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Electric Prunes - Lost Dreams , dunno whats happened here but this is the best I've heard them (apart from the Live Stockholm disc) the mix is ace really punchy and 3D. awesome compilation.

13th Floor Elevators - all of it

and BOREDOMS - Vision Creation New Sun , the perfect accompaniment to a batch of liberty cap mushrooms
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SpEnCeR1 wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:10 pm Electric Prunes - Lost Dreams , dunno whats happened here but this is the best I've heard them (apart from the Live Stockholm disc) the mix is ace really punchy and 3D. awesome compilation.

13th Floor Elevators - all of it

and BOREDOMS - Vision Creation New Sun , the perfect accompaniment to a batch of liberty cap mushrooms
That Electric Prunes comp is a belter isn`t it? Had it on vinyl yrs ago, no idea what happened to it, still have it on cd though,

Just checked that, I didn`t have it on vinyl but a similar comp called Long Days Flight,
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The Cadillac Three - Tabasco & Sweet Tea. Incredibly this is the second album these Nashville country fuzz boys have released in 2020! And they've made what is essentially a full blown funk album. Sounds fantastic.
GospelbeacH - Let It Burn. Ticks my country rock sweet spot.
Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain. You forget how good these guys were in their prime.
Talking Heads - Fear of Music. Just magnificent from start to finish. And really psychedelic a lot of the time.
Bosques - Invocacion. New album from hazy Argentinean drone outfit
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The Sounds - Dying to Say This to You

I haven't listened to them in years, but they seem to hold up pretty well. They put out a new album this year: Something to Die For. I'm still processing the new one.
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runcible wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:17 am GospelbeacH - Let It Burn. Ticks my country rock sweet spot.
I LOVE GospelbeacH... fabulous songwriting and amazing musicianship all round. Brent is such a lovely guy too. Have you heard their live album Mark? Captures the energy and fun of their live shows brilliantly!
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Laz69 wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:06 pm
runcible wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:17 am GospelbeacH - Let It Burn. Ticks my country rock sweet spot.
I LOVE GospelbeacH... fabulous songwriting and amazing musicianship all round. Brent is such a lovely guy too. Have you heard their live album Mark? Captures the energy and fun of their live shows brilliantly!
I haven't. I've heard about it though - will try and check it out!
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This is gorgeous - really floating my boat at the moment:

https://denhollander.bandcamp.com/album ... a-lifetime

Discovered off a Talk Talk page and you can definitely hear some Spirit of Eden/Laughing Stock echoes in there...
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A Courteous Invitation To An Uninhabited Anabatic Prism by Decolonize Your Mind Society.
Haven't been on here over the lockdown periods. This album has kept things uplifted for me in those really down times.
Can't imagine life without music. Some great stuff around this year . Just wanted to wish everybody on here the very best of Peace and Love. Hopefully there will be Venues and Live music to go to soon. Thanks for keeping this forum Live.
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A bunch of Cardinal Fuzz releases that arrived this week. Pick of the bunch for me are:

Tambourinen - Wooden Flower: An offshoot of The Myrrors that apparently is a solo album. Had me fooled, as it sounds like a full on band jamming it out. Highly recommended for the instrumental psych jammers out there.
Alien Mustangs - Beat Of The Earth: Not too dissimilar to Sei Still or 10000 Russos but heavier, with a bit more grit and garage vibes.

A nod also to Acid Mother's Temple - Chosen Star Child's Confession: Regarded as the first album proper with the new line up and it's a good listen. 45 minute duration, quite jazzy and restrained (relatively speaking) in parts and no worse for it. Cometary Orbital Drive gets a reworking and the last song veers towards Mainliner territory with its filthy guitar overdrive. Nice.
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I'm really impressed by 'Shadow of Fear' the new Cabaret Voltaire LP. OK, it is really a Richard H. Kirk solo LP but it is a really solid set of tracks and a comprehensive return after 26 years. The pressing of the vinyl LP is really stunning as they've gone for a double LP with two tracks per side, which I really wish Sonic had done with his LP earlier this year. The clarity of the low end heft from the Cabs LP is very impressive. Highly recommended. It'll be in my top 5 LPs of the year (say's the lifelong Cabs fan to the surprise of absolutely no-one).
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Douglas Hart compilation of his 7" and 12". God i love these two records 8) https://blankeditions.bandcamp.com/albu ... ompilation
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sunray wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:13 pm A nod also to Acid Mother's Temple - Chosen Star Child's Confession: Regarded as the first album proper with the new line up and it's a good listen. 45 minute duration, quite jazzy and restrained (relatively speaking) in parts and no worse for it. Cometary Orbital Drive gets a reworking and the last song veers towards Mainliner territory with its filthy guitar overdrive. Nice.
how many times have they recorded Cometary Orbital Drive now? it must be catching up with Pink Lady Lemonade!!
although I am a fan of the band, I do find that a little bit of Acid Mothers goes a long way and really you only need a few of their releases. If you've bigged this up I will check it out however.
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War On Drugs - Live Drugs, live albums have a pretty bad rap but honestly this is brilliant, recordings are outstanding
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having a rough day and this 28 minutes of absolute purity is bringing me courage.

erykah badu ♥️
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niamhm wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:59 pm War On Drugs - Live Drugs, live albums have a pretty bad rap but honestly this is brilliant, recordings are outstanding
I am waiting on my copy from Vinyl Me Please. Suffice to say I was pretty impressed with what I heard of it so far.
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ATP Radio Spaceman - Jason Pierce - FM Spaceman May 27, 2014
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Little Richard - Southern Child: Never even knew of this album before today and a pleasant discovery it has been. Little Richard goes Country-Funk basically, although there is more emphasis on the Country than you might expect. Final track 'Puppy Dog Song' stands up to any Psych-funk you can think of. There are a few here that would enjoy this.

