. but then I felt, that something sounds like neo-psychedelia, but no, the Pisces album really got recorded in 1969. "Mary" reminds on the psychedelic moments of "Marijuana Unknowns Vol. 1" compilation. Dr. Schluss is telling you more:

[1966] The Doppler Effect - God Is Alive In Argentina

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I actually saw this band live at 1601 W Evans (The Family Dog) in Denver sometime in '67. They were more of a Jefferson Airplane style band than Byrds. Female singer, lots of jangly guitars with folk-style harmonies. Live they were pretty good, certainly better than the production on this recording. Didn't get much airplay locally and definitely not nationally.I think (not sure) they were originally from Colorado, went to CA, made 1 record (a single), then disappeared. ~by davequ

Montag, 29. November 2010

[2009] Os Haxixins - Viagem às Cavernas

Os Haxixins are a contemporary Garage-Psych band from Brazil. After the great success of their first album, they now released their 2nd one "Under the Stones" - on LP - only on the Portuguese "Groovie Records", wich also will release the upcomming Lana Loveland LP.

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Mittwoch, 24. November 2010

[1970] Bow Street Runners - Electric Star

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The Bow Street Runners released one of my favourite psychedelic-albums! soft female vocals, and gentle melodies with fuzzy elwmwnts as well... just a fantastic song! Here is, what you can read on their official site:
"It was a magical time for music, the Bow Street Runners were in high school, following that Rock’n’Roll dream. The music was great — Doors, Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Beatles — George, Steve and I would practice in George’s garage and on Saturday and on Saturday nights play the YMCA, the Skating Rink and the Teen Club (remember those?). After we graduated we played night clubs from Jacksonville, Florida to Washington, D.C. for a few years, what we used to call the “Chitlin’ Circuit.” Eventually we got to play concert openers for Strawberry Alarm Clock, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Blood Rock, Chubby Checker, Percy Sledge and bunch more . . . As time went on the Rock’n’Roll dream faded, Steve and George went to college and I continued to play music full time, but now it was jazz.In 1981 I met keyboardist David Guy. We performed throughout North Carolina for the next 10 years doing anything we had to do to make money making music. When George and Steve moved back to Fayetteville in the early nineties, the Bow Street Runners had a reunion — this time in Steve’s garage. We discovered that the music was still there, we remembered all the old songs as if it were yesterday, only now they had more depth and power. Like fine wine, the Bow Street Runners had matured and the music along with them. We decided that we’d have to play some gigs (just for the fun of it). So we got together with David and started booking.The Bow Street Runners have been back together playing all the songs they grew up with (and some new ones) now for 6 years, with a friendship that spans 32 years. What is most amazing is that the music seems fresh and contemporary, we love our songs so much that every time we do it all seems new. As we’ve been performing these last few years we’ve come to realize that the music spans all generations and our audience includes people building new memories as well as those who are remembering the past — for us it’s both. "

Dienstag, 23. November 2010

[1969] Country Weather - Fly To New York

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A classic Psychedelic Rock track that can be found on some compilations. I tought wow, let's see, what the band did on their albums... but well, ... it was a bit disapointing, ... if I remember right, the albums where loaded with blues rock, not bad stuff, but also not, what I expected. anyway, enjoy this track!

Dienstag, 21. September 2010

[1968] Neighb'rhood Childr'n - Chocolate Angel

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I don't know, why it took me so long to discover this great band! on their debut album from 1968 they combine the early Jefferson Airplane sound with that of the psychedelic songs from the Peanut Butter Conspiracy. Also a heavy load Psychedelic Folk-Rock rythmns mashed up by Garage Rock. The song you can listen to above is a nice example for their sound (totally stoned!!). Get the complete album if you can!

Dienstag, 27. Juli 2010

[1967] The Freak Scene - My Rainbow Life

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Lysergic Guitars melting in your brain, causing visions of clear light...

