Montag, 14. November 2011

[1968] The Pretty Things - Bracelets Of Fingers

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It's been a while again since the last post. at the moment I'm quite busy with my shop and label. however, here's another great track for you to enjoy! "Bracelets Of Fingers" is taken from the Pretty Things best album, the "S.F. Sorrow". a huge load of british psychedelic pop in a mixed vein of the early Pink Floyd, the Beatles in Pepperland and UK popsike... oh and maybe a bit of the Who's musical "Tommy" feeling. groovy effects, swirling vocals, sitar and everything you need.

Dienstag, 27. September 2011

[1968] The Bojax - Don't Look Back

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Greenville, SC, freakbeat combo Bojax formed in 1964. Originally dubbed "the Knights," the group was founded by singer/guitarist Bobby Holliday, guitarists Roy Woods and Edwin Bayne, bassist Mack Sanders, and drummer Lyn Cook. Changing their name to the Bojax -- a moniker inspired by the box artwork of a Big Daddy Roth model kit, according to an interview with Holliday at the website -- the band regularly played local school functions, but with a median age of just 14 years old, most venues were off-limits. After Holliday assumed lead vocals on "Know a Lot About Love," a single by fellow Greenville band the Wyld, Bojax began making plans to cut their own record -- signing to the local Panther label, in late 1967, they issued their debut single, "Hippie Times," a local hit now better known for its B-side, "Go Ahead and Cry," a "Like a Rolling Stone"-influenced rocker that resurfaced decades later on the popular Back to the Grave reissue series. Bassist Jim Summey replaced Sanders for the follow-up, a cover of the Remains' "Don't Look Back" that proved a local smash in the spring of 1968. The third Bojax single, "So Glad," was written by Jim Stafford of "Spiders and Snakes" fame, who also overdubbed lead guitar on the session. College and military duties soon forced the group to disband, although in 1969 Holliday and Cook formed a new Bojax lineup with guitarist Philip Maynard and bassist Van Stout. After he was wounded in Vietnam, Bayne returned to Greenville in 1970 and recruited Holliday, Sanders, and Cook to form a new group, a heavy rock band dubbed William Goat. This iteration of the band called it quits in 1971. Holliday later recorded a pair of solo albums, Home Grown and Another Stage, in addition to serving as a staff songwriter with the Nashville-based Milsap/Galbrath Publishing. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Dienstag, 30. August 2011

[1967] The Superfine Dandelion - Ferris Wheel

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Other songs by The Superfine Dandelion at the Psychedelic Jukebox: [1967] The Other Sidewalk

This outfit was based in Phoenix, Arizona between 1966-68 and were earlier known as The Mile Ends. Their first 45 contains the fine garage-psychedelic 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. (~by

Samstag, 23. Juli 2011

[1971] Wizz Jones - One Grain Of Sand

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 Other songs by Wizz Jones at the Psychedelic Jukebox: [1970] Wizz Jones - America

The English folk scene with its many leaves and branches is traceable to a few gnarly yet enduring taproots. Along with the Watersons and Davy Graham, guitarist Wizz Jones is one of them. While virtually unknown in America in this sorry age, Jones was paramount in influencing virtually every acoustic guitarist and folk scenester who came after him in the U.K.

Jones began to play guitar seriously in the mid- to late '50s after being inspired by the literature of the Beat Generation, and American blues and folk recordings such as those of Son House, Blind Blake, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Robert Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, and others. Jones bore a strange figure in British coffeehouses with his uncharacteristically long hair and hobo-ish demeanor, including a guitar that was literally held together with leather straps. He knew his stuff, however, and his playing was rooted deep in the Mississippi Delta and in early Chicago blues styles and he established a reputation early among younger players who soaked up both his image and the licks he fired off from a rapid right-handed picking style that was clearly his own. Jones was interviewed early on by the BBC who was trying to figure out what the ruckus was on the new British folk music scene, and came off as a bearded shaggy-haired smart ass. To the BBC's credit, they left his segment in and Jones became a folk hero to the second generation of Brit folk musicians, many of whom were about to make their own mark. Among those who saw the broadcast and claim to have been directly influenced by it are John Martyn, Ralph McTell, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, and Richard Thompson.

Embracing the beat life, he and Clive Palmer took to busking in the streets of France for a while -- even encountering a young British bluesman in Paris named Rod Stewart. Back in England, Jones met banjo king Pete Stanley in 1962 and formed a bluegrass duo that released a now legendary -- and highly collectible -- Columbia recording called Music for Moonshiners in early 1963. The duo issued one more recording for the label called 10 Tons of Bluegrass before disbanding in 1966. read more at:

Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011

[1967] The Id - The Inner Sound Of The Id

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"The Inner Sounds of the Id" is an ablum compareable to "How To Blow Your Mind & Have A Freak Out Party" by the Unfolding. The album features Westcoast Hippie Psychedelic Rock as well as hindu/eastern influenced Acid Folk. Both records are milestones, even if they are quite unknown to a lot of people that are into that kind of music. So if you never listened to one of them, it's time now to do so!

