Sunday, April 25, 2021

Some Various Articles For Today

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British Folkrock Scene, RS - January 18, 1973

High Tide Article - Melody Maker

King Biscuit Times Radio Show Billboard Article May 1971

Spirogyra - Beat Instrumental of November 1971

The Youngbloods Article November 26, 1966

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Liquid Sound Company - Psychoactive Songs For The Psoul (Psychedelia US 2021)

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Fourth album of Texas Psychedelic rock! Taking the acid experience to higher levels and recreating the sound within, this album sees the band expand upon the already wide reaching range of styles and sounds within the realms of psychedelic consciousness!

Formed in 1996 by Solitude Aeturnus guitarist John Perez and Last Chapter drummer Jason Spradlin. The goal: create mind expanding psychedelic sounds for the head! With the nucleus of the band being Perez & Spradlin the band has had several members of "The Company" come through it's ranks including Terri Pritchard, David Fargason, Alan "Skip" Wise, Mark Cook, and Ron McCain.

Psychedelic music. 
Why be so forward and diligent on categorizing music? Quite simply because we want to and our intentions are to make what we believe to be psychedelic music. What is psychedelic music? Ask different people and you'll almost always get a different answer, but as far as we're concerned it's music that challenges and titillates the senses, much like psychedelic drugs do (although music doesn't have the sheer force of these aforementioned substances). 

Psychedelic music is the most broad of all genres of music as it covers a vast catalog of styles and influences and assimilates it into one package for your aural delight, and while it may lack the "sheer force" described above, it offers a glimpse into the heady world of altered consciousness.

Which brings us to another point. We could go on for quite some time on the virtues of psychoactive substances, but that would take days and more paper than this insert will hold. What we can say is that this music, particularly on this LP is intended to be listened to under the influence of a mind altering substance. More specifically, the preferred substance being LSD. Now look out - we're not advocating the irresponsible use of psychoactive drugs mind you! 

Rather, we advocate the religious experience of enjoying this music in the comfort of your temple (home) and with your religious congregation (family, close friends, spouse). "Religious" too strong a word for this scene? Nope. To those that know, music can be a very spiritual and cosmic experience if you open yourself up to it and give it the attention it deserves. Psychedelics merely enhance this process 1000 fold. Sound becomes a physical reality and at times an abstract amalgamation of otherworld movements and vibrations. 

You begin to understand the true nature of music, the pipes of Pan, the Devil's tool, and god's way of creating joy. Insanity and genius, Hellish tribulation and blissful elation. A paradox so beautifully crafted by "turned on" musicians and artists in an effort to turn on their fellow brethren.

We should make it clear that while recommended to be listened to in this state it is not by any means necessary to enjoy the music on a more "reality based" level. The music is designed for maximum enjoyment either in or out of the psychoactive state of mind. And of course we don't want to advocate breaking the law in any way so check your local laws to make sure that whatever substance you may imbibe in is legal in your country and/or planet.

Please enjoy your trip and don't forget to leave your luggage behind as you won't be needing it on this voyage. Above all, respect and love one another. Start with the music.

The Band
John Perez - guitars, percussion, vocals, traaltakor, rare Owsley tabs
Jason Spradlin - drums, vibes, percussion, platgroost
David Fargason - bass, Moog, 4 star general of "getting into it," entraypton

Album Tracks
01. Cosmic Liquid Love 05:36
02. Blacklight Corridor 04:51
03. I'm Getting Older 04:38
04. And To Your Left...Neptune 06:37
05. Mahayuga 04:28
06. I Feel You 06:42
07. Who Put All Of Those Things In Your Hair? 03:32
08. Laila Was Here 04:59

Bonus Tracks From 2017
09. Cubehead 03:13
10. The League For Spiritual Discovery Lives 08:01
11. Preparation For The Psychedelic Eucharist 06:30
12. Inside The Acid Temple 05:54
13. Free! 04:07
14. The Art Of Ecstasy 07:26
15. The Gospel According To Robot A. Hull 03:25
16. Unfolding 09:17

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Part 2: Liquid
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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Thursday, April 01, 2021

The Bonniwell Music Machine - Selftitled (Psych, Garage Rock US 1967)

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The Music Machine were renamed the Bonniwell Music Machine when they went to Warner Bros., as the original lineup disbanded at some point, leaving only chief singer and songwriter Sean Bonniwell. Much of the material on Warner, however, was recorded by the original group, and this album was pasted together from some singles (some of which had appeared on Original Sound in 1967) and other tracks, both by the original incarnation and a second outfit that was pretty much a Sean Bonniwell solo vehicle. 

