Friday, 21 December 2007

The Trypshop show 05 (Nearly Xmas Special) (21-12-2007)

The Trypshop returns after a 5 week delay.

Apologies all round but GHP commitments have
been pretty demanding of late...
Anyway, this week we have a 'nearly Christmas'
feel thanks to tracks by The Three Wise Men,
Carnegy Hall, The Virgineers and The Fab Four.
No featured artist this week but we kick things
off with The Nazz:

Fans of XTC should enjoy hearing their alter-ego's
in this weeks show.
I've finally dragged out some 'Dukes' and the 'best
christmas single that wasn't a hit but bloody well
should have been' in their Three Wise Men guise.
(cover below)

Check the positioning of the red graphic
above the 'Thanks For Christmas' lettering of
the title on the cover, giving their true
As promised here's the video for the Dukes
'Mole From The Ministry' that was aired on
'Whistle Test' in the mid eighties:

Also listen out for the 2 tracks by The Fab Four.
I think the album was released in 2002. 20
tracks of a Beatles tribute band doing xmas
songs in a Beatles (or dare I say 'Rutles') style.
Genial stuff.
Did my best to fulfill the request that came through
over the past 5 weeks.
If you want to hear something specific drop me a
line at or
pop it in the comments tab.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year !

Tunes played on Trypshop show 05
Intro: The Breakaways "I Can Hear Music"
(Dream Babes Volume 4 'Go-Girl')The Nazz "Open My Eyes"
(The Nazz)Q65 "So High I've Been So Down I Must Fall"
(Rubble Volume 9 - Plastic Wilderness)Carnegy Hall "The Bells Of San Francisco"
(somewhere off the net)Wimple Winch "Save My Soul"
(Rubble Volume One - The Psychedelic Snarl)Made in Sheffield "Amelia Jane"
(Sweet Floral Albion Compilation)The Dukes Of Stratosphear "The Mole From The Ministry"
(25 O'Clock)The Fab Four "Jingle Bells"
(Christmas With The Fab Four)Taboo "Vampire Tango"
(mp3 email)The Tickle "Good Evening"
(Hens Teeth Volume One Compilation)
The Long Ryders "I Had A Dream"
(7inch vinyl single)The Byrds "Eight Miles High"
(Fifth Dimension)John Coltrane "India"
The Bonzo Dog Band "Humanoid Boogie"
(Best Of)Plasticland "Elongations"
(Plasticland / Colour Appreciation)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band "Pena"
(Trout Mask Replica)The Fab Four "Silent Night"
(Christmas With The Fab Four)
The Virgineers "We Are Santa's Helpers"
(internet)The Three Wise Men (XTC) "Thanks For Christmas"
(7inch Christmas single / Rag & Bone Buffet)

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Wednesday, 14 November 2007

The Trypshop show 04 (14-11-2007)

Welcome to Trypshop show 4, what have we got
on offer this week then?
Among the 15 tracks we have some seminal 'english' moments
from The Factory and Geranium Pond.
The rarely heard 'The Miracle Of The Age' from Doctor & The
Medics (produced by Andy Partridge no less) and a superb slice
of 'new psych' from the Olivia Tremor Control.

Also got some psych-bubblegum from the delicious
Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army (45 sleeve above).
I will be putting together a 'Bubblegum Special' in a couple
of weeks time. You have been warned...
Also a couple of awesome tracks by Fraternal Order Of The All
(pictured) lifted from their 'Welcome To Planet Love' album,
"Space And Time" being a perfect piss-take of the 'winged
rickenbacker kings' it says here...
This is what Colin Allcars from the group did in a previous

Featured artist this week are July.
4 tracks from them seeing as I simply couldn't leave
out 'Hello Who's there' despite most people hating
the track. July released a self titled album in 1968,
which for a while was quite hard to get hold of but
recent reissues have made it available for everyone.
July hailed from Ealing and were led by Tom Newman
who went on to set up Manor studios for Richard Branson
and also engineered Tubular Bells.
'My Clown' and 'Dandelion Seeds' are quite simply Psych
classics of the highest order.

