Thursday, March 28, 2013

Music Emporium - Two selections

Music Emporium put out one glorious album of organ-centric psych-rock in 1969 and seemingly vanished. From that album, the upbeat opener whose title may not be quite right (nevertheless, that's what it says on the album), and also a very "Gentle", beautifully sad piece....

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sixth Day Creation - Cherry Pie

This one-off single from Cincinnati is one of the finest songs the Small Faces never performed (to my knowledge). No relation to any other tune with this title (according to one thread on the 'Book that inspired this post).

Monday, March 11, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

She Trinity - Climb That Tree

From the 'Tube account that gave us Ruth Copeland (post below), here's an all-female, tri-national rock band with their final B-side, from 1969. A real period piece, this features a crisp, hard, early-progressive sound drenched in guitar and an organ backing, and a kind of Carole King-esque lead vocal. Check out that solo. Psychedelic.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ruth Copeland - Your Love Been So Good to Me

This slice of classic rock and roll was featured on a compilation called "Hippie Goddesses", though there isn't necessarily a strong sense of hippie culture here. There is, however, a solid rock sound and a soaring, soulful vocal. Wow. Great stuff. And as I look this up upon posting here, I learn of the Parliament/Funkadelic connection. Dig it.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tame Impala - Lucidity

While I'm on somehow Beatlesque neo-psych, I just gotta add this one. Play, watch, rock out, space out, enjoy. (Song minorly edited from album version. Why is "minorly" not a word? Seems a major omission from our language.)

The Clientele - Bookshop Casanova

Some newer pop-psych here from a solid, easy band. I woke with this in my head the other morning. Not a bad wake-up at all.

Rainbow Ffolly - Sallies Fforth (video removed....)

Here's a delightfully playful pop album from 1968, full of great melodic songwriting, random soundbites, a sense of bouncy fun so rare in music, and a rather raw sound that can be attributed to the fact that the album was released before it was finished, so the mix can sound incomplete at times, particularly on the rocker "Hey You". Still, a great listen that even Grumpy Cat could get into (if only because one song is titled "No").

"I'm so happy to be loving you!"