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Rabbits Hat - The Magician

1999

Stone Premonitions SPCD 017

Track List:

Ignorance is bliss, soon, The strangling conversation, The sanity of mad ideas, Just can't stand it, Come with me, The biggest dupe, Dying without the music, The magician, sandalphon (Lord Litters theme), Atlantis, Emotivator, Gaia, Trepanning, Bo-De-Ban.

Rabbits Hat - The Magician

Review:

Opens up with "Ignorance is bliss", 11 minutes of methodical drum beat with guitar riff loop which could sound like its all been done before but is given a whacked out edge due to the maddened vocals of Tim Jones in a Robyn Hitchcock on acid style. "Soon" is a madcap narration which lasts for a couple of minutes and leads onto the "strangling conversation" which has a totally cool high pitch guitar onslaught and throbbing drum beat but sadly only lasts for 3 minutes and goes into "the sanity of mad Ideas", another storytime for the cosmic people amongst you. "Just can't stand it" rocks on inoffensively followed by the melancholy acoustic sound of "Come with me", a very clean arms in the air & rock from side to side kind of a track which I felt the album could have done without.

"Dying without the music" takes you on a feel good ambience to float you along nicely into "The Magician where spacey vocal echoes and mellow sounds wash gently over you in a mystical magical play it to the stars theme then onto more profound narrations. Now you can wake up to "Emotivator" which is a very much needed fast guitar, drum & FX kick in the head with background repetitive chanting Hawkwind stylee that seems as with all the outstanding tracks on this album, just doesn't last long enough before you are in storyland again with ""Gaia", acid heads beware, they will fuck your heads and invade your dreams. "Trepanning" is again tranced out in a similar vein to Knights of the occasional table, with Terri-B space whispering over the many excellent effects . "Bo-De-Ban" finishes the album off with some strange effects, vocals provided this time by Bob & Dean (you work it out) fall.

This album has some very fine moments of musical wizardry which could have lasted longer but also had too much narration, which I felt was not needed although at times it worked due only to Tim Jones' sinister Merlinesque delivery.
Worth having around for those shall we do acid and listen to some headfuck music nights.

Also worth having for tracks 3 and 12.

Reviewed by Sir Eel.

 
 

Raik's Progress - Sewer Rat Love Chant

2003

Sundazed Music ‎– LP 5175

Track List:

Sewer Rat Love Chant, Why Did You Rob Us, Tank?, "F" In "A", Baby, Please Don't Go, Don't Need You, It's No Use, Call My Name, All Night Long, Prisoner Of Chillon, Sewer Rat Love Chant (Live), Why Did You Rob Us, Tank? (Live), I'm Gonna Change The World.

Raik's Progress - Sewer Rat Love Chant

 
 

Rain Parade - Emergency Third Rail Power Trip

1984

Zippo ZING 001

Track List:

Talking in my sleep, This can’t be today, I look around, 1 Hr 1/2 ago, Carolyn’s song, What she’s done to your mind, Look at Merri, Saturday’s asylum, Kaleidoscope.

Rain Parade - Emergency Third Rail Power Trip

 
 

Rain Parade - Explosions In The Glass Palace

1984

Zippo Records ‎– ZANE 003

Track List:

You Are My Friend, Prisoners, Blue, Broken Horse, No Easy Way Down.

Rain Parade - Explosions In The Glass Palace

 
 

The Rainbow Press - There's A War On

1968

Mr. G Records ‎– G9003

Track List:

Step Aboard, A Simple Way, Cyclic Epic (The Song Of The Barnegat Mosquito), Better Way, The Girl That Cannot Love, There's A War On, Lightning Streak, I've Found Someone, Our Country's Still O.K., No One Follows The Daytime.

The Rainbow Press - There's A War On

 

The Rainbow Press - Sunday Funnies

1969

Mr. G Records ‎– G9004

Track List:

Sightseeing, Great White Whale, The Lost Platoon, I'll Cry Instead, You Warmed Up My Life, As I Went Out One Morning,Have You Ever, Sing Your Song, Definitions, Smitty's Rainfall.

The Rainbow Press - Sunday Funnies

 
 

Randy Holden - Population II

1970

Hobbit 5002

Track List:

Guitar Song, Fruit & Iceburgs, Between Time, Fruit & Iceburgs (Conclusion), Blue My Mind, Keeper Of My Flame.

Randy Holden - Population II

 

Holden, Randy - Guitar God

1996

Captain Trip CTCD 028

Track List:

Dark Eyes, Wild Fire, Scarlet Rise, Pain In My Heart, Hell And High Water, No Trace, Got Love, Blue My Mind, Castle In The Sky, Dark Eyes Part Two.

Randy Holden - Guitar God

 
 

The Rationals - The Rationals

1969

Crewe ‎– CR-1334

Track List:

Barefootin', Segue, Temptation 'Bout To Get Me, Segue, Guitar Army, Segue, Something's Got A Hold On Me, Segue, Deep Red, Sunset, Segue, Glowin', Segue, Handbags & Gladrags, Ha-Ha.