Also plucked for an airing this week is Big Boy Pete's
"Cold Turkey" and as luck would have it, here's a
clip of him doing his stuff:

If you have any requests for tracks or future featured artists
on The Trypshop, drop me a line in the 'comments' section
or mail me at

Tunes played on Trypshop show 04:The Factory "Path Through The Forest (long version)"
(The Factory 'Complete Story')Doctor & The Medics "The Miracle Of The Age"

(Doctor & The Medics 'Miracle Of The Age' 12inch)
Geranium Pond "Dogs In Baskets"
(Syde Trips Volume 5)
Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army "Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army"
(25 All Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits)
Olivia Tremor Control "No Growing (exegesis)"
(Olivia Tremor Control 'Dusk At Cubist Castle')
July "My Clown"
(July 'July')
Big Boy Pete "Cold Turkey"
(Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks)
Rainbow Ffolly "She's Alright"
(Rainbow Ffolly 'Sallies Fforth')
Jigsaw "Seven Fishes"
(Hens Teeth Volume Three - Catherine On The Wheel)
July "Dandelion Seeds"
(Various Artists - Insane Times:25 British Psychedelic Artefacts from the EMI Vaults)
The Second Helping "Floating Downstream On An Inflatable Rubber Raft"
(Ain't It Hard:Sunset Strip 60's Sound! Garage & Psych From Viva Records)
The Freak Scene "Watered Down Soul"
(The Freak Scene 'Psychedelic Psoul')
July "The Way"
(Acid Drops, Space Dust & Flying Saucers)
Fraternal Order Of The All "Space And Time"
(Fraternal Order Of The All 'Greetings From Planet Love')
Fraternal Order Of The All "Wink Of The Third Eye"
(Fraternal Order Of The All 'Greetings From Planet Love')
Thane Russel & Three "Security"
(Perfumed Garden Volume Two)
July "Hello Who's There"
(July 'July')
Foodbrain "Liver Juice Vending Machine"
(Love, Peace and Poetry Vol. 4: Japanese Psychedelic Music)
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Wednesday, 7 November 2007

The Trypshop show 03 (07-11-2007)

A healthy slab of US gear amongst the 16 tracks this
Including Bump and the wonderfully named Balloon Farm.
Listen out for the Nick Nicely track 'Hilly Fields 1892' which
most definitely inspired Mr Partridge and Co to don their
paisley's and record under their Dukes Of Stratosphear

Featured artist this week are The Chocolate Watchband.
Hailing from San Jose, they recorded some sublime
garage punk, rightly hailed as 'classics' these days.
Check 'em out doing their thing in the Pandora's Box
gig scene from the film Riot On Sunset Strip in '67.

Of the three tracks I've chosen, it's the best line-up
that are represented. In other words they played on
the tracks unlike large portions of their albums, where
session musicians were employed by producer Ed Cobb.
'No Way Out', 'Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love In)'
and 'Don't Need You Lovin' were recorded in 1967.

Also on this weeks show are The Monkees with the
awesome 'Star Collector' lifted from their 'Pisces, Aquarius,
Capricorn & Jones Ltd' LP, again from 1967.
I have distinct memories of seeing them perform this
on their show during re-runs in the early seventies:

Tunes played on Trypshop show 03:Dirty Filthy Mud "Forest Of Black"
(Endless Journey Volume 1)
The Liverpool Set "17 Years To The End"
(Colour Dreams Volume 1)
Bump "Winston Built The Bridge"
(Colour Dreams Volume 1)
Nick Nicely "Hilly Fields 1892"
(Nick Nicely 'Psychotropica')
The Move "Curly"
(The Move 'Looking On')
The Stairs "Laughter In Their Eyes"
(The Stairs 'Mexican R&B')
The Byrds "Thoughts And Words"
(The Byrds 'Younger Than Yesterday')
Pierre Henry and Michel Colombier "Jericho Jerk"
(Pierre Henry and Michel Colombier 'Les Yper Sound EP')The Chocolate Watchband "No Way Out"
(The Chocolate Watchband 'No Way Out')
The Tyrnaround "Colour Of Your Mind"
(The Tyrnaround 'Go Back')The Monkees "Star Collector"
(The Monkees ''Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd')The Chocolate Watchband "Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love In)"
(The Chocolate Watchband "No Way Out')Sands "Listen To The Sky"
(Nuggets Two Box Set)Tintern Abbey "Vacuum Cleaner"
(Rubble 12 - Staircase To Nowhere)Riders Of The Mark "The Electronic Insides & Metal Complexion That Make Up
Herr Doktor Krieg"
(20th Century Fox 7")
The Chocolate Watchband "Don't Need Your Lovin"
(The Chocolate Watchband Melts In Your Brain...Not On Your Wrist)
The Balloon Farm "A Question Of Tempurature"
(Nuggets One Box Set)
Hal Blaine "Love In (December)"
(Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 60's Mind Expansive
Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals But Were Afraid To Ask)

