Long out of print compilation. Track List:
Tales of Justine - Sitting on a bluestone, Difference - Sweet sounds everywhere, Nimrod - Don’t let it get the best of you, Blue Effect - Sun is so bright, The Scene - Scenes(from another world), White Trash - Illusions, Unknown group - Out of my mind (over you)
Flames - Mod trad, Nasville Teens - I’m a lonely one, Mirage - I see the rain, Matadors - Don’t bother me, Unknown group - Mr.Paradise, George Beam - Floatin’, Majority - Time machine man.......................................................................
A strange compilation album graced with psychy tunes from all over the world. Side A of the album:
So here we go! We kick of with Tales of Justine doing their “Sitting on a bluestone”. It’s starts with an eastern sounding melody, than a hypnotic like vocal part comes in, this is all filled in with some eastern guitar licks and solo’s. They made a rare single “Albert/Monday morning” on the HMV label in 1967. Produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Weber. Good one! But what the hell is a bluestone? It’s from 1967. The Difference with “Sweet sounds everywhere “ were a highly regarded Norwegian pop band of long standing- mid ’60 through the 70’s and are known ‘cause John peel played this song on a 1968 Top-gear session. Here they try to enter the world of psychedelia, and definitely has it’s charm. Good one too.
Next is Nimrod with ”Don’t let it get the best of you” It’s the B-side of their Bird 45. This is powerful stuff in contrast to the lalala section in the refrain, a nice slice of UK psychedelia.
The Blue Effect perform their “Sun is so bright”. They’re from Czechoslovakia. It could be recorded in a basement some where is the states at around 1967-1968 but it’s not, it’s from 1970.It’s a nice psychy rocker with some progressive leanings. Good one.
Next is the Scene with “Scenes from another world”. The liner notes state that they were an Australian band judged by the disc. It is a catchy pop-song, with some brass and it has a hazy dreamy feel to it. Nice but not essential.
Next is White Trash a.k.a Trash with “Illusions”. It’s the flip of their “Road to nowhere”. Good stuff !!! Great song, it starts out as a good song with some good vocal parts especially in the refrain and some good guitar playing through out. Then they start to build this psychedelic pattern with their instruments, listen how the song develops into some ghostly sounding vocal parts and intense guitar playing, end! ….Play loud!!! It’s from 1969.
We end this side with ”Out of my mind (over you)” performed by an unknown band.
The sound quality of this one is really bad, as if the record itself falls apart, but is saved for eternity on this compilation. A good psychedelic/progressive guitar work-out. Play this one very loud if you want to enjoy it with some power.
Side B of the album:
We kick of with the Flames and their “Mod trad”. It’s a slowly build up eastern like instrumental build around two chords.. Not convincing to my ears. It was released on the Equator label distributed by Decca.
The Nashville Teens perform “I’m a lonely one” for us. It’s taken from a budget album released in 1972. A well documented band, so I’ll say no more.
The Mirage perform some great psychy quality pop for us with “I see the rain”. Nice one.
Next are the Matadors with “Don’t bother me” which is taken from the compilation album “Night club 1967”, They made a full album in 1968. They were from Czechoslovakia.
It’s a psychy fuzz laden rocker with some progressive leanings. Play loud!
Next is “Mr Paradise”preformed by an unknown group. According to the info booklet: it’s a ringer for something Skip Bifferty could have done, and may very well be them.
Next is George Beam with “Floatin’”. It’s the B-side of his “Bring back lovin’” single released on CBS.. It’s from 1968. Probably his only psychedelic adventure.
We end this compilation with the Majority who perform “Time machine man”. The sound quality is terrible, but it’s taken from an acetate so that explains a lot. A great song! The info booklet states that: blablabla…and no doubt the product of being locked in a room with “Revolver” and told to produce something psychedelic. I’m not responsible for that quote, but it really is a good song with some memorable bass lines.
Enjoy the show!