Saturday, 31 May 2008
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
I am playing here a French 1967 promotional release of the British duo 'State of Micky & Tommy's' With Love from 1 to 5. Extraordinary stuff.
As it happens, I have spotted 2 more by these fellows, one a French EP, the, the UK release of the above, which has an interesting flip-side. I'll play some another day.
Monday, 26 May 2008
Especially evocative of Holland during the late sixties and early seventies, indeed Germany too. Played an awful lot on Pirate Radio, another great release from Roek's Family, this time on the extraordinary Tangerine label (UK), circa 1969.
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Friday, 23 May 2008
Apart from the United Kingdom, Holland is probably the other most exciting part of the world musically during the great decade (and a half), and Cuby & The Blizzards are no exception with their 1968 release 'Window of My Eyes', often heard from the many Pirate Radio stations of the time.
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Another obscure release, the one and only on the equally obscure 'Head' label. Plenty of heavy organ, and fuzz, extended improvisation on the A side 'Man in the Moon'. More progressive than psychedelic, more in keeping with UK artists of the time such as 'Rare Bird', 'Egg' 'Aardvark' and 'Hatfield & The North'.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
I am sure that you will enjoy this psychedelic classic, from the little known Fairytale hailing from Warrington and almost completely overlooked. This is a demonstration copy I obtained upon release.
Best played in an empty room, good acoustics, full bass, and a large brandy.
Monday, 19 May 2008
As promised, from an acetate I acquired whilst serving at RAF Laabruch during the Cold War. The base had an in house radio station, handy for keeping up with the latest action back home.
Note the use of theremin in this 1964 release.
Apologies for the skipping in both tracks. Acetates are only good for a few plays, require a light pick up, something my gramophone lacks.
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Brother of Tony Meehan (Shadows) came out with this extraordinary single and then disappeared without a trace. 'Darkness of my Life' is highly recommended listening, although I reserve judgement on the psycopathic flipside 'Hooker Street'.
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Friday, 16 May 2008
Of interest to followers of Eric Woolfson, one of his compositions sung by a Timothy Blue, on the Spark label, an in-house operation of Southern Music, circa 1968.
I have a different version of this song by a band named 'Hamlet' from 1967. If anyone has information on this band I'd be happy to hear...to be played soon.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Why can't there be more love?
A delightful release by Columbia which sank without notice in 1967. This is an inspection copy I was given, inspected and discarded. I can't imagine why.