Freitag, 10. Juni 2011

[2010] Cult of Dom Keller - Into the Sky Volcano/Beyond Burning Skies

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The Cult of Dom Keller are one of the highlights of my latest discoveries. Their songs remind somehow on The Black Angels mixed up with Vibravoid and doomy, hypnotic sounds. Yet, they only self-released two EP's but I hope to hear more of them soon!

Sonntag, 22. Mai 2011

[1967] John Martyn - Rolling Home

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The British singer and songwriter John Martyn, was at the top of his creativity in 1967, when he released his first album called "London Conversation". Bilbo had following to say on this: "His voice is similar to Davy Graham's, and the style John Martyn plays on his debut is the folk twined with blues that many British singers put out in the mid to late 1960's. All of the songs are wonderful, a surprising guitar leads and picks from start to finish."

Samstag, 14. Mai 2011

[1968] Lollipop Shoppe - Underground Railroad

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Checking out the Lollipop Shoppe's first and only album "Just Colour" was first surprising and then a bit disappointing. The best track on this album is indeed "Underground Railroad". It's a very strong song, a bit dark and maybe even acherontic. A hint of oriental melodies combined with bassy Jefferson Airplane sound and garagy trashing drums and voices. It's just great!

Donnerstag, 14. April 2011

[1967] The Animated Egg - Sock It My Way

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The Burbank, California-based Alshire label was best known for it's cheapo international music (eg. The Sounds Of Spain, The Tijuana Sound, Hawaiian Paradise) and 101 String MOR collections. In pursuit of profit rather than content, 1967 saw the label shell out some cash to have anonymous studio musicians write and record a series of psych-oriented instrumentals. Slapping a pseudo-trippy cover on the results (ignore the dazed long haired teens pictured on the cover since they certainly had nothing to do with the set), the cleverly titled The Animated Egg proved surprising accomplished. With little at stake, the anonymous band (no performing or writing credits are provided), roared through an all-instrumental set; material such as A Love Built On Sand, I Said, She Said, Ah Cid and Sock It My Way are heavy on fuzz, feedback and swirling organ. Elsewhere, Sippin' An Trippin' offered up a nifty slice of Byrds-styled jangle rock, while Tomorrow was a blatant rip off of The Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin'. (~Fuzz, Acid & Flowers)

Mittwoch, 6. April 2011

[2010] Sky Picnic - Abbie's Bike Ride

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I was discovering Sky Picnic at Dr. Schluss' Garage Of Psychedelic Obscurities.Their sound fascinated me the first time I heared it. The melodies and effects remind me very much of the early Pink Folyd recordings. Until Nasoni Records from Berlin re-reased their 2010 debut "Farther In This Fairy Tale" I guess, they were a kind an unknown band. Did already someone suggested them to play at the Austin Psych Fest or at the Burg Herzberg Festival? Would become a great act I think!

Donnerstag, 24. März 2011

[1967] Family - Scene Thru The Eyes Of A Lens

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October '67 signalled on record, the arrival of cult Leicester group The Family whose debut single 'Scene Through The Eye Of A Lens' not only had a trippy title but was also one of the very best psychedelic records from England (and there were many killers). 'Scene' starts off real slow with Roger Chapman's famous warble combined with a hypnotic slightly eastern sound. But mid way into this psychedelic classic the pulsating lysergic rhythms take the listener beyond the stars. (~


[2010] The Magnificent Brotherhood - Psychosis

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The Magnificents second studio album (and third full-length) "Dope Idiots" got released last october. Officially under the umbrella of World in Sound / Trip in Time. you can get it on CD and LP (Gatefold + Poster, ...). Now let's hear Sky "Sunlight" Saxon speaking from heaven to us and announcing one of his favourite bands; The Magnificent Brotherhood of Eternal Love and The Happiness's Close Companions. This song is crawling out of the Garage and rises high into weird and psychedelic spheres... also enjoy their freaky video at the end of this post!


Freitag, 4. Februar 2011

[196X] Eighth Penny Matter - Rain

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Well, all we know about this band is, that it was placed somewhere in colorado (according to the Psychedelic States Series). Gentle glockenspiel and chary guitar, chorus and everything else stereotype we need for a chilled psychedelic Folk-Rock track. Enjoy!

Montag, 24. Januar 2011

[2010] The Skywalkers - Mrs. Ford's Dream Collection

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First you may wonder about the clear sound (no skratches, no pops and clicks, ...), than you may realize, that this is not from the sixties but from nowadays! The Skywalkers are comming from the netherlands and released their first LP on the Grey Past Label. The Album is limited to 300 copies. Soon after release, they are about to be sold out. A mix of Garage-Psych and 60's beat will blow you away! In march the last avaible copies will be in stock at the Surreal Peppermint Store! Have fun!