Accordingly, the tone of the album is pretty uneven, but much of the material is excellent. In fact, some of the songs rate among their best; a few are also found on the Rhino anthology, but other first-rate tunes ("Bottom of the Soul," "Talk Me Down," "The Trap") are not. Some of the cuts (presumably those recorded after the first lineup broke up) find Bonniwell branching out from psych-punk into a poppier and more eclectic direction, sometimes with very good results, sometimes not.

The Music Machine were one of the more fascinating one-hit wonders to emerge from the garage rock movement of the '60s. Led by singer and songwriter Sean Bonniwell, the Music Machine only scored one major chart success, 1966's "Talk Talk," but Bonniwell was a prolific songwriter whose tunes tackled the social and philosophical issues of the day in a style that was at once thoughtful and broadly theatrical, accompanied by sneering garage rock dominated by savage fuzztone guitars. 

By all accounts, Bonniwell led the Music Machine with an iron fist, and the group's original lineup crumbled before they could record a second album, but Bonniwell landed a new record deal with Warner Bros. and assembled a new version of the group that he dubbed the Bonniwell Music Machine. The Bonniwell Music Machine's sole eponymous album was a more musically ambitious set than the Music Machine's LP for Original Sound, with horns, woodwinds, acoustic guitars, and esoteric keyboards dotting several cuts, while allowing Bonniwell plenty of room to explore his individual world-view. 

Big Beat's The Bonniwell Music Machine is a comprehensive anthology that includes Bonniwell's complete Warner Bros. recordings -- all 14 tracks from the BMM album as well as 11 single sides and alternate mixes -- along with a bonus disc featuring demos and rarities from Bonniwell, the Music Machine, and Bonniwell's early group the Ragamuffins. 

While the Bonniwell Music Machine's LP has an uneven reputation among fans, there are plenty of tracks that anyone who dug "Talk Talk" would be likely to latch on to, including "Double Yellow Line" and "The Eagle Never Hunts the Fly," while "Soul Love" is a proto-hard rock number that suggests these guys could have hopped on a tour bus with Blue Cheer and done just fine. 

Despite conventional wisdom regarding Bonniwell's Warner Bros. period, this material sounds very much like the Music Machine's best-known work, just with an extra coat of varnish; the real surprises are on disc two, where the acoustic demos and home-recorded tracks allow Bonniwell to show off his inner folkie (and his songs fit the unplugged format better than you'd imagine), the Ragamuffins deliver some spirited uptempo folk-rock that boasts attitude and charm, and tracks like "Dark White" and "She Is" show Bonniwell could have pulled off a more subtle approach if he'd been given the time and resources. While this is best recommended to obsessives (and who else is likely to buy a two-disc reissue of an album that was a resounding flop?), Big Beat's edition of The Bonniwell Music Machine shows the guy was smarter and had a broader range than most would have you believe.

Disc 1
01. Music Machine, The - Astrologically Incompatible  02:35
02. Music Machine, The - Double yellow line  02:09
03. Music Machine, The - The day today  02:53
04. Music Machine, The - Absolutely positively  02:14
05. Music Machine, The - Somethin' hurtin' on me  03:03
06. Music Machine, The - The Trap  02:34
07. Music Machine, The - Soul love  03:38
08. Music Machine, The - Bottom Of The Soul  02:00
09. Music Machine, The - Talk Me Down  01:52
10. Music Machine, The - The eagle never hunts the fly  02:46
11. Music Machine, The - I've loved you  02:49
12. Music Machine, The - Affirmate no  02:08
13. Music Machine, The - Discrepancy  02:36
14. Music Machine, The - Me, Myself, And I  02:13

