think I may never live long enough to post all of..... was gonna put up the somewhat rare "Tektites" series, BUT after looking at it I decided against it, because there was so much overlap with the yesterday's set that I just couldn't do it......maybe some other time because there is some FAIRLY rare stuff on it, but just too much overlap this close to "Acid Drops, Space Dust, and Flying Saucers" to really bother with it right now.....interesting sidebar quickly I hope.....I know that I originally got that set from perhaps the greatest blog of all time
"Chocoreve"......while I was pondering posting it, I tried to look at it as Chocoreve's great site has been up but inactive for four or five years now (and I am GODDAMN HONORED that he (Chocoreve) is a follower of this here blog)...anyway I don't think the guy has posted anything since 2008-09 or so, but I've used the site lots of times since then for reference or for pictures or track lists......anyway, it's now listed as a "Private" blog requiring an invitation, see for your self:
http://chocoreve.blogspot.com/ I wonder what the hell is up with that. I'm not a fan of "private" blogs, myself, seems kind of self defeating to me, but if others want to do it that way, God love em.......just kind of surprised that HE would go that route, especially after so long without activity.....anyway I wish him well, and at the same time give you my word that I will STOP blogging before going "private", just not my style. On to the compilations that I HAVE selected for this date:
OK, "Thirty Seconds Before the Calico Wall", has a FEW obvious and often comped selections, notably Haymarket Riot, Sound Sandwich, and once again The Moving Sidewalks "I Want to Hold Your Hand", but for the most part, this is fresh stuff.....Marshmallow Steamshovel, Pepper & the Shakers, Six Feet Under, Magic Swirling Ship.....pretty generous at 28 tracks, likely you haven't heard at least a few of them.
I don't know if "Beyond the Calico Wall" is a
companion piece to the above, but I will tell you that THIS is some rare stuff ......Six Feet Under return from the other set, murdering (wait for it) "Inna Gadda da Vida",Rasputin & the Mad Monks demolish "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", and other than that, there is hardly a familiar name in the bunch......Waterproof Tinkertoy, Riders of the Mark, Demons of Negativity, and The Ceylieb People are VERY unlikely to turn up in heavy rotation on your local "rock" station (don't get me started on the topic of "rock" radio). Not the GREATEST stuff, but among the most obscure for certain.
Another good one here is "Psychedelic Minds-Heavy Underground 1967-71"....VERY skimpy at just 12 tracks but I don't think there is ONE here that overlaps any of my other stuff. Stuff both domestic (Bhagavad Gita, Dirty Filthy Mud, the Protein Brothers) and imported (Los Shains (Peru), Blow Mind (France), this shit is practically unheard of other than here. Essential if you're trying to grab "everything"!
"Artifacts From the Psychedelic Dungeon" is MUCH more mainstream, 15
tracks from 8 bands (2 each except for St Giles System who get only one, don't ask me).....the Move give us versions of "Hey Grandma" and "Stephanie Knows Who", hey at least it isn't "Gloria" and "Hey Joe"....couple tracks from Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, including "All Along the Watchtower" which, while not quite achieveing "Gloria/Hey Joe" status, DOES seem to be maybe reaching "7 and 7 Is" levels (the best cover of "All Along the Watchtower" for my money? Nope, not Hendrix.....XTC. They take the song and make it their OWN (not that Hendrix didn't), rather than the annoying habit many have had of trying to create a soundalike copy (a pet peeve of mine)).
30 SECONDS BEFORE THE CALICO WALL-01 HAYMARKET RIOT-Trip On Out/02
INEXPENSIVE HANDMADE LOOK-What Good Is Up/03 LOOKING GLASSES-Visions/04 BRAIN TRAIN-Me/05 SOUND SANDWICH-Apothecary Dream/06 THE MOVING SIDEWALKS-I Want To Hold Your Hand/07 LOOSE ENDZ-The Black Door/08 RON RAY LIGHT SHOW-Speed/09 MORGAN-Of Dreams/10 PEPPER & THE SHAKERS-Semi-Psychedelic (It Is)/11 NOAH'S ARK-Love-In/12 TREES-Don't Miss the Turn/13 THE PLAGUE-The Face of Time/14 THE SHAPRELLS-Desert Maiden/15 THE DOVERS-Third Eye/16 DENNIS & THE TIMES-Flight Patterns/17 OMEN-Once Upon a Taste/18 THE LORDS-Death Bells at Dawn/19 GLASS CANDLE-Light the Glass Candle/20 SIX FEET UNDER-Six Feet Under/21 THE TYDE-Lost/22 TNT-99th Floor/23 CHATEAUX-Reference Man Part 1/24MAGIC SWIRLING SHIP-He's Comin' Part 2/25 LEGENDS-High Towers/26 NEWS-Blue Shoes/27 MARSHMALLOW STEAM SHOVEL-Steamshovel/28 THE LORDS-Young Heartbeat
PSYCHEDELIC MINDS-HEAVY UNDERGROUND 1967-71-01 BLACKROCK-Black Cloud Overhead/02 SOUND MACHINE-Woman/03 YESTERDAYS OBSESSION-The Phycle/04 MASTERMIND-Turn of the Head/05 SANGRE MXICANA-Good Cause/06 BAHGAVAD GITA-Hair Soulful (ALSO on "Beyond the Calico Wall", I did NOT do this on purpose, what are the fucking odds that two collections of such obscurities would contain the same bizarro obscure track in back to back posts.besides that they were from Ohio (Cleveland actually)/07 PROTEIN BROTHERS-Drainpipe/08 PURPLE CANTEEN-Brains In My Feet/09 LOS NUEVOS SHAINS-Looking You/10 BLOW MIND-They're Coming/11 DIRTY FILTHY MUD-Morning Sun Flower/12 DIRTY FILTHY MUD-The Forest of Black
KRAUT BLOODY RAGEOUS-GERMAN
PSYCHEDELIC UNKNOWNS 1968-74-01 THE RAVERS-Turn In/02 THE BLACKBIRDS 2000-Let's Do It Together/03 JO HAMAN-Wild Woman/04 HABOOB-Israfil Part 1/05 BIG BERTHA-Munich City/06 BARNEY WILEN & HIS AMAZING FREE ROCK BAND-Dear Professor Leary/07 CANNOCK-Wild Man/08 THE CT FOUR PLUS-Exodus II/09 STAFF CARPENBORG & THE ELECTRIC CORONA-Let the Thing Comin' Up/10 MIKE LEWIS & CONNY PLANK-Voodoo Woman/11 DRUM-War Child/12 THE SPEEDERS-I Can't Get It/13 ANDORA-On My Way/14 ANDORA-Jesus & the Rockers/15 JAM-World Is Satisfied/16 DON PAULIN-Don't Forget to Love/17 TUSK-Child of My Kingdom/18 THE MONKS-Please Please Love Me/19 CAN-The Million Game/20 AL CAPONE-Demon's Dance
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