op notch US garage / psychedelic album from 1969: Vox organ, fuzzy guitars, snotty vocals and impressive songwriting / recording quality.
Featuring all–time acid–punk classics such as "ItĘs Her" and "Walkout Of My Mind".
Cykle was formed in 1968, North Carolina, when gifted musician and songwriter Jimmy Sossamon (previously in famous local band The Young Ones) heard a local group, the Glory Cykle. He was so impressed that he approached them about becoming their manager. The band –– guitarists Ralph Stevens and Jeff Hardin, bassist Grady Pope, organist Rick Wilson, and drummer/vocalist Ken Allen –– practiced at the studio Sossamon had built in his parentĘs garage, and by the end of the year, Sossamon took up the drummerĘs seat to free up Allen as lead vocalist.
BandĘs name was shortened to Cykle and in early 1969 they began recording an album consisting entirely of Sossamon originals. The resultant eponymous LP was released later that year as a private pressing of 500 copies on the bandĘs own Label Records. But despite the 1969 release date, "Cykle" sounds straight from the 1966–67 garage–punk–psychedelic book.
Master tape sound
Insert with detailed liner notes
LP housed in an old– school– style tip– on sleeve.