Mittwoch, 22. Dezember 2010

[1968] Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty - A Visit With Ashiya

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Merrell Fankhauser is mainly known from his work on Fapardokly debut and his recordings with the group MU. Since 1973 he had been living at Maui Island, Hawaï. Merrell: "After Mu broke up I went solo and moved deeper into the Maui rainforest, to study the Lost Continent and ancient Hawaiian history, that in itself is a mystical experience. Living 25 miles out in the jungle next to a free flowing stream by a waterfall can be very enlightening. When you don't have electricity or TV and you hear all the sounds of nature with no man made sound to pollute your mind you become aware and inspired in a new way. I was living with my girlfriend, violinist Mary Lee, and we stayed pretty much to a vegetarian diet, I did eat quite a bit of fresh fish, as it is so good in Hawaii. We played many places as a duo and had a steady gig at a club in Kahului for about 6 months."

[1967] Dantalian's Chariot - The Madman Running Through The Fields

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UK Psych-Pop/Rock-Sike from an band that only released an 7" and splitted after 1 year. Band member Andy Summer later joined "The Police", "Soft Machine" and many others... Drummer Colin Allen went to play with John Mayall. And singer Zoot Moneywould also joined Eric Burdon's Animals.

Samstag, 4. Dezember 2010

[1969] The Pisces - Mary

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the first time I played their album, I had no look on the release date and thought the Pisces were an old band from the late 60's. but then I felt, that something sounds like neo-psychedelia, but no, the Pisces album really got recorded in 1969. "Mary" reminds on the psychedelic moments of "Marijuana Unknowns Vol. 1" compilation. Dr. Schluss is telling you more:

[1966] The Doppler Effect - God Is Alive In Argentina

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I actually saw this band live at 1601 W Evans (The Family Dog) in Denver sometime in '67. They were more of a Jefferson Airplane style band than Byrds. Female singer, lots of jangly guitars with folk-style harmonies. Live they were pretty good, certainly better than the production on this recording. Didn't get much airplay locally and definitely not nationally.I think (not sure) they were originally from Colorado, went to CA, made 1 record (a single), then disappeared. ~by davequ