Donnerstag, 22. Juli 2010

[1974] Silmaril - Voyage of Icarus

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While others buzzed within the hippie epicenters of Haight Street and the Lower East Side, Silmaril formed in haunted, industrial Milwaukee. Other bands might have met at a love-in; Silmaril were friends from a Catholic youth retreat bound together by a doomed figure in the eccentric madman tradition of Syd Barrett, Roy Harper and Mel Lyman by the name of Matthew Peregrine. The Voyage of Icarus captures the dark, mysterious, and achingly beautiful acid folk & Christian themed psychedelic sounds that emanated from 1973's privately pressed album, Given Time... Or the Several Roads, and their dormant, unreleased follow up No Mirrored Temple. (~Clear-Spot)

Donnerstag, 8. Juli 2010

[1966] Big Jim Sullivan - She Walks Through The Fair

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In 1967/68, Big Jim Sullivan from the Middlesex, UK managed to record three very groovy Sitar albums. Sadly this was not meant to hold on. He played as a session-musician and did every sucking job he could get. Well, he played for the Hermint's Hermint's and the Kinks in studio, but it looks like that was only a job for him, nothing a idealist would be happy with. So it came that he even played 9 years for James Last, what is really strange while thinking back of those three first Sitar-Psych LP's. Anyway, this song is just a damn good piece of Acid Folk, enjoy!

Psychedelic Freakout 1966/67 [Sound: The Ricketts - Action Painting]


Montag, 21. Juni 2010

[1967] Fapardokly - Gone To Pot No Retreat

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It's 1967 again and "Fapardokly" is actually the album title, but the producer forgot to put Merrell & The Exiles on the cover as the band name! I know it's confusing. The LP is actually a compilation of Merrell Fankhauser & The Exiles tunes written & recorded from 1964-1967.
This song is like the never ending ecstasy from "8 Miles High" followed by some wah-ing psyh-pop to fade out at least.

[1967] The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - Light Bulb Blues

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It's 1967 and the Peanut Butter Conspiracy hit the peak of psychedelic music before they fall into a melting pot of annoying pop. this track is also taken from the "Spreading from the Ashes" compilation that feat. a lot of nice archival material by the PBC. Enjoy!

Donnerstag, 10. Juni 2010

[1996] Ghost - Who Found A Lost Rose in the Warship

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One of the Obskure occurrences of the Japanese underground-acid-culture is the group "Ghost" along with LSD March, Kawabata Makoto, Vava Kitora and many many more... It's hard to look through these scene, as only some of them are known in Europe and America and the most of the releases is not avaible outside Asia. If you got some tips, post them in comments!

The atmosphere of this tracks is filled with surrounding traditional instrumental sound, Comus playing and psychedelic winds blowing through the landscape of your mind.

Mittwoch, 9. Juni 2010

[1968] The Litter - She's Not There

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Two years after the band was found in Minneapolis in 1966, a live set got recorded and released in 1999 by the Arf!Arf! label in combination with their 1967 album "Distortions". This track really grooves and is ffor now the most psychedelic track I have heared by this garage rock band. the organ is played in that mystic style and the way they are using their electric guitars just reminds of the Doors. Highly recommended!

Mittwoch, 26. Mai 2010

[1966] Dr. T And The Undertakers - Undertakers Theme

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This song was released on the only single by this Miami based band. lysergic organ grooves and psychedelic guitar jams bringing this to the top of underground 60's psych! check it out!!!

An Interview with Dr. T:

Dienstag, 25. Mai 2010

[1967] Superfine Dandelion - The Other Sidewalk

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some psychotic Psychedelic Rock from the "Psychedelic Moods Vol. 2". Here are some infos on the band by Psych-Spaniolos:
"This outfit was based in Phoenix, Arizona between 1966-68 and were earlier known as The Mile Ends. Their first 45 contains the fine psychedelic punk of The Other Sidewalk, and the flip features sitars and has a mellow trippy feel, with the vocalist wishing that he'd never come down... After such an interesting start, they went on to chart regionally with their People In The Street 45, but their album had a strong country influence and is largely dispensable. Most of the band later went on to greater things - Black and McFadden joined Goose Creek Symphony and later worked for Linda Ronstadt. Anderson later joined Beans who evolved into The Tubes."

