essential psych? knowledge wanted!!!

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  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    Magical Power Mako - "Andromeda"
    3 Hur-el - "canim kurban"
    Archie Whitewater - "Seacoast"
    Bayete - "Dont need nobody"

  • phono13phono13 842 Posts
    Damn all this psych talk made me pull out the shrooms last night. Tripping out, listening to records and making a dub track that actually turned out pretty well. Didn't fall asleep until 8 this morning. Damn I'm busted now.

    Pulled out this one in the process:



    Thanks! I liked this. I would call this psych.

  • youngEINSTEINyoungEINSTEIN 2,443 Posts
    zappa good! psych with doo-wop undertones.
    peace, stein. . .

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    Human Beinz.
    And not to be a drag, but I wouldn't call less than half of the aformentioned psych.

    Thats funny, cuz everything I've heard from the Beinz is either R&B or frat rock! (good stuff for sure though)

    Going by the two or three 45's I have, they went "psych" early on...matter of fact, just a few scant months after their big garage hit, "Nobody But Me." If I were to play those singles in sequential order, you could hear the heaviness creeping in.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    I know you're joking, but I'm actually not out of touch
    with jiggy hip hop nugget psych, or calling it such, as
    long as it's psych. I'm just not understanding how any record
    released from 1965-infinity that features long hair on the cover
    or a chick in gogo boots is now considered psych.

    'Specially since 1965 would have been slightly early for psych-as-we-know-it anyway. But I agree with the statement. Everybody has their own definition, and I hate to play Music Nazi, but I remember I did a double-take on a soul-collector friend of mine when he referred to the Fifth Dimension as "psychedelic." All together now: ?????

    But on here, I get confused and a little bummed out by people naming country rock
    and soul/beat albums as "psych" even though they have nothing psychedelic
    about them beyond a trippy cover font or maybe one 23 second fuzz break on
    one track.

    Therefore, I can accept a folk album played in a fairly conventional
    manner but with lyrics exploring the land of mushrooms the singer tripped
    through in a waking dream as psych, or a pop album that sings about Jeanie
    leaving him at the drive-in last night but with a backwards guitar solo
    and reverberated vocals as psych, but calling some straight-ahead folk rock
    album psych just because it was released in 1967 does nothing but confuse me.

    In some cases, I understand why these musics are lumped together...because they appealed to the same progressive FM radio audience. I'm sure that back in 1967-68, some of the same hippies who bought Circus Maximus probably bought Buffy Sainte-Marie or even John Fahey as well. But, as Soul On Ice just implied, the loose definitions have to stop somewhere.

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts


    I didnt really feel that German Oak LP...ended up selling mine. I cant hang with amateur recordings bathed in reverb....

    as far as the "oar" LP, I still kick myself for not taking this "producer's" OG copy...if I had known he was gonna fuck up our album AND rip us off for a bunch of $$$, I woulda taken that shit along with a bunch of other ILL OG LPs the dude had...fucker. Great LP!

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,367 Posts

    "spidey":

    There is plenty of tropicalia that is EXPLICITLY psychedelic, its one of the hallmarks of the scene

    As for prog, there is some grey area (esp in the late 60s when psych is transforming into prog) but I do hear folks conflating the genres here

    For those that consider Krautrock prog though- I think the best of it is sonically and inspirationally MUCH closer to psych than prog... which is why I like it


    Tropical + psychedelia = Tropicalia well yeah, i get it. Personally a little fuzz guitar doesn't qualify psychedelic to me. Alot of Brazillian Lp's even bossa standards are confused with PSYCH!!! This is what I was referring to.

    As for prog, and kraut and psych. Genres are stupid as fuck. Genres are only a quick classification system. Not a price guide. That was the point of my post "DigDug".

    Elis regina and Can have a lot in common.

    - spidey

  • djtopcatdjtopcat Seattle WA The 206 309 Posts
    I personally prefer heavy psych, with lots of plate reverb beefy drums,fuzz guitar etc, quite a few of these are expensive as fuck if you can find og copies at all.

    1)Fraction-Moon Blood-  Bonkers Christian psych rock, fuzz galore
    2)Morgen- 1969 st NYC fuzz monster!
    3)D.R. Hooker- Christian psych fuzz insanity
    4)Damnation of Adam Blessing- 1969 UA
    5)Gun-st 
    6)CA Quintet
    7)JD Blackfoot-Ultimate Prophecy
    8)Lincoln St. Exit
    9)Blue Mountain Eagle 
    10)Salem Mass-Witch Burning- Montana or Utah private press
    11)Dragonfly- NEED!
    12)Josefus- Texas bangers I prefer over 13th F.E's

    trippy sounding
    1)United States of America
    2)Fifty Foot Hose-cauldron
    3)JK & Co-Suddenly One Summer
    4)Coven- that evil reaps souls lp with the naked chick being sacrificed
    5)The Ghost
    6)Ultimate Spinach
    7)Mighty Baby
    8)Arzachel

    I consider these essential and not too hard to find or pricey
    1)Sir Lord Baltimore-Kingdom Come
    2)Blue Cheer-all of the lps
    3)All the Electric Prunes lps
    4)The Seeds
    5)Moby Grape
    6)Linn County
    7)Coldwater Army
    8)Blues Magoos
    9)Electric Flag
    10)Granicus- more like Cleveland's Led Zeppelin. 


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