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!