Sunday, October 9, 2011
Psychedelic Sundaze #10
Well we are hitting the final stretch for our Tiny Purple Fishes Series-- just three more volumes after today. This will take us through the end of October, which poses a bit of a dilemma. As some of you may know, Halloween has a significant meaning here at Burn and Shine, as the first playlist I posted here was a Halloween Compilation. Over the last few weeks, the most popular blog entry here at Burn and Shine has been last year's Halloween post. The fourth volume of Candy Apples & Razor Blades is ready to go, but I haven't decided when I'm going to post it. Since there are three comps worth of Halloween Tunes already available, I'm leaning toward posting it on Monday, October 31, once all the TPF comps are posted, but I will leave it up to my faithful readers to decide. Somewhere near the top right corner is a poll, please take a moment to vote when you want the new Halloween Comp posted, thanks!
Okay enough new buisness: a few words about today's Psychedelic platter.
First, I would like to call your attention to track #12. The band is Rust, but I'm not sure exactly where they are from. There seems to be some confusion on this point, and if any of you know definitively, please leave me a comment, as I have read conflicting reports. They released this album on a German label, but they sing in English. I've seen them described as British Psyche, and cannot find a mention of what city they might have been based. Here's a blurb about them at Aural Innovations.
Today's comp features the third and final Beatles' track for TPF, "Fixing a Hole", which is a McCartney track from one of the landmarks of British Psychedelia: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Not one of my favorite Fab Four albums (as I've said before, I prefer the pre-facial hair Beatles!), but it does have its moments, this relatively underrated track being one of them.
Mars Bonfire (aka Dennis Edmonton), is credited as writing one of the most well-known songs of the Psychedelic era: "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf (his brother was the original drummer). This particular track is culled from his second solo album, Faster than the Speed of Life, and is worth tracking down for fans of psychedelia.
Finally, I'd like to highlight a band with a horrible name, Electric Banana (is that a euphemism for vibrator?). Had never heard this record before I started compiling tracks for this series, which is weird because I went through a fairly extensive Pretty Things phase about ten years ago. This is, for all intents, the Pretties under another name. Not sure why a band who never really hit it big (especially true over here in the U.S.) would put out some first rate music under another name, but that's exactly what they did for some low budget films. According to AMG it was because they needed money? Maybe it was a way to hide the money from their label? I'm purely speculating. Anyway, there is a compilation of Electric Banana tracks that is absolutely glorious. Track it down!
Tiny Purple Fishes: A Trip Through the First Psychedelic Era, Vol. X
01. The Monkees, “Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)” . U.S. (California)/U.K. (England)
02. Dantalian’s Chariot, “Sun Came Bursting Through My Cloud” . U.K. (England)
03. Syd Barrett, “Baby Lemonade” . U.K. (England)
04. Bobby Jameson, “Jamie” . U.S. (California)
05. Kim Fowley, “Me” . U.S. (California)
06. Skip Spence, “Little Hands” . U.S./Canada (California, but born in Ontario)
07. Bob Smith, “Please” . U.S. (California)
08. The Deep, “Pink Ether” . U.S. (Pennsylvania)
09. Mars Bonfire, “Sad Eyes” . Canada
10. The Association, “Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies” . U.S. (California)
11. Afterglow, “Afternoon” . U.S. (Oregon/California)
12. Rust, “Think Big” . (Not sure see notes above)
13. Procol Harum, “Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)” . U.K. (England)
14. Arzachel, “Garden of Earthly Delights” . U.K. (England)
15. Kevin Ayers, “Gemini Child” . U.K. (England)
16. Electric Banana, “I See You” . U.K. (England)
17. Faine Jade, “Cold Winter Sun” . U.S. (New York)
18. The Music Machine, “Point of No Return” . U.S. (California)
19. The Beatles, “Fixing a Hole” . U.K. (England)
20. The Troggs, “Cousin Jane” . U.K. (England)
Total Time: 1:00:15
Download it here: Tiny Purple Fishes, Vol. X