15. Music Machine, The - You'll love me again  01:51
16. Music Machine, The - In my neighborhood (Stereo Mix)  02:21
17. Music Machine, The - To the light (Stereo Mix)  02:11
18. Music Machine, The - Everything is everything  01:52
19. Music Machine, The - This should make you happy  02:04
20. Music Machine, The - Black snow  02:32
21. Music Machine, The - Tell me what ya got  02:06
22. Music Machine, The - Time out (for a daydream) (Stereo Mix)  02:06
23. Music Machine, The - Tin can beach (Stereo Mix)  02:07
24. Music Machine, The - Unka tina ty  02:18
25. Music Machine, The - 902  01:57
Disc 2
Bonniwell, Sean - Gimme gimme (Home Demo)  02:23
Bonniwell, Sean - Stand aside (Home Demo)  01:57
Ragamuffins, The - Two much  01:58
Ragamuffins, The - Push don't pull  02:14
Ragamuffins, The - Chances  03:03
Ragamuffins, The - Talk me down  01:41
Music Machine, The - Point of no return (Home Demo)  02:40
Bonniwell, Sean - I'll take the blame (Home Demo)  01:52
Bonniwell, Sean - The life I live (Home Demo)  01:50
Bonniwell, Sean - Would you believe (Home Demo)  02:19
Bonniwell, Sean - Inside eternity (Home Demo)  02:55
Bonniwell, Sean - Paper machine (Home Demo)  02:29
Bonniwell, Sean - You'll love me again (Home Demo)  02:06
Music Machine, The - Dark white (Demo)  04:34
Music Machine, The - King mixer (Demo)  03:04
Music Machine, The - She is (Demo)  003:21
Music Machine, The - Reach me in time (Rehearsal)  02:22
Music Machine, The - Closed (Rehearsal)  02:11
Music Machine, The - Temporary knife (Rehearsal)  02:37
Music Machine, The - Advise & consent (Stereo Mix)  02:57
Music Machine, The - Mother nature / Father earth (Stereo Mix)  02:16
Music Machine, The - King mixer  03:16
Music Machine, The - Dark white  04:15
Bonniwell, Sean - Citizen fear  02:29

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Part 2: Machine
Part 3: Machine
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Picadilly Line - The Huge World of Emily Small (Pop Psychedelia UK 1967)

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The Huge World of Emily Small is one of those albums that just seems to have slipped under the radar of most UK pop psych collectors. As such it has never been reissued in any form until now! The band (a duo lead by Rod Edwards and Roger Hand, who would later record as Edwards Hand) flourished briefly in the late 60's releasing this one album. With them is the cream of UK session men including Danny Thompson (bass), Alan Hawkshaw (keys), Herbie Flowers (bass) and Harold McNair (flute). The Picadilly Line even managed an appearance at The Middle Earth club in London, the then hallowed centre of the UK psychedelic scene. 

The album is breezy post Sergeant Pepper psychedelic pop with plenty of swinging London vibes, orchestration and evocative whimsical lyrics. Reference points are a psychedelic Hollies, Chad and Jeremy (circa Of Cabbages and Kings) Nirvana, Kaleidoscope (UK), World Of Oz, Donovan and The Bee Gees. Filled with beautiful dreamy vocal harmonies and elaborate electric and acoustic arrangements this is a real trip back to the height of UK Flower Power. All material is original except for a great version of Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" and The Everly Brothers "Gone, Gone Gone". This exact limited edition reissue is housed in a reproduction of the original sleeve. Features ten unreleased bonus tracks, including their non-album singles "Yellow Rainbow / Evenings With Corrina" and "Evenings With Corrina / My Best Friend", both from 1968..

01. "Emily Small (The Huge World Thereof)" 2:29
02. "Silver Paper Dress" 2:43
03. "At the Third Stroke" 2:57
04. "Can You See Me?" 2:08
05. "Your Dog Won't Bark" 2:55
06. "How Could You Say You're Leaving Me" 2:37
07. "Gone, Gone, Gone" 2:18
08. "Twiggs" 3:46
09. "Tumble Down World" 2:51
10. "Visions of Johanna" 6:09
11. "Come and Sing a Song" 2:58
12. "Her Name is Easy" 3:26
13. "Rosemary's Bluebell Day" 3:09

