10.09.2007

Continuing its journey through the bowels of the past, the jukebox grabs some bits of psych, garage and blues-rock to tide you over once again.

[MP3] The Chocolate Watchband -Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love In)
An anthemic slice of garage that virtually cements The Chocolate Watchband's status, this track bridges the garage and burgeoning hippie movements. A huge chorus and some frayed guitar anchor this track and the strained vocals bring it all 'round nicely.

[MP3] The Association -Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies
The Association wouldn't have been best remembered for their contributions to psychedelia, but as with many established pop acts as the movement took hold they gave the form a try. This track has some soaring harmonies and dark lyricism. A great slice of pop-psych.

[MP3] Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit and Greenhill -Live Till I Die
This album has recently popped up on a few lists of great unheard records, mostly due to the aid of then fledgling producer T-Bone Burnett. While the album is a little uneven it does have its fair share of decent tunes. Picking up on the blues resurgence this one cops a nice laid back feel and thrives on a pretty consistent harmonica line.

[MP3] The Electric Prunes-Ain't It Hard
With a nice quaver a la the 13th Floor Elevators, this non-album Electric Prunes track bridges the garage-psych formulas nicely. A ringing guitar is nicely complemented by some spacey keys and a chug of harmonica.

[MP3] The Peanut Butter Conspiracy -It's a Happening Thing (Removed by Request of the Artist)
If they weren't so sincere, this would border on a psychsploitation anthem, but despite the trite lyrics and movement in a can title this track has some nice squelches of fuzz. Anchored by the male-female harmonies and a driving bass line, this is a nice piece of the second tier of the summer of love.
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posted by dissensous at 10:08:00 AM

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

most impressive, as usual.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

great songs!

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad theres still some ppl. diggin on good grooves!
deneb

2:52 AM  

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