The Playn Jayn "Crystal Ball"
(The Playn Jayn 'Friday The 13th At The Marquee Club')

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Wednesday, 31 October 2007

The Trypshop show 02 Halloween Special (Weds 31-10-2007)

It's the Trypshop Halloween Special no less.This week I give you 19 tracks with a Halloween feel or theme,
covering such suitable topics of spells, witches, apples, ghosts,
nightmares, spiders, all angles covered - no gravestone unturned.
The show was recorded in and around a haunted house / graveyard
(if you close you eyes hard enough and open your mind)...

No featured artist this week but there are two tracks from the
C.A. Quintet's "Trip Thru Hell" album. (pictured)
The excellent "Cold Spider" with it's twin guitar break that will
quite literally set your teeth on edge and the album-closer
"Trip Thru Hell Part Two" that taps into many musical styles through
it's duration but ends in a freak-out of screams, bells and backwards
guitars amongst other delights.
I originally had this album on vinyl (Psycho) but you are better
searching the Sundazed CD out, with bonus tracks and taken from
the master tapes. The Psycho LP misses one entire channel of music
in it's mono conversion.
This was C.A. Quintet's only album, released in 1969 (a bit late,
considering the sound of the content) and remains a classic.

The Creation feature again this week with a track called
"Nightmares". Cool to get a fair amount of mail from some of you
after I played "How Does It Feel To Feel?" in the first show.
Seems to be a firm fave.
Here's a clip of The Creation performing "Makin' Time" on Beat,
Beat, Beat circa 1966 awesome stuff:

There's also some great tracks by The Open Mind, Frog, Brazilian
Mac Rybell's version of the Stones 'Latern' from Satanic Majesties
and The Move's "Night Of Fear" with an interesting tag...

The show is streamed at the bottom of this post and
a download link for mp3 provided also.
Tune in...

Tunes played on Trypshop show 02 Halloween Special:
intro 'The Scream'
(Night Of The Living Dead Soundtrack)
The Open Mind "Cast A Spell"
(Rubble One - The Psychedelic Snarl)C. A. Quintet "Cold Spider"
(C.A. Quintet - Trip Thru Hell)
The Vampires' Sound Incorporation "Ghosts of Good and Bad Onions"
(The Vampires' Sound Incorporation - Psychedelic Dance Party)
The Fuzztones "She's My Witch"
(The Fuzztones - Flashbacks)
The Creation "Nightmares"
(The Creation - How Does It Feel To Feel?)The Brain "Nightmares In Red"
(Rubble Three - Nightmares In Wonderland)Naz Nomad & The Nightmares "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night"
(Naz Nomad & The Nightmares - Give Daddy The Knife Cindy)
Pat Shannon "Candy Apple Cotton Candy"
(Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults)Larry's Rebels "Halloween"
(Ugly Things Volume 4)Cords "Ghost Power"
(Buzz Buzz Buzzzzzz No 2)Mac Rybell "The Lantern"
(Psychedelic Archaelogy Volume 8)The Nice "The Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon"
(Real Life Permanent Dreams Disc 4)Frog "Witch Hunt"
(Psychamania - Eccentric Sounds From The British Underground 1970-1973)The Monocles "Spider And The Fly"
(Mayhem & Psychosis Volume One)
Mesmerizing Eye "Rain Of Terror"
(Mesmerizing Eye - A Musical Lightshow)The Move "Night Of Fear"
(The Move - The Move)C. A. Quintet "Trip Thru Hell Part Two"
(C. A. Quintet - Trip Thru Hell)
The Gravedigger V "Spooky"
(Be a Caveman: the Best of Voxx Garage Revival)
Dream Syndicate "Halloween"
(Dream Syndicate - Days Of Wine And Roses)
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Wednesday, 24 October 2007

