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Babylonian Tiles - Teknicolour Aftermath

2000

Pangea OM 2021

Track List:

Boulevard (version 2000), Electrified eyes, Each dying breath, Your universe is creeping, Rain people, Season of The Witch, Teknicolour Aftermath, Reasons for grey (version 2000), House of cards, Far far away (version 2000), Crystal Gavel (version 2000).

Babylonian Tiles - Teknicolour Aftermath

Review:

This is the third full album release from Babylonian Tiles, who hail from Long Beach California, and are one of the best and most original contemporary psych bands of recent years.

Often described as Acid-Goth, even by the band themselves, Babylonian Tiles do have a very Dark edge to their sound and have a significant fan base on the Gothic/Darkwave scene. That said, their highly original sound is very much multi-faceted, featuring equal parts of haunting keyboards, electric guitar and eastern vocals delivered with interesting and unconventional vocal patterns.

Not all the songs here are new, but Pangea felt that re-working some of their earlier material would benefit the wider audiences they are now reaching. If you are new to the band, like we are (having only previously heard a poor quality recording of a live session on Tales From The Marshmallow Dimention) then this album is a good place to start.

There are influences as diverse as Siouxie & The Banshees and The Doors evident in some of the songs, aside from that Babylonian Tiles are a very original band, which is no mean feat considering what has come before them. A reworked version of Boulevard opens the album with flowing vocals building on strong guitar and keyboards. Spooky keyboards and eastern flavoured vocals begin Electrified Eyes which ends up in a drawn out Space-Rock style guitar and keyboard jam.

The philosophical Each Dying Breath is crashing drums and guitars, topped with swirling keyboards and Bryna Golden's distinctive vocal style. The pace drops back a little for Your Universe Is Creeping featuring some wonderfully retro sounding keyboard breaks which is something this band are very good at, creating an authentic feel but without sounding too retro and at the same time writing some excellent, highly original material that sounds like no other band.

Rain People (my personal favourite) starts with some haunting backwards vocals before opening up into a beautiful lilting psych folk tune, laced with spiralling keyboards.

Next up is an interesting cover of Donovan's Season Of The Witch, this is given the Tiles own unique treatment of an already fine song. The title track of the album Teknicolour Aftermath begins eerily with atmospheric sound effects before being led into a throbbing eastern flavoured jam. Reasons For Grey, features some powerful stabs of lead guitar and demented vocals and is probably an excellent live track.

House Of Cards is a dark and brooding tale. Another favourite track is the spectral Far Far Away, a reworking of an old song, featuring some wonderful chilling keyboards and driving guitar which dives and climbs, building up to a climax before running into the powerful Crystal Gavel, which spirals into a hypnotic eastern flavoured jam, peaking in a frantic guitar & keyboard laden feast, closing gracefully with the dying embers of guitar feedback.

Judging by this album I expect that Babylonian Tiles are a stunning experience live, which being nearly 6000 miles away is something I can only dream about....!!!

Hey Bryna, when are you guys coming over here?

Reviewed by pOoTer

 
 

Baby Woodrose - Blows Your Mind!

2001

Pan Records

Track List:

No Way Out, Baby Blows Your Mind, What A Burn!, Caught In A Whirl, Pandora, Spinning Wheels Of Fire, Living A Dream, Flamenca, Maya, D’ya Get What Ya Give?, Kara Lynn, Right To Get High, Mind And Soul, Nobody Spoil My Fun.

Baby Woodrose - Blows Your Mind!

Review:

I asked Lorenzo of Baby Woodrose for some information about the making of this album. He informed me this was done by ingesting a packet of Hawaiian Woodrose seeds which then inspired him to write 15 million songs in 15 seconds. 14 of them presumably made their way onto this album. Also presumably, this experience caused Baby, who can be viewed in all her naked glory on the Baby Woodrose site https://babywoodrose.wordpress.com , to come into being.

The idea of the album being about a fantasy woman who comes to life on the band's website and in the cover art for the album is ingenious and draws the listener into the music. She is the personification of the Woodrose experience, very seductive and wild. The songs mostly seem to be addressed to her or about her, except for Kara Lynn (maybe Lorenzo's old girlfriend that he is ditching to make way for Baby), and a few more general themes about getting high, e.g. 'Spinning Wheels Of Fire'.

The music is well and truly rooted in garage psych, with influences such as Lollipop Shoppe, 13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds, Music Machine and Beau Brummels cited in the press release. Apart from the 'Do you feel it, feel it, feel it' line, lifted directly from the Elevators 'Don't Fall Down,' or The Spades 'We Sell Soul' if you like to be pedantic, which I do ;-), I don't hear any specific similarities. Oh, and one of the songs is entitled 'No Way Out,' though the similarity to the Chocolate Watchband song of the same name ends there. There's plenty of fuzzy guitar pounding out simple riffs, tambourines, reverb on guitar leads and vocals and odd soundbytes at the beginnings and ends of songs, enough to give it an authentic early psych sound. And the song structures and boy/girl romantic lyrics are all totally in harmony with the era to give a classic retro punk aura to the album.
Garage fans will want to add this to their collection for a refreshing breeze from the mid-sixties.

My only minor beef is this: not all that many of the original bands even made it to the album stakes having to be content with a couple of singles.
The albums that were released generally lasted little over half-an-hour. 'Blows Your Mind' goes on a little too long for a comfortable listen, and the song format is pretty much the same on all tracks.
Or maybe I'm taking it all too seriously - after all it's just a fantasy.

Reviewed by Doctor Dark - February 2002

 
 

The Bach’s - Out Of The Bach’s


1968

Del Val


Track List:


You’re Mine, Pleasure Of Your Company, Free Fall, I See Her, My Independence Day, Minister To A Mind Diseased, Tables Of Grass Fields, Show Me That You Want To Go Home, Sitting, Nevermore, Answer To Yesterday, I’m A Little Boy

The Bach’s - Out Of The Bach’s


Review:


A classic garage burner this one. However, to me this album sounds more like it was recorded in ’65 or 66 then the suggested release date of 1968. “Out of the Bach’s” has a very dated and primitive sound. To many this very aspect is much of the records appeal, but in my opinion it lacks the power and the drive to really knock me out. There are certainly some monster fuzz riffs throughout the album, and without doubt this is best exhibited on the records greatest and beefiest track, “Minister to a Mind Diseased”. The album is just about worth it for this song alone.
It is a splendidly thick slice of 60’s psycho-punk served up in the garage by a group of spotty teenagers. Shame the rest of the album doesn’t deliver to this standard. To me the album sounds like white suburban boys trying to play Chuck Berry at break neck speeds. Not quite up to the same production values as MC5’s “Back In The USA” LP, but at the same time it doesn’t quite have the same snarl and punkish attitude that say “Distortions” by The Litter or “From Zero Down” by The Nomads has. To many though, “Out of the Bach’s” is the quintessential 60’s garage punk album.
For garage purists this record is an absolute must.


Rating 2 Sugar Cubes

Reviewed by BlueMagoo - November 2002

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Balloon Farm - A Question Of Temperature 7”

1968

Laurie 3405

Track List:

A Question Of Temperature, Hurtin’ For Your Love.

Balloon Farm - A Question Of Temperature 7”

 
 

The Bamboo Shoot - The Fox Has Gone To Ground 7”

1968

Columbia DB 8370

Track List:

The fox has gone to ground, There and back again.

The Bamboo Shoot - The Fox Has Gone To Ground 7”

 
 

Banchee - Banchee

1969

Atlantic ‎– SD 8240

Track List:

The Night Is Calling, Train Of Life, As Mу Thinks, Follow A Dream, Beautifully Day, Evolmia, I Just Don't Know, Hands Of A Clock, Tom's Island.

Banchee - Banchee

 

Banchee - Thinkin'

1971

Polydor ‎– 2425 072

Track List:

John Doe, Willya, ¾ Song, Thinkin', Searcher's Life, Iceberg, Children Of The Universe, "38".

Banchee - Thinkin'

 
 

Bang - Mother / Bow To The King

1972

Capitol Records ‎– SMAS-11110

Track List:

Mother:
Mother, Humble, Keep On, Idealist Realist

Bow To The King:
No Sugar Tonight, Feel The Hurt, Tomorrow, Bow To The King

Bang - Mother / Bow To The King

 

Bang - Bang

1972

Capitol Records ‎– ST-11015

Track List:

Lions, Christians, The Queen, Last Will & Testament, Come With Me, Our Home, Future Shock, Questions, Redman.

