Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Move - Flowers in the Rain

An essential, original pop-psych band. A vehicle for Roy Wood, they fused such pop sensibilities with a classical sense of melody that surfaces on a number of their songs. Indeed, they would eventually evolve into the Electric Light Orchestra. But that was a bit of a ways after their first album, from which this song comes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

H.P. Lovecraft - The White Ship

From the May 11, 1968 commercial live release. This Chicago psych band who moved to LA pays a tribute to the author for whom they are named. Sublime.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful Soup - Jabberwock

The A-side of the only single released under this band name. A Sixties UK psych pstaple. Boeing Duveen, aka Hank Wangford....

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sweet Cherry - Funny Things Floating

...or, if you're Arf Arf or a strict follower thereof, "Funny Things Flowering". A strangely catchy hard garage-punk classic.

Axis of Awesome - Four Chords

The only purely pop song you'll ever need. This exists in a number of incarnations; I couldn't resist picking one that featured "Waltzing Matilda". (Also, one that didn't feature the use of autotune on one excerpt.)

Anonymous - Baby Come Risin'

The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, and power-pop come together on this 1976 LP out of Indianapolis, "Inside the Shadow". Excellent, surreal album, from the beginning to this 9½-minute ending track.

Savage Resurrection - Thing in E

A hard pop-rock classic.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Skip Bifferty - Money Man

Skip Bifferty is one of the great forgotten Sixties British pop groups. Enjoy this selection from 'em.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The End - Cardboard Watch

From their pop-psych masterpiece "Introspection", recorded in 1967, released to utter silence in '69, and since emerging as a sort of cult classic in the digital age. Produced by Bill Wyman of the Stones.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Luyas - Montuno

"Animator" was released this past October and is quite an engaging and description-defying listen. This is the 8.5-minute opener for an album that is not easily represented by one song (the second cut is a decidedly up-tempo indie rocker). Thanks to Radioshoes for hipping me to this band.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Perry Leopold - Vespers

This is the closing track from "Christian Lucifer", an album recorded circa 1973 but not released until more recently, and an absolute masterpiece that defines "acid folk". I believe I discovered the album thanks to the old Lost~in~Tyme, back when that site was hosted here on Blogger. I couldn't resist a name like that, especially coupled with the "acid folk" descriptor. It is thanks to them that I have since pursued and gained ownership of a physical copy of the album, and it seems to be one of the few albums on the shelf that I actually play somewhat regularly — ever returning to these intricate yet meditative audioscapes. This actually belongs in one of my "Favorite Albums" lists on the main blog; I just looked, and it's a most glaring omission.

The compact disc package features lyrics:

"You walk on the lake
By the river of the See
Eye love you...."

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bent Wind - Touch of Red

Or maybe this is "Mistify". I'm not sure; I don't own this album. I only have the Internet to go by with this one. The original mp3 of this song that I obtained had it labeled "Mistify", but I sense that it's actually this song, if only based on the correlation between the lyrics and the titles of the two pieces. Anyway, true, original raucous garage psych right here.

The Twilight Zone: A Stop at Willoughby

Rod Serling's Twilight Zone is, quite simply, the greatest television show ever. Of course, looking at the televisual landscape today, it doesn't seem like there's much of a contest; nevertheless.... This is one of my top three favorite episodes. I still get emotional on Gart Williams' behalf. "Some people aren't built for competition, Janie."

Edit 2-24-2013: Cheers to IMDb and Hulu for this. Features limited commercials. Maybe it's just this operating system (Vista); maybe you have to open this post in its own window to see the embedded feature. Just click the title above.


Frank Zappa - I'm the Slime

These days more than ever.

"And you will do as you are told until the rights to you are sold."

The Aerovons - Resurrection

I've known the magical opening track from this album for a few years, but I'm only hearing the rest of it now. The resemblance between the title track and "Across the Universe" is quite stark, and now "Say Georgia" immediately calls "Oh! Darling" to mind. Make no mistake: these St. Louisians (is that how you say that?) had one fixed target when they hopped the pond to Abbey Road studios in London (and reportedly made off with some of the Fabs' equipment!). A "fab" listen so far indeed. Hear it now through the magic of YouTube.

"It's a new world of you, and I'm just a stranger here..."

Watch This Space

I've posted a number of links to a number of musics and other multimedia on YouTube and other such services, on my Facebook accounts, both now-abandoned and still active. Sadly, Facebook is not so good at being an efficient library, so I figured I'll just start anew on a service with good search and tag functions. What the heck, maybe I'll also make use of my old "headaches" URL while I'm at it. So, here shall appear a pl├ęthora of videos, pseudo-videos, and other largely musically-inclined links. I hope you discover and enjoy.

~C.A.~