Donnerstag, 20. Mai 2010

[1970] C.O.B. - Evening Air

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Clive's Original Band's first album is including this mystic acid folk track. All in all I can recommend their debut more than their 2nd album. The first one "is not as polished as the next and is also a more intimate work" (~comusduke)

Mittwoch, 12. Mai 2010

[1972] Mark Fry - The Witch

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After he left shool with 17, he travelled to Italy planning to study there. Two years later his debut was released with a Barabajagal-like cover art. "The Witch" combines Mark Fry's Songwriting with raga-sitar-grooves, flute and sweet drums. An Acid Folk masterpiece!

Montag, 10. Mai 2010

[2008] The Black Angels - Deer-Ree-Shee

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The Black Angels are one of the finest bands growing out of the new Texan psychedelic Scene. Together with the Golden Animals, All in the Golden Afternoon and The Strangers Family Band they played on the Austin Psych Fest in April 2010. Beneth the drony sound you can hear some tingling sitar and trancy vocals. Their two album are avaible in our onlineshop on CD and Vinyl aswell as latest 7" Single from 2008. Enjoy the sound!

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Mittwoch, 5. Mai 2010

[2010] Lana Loveland - Missing Illusions

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Till now Lana is only know as a member of the Fuzztones and former Bonniwell Music Machine organist. Here we've got their new single from 2010. A bit of punky a load of garage and all of that swimming in an ocean of acid-psych. check it out!


Donnerstag, 22. April 2010

[2009] Paths of Prakriti - Oh Surrender

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Paths of Prakriti is a two manband with frontman Jon Reier and Ole Kristain Malmedal from Rancho Relaxo, who's new Album will be released in some days on my Label. The duo from Trondheim, Norway are presenting us delightful Raga Psychedelia. Their debut Album is set to be released in near future. I'm curious about it!


Samstag, 17. April 2010

[1967] The Velvet Illusions - Acid Head

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The Velvet Illusions from Los Angeles released this song on one of their 1967 singles. The B-Side was "She Was The Only Girl". Sadly the band existed only two years (1966-68). Enjoy this Garage-Psych track!

Donnerstag, 15. April 2010

[2008] Nalle - First Eden Sank to Grief

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Nalle is Glasgow based band feat. Hanna Tuulikki. Alongside Chris Hladowski (bouzouki, saz, clarinet et al) and Aby Vulliamy (viola, piano, voice et al) the songs are built around Hanna’s unbridled vocals and guitar playing, with occasional sojourns on recorder and Finnish kantele. Recent recordings have also seen Nalle expand to include Ben Reynolds on harmonica and double bass, Raymond MacDonald on sax, Peter Nicholson on double bass and Alex Neilson on Drums. The music draws on a whole gamut of musical traditions, weaving instrumental tapestries around hypnotic, almost ballad-like vocal narratives, cultivating a deeply personal and idiosyncratic approach that outweighs the sum of its parts.

Hanna Tuulikki and Chris Hladowski, who are both playing in a the UK band "the Family Elan", will delight us with a magic Incredible String Band-like track for an upcomming psychedelic compilation on Merlins Nose Records.


Dienstag, 30. März 2010

[1967] The Painted Faces - Anxious Colour

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One of the classic psych singles to come out of Florida was 'Anxious Color' by The Painted Faces. They were short lived but left behind some fine singles. Their first 45 was released locally on Qualicon. This coupled the moody folk rock lament 'Things We See' with 'I Want You'... The former turning up again as the flip to the Manhattan release.