Bang - Bang

 
 

Bardo Pond - Bufo Alvarius, Amen 29:15

1994

Drunken Fish

Track List:

Adhesive, Back Porch, On A Side Street, Capillary River, No Time To
Waste, Absence, Vent, Amen

Bardo Pond - Bufo Alvarius

Review:

As a collector of psychedelic music, I will say that very few bands are able to create the sonic sound sculptures that Bardo Pond aim for and successfully produce. Reaching somewhere near Venus, these guys (and one chick!), are able to create space with their instruments. Yes, the lyrics are mostly inaudible, but Isobel's voice is just one more tool used to create the final piece. Fine Art never sounded so good!
For the un-initiated, the Pond are dense, thick slabs of swirling, regurgitated fuzz and distortion rolled up with a fat, chunky rhythm section and a faintly heard vocalist who "coos" and "murmers" her way through a song. Surprisingly enough, there is a melody underneath layers that are so thick your brain can barely register it all. Think My Bloody Valentine/Sonic Youth/Black Sabbath and then throw in some super underground 60's psych (i.e The 13th Floor Elevators and Ultimate Spinach) and you are getting somewhere near the
Pond's toxic brew.

Superb stuff and highly addictive once tried!

Reviewed by Flaming Groovy - January 2002

 
 

Bardo Pond - Amanita

1996

Matador/Drunken Fish

Track List:

Limerick, Sentence, Tantric Porno, Wank, The High Frequency, Sometimes Words, Yellow Turban, Rumination, Be A Fish, Tapir Song, RM + (vinyl has an extra track)

Bardo Pond - Amanita

Review:

I know, The 60's flower-power band The Seeds coined the term "Web of Sound", but it seems more apt when one is discussing the Bardo Pond. Actually, this full album is called "Amanita" and not "High Frequencies" as some companies have called it (Amazon!). It is, like most Pond albums, full of intense fuzzy soundscapes that swirl and crunch, yet underneath it all have the most gorgeous melody that only the Pond are capable of creating.


With every Pond recording, you get a healthy dose of sound and texture. "Amanita" is no different. There is layer upon layer of guitar, flute,and drums which all help create some of the most PSONIC Psychedelia I have ever heard from a contemporary band.


Sometimes the sound is so dense and thick your mind feels as if it can't take anymore, then just when you think there is no relief in sight Isobel mutters something under her breath and the Gibbons Brothers produce some outstanding guitar riff that keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat, yet reminds you that you are in safe hands with The Bardo Pond.


The influences are there: underground 60's psychedelia, Crazy Horse, and of course Black Sabbath, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. What the Pond are really good at is the opening and closing tracks of albums. From the opening bars of "Limerick" to the closing sound textures of the amazing fuzz and flute drenched Crazy Horse-esque "RM", you will quickly become completely absorbed in the sound of the Pond and wont want to get out.

Sometimes drowning can be fun!

Reviewed by Flaming Groovy - January 2002

 
 

Bardo Pond - Set and Setting

1999

Matador

Track List:

Walking Stick Man, This Time (So Fucked), Datura, Again, Lull, Cross Current, Crawl Away, #3.

Bardo Pond - Set and Setting

Review:

"Psonic Soul" is how I would describe this album of gorgeous NOISE. HEAVY, swirling guitars, pounding bass, and silent whispers for vocals help carve out a HUGE sculpture of noise that is immensly beautiful and appealing to the senses. The loud, thick slabs of guitar and electric sitar on "Datura" are some of the heaviest psych ever committed to vinyl/disc (it makes Blue Cheer sound like wilting daisies!). Once again, just when you think you can not possibly take anymore of the sheer guitar assault, the Gibbons brothers offer you the gorgeous "Lull" which has to be some of the most beautiful, fluttering, guitar swirls ever recorded.

For anyone who likes their psychedelia, whether mellow or heavy should listen to this band. Highly recommended, but VERY HEAVY and VERY PSYCHEDELIC. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Reviewed by Flaming Groovy - January 2002

 
 

Bardo Pond - Dilate

2001

Matador

Track List:

Two Planes, Sunrise, Inside, Aphasia, Favorite Uncle, Swig, Despite
The Roar, Lb., Hum, Ganges + (vinyl has extra tracks)

Bardo Pond - Dilate

Review:

Like previous Pond albums, "Dilate" is full of thick, crunching, swirls of guitar which cough, spit, and vomit their fuzz and distortion all over the listener's ears and melting brain. What seperates "Dilate" from Bardo Pond's earlier albums is, more attention to acoustic melody, AND the lyrics. Isobel Sollenberger can actually be heard and understood on this album AND the band have chosen to print the lyrics inside the jacket!


Don't be fooled, Sollenberger is no pop diva, her voice is still used as an instrument, however, it is no longer competing with the Gibbons brothers guitars. There are several "slower" songs, which build up to a tasty climax, yet maintain a nice acoustic melody throughout. There are some very tasty numbers throughout this album, from the fantastic instrumental opener of "Two Planes", to the haunting echoes of "Despite The Roar", to the absolutely AMAZING fuzz-drenched, speaker-channelling guitar assault of closing instrumental "Ganges" (like the river itself, it is a huge, fast, and powerful song which is almost a religious experience in itself!).

This is an album to savour. No one creates psychedelic music quite like The Bardo Pond. Buy their albums, but be warned, they are HEAVY and HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!

Reviewed by Flaming Groovy - January 2002

 
 

Battered Ornaments - Mantle-Piece

1969

Harvest ‎– SKAO-422

Track List:

Sunshades, Late Into The Night, Then I Must Go, The Crosswords And The Safety Pins, Staggered, Twisted Track, Smoke Rings, Take Me Now, My Love's Gone Far Away.

Battered Ornaments - Mantle-Piece

 
 

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

1966

Capitol Records ‎– T-2458

Track List:

Wouldn't It Be Nice, You Still Believe In Me, That's Not Me, Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder), I'm Waiting For The Day, Let's Go Away For Awhile, Sloop John B, God Only Knows, I Know There's An Answer, Here Today, I Just Wasn't Made For These Times, Pet Sounds, Caroline, No.

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

 
 

Beacon Street Union - The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens

1968

MGM Records ‎– SE4568

Track List:

The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens, The Clown's Overture, Angus Of Aberdeen, Blue Suede Shoes, A Not Very August Afternoon, Now I Taste The Tears, King Of The Jungle, May I Light Your Cigarette, Baby Please Don't Go.

Beacon Street Union - The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens

 
 

Beacon Street Union - The Eyes Of The Beacon Street Union

1968

MGM Records ‎– SE4517

Track List:

My Love Is, Beautiful Delilah, Sportin' Life, Four Hundred And Five, Mystic Mourning, Sadie Said No, Speed Kills, Blue Avenue, South End Incident (I'm Afraid), Green Destroys The Gold, The Prophet.

Beacon Street Union - The Eyes Of The Beacon Street Union

 
 

Bear Mountain Band - One More Day

1975

Predator Records ‎– PR-1001

Track List:

One More Day, Crotch Crickets, Somethin' To Say, Aspen Jam, Bagdad Boogie, Crossroader, Mount, Fallin', Tihsllub.

Bear Mountain Band - One More Day

 
 

The Beatles - Revolver

1966

Parlophone 7009

Track List:

Taxman, I Love You Too, I Want To Tell You, Eleanor Rigby, Here There And Everywhere, Good Day Sunshine, For No One, Got To Get You Into My Life, I’m Only Sleeping, She Said She Said, And Your Bird Can Sing, Doctor Robert, Tomorrow Never Knows, Yellow Submarine.

The Beatles - Revolver

Review:

Revolver represents The Beatles at the height of their creative powers. It is also their most eclective and diverse collection of songs on any album.
It has aged better than Sgt. Pepper and sounds as fresh and relevant today as it did in 1966.

Review by: Unknown

 
 

The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967

Parlophone 7027

Track List:

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds, Getting Better, Fixing A Hole, She’s Leaving Home, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite, Within You Without You, When I’m Sixty Four, Lovely Rita, Good Morning Good Morning, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)

The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

 
 

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

1967

Parlophone 2835

Track List:

Magical Mystery tour, The Fool On The Hill, Flying, Blue Jay Way, Your Mother Should Know, I Am The Walrus, Hello Goodbye, Strawberry Fields Together, Penny Lane, Baby Your A Rich Man, All You Need Is Love.

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

Review:

This album by the Beatles was their first album after the death of their manager Brian Epstein. It was obviously a little more experimental on their part and is not considered a good album by Beatles critics; although it did reach #1 and is a gem among Beatles fans.