14. "Gunny Sunside" 3:38
15. "Country Girl" 3:08
16. "No One Else Can See" 2:41
17. "Yellow Rainbow" 2:17
18. "I Know, She Believes" 3:04
19. "Evenings With Corinna" 2:48
20. "My Best Friend" 2:33
21. "Memories Fade" 1:35
22. "I Can Tell You Everything" 2:21


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Pictures For Today

We Did It!
The Sound of Silence

Amazing ZOOM

Good Haircut

Various Artist - Hard Rock Underground Scene UK 1968-73

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A new 3-CD box from Grapefruit Records is a loud re-mastered gem, a perfect accompaniment to the first volume three years ago featuring (most of) the usual heavyweights on the scene balanced with demo-only bands who shared their gigs. An excellent 53-track panorama of ‘freak’ music from 1968-73: Edgar Broughton Band, Arthur Brown, Sam Gopal (with ex-Hendrix roadie Lemmy) etc, no Pink Fairies but Deviants, no Hawkwind but stable-mates/fellow-travellers High Tide jamming par excellence. 

Freak-sounds from the underground of Ladbroke Grove and central London (Middle Earth, Temple in the Marquee’s street) along with nationwide free festivals are well-represented: as David Wells’ short intro says, these are the bands that shook the walls of towns up and down the country. More hair here than a yak high in Nepal cavorting in a fancy wig.

Talking of the booklet (an arti-fact in its own right) this reviewer is unsure why so many negative terms are used: “Neanderthal”, “catatonic”, “semi-articulate”, “sonic excesses”, “Cro-Magnon classics”, “terminally obscure” really, today? “Sab or Zepp wannabees”, the term wasn’t even coined until later, and doesn’t reflect the counter-culture’s magazines, gigs or ethos, not as I recall anyway. 

It was a time of boundary-breaking, thanks partly to developing sound systems and wider issues of course. Not a whiff of the peculiar idea of a tribute band, except the Beatles and Stones to themselves of course. We know Americanese has a difficulty filtering nuance of language—collaboration for Christ’s sake?! It’s negative—but this is a British compilation, not even English only. The booklet is otherwise superb, handy too in that it follows track order rather than alphabet.

It appropriately leaves the traps blazing with Budgie’s first album that became a template for later decades. The now-renowned on CD-1 sees an unusually heavy Jeff Beck and also Love Sculpture (featuring Dave Edmunds) for a razor-sharp, much-covered hit ‘Sabre Dance’ that began as an Armenian ballet overture (and covered on an LP for 11 minutes, ouch), Stray from an early session released only on CD, Sam Gopal’s percussion-swirling and bass-plucked ‘Horse’ earmarked for a single that never left the stable, and The Move when hairier with Wood and Lynne on board: almost sing-along, I’m told by an expert they were much heavier live though this packs a punch too. 

For gig-liggers or later vinyl collectors there is the always-fun solo-boggling Patto (more abrasive than usual from their post-Vertigo days on Island), clanking bullet-driven Leaf Hound, the Stray-like Slowload, the tasty twin-guitar power chords with melodic interludes of Cactus-like Orang-Utan, Arthur-Brown-like Monument, and one of the two best tracks by Ancient Grease alongside a solo-typhoon by Andromeda.

There’s also a rare seven-minute outing for Sam Apple Pie, who were at the first Glastonbury and later part of Atomic Rooster: they were always creatively original (heavy surf here?), Quo did parallel experiments later. Other longer tracks include Iron Claw (after King Crimson’s killer lyric), echoey, reverb-drenched, brutally menacing as a garotte, uplifting as a scaffold on the dawn skyline with a pounding drum outro and Bodkin, an organ-washing hard guitar quintet with thoughtful lyrics on reality t’boot. 

Stack Waddy contribute ‘Rosalyn’ (I’d have thought ‘Hey Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut’ more in-keeping, but I’m a nit-picker, by profession) though the stand-out surprise is the unbelievable pile-driver boogie Wicked Lady: forget butter, this cuts rivetted titanium! If you ever found Agnes Strange, this would be a similar reaction. Guitarist Martin Weaver told Psychedelic Baby recently that Wicked Lady were always a live band first because they saw recording as sterile. Living in Bulgaria today, he is starting a band with two other Martins! A true tour de force power trio.