'Anxious Color' is where it's at though with raga sounding guitar leads giving the song a psychedelic sound. According to the liners of the Distortion compilation this 45 was a big hit in South West Florida, hitting number 1 on some stations. It even got extensive airplay on Los Angeles stations making the Top 10. This was probably due to their Mike Curb connections. (~ Flower Bomb Songs)

[1969] John & Philipa Cooper - Magical Fingers of Minerva

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John and Philipa Cooper came from Johannesburg in South Africa. But they were not alone, ... Julian Laxton (lead guitar), Art de Villiers (acoustic guitar), Bob Hill (bass), Werner Krupski (keyboards), Francesco (fiddle), Ivor Back (drums), Rory Blackwell (tambourine) helped them out, so they had a nice band together. to categorize their music, I would propose to call it droney acid folk. Someone is playing sitar and robust bass lines are holding the trancy vocals and the psychedelic organ.

[1969] Elephant's Memory - Old Man Willow

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An elephant's memory is legendarily large, and so was the size and scope of the New York band that went by the same name. Unlike some other horn-rock ensembles of the late-'60s that took advantage of the freedom to expand rock's size and sound, however, Elephants Memory weren't merely a rock band with jazz overtones. There was plenty of pile-driving rock'n'roll, and a good deal of jazz of both the free and big band varieties. But there was also soul, spaced-out psychedelia... (~Richie Unterberger)

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Freitag, 26. März 2010

[1968] Plastic Cloud - You don't Care

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The Plastic Cloud recorded their debut in 1967 and released it 1968. They sound like a garage version of Jefferson Airplane (before 1969). Enjoy the wild and psychedelic tune!

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Freitag, 19. März 2010

[1970] Acyutananda Swami - India: Songs of the Bengali Vaisnavas

vinyl-rip at 320 k/Bits. Propably recorded around 1970.
Following informations are taken from the LP.

Acyutananda Swami is an American sannyasi, who left his homeland at the age of 16 years and has been living in India since the last 10 years studying the spiritual culture and music of India. He is world renowned for his masterful singing of Bengali Vaisnava folk songs and playing on mrdanga (clay drum, unique to Bengal).
The recordings on this LP were taken in Mayapura, India, and we beg the listeners to excuse the obvious shortcomings due to circumstances beyond our control. This record has been produced especially with the idea of helping the needy people of Bengal by sending the profits above the cost of actual production to our international center in Mayapura, India (Bengal), where thousands of people are fed each day from contributions coming through the sales of this record. Give generously.

1. Gaya Gour 5:09
2. Radha Govinda 4:55
3. Jasomati Nandana 5:10
4. Kesava Kali Mala 5:21
5. Manasha Deha Geha 6:12
6. Nama Sankirtana 7:09
7. Gopinatha 7:55

play track 4 "Kesava Kali Mala":

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Freitag, 12. März 2010

[1968] Blonde on Blonde - All Day, All Night

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Along withthe song "Country Life", this one was released by Blonde on Blonde on their 1968 single. Nice Ragas with Sitar and tabla, but it seems, like the band was gettin' bad, the older they grew. so let's enjoy this pre-debut album song.

Freitag, 26. Februar 2010

[1967] Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs

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Named paranoid, schizophrenic, insane, ... escaped from the world, born in visions. The violin and the folky percussion float you into universe....

Dienstag, 23. Februar 2010

[2007] The Strawberry Jam - Hide Your Stash

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"Hide Your Stash" can be found on their first album from 2007, released on Feret Hole Records in Canada. The Band itself comes from England. The Track is very psychedelic, but sometimes these guys are very bold and in german we would call it "Rotzlöffel". For example you've got to listen to the lyrics of "Elizabeth" on their myspace site:

Samstag, 13. Februar 2010

[1967] Teddy & His Patches - Suzy Creamcheese

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Wild psychedelic, paranoid, garage-fuzz. Released on one of their 1967 Singles "Suzy Creamcheese / From Day to Day". Watch out for an other song by the band -> "Haight-Ashbury"

Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2010

[1967] The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - Flight Of The Psychedelic Bumble Bee

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The Byrds mixed up with the Mamas & Papas and Jefferson Airplane, ready is the Peanut Butter Conspiracy. This song makes the sound liquid and the colors shiny. Pay attention to the lyrics ;).