The Beatles use studio tricks to add affect to some songs such as slowing down the tape to create the dreamier and slightly deeper voice of John Lennon on Strawberry Fields, and reversing guitar tracks on Baby Your A Rich Man and Blue Jay Way. All in all the album is trippy at times and popier at times.

For trippiness, Harrison's voice on Blue Jay Way, the melodic Flying, the strange I Am The Walrus, and the soothing Strawberry Fields should entice the psychedelic fan. All You Need Is Love has a very good message lyricly.

Not the best Beatles album, but one that will definitely please a true Beatle fan.

Submitted by Jeffery Curtis February 2004

 
 

The Beatles - White Album

1968

Parlophone 7067

Track List:

Back In The USSR, Dear Prudence, Glass Onion, Ob-la-di-ob-la-da, Wild Honey Pie, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Martha My Dear, I’m So Tired, Blackbird, Piggies, Rocky Racoon, Don’t Pass Me By, Why Don’t We Do It In The Road, I Will, Julia, Birthday, Yer Blues, Mother Natures Son, Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, Sexy Sadie, Helter Skelter, Long Long Gone, Revolution 1, Honey Pie, Savoy Truffle, Cry Baby Cry, Revolution 9, Good Night.

The Beatles - White Album

 
 

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

1969

Parlophone 7070

Track List:

Yellow Submarine, Only A Northern Song, All Together Now, Hey Bulldog, It’s All Too Much, All You Need Is Love, Pepperland, Sea Of time, Sea Of Holes, Sea Of Monsters, March Of The Meanies, Pepperland Laid Waste, Yellow Submarine In Pepperland.

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

 
 

The Beatles - Abbey Road

1969

Parlophone 7088

Track List:

Come Together, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Something, Oh Darling, Octopus’s Garden, I Want You (shes so heavy), Here Comes The Sun, Because, You Never Gave Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End, Her Majesty.

The Beatles - Abbey Road

 
 

Beat Of The Earth - Beat Of The Earth

1967

Radish ‎– AS-0001

Track List:

Beat Of The Earth (Side 1), Beat Of The Earth (Side 2).

Beat Of The Earth - Beat Of The Earth

 
 

Beat Of The Earth - Our Standard Three Minute Tune

1968

Radish ‎– A.S. 0001½

Track List:

Our Standard Three Minute Tune (Part One), Our Standard Three Minute Tune (Part Two).

Beat Of The Earth - Our Standard Three Minute Tune

 
 

Beauregard Ajax - Deaf Priscilla

2006

SHADOKS 068

Track List:

Loneliness Is A Sometime Thing, Goodbye Again, I Will Be Looking Away, Dr. Jebediah Webb, Is Tomorrow Thursday, Dead Woman Blues, Blue Violins, Things Will Work Out Fine, Happy Brontosaurus, Deaf Priscilla, Feather In A Bottle, Take You Far Away, Love Is A Prize, Kaleidoscope, Blue Violins - Version 2, Dead Woman Blues - Version 2, Goodbye Again - Version 2, I Will Be Looking Away - Version 2.

Beauregard Ajax - Deaf Priscilla

 
 

Befour Three O'Clock - Happen Happened (Salvation Army)

1992

Frontier Records ‎– 31049-2

Track List:

Happen Happened, For Hours, Fight Songs, Mind Gardens, She Turns To Flowers (Alternative Version), Grimly Forming, The Seventeen Forever, Going Home, Cellophane Nirvana, She Turns To Flowers, Upside Down, The Seventeen Forever, Mind Gardens, Grimly Forming, While We Were In Your Room Talking To Your Wall, Minuet, Happen Happened, I Am Your Guru, Going Home.

Befour Three O'Clock - Happen Happened

 
 

The Beginning - This Is...

2004

Molten Records ‎– melt cd 005

Track List:

Soul Revolution, The Ju Ju Man, Blue Honey, Baby's Takin' Me For A Ride (And The Sun Ain't Never Gonna Set), The Golden Whisper.

The Beginning - This Is...

 
 

Belfast Gypsies - Them Belfast Gypsies

1967

Sonet ‎– GP-9923

Track List:

Gloria's Dream, The Crazy World Inside Me, Midnight Train, Aria Of The Fallen Angels, Baby Blue, People, Let's Freak Out, Boom Boom, The Last Will And Testament, Portland Town, Hey Gyp! Dig The Slowness, Suicide Song, Secret Police.

Belfast Gypsies - Them Belfast Gypsies

 
 

Bent Wind - Sussex

2001

Green Tree Records GTR 100

Track List:

Touch Of Red, Riverside, The Lions, Going To The City, Hate, Look At Love, Mistify, Sacred Cows.
Bonus Tracks:
Riverside (unreleased version), Bent Wind (unreleased), The Chant (unreleased), Castles Made Of Man (rare single track), Sacred Cows (rare single track).

Bent Wind - Sussex

Review:

I have had this album in my collection since about 1985 and remember buying it knowing absolutely nothing about the band at all, something which continued for many years. It just looked like a very interesting album, but the cover revealed nothing. Then occasionally I would see it in collectors lists valued at ever increasing sums, presumably as availability dwindled, although I never saw it with my own eyes it allegedly had a $5,000 price tag at one point and is certainly listed in British Collectors price guides at well over £1000 for a mint copy. This of course refers to the impossibly rare original release on the Trend label back in 1969.

Other than the fact that I played it to death for many years, not knowing the darkest secrets of this fine band the story more or less ends there. Then a strange thing happened, we have had this record listed here since the site began (the Heyoka release) and then one day in December 2000 we got an email from Bent Wind member Marty Roth (Rhythm Guitarist, Vocalist) telling us that what we had listed was in fact an unofficial bootleg....wow!!

Then in October 2001, we hear again from Marty when he mailed us the 'Official' Digitally
Remastered reissue of Sussex on Germany's Green Tree Records, containing some bonus tracks (written in recent years) in a nice DigiPak format which contains some rare band photo's and press clippings. So this is what we are now looking at, what is often touted as being 'in the top five psychedelic records ever produced in Canada' and the 'rarest Canadian psych album'.

That aside this is in fact a very interesting album, with various styles from the chugging
blues-punker 'Touch Of Red', the haunting, fuzz laden 'Riverside' and the fuzzed out heavy psych masterpiece 'Mistify'. Also included on the album is the band's only single 'Sacred Cows', also originally on the Trend label.

Beyond here are some excellent bonus tracks including previously unreleased versions of original tracks.
'Bent Wind', an excellent red hot, guitar laden punker and the psychy 'The Chant' both recorded in recent years by the current incarnation of Bent Wind are also included here amongst the bonus tracks and prove that the current Bent Wind rock as good as the original with these tracks fitting in nicely with the 1969 stuff.

Also included here, which really makes this package superb is the B-Side of the 'Sacred Cows' single, 'Castles Made Of Sand' so you now have virtually everything by this infamous Canadian psych band all on one CD!!
.
Bent Wind can be found at www.bentwind.com

Reviewed by pOoTer - February 2002

 
 

B.F. Trike


1970


Rockadelic


Track List:


Time & Changes, For Sale Or Lease, Wait & See, Lovely Lady, Sunshine, Bench Of Wood, Three Piece Music, Six O’Clock Sleeper, Magic Makin’ Music Man, Be Free.

B.F. Trike

 
 

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Big Brother And The Holding Company

1967

Mainstream 6099

Track List:

Bye bye baby, Easy rider, Intruder, Light is faster than sound, Call on me, Women is losers, Blind man, Down on me, Caterpillar, All is loneliness.

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Self

 

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills

1968

Columbia – KCS 9700

Track List:

Combination Of The Two, I Need A Man To Love, Summertime, Piece Of My Heart, Turtle Blues, Oh, Sweet Mary, Ball And Chain.

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills

 

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Be A Brother

1971

Columbia CBS PC 30222

Track List:

Keep on Joseph’s coat, Home on the strange, Someday, Heartache people, Sunshine baby, Mr. Natural, Funkie Jim, I’ll change your flat tire Merle, Be a brother.

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Be A Brother

 
 

The Birds - These Birds Are Dangerous (EP)

1985

Edsel NEST 901

Track List:

You're On My Mind, You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care), Leaving Here, Next In Line, No Good Without You Baby, How Can It Be

The Birds - These Birds Are Dangerous

 
 

Birmingham Sunday - A Message From Birmingham Sunday

1969

All American - AA-5718

Track List:

Egocentric Solitude, Wondering What To Feel, Prevalent Visionaries, You're Out Of Line, Medieval Journey, Mr. Waters, Fate And The Magician, Peter Pan Revisited, Time To Land, Don't Turn Around.