CD2 features the longest track by Atomic Rooster, all spooky piano and effects as classic hard-driven keyboard rock from an LP that spawned a hit single (‘Tomorrow Night’); Edgar Broughton’s ‘Apache Dropout’ (not ‘Keep Them Freaks A Rollin’?) which almost hit the top 30 with a mash of Shadows and Beefheart; The Deviants’ rumbustious experiment ‘Somewhere To Go’ pointing to the Fairies (it was founder late Mick Farren who said they split because the others wanted to sound like Zeppelin), plus Alex Harvey’s pre-Sensational Band Tear Gas who rock in Hendrix-style: Regal Zonophone without a hit was always going to be like playing tennis with a hole in the racket.

There is also the Gurvitz brothers’ Three Man Army (yes, they were English) before fame with Ginger Baker. The Manchester band NSU only did one LP, on Stable, as did Red Dirt (at the time) on Fontana, Pluto (on Dawn), the crunching feedback riffing Human Beast (on Decca), Mouse (on Sovereign) with a long build-up to a spacey boogie, and Dogfeet (formerly Sopwith Camel) but there are also acetate-only The Rats (featuring a near-pubescent Mick Ronson of Bowie and Hoople fame), Dark (whose LP is among the rarest and later featured 

Wicked Lady guitarist Martin Weaver), Purple Haze (later Transatlantic’s Little Free Rock), Tonge, and the German-only released Glasgow-based Sunday. It closes with the even higher-octane Quo-like Freedom from their own Vertigo LP: not to be listened to if your head’s not adequately screwed on!

And nuggets continue to be unearthed on CD3. Headliners such as High Tide from their debut Sea Shanties of 1969, bleak lyrics for doom-and-multi-laden rocking; the early ’68, more driving non-orchestral demo of ‘Fire’ by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown; Glaswegians Stone The Crows from the third of their four LPs, featuring Scotland’s own Janis Joplin in Maggie Bell and also Alex Harvey’s brother, in an organ-led rocker. 

Warhorse loom from their Vertigo days and more guitar-based second LP, formed by ex-Deep Purple (’69) bassist Nick Simper who was also in The Flowerpot Men with Jon Lord (hear Simper’s recent work on Angel Air Records); some heady acid and riffing guitar in a near-eight-minute feast. 

They toured Germany and were on their T.V. before folding in ’74, splitting to work with Rick Wakeman on his hit album.

Who recalls the band often confused with others of the same name, Bullet? Here’s a B-side from Deep Purple’s short-lived label, ex-Atomic Rooster and Quatermass that became Hard Stuff as almost r ‘n’ r glam! No period comp would be spliff-worthy without Writing On The Wall, the Edinburghers moving to London when their manager opened the Middle Earth club—indeed they lived below its stage! ‘Lucifer Corpus’ was on the same-named label as its first 45 release before their acclaimed LP Power Of The Picts.

From the hard-working supporting cast come studio tricks galore from a Yorkshire co-operative that got on Peel’s Show (Lightyears Away); a Welsh trio rare as Dark for the same reason (a 99-copy only issue) who featured in a Melody Maker competition of 1971 and have been reissued on Light in the Attic Records: the misprinted acetate gave them their name, meant to be the last man on the moon, and a bit like Clear Blue Sky (Eugene Carnan); Hard Horse were on the same label as Incredible Hog and did other singles for the label; Tarsus were in the Northampton scene along with Wicked Lady and Dark but released nothing, a driving menacing raunch as unlike ELP as can be imagined.

Also featured are Natural Gas, who did two Peel sessions and have appeared on a bootleg beside pre-Black Sabbathers Earth; a band named after a locked facial expression whose 101-copy LP appeared on County Records (Sardonicus); and two rare bands involved with the Sentinel label (Frozen Tear; Thor) which was run as a ‘vanity’ enterprise from a series of West Country shops featuring mostly folk and brass bands (see this reviewer’s article for the Dust On The Nettles compilation). Thor are not the later Vancouver band, these also covered Chicago live! A rollicking version of ‘Paranoid’ is a good cover indeed. Another German-only release is Little Big Horn, formerly Tramline, on Bellaphon Records (Sunday, Diabolus, Steel Mill etc). 

