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Banchee – Banchee (1969): Forgotten Series

Banchee – Banchee (1969): Forgotten Series

Carved of ragged and jagged guitars, cutting melodies and loose and natural energy, ‘Banchee’ is one rocking record. Too bad it’s so hard to find.

Tommy James and the Shondells – Cellophane Symphony (1969): Forgotten Series

Tommy James and the Shondells – Cellophane Symphony (1969): Forgotten Series

Despite garnering great commercial rewards, Tommy James and the Shondells harbored a desire for more expressive modes of experimentation.

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, “Fire” (1968): One Track Mind

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, “Fire” (1968): One Track Mind

Fifty years ago, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s “Fire” had to be just about the coolest thing you’d ever seen – and for parents, probably one of the scariest.

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower found new success with old sounds on Seven Moons

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower found new success with old sounds on Seven Moons

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower’s ‘Seven Moons’ arrived a decade ago this month, proving there was still a place in this world for vintage-sounding psychedelic blues-rock.

Noel Redding’s Fat Mattress – Fat Mattress (1969): Forgotten Series

Noel Redding’s Fat Mattress – Fat Mattress (1969): Forgotten Series

Itching to do his own thing, Jimi Hendrix bassist Noel Redding formed Fat Mattress, which fused whimsical psychedelic pop with sunshine-spangled folk rock.

Drywater – Backbone of the Nation (2017)

Drywater – Backbone of the Nation (2017)

Sounding like nothing on the airwaves, or even in underground music circles, Drywater was either several years behind or a few years ahead of its time.

The Dream, featuring Terje Rypdal – Get Dreamy (1967, 2017 reissue)

The Dream, featuring Terje Rypdal – Get Dreamy (1967, 2017 reissue)

‘Get Dreamy’ is a little more than a curiosity for the Terje Rypdal freaks, fans of original psych-rock who hadn’t already discovered this obscure relic of its time will find much to trip over.

Maundy Quintet, Fewdle Lords, Cosmic Camel + others, Psychedelic States: Florida in the ’60s Vol. 4 (2015)

Maundy Quintet, Fewdle Lords, Cosmic Camel + others, Psychedelic States: Florida in the ’60s Vol. 4 (2015)

‘Psychedelic States: Florida in the ’60s Vol. 4’ focuses on teen garage rock sounds rather than the acid-drenched dementia its title suggests.

Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia (2015)

Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia (2015)

Jacco Gardner’s fine new second album ‘Hypnophobia’ channels the spirit of Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett circa 1967.

Calling From a Star: The Merrell Fankhauser Story, by Merrell Fankhauser (2015): Books

Calling From a Star: The Merrell Fankhauser Story, by Merrell Fankhauser (2015): Books

Merrell Fankhauser’s contributions to the music scene are priceless, and I’m thrilled to say his memoir is just as worthy.

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