Birmingham Sunday - A Message From Birmingham Sunday

 
 

Birth Control - Birth Control

1970

Metronome ‎– MLP 15 366

Track List:

No Drugs, Recollection, Deep Inside, Foolish Action, Sundown, Change Of Mind, Light My Fire.

Birth Control - Birth Control

 
 

Birth Control - Operation

1971

Ohr ‎– OMM 56.015

Track List:

Stop Little Lady, Just Before The Sun Will Rise, The Work Is Done, Flesh And Blood, Pandemonium, Let Us Do It Now.

Birth Control - Operation

 
 

Birth Control - Hoodoo Man

1972

CBS ‎– S 65316

Track List:

Buy!, Suicide, Get Down To Your Fate, Gamma Ray, Hoodoo Man, Kaulstoss.

Birth Control - Hoodoo Man

 
 

Black Angels - Passover

2006

Light In The Attic ‎– LITA 018

Track List:

Young Men Dead, The First Vietnamese War, The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven, The Prodigal Sun, Black Grease, Manipulation, Empire, Better Off Alone, Bloodhounds On My Trail, Call To Arms, (silence), Untitled.

Black Angels - Passover

 

Black Angels - Directions To See A Ghost

2008

Light In The Attic ‎– LITA 033

Track List:

You On The Run, Doves, Science Killer, Mission District, 18 Years, Deer-Ree-Shee, Never / Ever, Vikings, You In Color, The Return, Snake In The Grass.

Black Angels - Directions To See A Ghost

 

Black Angels - Phosphene Dream

2010

Blue Horizon - BHV-16780-2

Track List:

Bad Vibrations, Haunting At 1300 McKinley, Yellow Elevator #2, Sunday Afternoon, River Of Blood, Entrance Song, Phosphene Dream, True Believers, Telephone, The Sniper.

Black Angels - Phosphene Dream

 

Black Angels - Indigo Meadow

2013

Blue Horizon - BHV-16790-1

Track List:

Indigo Meadow, Evil Things, Don't Play With Guns, Holland, The Day, Love Me Forever, Always Maybe, War On Holliday, Broken Soldier, I Hear Colors (Chromaesthesia), Twisted Light, You're Mine, Black Isn't Black.

Black Angels - Indigo Meadow

 

Black Angels - Death Song

2017

Partisan Records ‎– PTKF2147-1

Track List:

Currency, I'd Kill For Her, Half Believing, Comanche Moon, Hunt Me Down, Grab As Much (As You Can), Estimate, I Dreamt, Medicine, Death March, Life Song.

Black Angels - Death Song

 
 

Blacklight Chameleons - Inner Mission

1988

NBC 7471 (LP) (US)

Track List:

Blacklight chameleon theme, The reverse, Poison arrow, Yeah you, Fired up, Surf wizards' theme, 13 miles to midnight, Love is a mystery, Getting down under, Cross that bridge, Tehru

Blacklight Chameleons - Inner mission

Review:

Guitarist Dino Sorbello (just run away from Mad Violets) and Andrea Mathews (ex female drummer of the magnificent Outta Place) formed the Blacklight Chameleons in NYC. Their first LP released in 1986 was full of promise; thanks to the arrival of very talented vocalist Sharon, they issued this album which is one of the best psychedelic records of the eighties: a multicoloured rain of timeless sounds!


Submitted by Roberto from THE WRONG WAY

 
 

Black Merda - Black Merda

1970

Chess - CH 1551

Track List:

Prophet, Think Of Me, Cynthy-Ruth, Over And Over, Ashamed, Reality, Windsong, Good Luck, That's The Way It Goes, I Don't Want To Die, Set Me Free.

Black Merda - Black Merda

 
 

Black Pearl - Black Pearl

1969

Atlantic ‎– SD 8220

Track List:

Crazy Chicken, Thinkin' 'Bout The Good Times, White Devil, Mr. Soul Satisfaction, Forget It, Climbing Up The Walls, Bent Over, Endless Journey, Reach Up.

Black Pearl - Black Pearl

 
 

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

1970

Vertigo VO6

Track List:

Black Sabbath, The Wizard, Behind the Wall of Sleep, N.I.B., Evil Woman, Don't You Play Your Games With Me, Sleeping Village, Warning.

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Review:

Still falls the rain, the veils of darkness shroud the blackened trees, which, contorted by some unseen violence, shed their tired leaves, and bend their boughs toward a grey earth of severed bird wings . Among the grasses, poppies bleed before a gesticulating death, and young rabbits, born dead in traps, stand motionless, as though guarding the silence that surrounds and threatens to engulf all those that would listen.
Mute birds, tired of repeating yesterdays terrors, huddle together in the recesses of dark corners, heads turned from the dead, black swan that floats upturned in a small pool in the hollow.
There emerges from this pool a faint sensual mist, that traces its way upwards to caress the chipped feet of the headless martyr's statue, whose only achievement was to die too soon, and who couldn't wait to lose.
The cataract of darkness form fully, the long black night begins, yet still, by the lake a young girl waits, unseeing she believes herself unseen, she smiles, faintly at the distant tolling bell, and the still falling rain.

And so the title track, Black Sabbath begins, with the rain and the tolling bell. At this point, you should be afraid, very afraid. From the "figure in black which points at me", to the point at which Ozzie realises he is Satan's "Chosen One", this couldn't be a better and more sinister opener. The track is truly evil, complete despair...absolutely fantastic.

The Wizard is, unfortunately, a real disappointment. It does not continue the power. It has harmonicas even, but not used too effectively. You just crave more evil!

Behind the Wall of Sleep is a better track, with Tony Iommi showing his expertise on guitar solos, and the regular interaction of guitar and vocals during the rest of the number.

N.I.B. has an opening bass guitar which leads into a fantastic guitar riff. This is really stunning stuff. Brilliant track - Lucifer would have been proud. There is superb guitar variation which makes this one of the best on the album. "My name is Lucifer, please take my hand."
The 2nd side opens with a track not written by the band, "Evil Woman...." By this album's standard, it's a bit of a "sing song." It's not really up to much and a bit of a filler. However, the best is yet to come.
Sleeping Village...the title just gets you going. What do you imagine? It's very strange that my black cat, Panther, jumps up onto my lap just as this track starts. It's so menacing, echoey vocals over haunting guitar, which the breaks into an Iommi special, and just keeps getting better.
Warning is a superb last track, getting back to the evil of the opening. "I was born without you, baby, but your feelings were a little bit too strong," gives an edge to the story. Tony Iommi gives another storming performance with solos all over the place mixed with drums until the main theme is re-established again towards the end.

All in all, if you can get hold of the album, then do. Wait for a cold dark night, switch off all the lights, and think of heaven (or hell). It is flawed, but it is a collector's item....and it might just get you a pact with The Devil.

Reviewed by Gremlin - June 2002

 
 

Black Sun Ensemble - Same

1990

Reckless 6

Track List :

Dove Of The Desert, Sapphire Sky Symphony, Hurricane Isis, Bleeding Heart, Golden Rays, XYZ, Clear Yellow Days, Raga Del Sol, Dove Of The Desert 2, Bleeding Heart 2.

Black Sun Ensemble - Same

 
 

Bloodrock - Bloodrock

1970

Capitol Records ‎– ST-435

Track List:

Gotta Find A Way, Castle Of Thoughts, Fatback, Double Cross, Timepiece, Wicked Truth, Gimme Your Head, Fantastic Piece Of Architecture, Melvin Laid An Egg.

Bloodrock - Bloodrock

 
 

Bloodrock - Bloodrock 2

1970

Capitol Records ‎– ST-491

Track List:

Lucky In The Morning, Cheater, Sable And Pearl, Fallin', Children's Heritage, Dier Not A Lover, D.O.A., Fancy Space Odyssey.

Bloodrock - Bloodrock 2

 
 

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum

1968

Phillips

Track List:

Summertime Blues, Rock Me Baby, Doctor Please, Out Of Focus, Parchment Farm, Second Time Around.

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum

 
 

Blue Cheer - Outsideinside

1968

Phillips

Track List:

Feathers From Your Tree, Sun Cycle, Just A Little Bit, Gypsy Ball, Come And Get It, Satisfaction, The Hunter, Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger, Babylon.