Still going are Samuel Prody with their own website, yet another who never got their royalties though produced by a Tremeloes producer: ex-Sam Gopal Dream, a nice phased drum solo is rolled. The now-legendary 9.30 Fly contribute a post-LP demo from ’72, an original take on the blues classic ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’, and a combo also once with Sam Gopal known as Clark-Hutchinson lay an early ’69 blues ‘Someone’s Been At My Woman’, an ailment that came with the territory alas. Breathless stuff, reflecting this review!

The albums are well-worth getting as well, all are essential or as good as. Some laid the groundwork for much that came later and shows the depth of the compilers’ archeology. A couple are on the first collection, so why no 

Incredible Hog or Agnes Strange? And why no Irish e.g. the original Skid Row? Nevertheless, five stars because, quite frankly without earnest, a superb near-four-hour trip which in content and spectrum can literally take your breath away or leave you scuttling around for your jaw. No frills, boas or pop. 

Rare for second compilations, some might say it even eclipses the first. With live-shot sleeves and forty-page compendium of facts and period art, this is one of the best box-sets of the genre on the market… ever. Now, why’s my Horlicks cold?

– Brian R Banks

Disc 1:
01. Budgie - "Guts"
02. Jeff Beck - "Shapes Of Things"
03. Wicked Lady - "Run The Night"
04. Stray - "The Man Who Paints The Pictures"
05. Slowload - "Rosie"
06. The Move - "Turkish Tram Conductor Blues"
07. Orang-Utan - "Chocolate Piano"
08. Iron Claw - "Clawstrophobia"
09. Bodkin - "Plastic Man"
10. Andromeda - "Let's All Watch The Sky Fall Down"
11. Ancient Grease - "Mother Grease The Cat"
12. Stack Waddy - "Rosalyn"
13. Sam Gopal - "Horse"
14. Love Sculpture - "Sabre Dance"
15. Monument - "Dog Man"
16. Leaf Hound - "Freelance Fiend"
17. Patto - "Loud Green Song"
18. Sam Apple Pie - "Winter Of My Love"

Disc 2:
01. Tear Gas - "Woman For Sale"
02. Atomic Rooster - "Death Walks Behind You"
03. Edgar Broughton Band - "Apache Dropout"
04. NSU - "Turn On, Or Turn Me Down"
05. Red Dirt - "Brain Worker"
06. The Rats - "Early In Spring"
07. The Deviants - "Somewhere To Go"
08. Dogfeet - "Armageddon"
09. Pluto - "Down & Out"
10. The Human Beast - "Brush With The Midnight Butterfly"
11. Dark - "RC8" (demo version)
12. Purple Haze - "Wait A While"
13. Three Man Army - "Daze"
14. Tonge - "Old Father Time"
15. Mouse - "Ashen Besher"
16. Sunday - "Fussing & Fighting"
17. Freedom - "Going Down"

Disc 3: 
01. High Tide - "Futilista's Lament"
02. Lightyears Away - "Yesterday"
03. Samuel Prody - "Woman"
04. Eugene Carnan - "Confusion"
05. Hard Horse - "So Long I'm Moving On"
06. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - "Fire!" (demo version)
07. Tarsus - "Early Morning Sun"
08. Natural Gas - "Is There Any Doubt?"
09. Warhorse - "Back In Time"
10. Little Big Horn - "Name Of The Game"
11. Bullet - "Sinister Minister"
12. Frozen Tear - "I Need Someone"
13. Sardonicus - "The Nymph"
14. 9.30 Fly - "Hoochie Coochie Man"
15. Clark-Hutchinson - "Someone's Been At My Woman"
16. Stone The Crows - "Big Jim Salter"
17. Thor - "Paranoid"
18. Writing On The Wall - "Lucifer Corpus"

