BLACK WATCH-Crying All The Time (glorious acid pop psych) 45
b/w “Red And Green Talking Machine” . Though we’re not sure which song was originally intended as the A-side, intuition tells us it was “Strange World” (though both songs are equally wonderful). “Strange World” is classic psychedelia from the first line of the lyrics, relating the musings of a whimsical soul who, lying horizontally, looks up and reflects on how watching a fly traverse the ceiling makes it feel as though he’s upside down. The perspective then shifts to that of the fly, who laments how the people below continually try to destroy its kind. We suspect the song’s unknown author was a fan of The Pink Floyd (and Syd Barrett in particular).
“Red And Green Talking Machine” is the tale of a frustrated young fellow, quite possibly the same one who’s been observing diptera dancing on the plaster skies above, bemoaning the lack of “keenness” on the part of his pet parrot, who apparently isn’t much of a talker after all. Sheer psychedelic brilliance.