Blue Cheer - Outsideinside

Review:

This mid-sixties power trio laid the foundation for what would later be called Heavy Metal. The distorted guitar renderings of Leigh Stephens, the gruff and tortured vocals of bassist Dickie Peterson, and the manic drumming of Paul Whaley created a sound that first brought them attention with the hit single "Summertime Blues" and their first album Vincebus Eruptum (supposedly Latin for "out of chaos, order"), but their best effort was definitely OutsideInside, their second outing, which was named because part of the album was recorded outside (no studio could contain these guys!). The cut "Just a Little Bit" is driven by Whaley's thundering drum lines, and another notable cut is a cover of the Stones' "Satisfaction".

This album has novel production values (the sound of a guitar will travel back and forth between the speakers, a technique that Hendrix later used a lot in Electric Ladyland) that their first effort did not, and it demands playback at maximum level, if your speakers can accommodate it.

One of the unsung classics of album rock from the sixties, the cover of the album also features paintings of the band members interacting with various druguse depictions that probably foretold why they were not able to keep the original band line-up together after this outing.

Blue Cheer after this album is Blue Cheer in name only.

Reviewed by Lawrence A. Strid

 
 

Blue Cheer - New Improved! Blue Cheer

1969

Phillips 600.305

Track List:

When its all gets old, West coat child of sunshine, I want my baby back, Aces ‘n’ eights, As long as I live, It takes a lot of love - it takes a train to cry, Peace of mind, Fruit & icebergs, Honey butter love.

Blue Cheer - New Improved! Blue Cheer

 
 

Blue Cheer - Blue Cheer

1970

Phillips 600.333

Track List:

Fool, Your gonna need someone, Hello L.A-by bye Birmingham, Saturday freedom, Ain’t that the way (love’s supposed to be)Rock and roll queens, Better when we try, Natural man, Lovin’ you’s easy, The same old story.

Blue Cheer - Blue Cheer

 
 

Blue Cheer - The Original Human Being

1970

Phillips

Track List:

Good Times Are So Hard to Find, Love of a Woman, Make Me Laugh, Pilot, Babaji (Twilight Raga), Preacher, Black Sun, Tears in My Bed, Man on the Run, Sandwich, Rest at Ease.

Blue Cheer - The Original Human Being

 
 

Blue Cheer - Oh! Pleasant Hope

1971

Philips ‎– PHS 600-350

Track List:

Hiway Man, Believer, Money Troubles, Traveling Man, Oh! Pleasant Hope, I'm The Light, Ecological Blues, Lester The Arrester, Heart Full Of Soul.

Blue Cheer - Oh! Pleasant Hope

 
 

Blue Mountain Eagle - Blue Mountain Eagle

1970

ATCO Records ‎– SD 33-324

Track List:

Love Is Here, Yellows' Dream, Feel Like A Bandit, Troubles, Loveless Lives, No Regrets, Winding Your String, Sweet Mama, Promise Of Love, Trivial Sum.

Blue Mountain Eagle - Blue Mountain Eagle

 
 

Blue Sandelwood Soap - Loring Park Love-Ins

1996

Get Hip Recordings ‎– GHAS-5006CD

Track List:

Friends I Haven't Met Yet, Nickel Bag Of Blue, How Can I Show My Love, Reborn In Eastern Meditation, Love Pirti, Without A Sound, Did You See The Man, Just For The Moment, What Is Life, A Most Unusual Way, A Childlike Face, Love Is.

Blue Sandelwood Soap - Loring Park Love-Ins

 
 

Blues Magoos - Psychedelic Lollipop

1966

Mercury Records

Track List:

(We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet, Love Seems Doomed, Tobacco Road, Queen Of My Nights, I'll go Crazy, Gotta Get Away, Sometimes I Think About, One By One, Worried Life Blues, She's Coming Home

The Blues Magoos - Psychedelic Lollipop

Review:

Don't be confused by the title of this album, although a classic, it isn't particularly psychedelic (it was, in fact named after the painting that is on the front cover), and certainly not The Blues Magoos' most "lysergic" of albums.

Psychedelia would eventually come into the Magoos musical equation but not until their second and third album. However, this, their debut album was the Blues Magoos calling card to make it somewhere.

Originally formed in The Bronx as a folk rock band called "The Trenchcoats" by '65 they were evolving into the "Bloos Magoos" and began playing in a more upbeat blues/rock/beat style. By 1966 the transformation was complete (including the re-spelling of their name)and they started recording a couple of cool, punky singles that caught the eye of Mercury Records (who were doing all they could to jump on the new "underground" music scene).

This first album is of a consistent standard all the way through. It is full of pop/punk sounds that typified the mid 60's. It contains their classic single, "(We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet, and a cool version of Tobacco Road (which is probably the albums most psychedelic moment with some nifty sound effects laced into the Loudermilk composition).

They were also beginning to play around with song titles to give the listener hints of what was to eventually come ("Love Seems Doomed"=LSD).

Some of the albums stand out tracks are "Sometimes I Think About" (a slow, melodic blues song), "Gotta Get Away" (a raucous punk rocker that should have been their A-Side single), and the organ-swirler "She's Coming Home" (chauvinistic lyrics a plenty in this one!).

A solid album and no 60's collection is complete without it.

Reviewed by BlueMagoo - August 2002

 
 

Blues Magoos - Electric Comic Book

1967

Mercury Records

Track List:

Pipe Dream, There's A Chance We Can Make It, Life Is Just A Cher O'Bowlies, Gloria, Intermission, Albert Common Is Dead, Summer Is The Man, Baby, I Want You, Lets Get Together, Take My Love, Rush Hour, That's All Folks.

The Blues Magoos - Electric Comic Book

Review:

As I said on the review of "Psychedelic Lollipop", if "Love Seems Doomed" was hinting at things to come (work it out yourselves guys) - then "Electric Comic Book" was it.

Acid Punk from the very start and more garage sounding then their predecessor, "Electric Comic Book" is full of Intoxicating organ, meaty guitar riffs, wild sound effects and deeper and darker lyrics.

This is a great album, and proof that The Magoos weren't just Mercury Records darlings, they were men on a mission and with an idea and a vision (albeit an acid-spiked one!). Acid is the name of the game here ("Albert Common Is Dead" testifies to that) and this albums contains a SUPERB tripped out version of Van Morrison's "Gloria". Full of chaotic guitars and mind-numbing organ, the song nearly descends into pure pandemonium before The Magoos somehow seamlessly pull it back from the brink of destruction and neatly bring it to a close. The song on "Electric Comic Book" that is beginning to pave way for the direction the Magoos are beginning to head towards is "Rush Hour".

Paranoia is beginning to creep in, and all that was groovy and kaleidoscopic in the Magoos world, is now beginning to wilt under the weight of the coked-up guitars and the adrenalin rush that is "Rush Hour". Heavy guitars crunch, twist, and bend our mind and deafen our eardrums while we are told that "late at night they came around, led me to the underground, no relief for me in sight, guess I won't sleep tonight....and your coming to the rush hour now".

As the liner notes suggest, this is "an electrical storm" and there is no escaping The Blues Magoos once they have entered your head.

Reviewed by BlueMagoo - August 2002

 
 

Blues Magoos - Basic

1968

Mercury Records

Track List:

Sybil Green (Of The In-Between), I Can Hear The Grass Grow, All The Better To See You With, Yellow Rose, I Wanna Be There, I Can Move A Mountain, President's Council On Psychedelic Fitness, Scarecrow's Love Affair, There She Goes, Accidental Meditation, You're Getting Old, Subliminal Sonic Laxative, Chicken Wire Lady.

The Blues Magoos - Basic

Review:

If "Psychedelic Lollipop" was a pop/punk classic, and "Electric Comic Book" was an acid punk burner, then "Basic" is arguably The Blues Magoos best and most psychedelic album yet. The instrumentation has now become more complex ("I Wanna Be There"), the songs have now become longer and more melodic, but the true highlight is the maturity of the song writing on "Basic".

Clearly they were now being influenced by the look and the sounds coming from England as they chose to cover The Move's "I Can Hear The Grass Grow" and at times on this album they remind me of the great British band Tomorrow. They even look British on this album (more bohemian then hippie).

There are many highlights on "Basic", however,"Yellow Rose" and "I Can Move A Mountain" stand out in particular. "Yellow Rose" for its haunting instrumentation and gorgeous lyrics and "I Can Move A Mountain" for its buzzing fuzz bass and broody organ. Another track worthy of mention is the interesting"Subliminal Sonic Laxative" which is a quiet, meditative buzz in the speaker that is barely audible unless you have earphones on; it lasts for 1 minute exactly before descending into the luscious fuzz guitar of "Chicken Wire Lady". A very special album indeed and one to cherish.

