Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Small post today, but I am working on an idea........
Astral Projection - the Astral Scene
This was a request over at lost and found albums blog and I thought it might have some interest here. Really, it seems to me to be an exploito type deal, but definitely walks a fine line between psych and exotica-lounge type recordings. But it still gets listed as psych in places so for your listening enjoyment, here it is, and I recommend using extreme caution if driving or operating any machines while listening because this may cause drowsiness. Originally released on Metromedia in 1968, this is from a Gear Fab reissue.
the Tiffany Shade - same
I am not going to say much about this very hard to find LP released on Mainstream records in 1968 (S-6105). The band was comprised of Michael Barnes on guitar and lead vocals, Bob Leonard (who is listed only as songwriter), Tom Schuster on drums and Rob Murphy on bass. It is bubblegummy pop psych and not at all what I expected for an album of it's reputation. Some people give it 2 thumbs up and I've seen it called brilliant so I'll let you folks decide. Standouts (to me) are the leadoff track "Would You Take My Mind Out For A Walk (great title!!), "No Reality" and "Not Worth the Pain".
Now, here is my idea, but I would like some feedback before I go ahead with it. I have a huge want list of around 1,000 or so items that I am looking for. Some are not that hard to find(I am trying to replace a rather large chunk of my CDs that were stolen during a move a few months ago) and some are damn near impossible to find. I am putting together a text file with the want list and my idea is, I would be willing to trade for items from my huge of available titles (I believe it numbers around 8,000 titles at this point) many of which I won't post here due to my own set restrictions on the items being out of print (or only available on expensive imports). If there is interest in it, I will go more into detail on it tomorrow, but if there is little interest I will abandon the idea. In either case I will still be posting albums here, it's just a way I figure that I can help people out and people could help me also. Any improvements on the idea or criticisms are welcome.
Posted by Time Traveller at 5:53 PM