Psych-Out, or Riot On Sunset Strip
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Posted by Kafka on 1/17 at 4:29 pm to Kafka
The Rising Storm - "She Said She Loved Me"

A bunch of rich preppies at super-toney Phillips Academy in Andover Mass, just before graduating they cut an album, which included this superb track. Today they're all wealthy doctors and stockbrokers, but who cares about that...



The Blue Things - "One Hour Cleaners"

The pride of Hays Kansas, they produced the greatest knock-off of Revolver-era Beatles I've ever heard.



Green Fuz - "Green Fuz"

Once you've heard "Green Fuz", the awesomest thing to ever come out of Texas, your life will not be the same again, and you can never go back to the way things used to be. It's that simple.



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Posted by Kafka on 1/20 at 1:17 pm to Kafka
More from that glorious year of 1966 (all clips from Dick Clark's weekday afternoon TV show Where The Action Is):

Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"




The Music Machine - "Talk Talk"




Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - "Diddy Wah Diddy"




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Posted by Kafka on 1/23 at 10:09 pm to Kafka
BR's own John Fred gets freaky:



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Permanently Stated is an interesting and successful period piece of pop psychedelia. The album seems to be a logical progression of the satire of "Judy in Disguise," the band's number one parody of the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." Though it doesn't totally shun the group's R&B base (e.g., "Hey Hey Bunny" and especially "Little Dum Dum"), most of the album explores late-'60s psychedelia. "We Played Games," the great opening cut, seems almost innocent in its lyrical and musical content. By the third number, however, optimistic lyrics give way to the spoken ending, "Send my message to the sky as I begin to die." Musically, "Permanently Stated" is quite adventurous, with various complex horn and string arrangements and vocal choruses. The record is at its most Beatles-esque with "Before the Change," which features string arrangements and distortions that sound straight out of the "I Am the Walrus" sessions. It's difficult to ascertain if the band is trying to be serious in all its musical and lyrical diversity, or is just having fun exploring the music of its day. Either way, the album is enjoyable from start to finish.



"We Played Games"

"Little Dum Dum"

"Hey Hey Bunny"




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Posted by Kafka on 1/26 at 12:31 am to Kafka
The Shadows Of Knight - "Shake"



Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hangin' On"



The Road - "You Rub Me The Wrong Way"

Apparently no pics of this band exist. Sorry to disappoint anyone accidentally stumbling on this thread.

Here's the 45 though:




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Posted by Kafka on 1/28 at 10:04 pm to Kafka
Love - "7 and 7 Is"




There is a clip of the band lip-synching this on American Bandstand, but unfortunately it's been removed from YouTube.



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Posted by TFTC on 1/28 at 10:12 pm to Kafka
Pisces
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1969's A Lovely Sight, Pisces' only attempt at an LP, never made wax; but the fuzz guitar phrases and tambourine shuffle of "Dear One" instantly illustrate the band's woozy realm. Deeper inside, bass scales borrowed from Sgt. Pepper give way to Who moves wrecked by bad fidelity and harsh intrusions of found sounds. Jefferson Airplane's swirled, lysergic Haight Street utopia melds with the urban narcosis of the Velvet Underground's East Village.
But Pisces hailed from another ghost town altogether: Rockford, Illinois, where rusted, endless plains bear close resemblance to a bummer acid trip or a junkie's rock bottom. In 1969, the industrial Midwest was hurting for the hard stuff, but what it got was plenty of the White Album - enough to have Jim Krein, Paul DiVenti, and Linda Bruner recording through a glass onion all their own. The unsettling balance of their unissued LP combines homespun psychedelic vision and secondhand studio trickery with naive readings of the rock sound of the day, resulting in a diverse, haunted rock headspace few coastal bands ever flew through, let alone over.


Pisces - Sam

Pisces - Dear One

Pisces - Circle Of Time

Motley Mary Ann


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Posted by Kafka on 1/28 at 10:22 pm to TFTC
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Pisces - Dear One


Hmmmm... Interesting. Probably the second-clearest example of a contemporary band being influenced by the Velvet Underground I've ever heard (after Hackamore Brick, of course).

The second track is more conventional, but not bad.



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Posted by HeadyBrosevelt on 1/28 at 10:25 pm to Kafka
Love is one of the most underrated bands ever


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Posted by TFTC on 1/28 at 10:26 pm to Kafka
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The second track is more conventional, but not bad.


I added another track at the top and bottom and kinda reshuffled the order...


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Posted by OldTigahFot on 1/28 at 10:27 pm to Kafka
OK, didn't know you had revived this thread. How could we leave these out ?

Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Hocus Pocus - Focus (I assume I haven't already put this in the thread but ya know, I'm old )



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Posted by Kafka on 1/28 at 10:31 pm to OldTigahFot
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didn't know you had revived this thread


My music threads never really die




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Posted by Kafka on 1/28 at 10:33 pm to OldTigahFot
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Hocus Pocus - Focus (I assume I haven't already put this in the thread


I don't think it qualifies anyway, even under my lax standards



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Posted by Kafka on 1/28 at 10:45 pm to TFTC
The sparse arrangements, aside from the psych guitar, are clearly inspired by the Velvets. But the vocals -- the melodramatic blues-rock shouting of the chick; the country-tinged sunshine pop of the male harmony -- definitely are not.

The combination is interesting but perhaps not always appropriate. At least "Motley Mary Ann", a very pleasant pop song, sounds like it needs a fuller arrangement.



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Posted by OldTigahFot on 1/28 at 10:49 pm to Kafka
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I don't think it qualifies anyway, even under my lax standards


Yeah, I guess they were post-psychedelic era.

That Vanilla Fudge album had some serious tripping music though.

Eleanor Rigby - Vanilla Fudge

Some Velvet Morning - Vanilla Fudge



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Posted by Kafka on 1/28 at 10:54 pm to OldTigahFot
Don't mess with Texas:

Kenny & The Kasuals - "Journey To Tyme"




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Posted by OldTigahFot on 1/28 at 11:01 pm to Kafka
About to call it a night. I will leave you with one of my favorites from that era.

Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds




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Posted by Kafka on 1/28 at 11:04 pm to OldTigahFot
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Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds


I was gonna post this a few days ago but never got around to it



Sky Saxon RIP



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Posted by Kafka on 1/29 at 8:35 pm to Kafka
Motor City Madness -- 3 TV clips

The MC5 -- "Kick Out The Jams" -- Videotaped outside at Wayne State University, for some hippie TV show called Detroit Tube Works



The next two clips are from a Canadian TV teen dance show called Swingin' Time, recorded across the river in Windsor, Ontario.

Richard & The Young Lions - "Open Up Your Door" -- Why wasn't this classic a big hit?



Bob Seger and the Last Heard - "East Side Story" -- I don't much care for Seger's big hits, but I do like his early stuff




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Posted by OldTigahFot on 1/29 at 8:54 pm to Kafka
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The MC5 -- "Kick Out The Jams"


Here's my favorite cut from their first album :

Ramblin' Rose (with awesome intro)

Saw them live in '69 at the old Speakeasy on Stanford Ave.



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Posted by Kafka on 1/29 at 9:12 pm to OldTigahFot


If you ever find pics of that place be sure to post them

I remember as a pre-teen the building was a convenience store -- for some reason I have a specific memory of making a call at the payphone there

And as I've said before, somebody once told me about the place but got the story mangled -- they said it had been an actual speakeasy in the 1920s!



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