After the "Basic" LP, The Blues Magoos broke up and re-formed with only one original member (Peppy Theilhelm). This new line-up recorded a couple of decent albums for ABC Records, however, by then, the psychedelic/punky sounds of these first three albums were gone forever.

Reviewed by BlueMagoo - August 2002

 
 

Bob Smith - The Visit

1970

Kent ‎– KST-551

Track List:

Please, Don't Tell Lady Tonight, Constructive Critique, Ocean Song, India Slumber, Source You Blues, Sunlight Sweet, The Wishing Song, Can You Jump Rope, Latter Days Matter, Of She, Of Things, Mobeda Dandelions, The Path Does Have Forks, Try, Try, To Understand Yourself.

Bob Smith - The Visit

 
 

Bobb Trimble - Jupiter Transmission

1995

Parallel World ‎– PW-CD1

Track List:

Glass Menagerie Fantasies, Night At The Asylum, When The Ravens Calls, Your Little Pawn, Premonitions, If Words Were All I Had, Armour Of The Shroud, You're In My Dreams, Take Me Home Vienna, Selling Me Short, Paralyzed, Another Lonely Angel, One Mile From Heaven.

Bobb Trimble - Jupiter Transmission

 
 

Bobby Callender - The Way

1972

Mithra Records ‎– SAAB 931/932/933/934

Track List:

Drone Avatar In F# Major, Goin' Back (First Motif), First Movement (Instrumental), Second Movement (Instrumental), Awaken John, Lord Am I Dreaming, Introduction To Bõdhi Tree, Bõdhi Tree, Introduction To Satori, Satori, A11 Drone Avatar In F# Major, I'm Going Back (Where I Came From-Second Motiv & Introduction To The Story Of Rasha And D'Ahra),The Story Of Rasha And D'Ahra, Shringara, Chant To Rasha And D'Ahra, The Love Song (Love, Love, Love ...), Third Movement Introduction To Transmigration, Transmigration, Oode-Rata Chant (Why Doncha Travel With Me To The Up Country), Karma Yogi, Fourth Movement (Instrumental), Fifth Movement Introduction To The Story Of The Sheperd, The Story Of The Sheperd, Let Thy Will Be Done, Goin' Back, Goin' Back (Third Motif), Hari Om (Chant) - Sixth Movement, Deva Chant, Om Shanti (Chant),Hari Om (Chant), Seventh Movement (Instrumental), Satyagraha, Shanta Grace, First Motif (Instrumental),Second Motif (Instrumental), Third Motif (Instrumental), Ooda - Rata Chant.

Bobby Callender - The Way

 
 

Bodkin - Bodkin

1972

West ‎– CSA 104 LP

Track List:

Three Days After Death (Part 1), Three Days After Death (Part 2), Aunty Mary's Trashcan, Aftur Yur Lumber, Plastic Man.

Bodkin - Bodkin

 
 

Boeing Duveen & The Beautiful Soup 7”

1968

Parlophone R 5696

Track List:

Jabberwock, Which Dreamed It

Boeing Duveen & The Beautiful Soup 7”

 
 

Bo Grumpus - Before The War

1968

Atco Records ‎– SD 33-246

Track List:

Sparrow Tune, Think Twice, Yesterday's Streets, The Breath O' Love, A Knowing Young Touch, Ragtimely Love, Travelin' In The Dark, Brooklyn, The Moon Will Rise, If I Came To You.

Bo Grumpus - Before The War

 
 

Bo Hansson - Sagan Om Ringen

1970

Silence (3) ‎– SRS 4600

Track List:

Första Vandringen, Den Gamla Skogen / Tom Bombadil, I Skuggornas Rike, De Svarta Ryttarna / Flykten Till Vadstället, I Elronds Hus / Ringen Vandrar Söderut, Lothlorien, Skuggfaxe, Rohans Horn / Slaget På Pelennors Slätter, Drömmar I Läkandets Hus, Hemfärden / Fylke Rensas, De Grå Hamnarna.

Bo Hansson - Sagan Om Ringen

 
 

Bohemian Vendetta - Bohemian Vendetta

1968

Mainstream Records ‎– 56106

Track List:

Riddles & Fairytales, (She Always Gives Me) Pleasure, All Kinds Of Highs, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Paradox City, Love Can Make Your Mind Go Wild, The House Of The Rising Sun, Images (Shadow In The Night), Deaf, Dumb & Blind, I Wanna Touch Your Heart.

Bohemian Vendetta - Bohemian Vendetta

 
 

Bokaj Retsiem - Psychedelic Underground

1969

Fass ‎– 1532 WY

Track List:

So Bad, Classic Bokaj, It's Over, Only A Child, Sad Bokaj, I'm So Afraid, Bokaj Retsiem, Bossa Bokaj, Pill, Something's Wrong With Bokaj, Drifting.

Bokaj Retsiem - Psychedelic Underground

 
 

Bold - Bold

1970

ABC Records ‎– ABCS-705

Track List:

Lullaby Opus Four, All I Really Want To Do, Friendly Smile, Changing Seasons, Factory (Version 3), Crystal Chambers, Free Fugue, Child Of Love, For What It's Worth, It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Words Don't Make It.

Bold - Bold

 

The Bonniwell Music Machine - The Bonniwell Music Machine

1968

Warner Bros. Records ‎– WS-1732

Track List:

Astrologically Incompatible, Double Yellow Line, The Day Today, Absolutely Positively, Somethin Hurtin On Me, The Trap, Soul Love, Bottom Of The Soul, Talk Me Down, The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly, I've Loved You, Affirmative No, Discrepancy, Me, Myself, And I.

The Bonniwell Music Machine - The Bonniwell Music Machine

 
 

Bow Street Runners


1969

Sundazed

Track List:

Electric Star, Watch, American Talking Blues, Leaving Grit America, Another Face, Eating From A Plastic Hand, Rock Fish Blues, Push It Through, Spunky Monkey, Steve’s Jam.

Bow Street Runners

 
 

Brain - Nightmares In Red 7”

1967

Parlophone R 5595

Track List:

Nightmares in red, Kick the donkey.

Brain - Nightmares In Red 7”

Review:

An essential slice of giggling acid chaos from the Brtitish underground scene containg several minutes worth of utter insanity, strange sound effects and warped orchestration, all collapsing into fits of giggling at every oppurtunity....’I close my eyes what do I see?.......I am looking at the back of my eyelids....’ You get the picture? if not, go get Nightmares In Wonderland (or try your luck at tracing the ultra rare Parlophone original) as it’s included there.

p.s The band later became King Crimson.......


Reviewed by pOoTer

 
 

Brain Police - The Brain Police

1968

K.B. Artists ‎– WR 4767

Track List:

Election For Mayor / Ride My Train Of Love, I'll Be On The Inside, If I Can, I'd Rather See You Dead, Find Me A Moment, Getting Too Much Higher, Adler, Gypsy Fast Woman, I'll Find Love, There's A Light Over The City, My World Of Wax.

Brain Police - The Brain Police

 
 

Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill

1971

Hallelujah P 81 120

Track List:

Black Sand, Places of light, Brainticket Part 1, Brainticket Part 1 Conclusion, Brainticket Part II.

Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill

Review:

Pooters Psychedelic Shack would not be complete without the inclusion of this obscure but notorious gem from 1971.

'After you listen to this album, your friends won't know you any more'.........so says the 'warning' on the sleeve notes!!

Much hype has surrounded this album, which I would say is still largely an unknown classic. I have seen it described as 'The most psychedelic album ever released' (by someone who should either know better, or never listened to it in the first place).

That's not intended to be disparaging to Brainticket, for this is indeed a very fine album, it's just that there are certainly more 'whacked out' albums out there than this one. Although I would love to call it psychedelic (it's certainly VERY tripped out in places) it actually falls very firmly into the Kosmiche Musik/Krautrock camp in the vein of Can etc.

Held together by an underlying funked up organ jam that features through most of the tracks and laced with bizarre experimental electronic effects and some very spontaneous samples, this IS an unusual album and is very much at the psychedelic end of the Krautrock spectrum.

Things really start to kick in with Brainticket Part 1, opening with surreal sound effects and choppy organ riffs. The haunting and sometimes disturbing vocals of Dawn Muir tell the tale of an incredible, provocative and powerful LSD trip which is the main focal point of Cottonwoodhill.

