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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