The Trypshop show 01 (Weds 24-10-2007)

First show focusing on the main tracks that kickstarted
my obsession with Psychedelia.
All thanks to Julian Cope on Kid Jensens 'Collectors Choice'
on Radio 1 in 1984, where he introduced me to The Craig,
The Tickle and the Bump amongst others.
Bam Caruso's 'Rubble' compilation series had just started,
Alice In Wonderland in the UK, Paisley Underground in LA,
big interest in the genre at the time.
Small indie labels were releasing bucketloads of comp
albums of UK Psych, US Garage bands etc
The Damned became 'Naz Nomad & The Nightmares'.
XTC were about to become 'The Dukes Of Stratosphear'.
I was hooked...

A fair few of the tracks for this first show were pulled
from the 'Rubble', 'Chocolate Soup For Diabetics' and
'Perfumed Garden' compilation albums (pictured above).
Listen out especially for the One In A Milllion b-side
'Double Sight', which sounds uncannily like The Jam
but in 1967.
Every psych-head will have Fire's 'Father's Name Was Dad'
in their collection.
Les Goths 'Turn Over' is a personal favourite, with a
healthy dose of phasing throughout.
The Tickle's 'Subway (Smokey Pokey World)' is a perfect
example of UK psych at it's very best.

Each week I'll be playing three tracks by a 'featured artist'
and this week it's The Seeds. (pictured)
Exploding out of LA around 1965, they are widely known
as the premier 'garage' band. Fronted by Sky Saxon, their
sound was a raw organ/guitar-led mish-mash of simplistic
riffs which grew progressively psychedelic over a handful
of albums up to 1969.
They most definitely influenced The Doors as much as
Jagger influenced Sky Saxon.
Here's a clip of The Seeds doing 'Mr Farmer' on Shebang
in 1966, check the perfect haircuts and threads:

Of the three tracks I've included in the show, 'Evil Hoodoo'
comes from debut album 'The Seeds' (1966), 'Chocolate River'
was a 'Future' outtake from '67 and 'The Wind Blows Your Hair'
was a non-album a-side from the same year.
You can get all The Seeds albums on '2 for' CD's via Edsel.
'Web Of Sound' and 'Future' are essential listening.

The show is streamed at the bottom of this post and
a download link for mp3 provided also.
Tune in...

Tunes played on Trypshop show 01:
The Craig "I Must Be Mad"
(Rubble One - The Psychedelic Snarl)
Fire "Father's Name Was Dad"
(The British Psychedelic Trip Vol One)One In A Million "Double Sight"
(Chocolate Soup For Diabetics)
The Jelly Bean Bandits "Generation"
(Mayhem & Psychosis Vol One)
The Creation "How Does It Feel To Feel?"
(The Creation - How Does It Feel To Feel?)
The Pretty Things "Talkin' About The Good Times"
(Rubble Three - Nightmares In Wonderland)The Sunliners "Land Of Nod"
(Garagelands Vol One)Les Goths "Turn Over"
(Perfumed Garden Vol Two)
The Seeds "Evil Hoodoo"
(The Seeds - The Seeds)The Chesterfield Kings "Outside Chance"
(The Chesterfield Kings - Here Are The Chesterfield Kings)The Turtles "Sound Asleep"
(The Turtles - 20 Greatest Hits)The Seeds "Chocolate River"
(The Seeds - Fallin' Off The Edge)The Tickle "Subway (Smokey Pokey World)"
(Mojo Box-Set - Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers)Timebox "Gone Is The Sad Man"
(Rubble Twelve - Staircase To Nowhere)The Uglys "I See The Light"
(Perfumed Garden Vol Two)
The Seeds "The Wind Blows Your Hair"
(The Seeds - Fallin' Off The Edge)The Electric Prunes "The Great Banana Hoax"
(The Electric Prunes - Underground)
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