Alex Maas - Luca: Debut solo album from The Black Angels frontman. Mellower than his usual work, kind of acoustic, but well suited for today's wet and dreary Sunday. Will probably give a few more spins.

Endless Boogie - The Gathered and Scattered: Had to split this over a few days as it's 3 hours worth of EB lo-fi jams. Some top quality tunes as per usual with this lot. You either like 'em or you don't, they certainly ain't changing for ya!

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.: Hmmm. I sometimes get the impression with KGLW (and White Denim tbh) that they see music as some kind of intellectual exercise, 'Look at us, we can try our hand at anything. Ooh we're good aren't we?' I know that goes against the image of a bunch of Aussie stoners but their albums are kinda hard to love (aside from the first few). Maybe it's the sheer amount of them that's the problem, you're trying to sit with one then another comes along in quick succession. The Aliens can throw the kitchen sink at each album but it always sounds like it's coming from the heart, and the head doesn't even get a look-in. Anyway, on this album The Giz.. try some Eastern vibes and disco amongst other things. It's not bad but they should slow down their release schedule methinks. I'm probably being too hard on them really.

The Bachelor Pad - All Hash & Cock: I must admit this lot passed me by. I'd never heard of them until i stumbled upon this comp. From Glasgow and on the go between 1987-91. The blurb says 'Buzzcocks fronted by Syd Barrett'. Definite Barret-era Floyd feel alright but with lots of fizzy indie pop melodies. If the Belshill scene dropped acid perhaps? https://emotional-response-recs.bandcam ... h-and-cock

Afterwardness- S/T: Irish 3-piece with a 90s pedigree (ex members of The Idiots and Petlamb) Have seen these guys a couple of times and they're decent. Two tracks over 35 mins, the first like Oneida, second more of a Stereolab vibe. https://afterwardness.bandcamp.com/rele ... XDJaP4WhdI
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Hope for the flowers. A great book about love for little ones for Christmas.
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sunray wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:28 pm
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.: Hmmm. I sometimes get the impression with KGLW (and White Denim tbh) that they see music as some kind of intellectual exercise, 'Look at us, we can try our hand at anything. Ooh we're good aren't we?' I know that goes against the image of a bunch of Aussie stoners but their albums are kinda hard to love (aside from the first few). Maybe it's the sheer amount of them that's the problem, you're trying to sit with one then another comes along in quick succession. The Aliens can throw the kitchen sink at each album but it always sounds like it's coming from the heart, and the head doesn't even get a look-in. Anyway, on this album The Giz.. try some Eastern vibes and disco amongst other things. It's not bad but they should slow down their release schedule methinks. I'm probably being too hard on them really.
This band really rip my knitting! I read so many people say the are the saviours/golden children of modern psychedelia (along with Tame Impala :lol: ) but, to me, its bordering on unlistenable. Utter prog bollocks. Sounds like everyone is playing a different song and trying to outdo the others.

I recently took a punt on their PolyWandy... LP to really give them a try to see if they worked better as an album, but nope. Quickest i've flipped and turned off an album in a long time. Was then discussing them with a friend who gave me a copy of their "Gumboot.." LP and it was no better. I just don't see it. I find most bands that release so much already run the risk of saturating people with their name/music that inevitably means people will become more critical of the output, but i'm struggling to "get it". What the hell am i missing? Maybe i'm just getting old :lol:

p.s not having a dig at any fans of KG... just struggle to understand why they are held in such high regard.
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Laz69 wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:58 am
sunray wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:28 pm
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.: Hmmm. I sometimes get the impression with KGLW (and White Denim tbh) that they see music as some kind of intellectual exercise, 'Look at us, we can try our hand at anything. Ooh we're good aren't we?' I know that goes against the image of a bunch of Aussie stoners but their albums are kinda hard to love (aside from the first few). Maybe it's the sheer amount of them that's the problem, you're trying to sit with one then another comes along in quick succession. The Aliens can throw the kitchen sink at each album but it always sounds like it's coming from the heart, and the head doesn't even get a look-in. Anyway, on this album The Giz.. try some Eastern vibes and disco amongst other things. It's not bad but they should slow down their release schedule methinks. I'm probably being too hard on them really.
This band really rip my knitting! I read so many people say the are the saviours/golden children of modern psychedelia (along with Tame Impala :lol: ) but, to me, its bordering on unlistenable. Utter prog bollocks. Sounds like everyone is playing a different song and trying to outdo the others.

