Posts Tagged ‘ psych ’

Sunday Music 11/9/14

The Heads-Legavaan Satellite

This is from the recently reissued Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere (Rooster) originally released in 2000. These guys have never really gotten their due over here, maybe because their main U.S. label (Man’s Ruin) sank pretty quickly and it’s a goddamn shame. This record especially (and you should pick up everything they have released) is a heavy, psych drenched, shambling mess. Which is the way it should be, parts of it sound like Mudhoney jamming with Neu! or an argument between The Stooges and The Cosmic Psychos and everything is run through a mean, drug addled Hawkwind machine. This is a 2 cd set, the second collects a bunch of BBC recordings and some Man’s Ruins things. Buy this.


Sunday Music 8/24/14

Golden Dawn-Starvation
This Austin band were contemporaries of The 13th Floor Elevators. This is from their only album Power Plant (International Artists 1968). It was recorded before Easter Everywhere but released after it. The album is solid and sounds like a folkier version of the Elevators


Sunday Music 7/13/14

Lithium X-mas : Hip Death Goddess
This is from the Dallas based band’s 1993 album Helldorado (Direct Hit). It’s a cover of an Ultimate Spinach song “Ballad of the Hip Death Goddess” from 1968


Sunday Music 5/4/14

Captain Crunch & The Crew-Nowadays People
These guys were from Ohio and that’s about all I know. I found it on a solid psych comp Psychedelic Experience Vol.3 (Mystic Records). The guitar lead from 2:25 to the end is amazing

Sunday Music 4/27/14

Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi-Su Derenin Sulari
Great cut from the essential collection Psych Funk 101: 1968-1975 (World Psychedelic). These guys were from Turkey [click on arrow below to listen]


Sunday Music 9/29/13

The Hills-Bring Me Sand
Spacey Swedish krautrock psych. This is from a reissue of their second album Master Sleeps (Rocket Records, 2013). It originally came out in 2011 and quickly went out of print. I was late to this band, thanks to the guys from Goat for turning me onto this. The Hills also came out with a live album this year on the Cardinal Fuzz label, which is a really good label for psych.


Sunday Music 5/5/13

Wellwater Conspiracy-Sandy
These guys were comprised of John McBain (Monster Magnet), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) and Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden). They put out four really strong records, great psych with hooks. This is their cover of the Carnabeats song Sandy from a single released in 1994 on Super Electro. McBains lead at (approx.) 1:04 is one of my favorite guitar parts ever.
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Sunday Music 9/30/12

Straight Satans-Wearing Greg’s Skin
The Straight Satans were a great, short lived and woefully under documented Long Branch NJ band featuring Jon Davies (Secret Syde) and Wayne Larsen (Laughing Soup Dish). I think this amazing psych nugget is from 1989 but I’m not sure. Thanks to Sean for turning me onto this. There was was some really exceptional psych coming out of the Long Branch area in the mid to late 80’s; Secret Syde, Laughing Soup Dish, and Watch Children being the main proponents .

Sunday Music 5/27/12

Pharaoh Overlord-Slow City
Pharaoh Overlord is a side project from the Finnish band Circle. This is from their first album, the oddly titled #1. Great heavy psych drone. Between Pharaoh Overlord, Circle and their other side bands these guys have released close to 1,000 albums. By the time you are finished reading this they will have released two more. [to listen click on arrow below]

Sunday Music 10/16/11

Al Simones-Peakin’
early to mid 90’s private press psych. This is from the Corridor of Dreams/Enchanted Forest cd, which collects two albums from this guy. Hippie psych/folk with some noisy guitars on top. [to listen, click on 01 Peakin’]

01 Peakin’