The album proceeds to dive deeper into a dark psychedelic maelstrom, full of audio generator chaos and disturbing sound effects, still carried on by Joel Vandroogenbroeck's funky organ sound before ending abruptly. Brainticket continued to make a further four albums throughout the seventies and eighties, but none would match the dementia and paranoia of Cottonwoodhill.

Enter the world of Brainticket......every home should have one.

Reviewed by pOoTer

 
 

Bröselmaschine - Bröselmaschine

1971

Pilz - 20 21100-2

Track List:

Gedanken, Lassie, Gitarrenstück, The Old Man's Song, Schmetterling, Nossa Bova.

Bröselmaschine - Bröselmaschine

 
 

Bruce Haack - The Electric Lucifer

1970

Columbia ‎– CS 9991

Track List:

Electric To Me Turn, The Word (Narration), Cherubic Hymn, Program Me, War, National Anthem To The Moon, Chant Of The Unborn, Incantation, Angel Child, Word Game, Song Of The Death Machine, Super Nova, Requiem.

Bruce Haack - The Electric Lucifer

 
 

Bubble Puppy - A Gathering Of Promises

1969

International Artists ‎– IA-LP 10

Track List:

Hot Smoke & Sassafras, Todd's Tune, I've Got To Reach You, Lonely, A Gathering Of Promises, Hurry Sundown, Elizabeth, It's Safe To Say, Road To St. Stephens, Beginning.

Bubble Puppy - A Gathering Of Promises

 
 

Buffalo - Dead Forever

1972

Vertigo ‎– 6357 007

Track List:

Leader, Suzie Sunshine, Pay My Dues, I'm A Mover, Ballad Of Irving Fink, Bean Stew, Forest Rain, Dead Forever.

Buffalo - Dead Forever

 

Buffalo - Volcanic Rock

1973

Vertigo ‎– 6357 101

Track List:

Sunrise (Come My Way), Freedom, Till My Death, The Prophet, Intro: Pound Of Flesh, Shylock.

Buffalo - Volcanic Rock

 
 

Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective

1969

Atco

Track List :

For What Its Worth. Mr Soul. Sit Down I Think I Love You. Kind Woman. Bluebird. On The Way Home. Nowadays Clancy Cant Even Sing. Broken Arrow. Rock And Roll Woman. I Am A Child. Go And Say Goodbye. Expecting To Fly.

Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective

Review:

Two simple notes. Raunchy fuzz guitar. Young people speaking their minds.
Paranoia strikes deep.. You might expect something better after 'For What It's Worth' but you'll be disappointed. That stands out as the best track from this album.

It all sounded so black and white back then. Listen to it now. It doesn't sound so boss. It's supposed to be the music of protest and anger.. But it sounds like the music of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum now. "Sit Down I Think I Love You" well OK, make up your mind. "Kind Woman" is trite rubbish..

Neil, you're gonna take a while to grow up. OK Steve what can you tell me on 'Bluebird' - yeah this one rocks. Well done Steve this is a cracker - I love the 12 string, the harmonies, everything. Go off and form a supergroup with Mr Young and Mr Crosby in a year or so.

Neil, don't fool me with 'On The Way Home' - you can do better than this..... I know you can.
Aha - "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" - this is a superb ballad. I love this. 1-2-3 1-2-3 I'm going back to the 1930s Who is Clancy?

"Broken Arrow" - Ok Neil, yes, I like this little bit of theatre which includes bits of Mr. Soul and audience screams, just like "So You Wanna Be A Rock 'N Roll Star" did. Well rock operas were very popular at the time, weren't they?

I'm not going to waste my time with the rest of this album.
Neil Young went on to great things and became the old warhorse or rock 'n roll. Steve Stills was a bit more laid back but I like him all the more.

Psychedelia? No. A few good toons? Yes.
On the whole?
Save your money, don't go to the show.

Lovingly comitted to Purgatory by DoctorDark - March 2002

 
 

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield

1966

Atlantic 587

Track List :

Go and say goodbye, Sit down I think I love you, Nowaday’s Clancy can’t sing, Everybody’s wrong, Hot dusty roads, Flying on the ground, Burned, Do I have to come out and say it?, Leave, Pay the price, Out of my mind, For what it’s worth.

Buffalo Springfield - Same

Review:

Their first, self titled album (not to be confused with the later compilation of the same name) is a flawed, fragmented classic.

Recorded in Hollywood during 1966, the material is split fairly evenly between Stephen Stills and Neil Young, although Richie Furay takes lead vocals on some of Young's compositions.
Initially the LP included 'Baby Don't Scold Me', but this version was rapidly withdrawn and the track replaced by 'For What It's Worth', when the latter became a hit single. A much needed protest anthem, Stills' song reflected contemporary events on the Sunset Strip.

Young's tracks showcase his trademark theme of alienation. 'Nowaday's Clancy Can't Even Sing' is a haunting piece of 'empathy-for-the-underdog' while 'Out Of My Mind' shows his unease with star status, which would recur in the Seventies, with work such as 'On The Beach'.

For their next trick the Springfield would go one better.


Reviewed by Dr. Sandoz

 
 

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again

1967

Atco

Track List :

Mr. Soul, A Child's Claim To Fame, Everydays, Expecting To Fly, Bluebird, Hung Upside Down, Sad Memory, Good Time Boy,
Rock And Roll Woman, Broken Arrow.

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again

 
 

Buffalo Springfield ‎– Last Time Around

1968

Atco

Track List :

On The Way Home, It's So Hard To Wait, Pretty Girl Why, Four Days Gone, Carefree Country Day, Special Care, The Hour Of Not Quite Rain, Questions, I Am A Child, Merry-Go-Round, Uno Mundo, Kind Woman.

Buffalo Springfield ‎– Last Time Around

 
 

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Illuminations

1969

Vanguard

Track List:

God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot, Mary, Better To Find Out For Yourself, The Vampire, Adam, The Dream Tree, Suffer The Little Children, The Angel, With You Hiney, Guess Who I Saw In Paris, He’s A Keeper Of The Fire, Poppies.

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Illuminations

 
 

Bulbous Creation - You Won't Remember Dying

1994

Rockadelic Records ‎– RRLP 13.5

Track List:

End Of The Page, Having A Good Time, Satan, Fever Machine Man, Let's Go To The Sea, Hooked, Under The Black Sun, Stormy Monday.

Bulbous Creation - You Won't Remember Dying

 

 

BullAngus - BullAngus

1971

Mercury ‎– SRM 1 619

Track List:

Run Don't Stop, Mother's Favorite Lover, Uncle Duggie's Fun Bus Ride, A Time Like Ours, Miss Casey, Pot Of Gold, Cy,No Cream For The Maid.

BullAngus - BullAngus

 
 

Bulldog Breed- Made in England

1969

Deram Nova SDN5

Track List:

Paper Man, Sheba's Broomstick Ride, Iflew, Eileen's Haberdashery Store, Folder Men,
Dougal, When the Sun Stands Still, Reborn, Friday hill, Silver, You, Top O' The Pops Cock ? ! ? !, Revenge, Austin Osmanspare.

Bulldog Breed- Made in England

Review:

This album is one of the lost classics of rock. A beautiful and dark album that to me has the feel at times of both the Outsiders' CQ and the Zombies Odyssey and Oracle.
This is a very adventurous album made in a very exciting time in our musical history. It is a beguiling mixture of the best English whimsical psychedelia and much harder edged and aggressive dark social commentary.

I haven't as yet found any mention of this band that really captures the greatness of the music that they made. Their vocalist has a unique style with the words that he sings, bringing a real passion and emotion to the material. The music has an equal power.

I find it amazing that in twenty years of serious listening to music I had not heard of this band. They should be celebrated among the best known and most creative artists, who were working in the 1960s.
I have always attempted to explore great new music and am on an endless quest to hear all the great psychedelic and progressive rock that has been recorded.

That sounds like an enormous task and it certainly is. Part of the journey of discovery is made through taking chances and that was what I did when I bought a cd reissue of Made in England on eBay. This is one of those albums that makes the journey worthwhile.

It's very hard to pick highlights from this album as the material is consistently outstanding. For sheer wistful and melancholic beauty I would direct any listener to Friday Hill and Dougal. For aggression and rage I would recommend Folder Men, Paper Man and Iflew. These tracks are my particular favourites but there isn't a weak track on the album.

The album first came out in 1969 and blends freakbeat, the pure psychedelia of 1966 and 1967 and the heavy progressive music that was soon to follow.

I don't know how easy it is to get hold of this CD. I would think that the best source is almost definitely via an Internet mail order vendor.

