"What remains so remarkable about the band's album is that... the performances retain an energy, but also a naivety, that somehow evokes both the Jefferson Airplane and the Velvet Underground — often within the same song." —Shindig! Magazine
Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest underground psychedelic albums ever made: a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolkien references, swathed in the some of the most relentless fuzz guitar you will ever hear. A record with few equals, full of foreboding melodies and lovely hippie harmonies, as well as some of the trippiest fuzz guitar ever recorded. There is no need to single out a specific track, they are all excellent—one is equally as good as the next. Take for example the album centerpiece, the ten-and-a-half-minute ¡You Don't Care,¢ an insane piece of social commentary that features terrific back-of-the-mix fuzz guitar as an elusive focal point to its extended pounding-drum laden instrumental breaks; a ten-minute swath of lysergic fuzz guitar that closes out the first side, it doesn't overstay its welcome, winding its way to a final freak out. Essential psychedelia!
•One of the top underground psychedelic albums ever released.
•Original Allied Records pressings (released in 1968) sell for nearly $1,000.
•LP pressed in a 180 gram edition of 400x copies—only 300x copies for sale outside of Canada.
•Comes with lyric insert and replica vintage press release.
01. Epistle To Paradise (3:25)
02. Shadows Of Your Mind (4:10)
03. Art's A Happy Man (3:05)
04. You Don't Care (10:25)
01. Bridge Under The Sky (4:25)
02. Face Behind The Sun (4:43)
03. Dainty General Rides (4:05)
04. Civilization Machine (8:55)