Sonntag, 31. August 2008

[1967] Baker Knight & The Nightmares - Hallucinations

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Overdubbed Psychedelic Pop, takes you into a river of colours and fantastic feelings, ...
Baker Knight, who sadly died in 2005, was an american songwriter, who also wrote songs for big acts
like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and a lot of others. 10 years earlier, in 1957, his sound
was a bit different, deeply rooted in the blossoming rockabilly scene (Bring My Cadillac Back).

Donnerstag, 21. August 2008

[1971] Broeselmachine - Schmetterling

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Well, Peter Bursch's Bröselmaschine; I think, a lot of you may know the band, and maybe you know
this song too. It's one of the great Krautrock songs, that is full of droning trance sounds, trippy and
spacy. A bit like Witthueser und Westrupp concerning the lyrics. Great Sitar sound, although I've
heared from professional sitar-players, that the instruments is played pretty infantile and naive,
however, accompanied by tabla and flute this song is just aweseome. Also the virtuosely accoustic
guitar played by Peter Bursch compenses the sitar play again. Enjoy this mind blowing song!

Ich, Huang Ju, träumte einst, ich sei ein Schmetterling, ein hin und her flatternder Schmetterling, 
ohne Sorge und Wunsch, eines Menschenwesens unbewusst. Plötzlich erwachte ich, und da lag ich, 
wieder ich selbst und weiß ich nicht war ich da ein Mensch, der träumte er sei ein Schmetterling, 
oder ein Schmetterling, der träumt er sei ein Mensch. Zwischen Mensch und Schmetterling ist eine 
Schranke, der Übergang ist Wanchel genannt.

[1967] Country Joe & the Fish - Section 43

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Well, I don't think, that I have to introduce Country Joe &The Fish to anyone out there. This
song is a wunderful hypnotic CJ&TF track, released on the 1967 LP "Electric Music For The
Mind & Body" It's a complete instrumental affair, with soft, but decent drums in background,
and an electric guitar that let you fly into a epic spheres of mystery... This tune is definitely one of the
higher dosed contemporaries.

[1968] Gandalf - Hang on to a Dream

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Soft male overdubbed/echoed vocals, soft rythmful guitar, great Psychedelia!
Slipp into a trippy world of flowers and many beautiful colours. Enjoy this 1968 jewel!

Mittwoch, 20. August 2008

[1967] The Misty Wizards - It's Love

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The Misty Wizards released only one single in july 1967 (It's Love / Blue Law Sunday).
Later 2 members of the Misty Wizard formed together with other musicians a new band called "The 
Spike Drivers". Here you can find a bit more about the band's bio. In this song, Psychedelic Pop
meets tingled sitar play and rhythmnful guitar play. Enjoy!

The Spike Drivers

The single "It's Love / Blue Law Sunday"

[1969] Tomorrow Come Someday - Someone Like You

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Wow! Many thanks to bilbo1742 for this great entry into one of his wunderful lists on rym. Soft
female voice, sounds a bit like Vashti Bunyan. In this track I can enjoy the feeling I sometimes get by
listening to "Going Up The Country", the kind of singing and the playful flute, ... A warm summers
day, and everything is simply fine... The album, where this song is taken from was released in 1969
and was previously to it's reissue totally unknown to me and alot of you too, I think...

The self titled LP "Tomorrow Come Someday "

Donnerstag, 14. August 2008

[1971] Rainbow Band - Now is the Time

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Great US Acid Folk performed by The Rainbow Band. Although this is not the same as the Rainbow
Band (a.k.a. Midnight Sun) from Denmar, it's quite a mystery to me, why this LP didn't make it more
to the top than it actually did. This is the typical kind of "late-60s-krishna-sai-baba-cult-hippy-
commune-pot-smoking-meditating" album, like Sadhu Brand, Kali Bahlu, The Comfortable Chair etc.
... Groovy mind blown voices, singing about cosmic matters, let them take you away on a journey...

Mittwoch, 13. August 2008

[1967] Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)

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A classic of it's own! There is probably no one out there, who doesn't know the Electric Prunes and
their best known hit "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)". In 1967 they made it pretty big with
this garage-fuzz tune. Soft elements clash with heavy sounds, having a dance together with that acid
guitar soundby their side.

Montag, 11. August 2008

[1967] Kaleidoscope - Keep Your Mind Open

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"Side Trips" is the name of the album where this track is taken from. A super psychedelic affair with
nice country flair. Abit like the effort the Byrds brought into the scene. Psychedelic Folk-Rock at it's
best. This song is filled with magic stars crossing your mind... soft voices, hypnotic instruments...
lean back and enjoy!

Freitag, 8. August 2008

[1967] The Unfolding - Prana

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This is an extrem example of Kali Bahlu alike psychedelia. It takes your mind and put it into a garden
of joys, where sitar sounds fill the air, surround your mind and changes into sparkling colours..

Donnerstag, 7. August 2008

[1972] Bow Street Runners - Another Face

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Like the whole album, this song is VERY psychedelic indeed. Kinda spaced out with good parts of
Psychedelic Rock Jams. If you dig this tune, than watch out for the complete LP. It's available
anywhere I think, on CD, LP or even as download just ask your trusted vinyl dealer, your favorite
blog or google. And in fact this albums' artwork was the first I ever saw with a liquid ligth show on it.
That really blew my mind back then...

Mittwoch, 6. August 2008

[1968] Ultimate Spinach - (Ballad Of) The Hip Death Goddess

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The Ultimate Spinach need no further introducion to most of you I think.
Swirling Psychedelia and hypnotic vocals are takeing care of your trip into
a wonderland. Recorded 1967 and finally released in 1968, this is a must
hear for any Psychedelic Rock fan out there!

Dienstag, 5. August 2008

[1970] Linda Perhacs - Chimacum Rain

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In 1970 Linda Perhacs created a wunderful album called "Parallelograms".
'Chimacum Rain' is only one of many awesome tunes on this LP. Soft psychedelia &
Acid Folk tingles along accompanied by trippy femal vocals and soft guitarplay. Enjoy!

Montag, 4. August 2008

[1966] The Byrds - 5D (Fifth Dimension)

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This song really blows my mind over and over again. The hypnotic folkrock the Byrds did before
their cowboy-era is already a psychedelic overdose, but with the lyrics on top you get immediately
blown to the fifth dimension... Enjoy!

Oh, how is it that I could come out to you,
And be still floatin',
And never hit bottom but keep falling through,
Just relaxed and paying attention?

All my two-dimensional boundaries were gone,
I had lost to them badly,
I saw that world crumble and thought I was dead,
But I found my senses still working.

And as I continued to drop through the hole,
I found all surrounding,
To show me that joy innocently is,
Just be quiet and feel it around you.

And I opened my heart to the whole universe,
And I found it was loving,
And I saw the great blunder my teachers had made,
Scientific delirium madness.

I will keep falling as long as I live,
Ah, without ending,
And I will remember the place that is now,
That has ended before the beginning ...

Oh, how is it that I could come out to you,
And be still floatin',
And never hit bottom but keep falling through,
Just relaxed and paying attention?

Freitag, 1. August 2008

[1971] Fresh Maggots - Rosemary Hill

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This song is taken from the Fresh Maggots' selftitled 1971 album.
Wonderful soft hippe folk with a cosmic taste awaits you! Another great piece of 'Gentle Folk' !