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on Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:05 pm
A lovely lesser known song by The Hollies from 1967. Love those cymbal smashes!



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on Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Here's a curiosity: "If Not This Time" comes from Fifty Foot Hose's lone album Cauldron. I reproduce the YT blurb as essential reading for those interested in this band and this album.



Picture Dr. Who jamming with a more proficient Great Society featuring an adenoidal Grace Slick on vocals, and you have at least a scant aural reference for this rare proto-synthesizer-in-an-acid-garage-band junction. It was recorded in late 1967 on Mercury’s subsidiary Limelight label, so it comes to no surprise that they were unceremoniously dumped after it failed to become the label’s answer to “Surrealistic Pillow.” They broke up mid-1968, which quickly resigned “Cauldron” to the ever-growing scrap heap of one-off Bay Area bands signed in the wake of the ‘Summer of Love’ that were forgotten long before autumn’s end. This is a pity, as Fifty Foot Hose’s “Cauldron” is a small but terrifying monster of homegrown psychedelia. Only the unmistakably West Coast guitar jamming spree in their epic cut and paste “Fantasy” is there audio evidence as to the space (San Francisco) and time (1967) they occupied, but the uniqueness of the album is in the efforts of Corky Marcheschi and his bulky, homemade electronic instrument, a nameless behemoth consisting of audio generators plugged through echo and fuzz boxes, a huge cardboard tubes, a plastic outdoor speaker and other homemade devices. It was jerry-rigged, unglamourous...and highly effective. It’s presence runs throughout the whole jazz, folk, R&B potpourri and turns it into a proto-electronic stew with practically every other track solo audio generator experimentations, some 2 minutes and some so brief they act more like codas to the song they trail. “The Things That Consern You” is an acidhead reassuring his old lady that “The things that I do now/ they don’t consern you now/ I’m just trying to feed my head.” But with all the beeping, flashing and fucked up crude electronics, they seem to be not only feeding his head but also setting it alight like a flickering neon sign. A tremendous rock out and the high point of the record is “Red The Sign Post.” Here lead vocalist Nancy Blossom gives it some strident Slick vocalising as husband David Blossom goes for it on customised Gretsch with fuzztone built directly into his axe. It’s a blistering surge out, recalling “Bombay Calling” by It’s A Beautiful Day. Not that it sounds the least bit like it, mind you. But just as “Bombay Calling” provided Deep Purple with the inspiration for “Child In Time,” “Red The Sign Post” (deep breath) is the undeniable source where Ritchie Blackmore based a note for note guitar blueprint for The Purps very own “Space Truckin’.” Aaarrghughhh!
The album calms down (somewhat) with the Owsley-dosed coffeehousing of Billy Holliday’s “God Bless The Child.” Acoustic guitar and hissing jazz hi-hat and traps are surrounded by incongruous space whooshes and bleeps in a proto-synth, fifties sci-fi movie manner. It all ends on with the hellish title track, “Cauldron” with the echoed clang of struck bells and an aggrieved woman’s wailing as Nancy Blossom’s chiding tones are slowed and sped up at will over a backward-masked rhythm section. The vocals get more and more filtered and unreal, at first intoning only words that start with an ‘s’, and becoming the demented little sister of the second side of Brainticket’s “Cottonwood Hill” -- another femme vox-scalded, hellbound psycho-out.
After only one album, this proto-cyber psych outfit passed as quickly as they came. Their only mention would be a name-check in Ralph J. Gleason’s 1969 book, “The Jefferson Airplane And The San Francisco Sound” published over a year after their demise. But recent interest caused by both US and UK re-issues of “Cauldron” led to a reformation and a small string of gigs in San Francisco in 1997, a full thirty years on.

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on Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:45 pm
This has been my go-to song all day today. "Wild Life's In Season" features Lou Christie with a "bat shit crazy" production and arrangement by Jack Nitzsche. It was the B-side of Lou's 1966 cover of the old Skyliners' hit "Since I Don't Have You":


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on Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:49 pm
Playing this in memory. Great lead vox from Tork on this....


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on Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:Playing this in memory. Great lead vox from Tork on this....


Lovely track. Rest in peace, Peter.

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They say you should sow Sweet Peas on St Patrick's Day and that's exactly what my wife did yesterday. The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age - Page 4 Wink  



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Keep hearing this classic at work lately. What a brilliant track!



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This is extraordinary--the isolated vocals of Grace Slick on "White Rabbit"!  The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age - Page 4 Rolleyes


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An excellent Byrds song.


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To follow my last post on this thread with the same song, I just had to post this. It shows some excellent photos! Gene Clark was very underrated and one of the lost/forgotten Byrd members in my opinion.


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Cool Cool Water wrote:To follow my last post on this thread with the same song, I just had to post this. It shows some excellent photos! Gene Clark was very underrated and one of the lost/forgotten Byrd members in my opinion.

Great Byrds song there, Rich. I remember Endless Roger was a huge fan. It might be worth considering giving them a topic of their ownThe 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age - Page 4 Wink


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Mr. K wrote:Great Byrds song there, Rich. I remember Endless Roger was a huge fan. It might be worth considering giving them a topic of their ownThe 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age - Page 4 Wink

A good idea. Maybe worth it if ER comes back as well! Smile

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on Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:23 am
I remember that goofy Lemon Pipers track (oops!). I see now it was a single, their second and the one before their big hit.

I was reminded of this cool Who track by an altercation at Smiley yesterday (nothing to do with me!): 



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on Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:54 pm
I got recommend this on YouTube. Reminds me of Renbourn---awesome stuff!


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Cool Cool Water wrote:I got recommend this on YouTube. Reminds me of Renbourn---awesome stuff!

Yes indeed! This is my favourite Gábor Szabó track: "Are You There?" Actually, it's the only one on the album I like but I think it's super!



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Saw this track mentioned in this great fanfic I'm reading right now. Wink I wasn't taken with Ms. Springfield at the time--perhaps because she was a Brit and I was for all things USA. My favourites Dusty songs these days are "Am I The Same Girl?" (the absolute definitive version) and "Little By Little". This one ain't bad either! What a voice. 



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Mr. K wrote:Yes indeed! This is my favourite Gábor Szabó track: "Are You There?" Actually, it's the only one on the album I like but I think it's super!



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I heard this on the radio this morning on the way to work. Absolutely brilliant! Never heard it before either!


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on Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:I heard this on the radio this morning on the way to work. Absolutely brilliant! Never heard it before either!


That was Marc Bolan's breakthough 45 (a UK #2). He'd had minor hits before then when the band was basically a duo and was called Tyrannosaurus Rex but this was the one that introduced him to a new and younger audience. The next single and Marc's look on TOTP marked the birth of glam rock. T. Rex were huge for a good three years. I remember playing "RAWS" on a piano at an all-night party in the year of its release (1970). 

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Mr. K wrote:That was Marc Bolan's breakthough 45 (a UK #2). He'd had minor hits before then when the band was basically a duo and was called Tyrannosaurus Rex but this was the one that introduced him to a new and younger audience. The next single and Marc's look on TOTP marked the birth of glam rock. T. Rex were huge for a good three years. I remember playing "RAWS" on a piano at an all-night party in the year of its release (1970). 

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He playing my axe?  lol!


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Cool Cool Water wrote:He playing my axe?  lol!


Wow! What a player! What an axe!  Razz

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