I recently took a punt on their PolyWandy... LP to really give them a try to see if they worked better as an album, but nope. Quickest i've flipped and turned off an album in a long time. Was then discussing them with a friend who gave me a copy of their "Gumboot.." LP and it was no better. I just don't see it. I find most bands that release so much already run the risk of saturating people with their name/music that inevitably means people will become more critical of the output, but i'm struggling to "get it". What the hell am i missing? Maybe i'm just getting old :lol:

p.s not having a dig at any fans of KG... just struggle to understand why they are held in such high regard.
I don't mind a bit of Prog here and there. I have never managed to get into King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard though. It all sounded like a mess to me. Thankfully, I didn't start buying their LPs as that gets very expensive, very quickly.
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olan wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:42 pm I don't mind a bit of Prog here and there. I have never managed to get into King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard though. It all sounded like a mess to me. Thankfully, I didn't start buying their LPs as that gets very expensive, very quickly.
Some prog i like and have no issue with. What i was trying to convey is the way prog originally became "for the intellectuals" back in its heyday. Making out its like some super complicated higher-level thing and you need to be of a certain higher intelligence to "get it". As i suggested, maybe i'm just getting older and more contankerous... :)
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Laz69 wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:09 pm
olan wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:42 pm I don't mind a bit of Prog here and there. I have never managed to get into King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard though. It all sounded like a mess to me. Thankfully, I didn't start buying their LPs as that gets very expensive, very quickly.
Some prog i like and have no issue with. What i was trying to convey is the way prog originally became "for the intellectuals" back in its heyday. Making out its like some super complicated higher-level thing and you need to be of a certain higher intelligence to "get it". As i suggested, maybe i'm just getting older and more contankerous... :)
I am old and cantankerous and quite happy about that. I've no truck with any form of musical elitism though. Punk dealt with the worst excess of prog as far as I am concerned. It failed to finish off Phil Collins sadly, so must be regarded as a failure in that respect.
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Heard this on the radio the other night and while it's obviously famous for being sampled by Eminem for 'My Name Is', it struck me that Primal Scream lifted the early section of the song for Kill All Hippies! This may already be common knowledge (in which case i shall hang my head in shame :oops: :lol: ).

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olan wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:23 pm I'm really impressed by 'Shadow of Fear' the new Cabaret Voltaire LP. OK, it is really a Richard H. Kirk solo LP but it is a really solid set of tracks and a comprehensive return after 26 years. The pressing of the vinyl LP is really stunning as they've gone for a double LP with two tracks per side, which I really wish Sonic had done with his LP earlier this year. The clarity of the low end heft from the Cabs LP is very impressive. Highly recommended. It'll be in my top 5 LPs of the year (say's the lifelong Cabs fan to the surprise of absolutely no-one).
Cheers for the nudge on this one Olan, loving it, from a slow-ish more industrial start this really doesn`t half build once into the later tracks, at one point I had to check I wasn`t actually listening to Underworld - Universal Energy - which is a good thing, love a bit of Underworld, this might be my last purchase of this yr or the 1st of next,
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Sound is a bit dodgy during first song (Hypnotized) but persevere and you shall be rewarded. Some serious wah-abuse at times in this. Feelin' Just Fine...wow! The riff during Smiles that kicks in at 55:53 :D 8)
Probably a headphone listen though.
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Cheval Sombre produced by and featuring Sonic Boom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK4NmD4fIYk


I didn't think much of the Dean Wareham Cheval Sombre album but with this he's back on form and album also on the cards for 2021.
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Love the new Cheval Sombre track, and he saying he's got two albums to release this year - great stuff!!
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Anyone listened to the new Viagra Boys album, Jazz Welfare? It's crazy. Sounds kinda like Suicide fronted by Tom Waits. Pretty badass.
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James Gang - Rides Again, Thirds
Joe Walsh - So What, The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
John Phillips - The Wolf King Of L.A.
Phish - Sigma Oasis
Pixies - Dolittle
Various - Night Walker: The Jack Nitzsche Story Volume 3
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runcible wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 am Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Still love this after all these years even though its not my fav TFC LP. :D
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TheWarmth wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:48 pm Anyone listened to the new Viagra Boys album, Jazz Welfare? It's crazy. Sounds kinda like Suicide fronted by Tom Waits. Pretty badass.
Hmm, my mates were on about this crowd with their last album, I just just can`t get on board with a band with such a shit name, same with that King Gizzard band, just terrible, guess I`m getting old :lol:
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Love this band. Such gorgeous energy; mix of Shinto, psychedelia, and a band made up of real friends. When live shows happen again, I encourage all to check them out. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PNzsRauOeqE
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Laz69 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:59 pm
runcible wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 am Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Still love this after all these years even though its not my fav TFC LP. :D
I hadn't played it for a few years but the moment 'I Don't Know' came in my nostalgia box was well and truly ticked. That album is worth it for that tune alone! I actually prefer the debut album but I fancied this one. I met these guys once many decades ago when they did an in-store signing. I deliberately wore a King Missile T-shirt which caused them all to get somewhat excited. Lovely bunch of chaps I must say...
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