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BEYOND THE CALICO WALL - V/A Excellent acid-punk sampler! LAST COPIES! COMP LPVoxx
We thought this one was out of print, but found a few jackets at the pressing plant! LAST COPIES of classic 60s psych!
Excellent acid-punk sampler put together by New England collector Erik L. Issued fairly late in the game but recycling lots of weird psych numbers for the first time. A few tracks fall into the pointless-noise/novelty category but overall this was one of the best comps of the early 90s. All of the pieces are unbridled master strokes of the proto-punk D.I.Y. mentality married to the equally inspired garage rock psych of the mid- to late '60s.
In a significant nod to collectors, none of these sides can be found on run-of-the-mill "best-of" anthologies, and there are only a mere handful that are available in any other incarnation.
The material ranges from highly infectious pop melodies such as Duffy's spry rocker "Come Back Come Back" or the speed-fueled madness of the Waterproof Tinkertoy's trippy "Continuation."
There are also a fair amount of indescribably acidic and downright far-out cuts, including the repetitive "Suzie's Gone" by the Afterglow and the rambling of Ceylib People's "Changes."
In addition to the plethora of unearthed gems, Beyond the Calico Wall features a few familiar titles -- such as the faithfully extended 11-plus minute reworking of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" from 6 Feet Under as well as Rasputin & the Mad Monks' jet-propelled rendering of "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)." Bhagavad Gita includes a mid-tempo distortion-driven electric guitar wailer titled "Long Hair Soulful," which was co-written by Chuck Mangione -- who included his version on his Eyes of the Veiled Temptress (1988). It is unknown if the famed jazz flügelhorn player was once a member of this Ohio-based band.Playground.
A1 –Park Avenue Playground The Trip
A2 –The Hooterville Trolley No Silver Bird
A3 –Afterglow* Susie's Gone
A4 –The Flower Power Mt. Olympus
A5 –The Pulse* Burritt Bradley
A6 –Rasputin & The Mad Monks I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
A7 –Alva Snelling Clock On The Wall
B1 –The Spontaneous Generation Up In My Mind
B2 –Cosmic Rock Show Psiship
B3 –The Greek Fountains An Experimented Terror
B4 –Duffy (10) Come Back, Come Back
B5 –The Pebble Episode Tripsy
B6 –Bohemian Vendetta Paradox City
B7 –Demons Of Negativity Resurrection