Sonntag, 25. November 2012

[1968] The World Column - Lantern Gospel

listen to the song:
Picture taken from the psychedelic underground 
movie "The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda"

This song is taken from Bill Synth's great "Acid & Flowers" compilation, that got released in the 90's by "Timothy's Brain". One of the best psych comps around by the way! But, what to say else about it? Huh... ! Well, the mood of this track is placed somewhere between the Ultimate Spinach and Jefferson Airplane - maybe you noticed, I have a predilection for that chorus like soft psych, as well as for organs, so "Lantern Gospel" is beaming me up once again!
Luckily someone band-familiar shared some words about the band on Crud Crud's blog. Since I'm not the one, being familiar with them, I prefer to qoute those lines here: "I must admit, I think the song is kinda cheesy. However, a studio band the World Column was not. They were orignally known as the Segrams (ave.. age was 15 y.o.) They were on the road giggin' almost nightly for years a range of 20,000 miles a year. During this time,they shared the stage with performers such as Jackson 5, Aerosmith, Dave Clark 5, Herman's Hermits, Sonny and Cher. When they recorded these 2 45's they were still teenagers. These guys studied music-one in Sweeden, one at the Chicago Conservatory of Music, and one at Indiana University. Studio heads lookin for a one hit wonder-no. Talented kids who rocked the stage-ask anyone from the midwest from this era. Most of these guys went on to raise families. I'd love to say as a teenager I had this type of experience and then 40 years later people are bloggin about my music. I just found that their song So Is the Sun is found on 6 different complilation CD's produced between 2000 and 2006. Rock on. Benoit and Meyer-rest in peace. Be proud Kaplan and Boller."

Sonntag, 18. November 2012

[2012] The Sufis - Where Did She Go

listen to the song:

The Sufis, a new psych band from Nashville are beaming you up with kaleidoscopic soundpatterns. There are elements in their music, reminding me on the UK psych from the 60's - I'm talking of bands like "The Open Mind", the more psychedelic pieces of "The Eyes", Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" & co., or some lysergic songs by the Beatles... I can also hear strong parallels to Broadcast & The Focus Group's "Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age" ... Klemen did a nice interview with the Sufis and if you dig their sound and would like to know more about them, check it out here:

Freitag, 16. November 2012

Introduction... about the future of the Psychedelic Jukebox

Hi folks,
about 4 years ago, I started this blog with the intention to share psychedelic art with all of you, adding some thoughts here and there, recommend some stuff, ... Yet it have been only songs - (mostly) - that I posted. For the future I'm planning A.) to post more regularely, B.) also to post video's/trailers/etc., psychedelic visual arts/drawings/so called digital-art (photo-"manipultion" etc.), introducing artists and performers C.) I'm also planning to post news about my two projects; my record label for Psych Rock & Acid Folk, called "Merlins Nose Records" and my shop "Surreal Peppermint Store", which is dedicated to supply you with "Psychedelic Delights for Body and Mind"!
Since a lot of mp3's are down and I have to re-upload them again, I will try to post one new post per week and restore one of the old posts and adding them to the top.

I'm excited to get this blog more active and I'm also glad about every feedback I do get on topics or whatever...

Amadeus :-)