The Rationals - The Rationals

 
 

The Rattles - The Witch 7”

1970

Decca F 23058

Track List:

The Witch, Get Away.

The Rattles - The Witch 7”

Review:

A stunningly powerful guitar based track from German 60’s pop band The Rattles just has to be included here for its shear power and screaming vocals, quite hard to track down but well worth the price. I have other Rattles stuff that is just pure pop, so this may not be representative of their true sound.

Original member Achim Reichel went on to form a legendary Krautrock band called A. R. & Machines who released Die grüne Reise.

Reviewed by pOoTer

 
 

Raw Material - Raw Material

1970

Evolution - Z1006

Track List:

Time And Illusion, I'd Be Delighted, Fighting Cock, Pear On An Apple Tree, Future Recollections, Traveller Man, Destruction Of America.

Raw Material - Raw Material

 
 

Rayne - Rayne

1979

Rayne ‎– R-358

Track List:

No Reason To Cry, Good Dog, She Cares, No One Heard Her, March, Neighborhood, Never Going, Always Gone, Slip Away.

Rayne - Rayne

 
 

Rebecca And The Sunny Brook Farmers - Birth

1969

Musicor Records ‎– MS 3176

Track List:

Oh Gosh (Running Through The Forest), Two Blind Sisters, David & Sally, Love, Endless Trip, Better Dead Than Red, All These Ties, What Do You Think Of The War?, Ma-Ma, Ghost.

Rebecca And The Sunny Brook Farmers - Birth

 
 

Red Crayola - Parable Of Arable Land

1968

International Artists Int 2

Track List :

Hurricane Fighter Plane, Transparent Radiation, War Sucks, Pink Stainless Tail, Parable Of Arable Land, Former Reflections Enduring Doubt.

Red Crayola - Parable Of Arable Land

Review:

Ok this is where the big guns come in, this album sorts the men out from the boys I can tell you!!.
If you have imbibed in any chemicals of the hallucinatory type and this is on the turntable for the first time, man are you in for a white knuckle ride. Hardcore psychedelia at the far edges of time itself. Lable mates of the 13th Floor Elevators but radically different this album is a mix of Free Form Freakout (where the Red Crayola’s mates ‘The Familiar Ugly’ are shut in a room full of objects, some musical instruments, fed huge amounts of LSD and the results recorded) segmented with the Crayolas haunting brand of psychedelia characterised by lead singer Mayo Thompson’s stange falsetto voice.

Very much for hardened psych fans only.

Trivia: Roky Erickson guested on this LP.

Reviewed by pOoTer

 
 

Red Crayola - God Bless The Red Crayola And All Who Sail With It

1968

International Artists ‎– IA-LP-7

Track List:

Say Hello To Jamie Jones, Music, The Shirt, Listen To This, Save The House, Victory Garden, Coconut Hotel, Sheriff Jack, Free Piece, Ravi Shankar: Parachutist, Piece For Piano And Electric Bass Guitar, Dairymaid's Lament, Big, Leejol, Sherlock Holmes, Dirth Of Tilth, Tina's Gone To Have A Baby, The Jewels Of The Madonna, Green Of My Pants, Night Song.

Red Crayola - God Bless

 
 

Relatively Clean Rivers - S/T

1976

Pacific

Track List:

Easy Rider, Journey Through The Valley Of OD, Babylon, Last Flight To Eden, Prelude, Hello Sunshine, They Knew What To Say, The Persian Caravan, A Thousand Years.

Relatively Clean Rivers

 
 

Remains - The Remains

1966

Epic (ln/bn 26214)

Track List :

Heart, Lonely weekend, Don't look back, Why do I cry, Diddy wah diddy, You got a hard time coming, Once before, Thank you, Time of day, Say you're wrong.

Remains - The Remains

 
 

Revolving Paint Dream - Flowers In The Sky 7"

1984

Creation Records ‎– CRE 002

Track List :

Flowers In The Sky, In The Afternoon.

Revolving Paint Dream ‎– Flowers In The Sky

 
 

Revolving Paint Dream - Mother Watch Me Burn

1990

Creation

Track List :

The Dune Buggy Attack Battalion, Green Sea Blue, Fever Mountain, (burn this house) Down To The Ground, Mother Wash My Tears Away, Garbagebrain, Electra's Crying Loaded In The Basement, Mandra Mandra, Untitled (love song), 300 (coda), Reprise (mandro Mandro), Sun Sea Sand, Flowers In The Sky, Stop The World, 7 Seconds.

Revolving Paint Dream - Mother Watch Me Burn

 
 

Rick Saucedo - Heaven Was Blue

1978

Reality Records - RS-55-DGP

Track List:

Reality, In My Mind, Country Shakin' - History Makin', Ka Mon We're Gonna Rock All Night Long, Heaven Was Blue.

Rick Saucedo - Heaven Was Blue

 
 

Ring - Ode De De Dun

1986

Ring Tapes ‎– 001

Track List:

Operation Apricot, I'm Not Mad It's The Rest Of The World, The Book Of Rem, The Unavoidable Non Event, Walls Walled Waltz Pixiano, The Day Of The Dun, Tin Masked Years, Regeneration Is Our Chant, Bright Carvings, A Cat, A Dog And Some Plants, Magenta, D.A.R.G., I Would If I Could But I Cant, Rubber Feet, Hot Dooolers.