If you are on a similar quest to me in an exploration of Psychedelia and progressive music, make sure you get to hear this great album as soon as you can.

Reviewed By James Holbrook - May 2002

 
 

Bump - Bump

1970

Pioneer - PRSD 2150

Track List:

Sing Into The Wind, State Of Affairs, Daydream Song, Holly Thorndike, Got To Get You Back, Spider's Eyes, Clean Myself, From My Slot, Lifelines, Decisions, You Can't Even Think.

Bump - Bump

 
 

Eric Burdon & The Animals - Winds Of Change

1967

MGM 8052

Track List:

San Franciscan nights, Good times, Winds Of Change, Poem by the sea, Paint it black, Black plague, Yes I am experienced, Man woman, Hotel hell, Anything, It’s all meat.

Eric Burdon & The Animals - Winds Of Change

 
 

Butterfingers - Butterfingers

1970

Pot ‎– SLP-457

Track List:

Hey, Has The Buggerman Got You, Look Out Now, 5 O'Clock Trip, In The Shade Of The Night, High Walkin, I Feel Like An Elephant, Where Ya Gonna Hide, Why Get High, "Bootleg" (Somebodys Been Snitching From My Lid).

Butterfingers - Butterfingers 1970

 
 

The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man

1965

Columbia CS 9172

Track List :

Mr. Tambourine Man, I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better, Spanish Harlem Incident, You Won't Have To Cry, Here Without You, The Bells Of Rhymney, All I Really Want To Do, I Knew I'd Want You, It's No Use, Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe, Chimes Of Freedom, We'll Meet Again.

The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man

 
 

The Byrds - Fifth Dimension

1966

Columbia CS 9349

Track List :

5D, Wild Mountain Thyme, Mr Spaceman, I See You, Whats Happening?, I Come and Stand at Every Door, Eight Miles High, Hey Joe, John Riley, Captain Soul, 2-4-2 Foxtrot (the lear jet song).

The Byrds - Fifth Dimension

Review:

"Just relaxed and paying attention, "still floating," "I found my senses still working" "I opened my heart to the whole universe and I found it was loving.." can only mean one thing. I think the title track of this album is about a great trip, or maybe it's just about the beautiful music the Byrds made at this point in their career.. "Wild Mountain Tyme" is an example of sheer beautiful music, with a very Celtic feel.

Things take a wacky turn with "Hey Mr. Spaceman," but I love this, the time-honoured Rickenbacker is jangling away on this one. "I See You" is a Byrds classic, later covered superbly by Yes. David Crosby influences the vocals, but there are superb McGuinn touches on the guitar. Jangly? This is the ultimate in janglyness! "What's Going On" tends to lose the attention, not sure why. Crosby on one, maybe. He was known to do this from time to time.

"I Come And Stand At Every Door" is a shocking, harrowing song. It freaks me out every time I hear it. Hope you won't be too freaked out too, but it is about atom bombs and dead babies, so beware. Also check out the Misunderstood version of this song aka "I Unseen"

As if nothing had happened, we are into "Eight Miles High." This is one of the defining tracks of psychedeelic music, with a guitar solo that defies description. Listen to this. Listen to the beautiful guitar play and Crosby and McGuinn's beautiful harmonies. Not about drugs, but apparently about just flying high over the Atlantic Ocean. "Hey Joe" has some neat guitar but is not a patch on the rest of the album so far, and "Captain Soul" is frankly dreadful.

"John Riley" is a return to the Celtic vibe of the first few tracks and 2-4-2 Fox Trot is simply an advert for flying in Airplanes, an experience denied to most of us. Don't see the point.

But it has to be said there's some great music on this album. McGuinn's playing is reaching its highest point, Crosby's harmonies are fantastic, "Eight Miles High" is one of the peaks of psychedelia, and there's a few other great tracks here.

Hope you enjoy it.

Reviewed by DoctorDark - April 2002

 
 

The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn

1966

Columbia CS 9254

Track List :

Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) - (mono), It Won't Be Wrong, Set You Free This Time, Lay Down Your Weary Tune, He Was A Friend Of Mine, The World Turns All Around Her, Satisfied Mind, If You're Gone, The Times They Are A-Changin', Wait And See, Oh! Susannah.

The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn

 
 

The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday

1967

Columbia CS 9442

Track List:

So you want to be a rock n roll star, Have you seen her face, C.T.A 102, Renaissance fair, Time between, Everybody’s been burned, Thoughts and words, Mind gardens, My back pages, The girl with no name, Why.

The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday

Review:

Younger than Yesterday, released in early 1967, is undoubtedly one of the Byrds finest albums, and one of the best released in a great year for music.

The LP is packed with gems, the best of which are the gorgeous Renaissance Fair and Everybody's Been Burned, two of David Crosby's finest songs. Chris Hillman, hitherto an unsung talent in the group, also blossoms as a songwriter on the album.

Time Between, rumoured to be the first song he ever wrote, and the excellent So You Want to be a Rock'n'Roll Star, written with Roger McGuinn, showcase his new found talent.

As for McGuinn, his guitar playing is superb throughout, and his arrangement of Dylan's My Back Pages is a classic. Also deserving of a mention is McGuinn's CTA102, a weird spaced out experiment which is great fun!
Released at around the same time as the LP was the stunning single Lady Friend. If this song had found its way onto the record instead of the turgid Mind Gardens then we would be talking about THE finest record of 1967!

Unfortunately it was left off for one reason or another, and Younger than Yesterday will have to settle for being only one of the great records of a great year.

Reviewed by Harfy Magnum - May 2002

 
 

The Byrds - Greatest Hits

1967

Columbia CS 5516

Track List:

Mr. Tambourine man, I’ll feel a whole lot better now, Bells of Rhymney, Turn! Turn! Turn!, All I really want to do, Chimes of freedom, Eight miles high, Mr. Spaceman, 5D (Fifth Dimension, So you want to be a rock n roll star, My back pages.

The Byrds - Greatest Hits

 
 

The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers

1968

Columbia CS 9575

Track List:

Artificial Energy, Goin’ back, Natural harmony, Draft morning, Wasn’t born to follow, Get to you, Change is now, Old John Robertson, Tribal gathering, Dolphin’s smile, Space odyssey.

The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers

Review:

The cover design of three country boys and a horse looking out of the windows of a farm building is not a promising advertisement for what turns out to be an undrerrated psychedelic gem.

The opening track, ‘Artificial Energy’ with phased brass section riffs adds to a slightly
uncomfortable feel, being inspired by the adverse effects of amphetamine use. It all gets better after that, though. Next track in is the nostalgia laden “Goin’ Back” written by Goffin and King and well known through Dusty Springfield’s chart success two years previously. The steel guitar on this version gives it a mellower feel.

Then things get decidedly trippier with “Natural Harmony.” Guitar reverb turned up past overload creates a ‘ringing in the ears’ effect, while the lyrics about “dancing through the street side by side, head thrown back, arms open wide” create feelings of harmony and enlightenment. “Draft Morning” follows and has machine gun sound effects, just to shake you up a bit. ‘I Wasn’t Born to Follow” is another Goffin/King idyllic, whimsical ode, heavily phased throughout and an Eastern-sounding distorted guitar middle eight.

“Change Is Now” is described by McGuinn as “one of those guru-spiritual-mystic songs that no-one understood” and contains a ringing multi-tracked guitar passage, overdubbed with reversed and wah-wah flourishes. “Dolphin’s Smile” fades in with a weird sound effect – I can’t figure out how they did it, but it somehow sounds completely dolphiny. Get the joss sticks out for “Space Odyssey,” which is a kind of space shanty with oscillators, twanging distorted guitars and extra terrestrials.

The CD reissue contains half a dozen extra tracks like the totally wigged-out Moog Raga, alternate takes of “Draft Morning” and “Goin’ Back”, a glorious instrumental workout of “Change Is Now” called “Universal Mind Decoder”, plus David Crosby’s “Triad”.

Crosby had left, partly because they wouldn’t include this song on the album. In fact by the end of recording this album, the Byrds were down to just Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman. That they managed to produce such a full-sounding album is a tribute to the band, producer Gary Usher and legendary session men like drummer Jim Gordon.

This album has fantastic highs, a few lows (“Old John Robertson” is a tad out of place, I feel),
great emotional depth and superb songs. If you missed this one first time round, put it at the top of your shopping list now.

PS. Leave the CD playing right to the end to hear some of the quarreling that led to the group’s break-up.

Reviewed by DoctorDark