Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Firebirds - Light my fire / 31 Flavours - Hair 1969

Any one of you seen/heard Jimi Hendrix way wild cover of "Wild thing" off the Monterey pop festival film? Well Blue Cheer did, as did these guys: The Firebirds.. These guys are quite unknown and are said to be from L.A. They released these 2 albums on the supermarket label Crown. The Firebirds - Light my fire is a fuzz monster in that before said Hendrix live mode with Blue Cheer and Cream thrown in for good measure. Their 2nd album they recorded under the name "31 Flavours" and it seems obvious that Crown had now given them orders to tone down the wilder than wild fuzz moves.. But fear not these dudes pull off all the moves even with a "clearer" tone and actually come across as a even more underground sounding Bulbous Creation.. yes you know the vibe. These albums are perhaps not for the Flac format prog fan crowd, but if you love the wild uninhibited underground heavy psych of the late 60's, you will love this. The 31 Flavours album is from the Rockin Hood blog. Have a blast. Keep those comments coming folks!

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Swedish Psych Volume 2

This is the long awaited 2nd collection of Swedish Psych (Volume 2). Again you get a great selection of way psyched out underground music, with that real people vibe that is so unique for the SWE psych scene. Included: the above cover art, pictures of the albums where the tunes originate. The idea for this collection has been in the works awhile and it's basically personal favorites that have passed the test of time which also deliver the goods to speak. This stuff will psych you out. Hear also the first volume (click on picture on the sidebar). Support the scene by getting the reissues.

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