Ring - Ode De De Dun

 
 

Robert Savage - The Adventures Of Robert Savage Vol. 1

1971

Paramount Records ‎– PAS 6016

Track List:

Beaver Baby, Milk Run, Don't Run And Hide, A Hard One, 7 Days Drunk, Save Us From The Cyclops, Amy, Lonely World, Road Apples.

Robert Savage - The Adventures Of Robert Savage Vol. 1

 
 

Rock Island - Rock Island

1970

Project 3 Records ‎– PR 4005SD

Track List:

Blue, Blue Lady, Runnin' Through My Mind, When I Was A Boy, I Keep On Tryin', Hard And Never Easy, She Has Left Me, Won't You Stay Another Day, I Remember, Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You, Blues, Blues Reprise #1, Blues Reprise #2

Rock Island - Rock Island

 
 

The Rockets - The Rockets

1968

White Whale ‎– WWS 7116

Track List:

Hole In My Pocket, Won't You Say You'll Stay, Mr. Chips, It's A Mistake, Let Me Go, Try My Patience, I Won't Always Be Around, Pills Blues, Stretch Your Skin, Eraser.

The Rockets - The Rockets

 
 

Roky Erickson - Gremlins Have Pictures

1986

Demon

Track List :

Night Of The Vampire, I Am The Interpreter, Heroin Song, To Abe Lincoln, I Have Always Been Here Before, John Lawman, Before In The Beggining, Anthem, Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play, Warning ,If You Have Ghosts, Sweet Honey Pie, The Damn Thing, Cold Night For Alligators ,Sputnik.

Roky Erickson - Gremlins Have Pictures

 
 

Roky Erickson - Dont Slander Me

1986

Pink Dust ‎– 72108-1

Track List:

Don't Slander Me, Haunt, Crazy Crazy Mama, Nothing In Return, Burn The Flames, Bermuda, You Drive Me Crazy, Can't Be Brought Down, Starry Eyes, The Damn Thing.

Roky Erickson - Dont Slander Me

 
 

Roky Erickson And The Aliens - I Think Of Demons

1987

Edsel - ED 222

Track List :

Two Headed Dog, White Faces, I Think Of Demons, Cold Night For Alligators, I Walked With A Zombie, Creature With The Atom Brain, Don't Shake Me Lucifer, Mine Mine Mind, Night Of The Vampire, Stand For The Fire Demon, Bloody Hammer, The Wind And More.

Roky Erickson And The Aliens ‎– I Think Of Demons

 
 

Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request

1967

Decca (txl/txs 103)

Track List:

Sing this all together, Citadel, In another land, 2000 man, Sing this all together (see what happens), She's a rainbow, The lantern, Gomper, 2000 light years from home, On with the show.

Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request

Review:

In all fairness, the Rolling Stones were NEVER a psychedelic band. While they could (and did) ably adapt to musical trends, flower-power was a bit beyond the bad boys of rock n roll. Their Satanic Majesties Request (TSMR) is an aberration and shows the Stones at a bit of a loss. That said, TSMR is not exactly a bum trip. Dismissed as a Sgt. Pepper rip-off, it's more of a dalliance with the trends of the day and the Stones manage to contribute some strong, trippy tunes that have been overlooked since day one.

The swirling 'Citadel' is a standout. Probably the best track on the album. 'She's a Rainbow' is another wonderful song, oddly upbeat amidst mostly dour songs. '2000 light years from home' is a superb space-rock anthem that probably gave the band Hawkwind a good measure of inspiration. Bill Wyman's ethereal 'In Another Land' rounds out the most exceptional TSMR tunes.

Other songs are either acceptable or eccentric - '2000 Man' with its odd shifts from acoustic to electric backings fits both descriptions. 'The Lantern' and 'Gomper' take the cake as perhaps the most acidic tracks. As for the rest, 'Sing this all together', 'Sing this all together (let's see what happens)' and 'On with the show', they come across as fillers.
But it's songs have surfaced in some surprising places. The guitar riff for 'Citadel' was later (apparently) 'borrowed' by Roxy Music for their song 'Street Life'. The band KISS covered '2000 Man' on their 'Dynasty' album and arguably did a better job and 'She's a Rainbow' was featured in an Apple iMac commercial.

All in all, TSMR isn't the Rolling Stones at their best, but it's not a clunker.

Reviewed by Arthur in Trinidad - March 2002

 
 

Rose Garden - Same

1968

Atco SD33-225

Track List:

Next Plane To London, I’m Only Second, February Sunshine, Coins Of Fun, Rider, She Belongs To Me, Flower Town, Till Today, Look What You’ve Done, Long Time.

Rose Garden - Same

 
 

Rosetta West - Rosetta West

1996

Rosetta West Records ‎– 0201RW

Track List:

Boneyard Blues, Slave Song, Midnight, Phantom Train, Low, The Flag, Jack O Lantern.

Rosetta West - Rosetta West