Tracks taken:
Disc 1
1-1 from LP " Budgie " ( 1971 )
1-2 from LP " Truth " ( 1968 )
1-3 not originally issued, recorded 1969
1-4 not originally issued, recorded November 1968
1-5 previously unreleased, recorded 1971
1-6 from LP " Looking On " ( 1970 )
1-7 from US LP " Orang-Utan " ( 1971 )
1-8 not originally issued, recorded December 1970
1-9 from LP " Bodkin " ( 1972 )
1-10 not originally issued, recorded late 1969
1-11 from LP " Women And Children First " ( 1970 )
1-12 from LP " Bugger Off! " ( 1972 )
1-13 not originally issued, recorded late 1968
1-14 from single A-side ( 1968 ) Parlophone ‎– R 5744
1-15 from LP " The First Monument " ( 1971 )
1-16 from LP " Growers Of Mushroom " ( 1971 )
1-17 from LP " Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out " ( 1972 )
1-18 from LP " Sam Apple Pie " ( 1969 )

Disc 2
2-1 from LP " Tear Gas " ( 1971 )
2-2 from LP " Death Walks Behind You " ( 1970 )
2-3 from single A-side ( 1970 ) Harvest ‎– HAR 5032
2-4 from LP " Turn On, Or Turn Me Down " ( 1969 )
2-5 from LP " Red Dirt " ( 1970 )
2-6 not originally issued, recorded November 1969
2-7 from LP " Disposable " ( 1968 )
2-8 from LP " Dogfeet " ( 1971 )
2-9 from LP " Pluto " ( 1971 )
2-10 from LP " Volume One " ( 1970 )
2-11 not originally issued, recorded October 1971. Demo version
2-12 not originally issued, recorded early 1969
2-13 from LP " A Third Of A Lifetime " ( 1971 )
2-14 previously unreleased, recorded 1971
2-15 from LP " Lady Killer " ( 1973 )
2-16 from German LP " Sunday " ( 1971 )
2-17 from LP " Is More Than A Word " ( 1972 )

Disc 3
3-1 from LP " Sea Shanties ( 1969 )
3-2 from LP " Astral Navigations " ( 1971 )
3-3 from German LP " Samuel Prody " ( 1971 )
3-4 not originally issued, recorded March 1972
3-5 from single B-side of " (Get It) Up Down " ( 1972 ) DART ‎– ART 2012
3-6 not originally issued, recorded circa March 1968. Demo version
3-7 previously unreleased, recorded May 1971
3-8 previously unreleased, recorded 1972
3-9 from LP " Red Sea " ( 1972 )
3-10 from German LP " Little Big Horn " ( 1971 ) Bellaphon ‎– BLPS 19067
3-11 from single B-side of " Hobo " ( 1971 ) Purple Records ‎– PUR 101
3-12 previously unreleased, recorded October 1969
3-13 from single A-side ( 1973 ) County Recording Service ‎– COUN 240
3-14 previously unreleased, recorded circa August 1972
3-15 not originally issued, recorded March 1969
3-16 from LP " Teenage Licks " ( 1971 )
3-17 previously unreleased, recorded circa October 1970
3-18 from single B-side of " Child On A Crossing " ( 1969 ) Middle Earth ‎– MDS.101


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Papa Bears Medicine Show - At the Retinal Circus (Live US 1970)

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Recorded 1968-70, completely unknown LP, only 100 copies pressed as demo only, 2 originals known to exists, Psychedelic-Pop, Great vocals, chorus in Pepper-style, wild pumping organ, beautiful guitar, catchy songs, 

First time officially (=legally) released. Live recording from some when end of the sixties from Vancouver - a band sounding like a merge of Doors & Lovin' Spoonful without organ.

First time on CD (in 2003) for this legendary band that existed from 1967-1969. Their only album was actually a bootleg, made in 1970 in an edition of 105 copies. This is different material entirely from that original album, recorded in 1968 in Vancouver's main psychedelic venue, the Retinal Circus. Good soundboard sound and music in the vein of the Doors, Lovin' Spoonful with a touch of old timely music thrown in. 

01. Slow Moshun - 3.54
02. Vic's Song - 4.08
03. Georgie - 3.58
04. All Day Long - 2.25
05. Damage - 4.02
06. Love is Somewhere - 4.18
07. I'll Never Forget Bill Johnson - 1.38
08. I Guess That's O.K - 4.00
09. Wait and See - 4.56
10. The Reason Why - 13.02
11. Here Come the Medicine Show - 3.54
12. Miles High - 9.05
13. Baroque - 2.34
14. Alabama Song - 3.30
15. Hall of the Mountain King - 0.31 

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