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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Myke Jackson “Alone” 1975 US private Christian Psych Rock










Myke Jackson  “Alone” 1975 US killer...! private Christian Psych Rock masterpiece...!!! reissue Anazitisis Records Greece 2013

full album...

http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x49mcl_John_Dug_myke-jackson-alone-1975-us-prog/1#video=x3m2zil

Myke Jackson was the founder of the Alabama band Felt that released the equally brilliant LP on the Nasco label that was in a more hard rock, bluesy style. This LP falls more into a Paul McCartney pop psych vein in which Myke plays and sings all the parts...this is a great long lost psych pop gem and not likely to turn up again anytime soon....
When the Beatles split, Paul McCartney tucked himself away and recorded an album where he played every instrument by himself. The resulting LP was the killer, McCartney. This must have seemed like a tempting prospect for other songwriters in bands. Other well known instances of this are Todd Rundgren from the Nazz and Emitt Rhodes from the Merry-Go-Round. Here's one you might be unfamiliar with...Myke Jackson from Felt. If this name is new to you then read on, you're in for a treat!


Myke Jackson
Felt were an Alabama, USA band that released a single, self-titled LP on the Nasco label in 1971 which was masterminded by a then 17 year old, virtuoso guitarist named Myke Jackson. The band split shortly after the release of their album. For the next few years, Jackson played in various club bands to pay the bills, while simultaneously recording homemade tapes which he would send to Hollywood producer Ed Seay. A new band was put together but quickly fell apart after failing to get any label interest. In January 1975, Jackson decided to go it alone, borrowing some money from his uncle and renting out Creative Audio Studios in Huntsville to record his album by his self.

The album which would be titled "Alone", was recorded over three sessions of two days each including the mixes. Due to a lack of funds, each of the songs were recorded in one take, not that you can tell. The production is a little thin but the songs are melodic, (McCartney-esque/powerpop is the overall vibe), the vocals are strong and the playing is first class. Did I mention that Mellotron makes an appearance?

Only 1000 copies of the album were pressed when it came out in 1975, making original copies almost impossible to track down, but in 2013, Greek label Anazitisi Records officially re-released the album from the original masters as a vinyl only, limited to 300 copies, including 100 on blue vinyl, although these too seem to selling fast so grab one while you can. If you're not yet scrambling around for your credit card to buy this record you really need to ask yourself why you're reading this blog in the first place! The full story of Myke Jackson and the making of Alone including a recent interview can be found inside the Anazitisi reissue. What are you waiting for?..
I discovered this album through a friend of RYM (Brett), who described the opening track as a crossover between Emith Rhodes and Anonymous. It's clearly an outstanding album from start to finish where Myke plays all instruments except a violon solin - my favourite tune is probably Lost on a Wave (it reminds me Michael Farneti) - which should have been in Acid Archives, or why not in the Archivist...
And I can't understand why this LP is so unknown, whereas Myke Jackson was the main man of Felt. But here, it's far more superior, catchy and soothing, with an high-pitched and fantastic voice. Alone may not knock you out on first listen, but it will grow on you with time. A perfect alternative to Robert Lester Folsom, Alone is all I love in pop music. A 5 star rating.
With a new identity (Mychael), Myke Jackson made another album in 1979 (Neon Dreams). Unfortunately, it's a completely different sound than the 1975 album. I'm sure it's the same guy - I contacted him a few months ago. In the digital era, Myke has a new nickname (Mychael John Thomas) and he holds a Myspace on which one there is absolutely no information about his lost album. A big mystery to me....

Al Manfredi “Al Manfredi“ 1973 US Private solo lp Acid Folk Psych by Al Manfredi member of Psychedelic Rock Band “Lost & Found


Al Manfredi “Al Manfredi“ ultra rare 1973 US Private solo lp Acid Folk Psych by Al Manfredi member of Psychedelic Rock Band “Lost & Found 






Tracklist 
A1 Of The Sea 3:20 
A2 I Don't Live Today 4:30 
A3 Five, Six 3:00 
B1 Blue Gold 3:15 
B2 Foggy Night 4:40 
B3 Empty Of Your Possession 3:15 

Slightest Idea “Bring Your Own"1973 Private Iowa Garage Psych


Slightest Idea “Bring Your Own"1973 Private Iowa Garage Psych

From 1973, out of Iowa, comes The Slightest Idea with their psych LP entitled Bring Your Own on Pit Records (private press). Issued as a 100 press! The album is mainly composed of good garage and psych rock covers. It is a highly recommended LP showing what was going on in middle America while the rest of the music world changed! The vocals sound they are recorded in one room, while the band played in the next room! Ths songs they do are: Honky Tonk Woman (done in a garage mode), it Don’t Come Easy (also done in garage mode), Roll Over Beethoven (done in heavy fuzz psych mode), Smoke On The Water (done in heavy fuzzed out psych mode with a garage guitar solo in the middle!), Born To Be Wild (done in garage psych mode), We’re An American Band (done ina garage psych mode with fuzz), Are You Ready (done in a garage mode with fuzz and wawa), Brown Sugar (done in garage mode). The last song here is entitled Bring Your Own. It is a 5:38 original song of fuzz and wawa. Interesting stories abound about the group, such as when they were taken to dinner by a helper who drove a big Cadillac! They went to MacDonalds! The band practiced in a burned out building and only had 100 pressed, as they were breaking up. Recommended! One is in my collection  and is a good garage psych artifact! 


Tracklist 
A1 Honkey Tonk Woman
A2 It Don't Come Easy
A3 Roll Over Beethoven
A4 Smoke On The Water
A5 Born To Be Wild
B1 We're An American Band
B2 Are You Ready?
B3 Brown Sugar
B4 Bring Your Own 

Black Voy Alley “Black Voy Alley” 1972 private Psych Acid Prog

Black Voy Alley “Black Voy Alley” 1972 mega rare private Psych Acid Prog
full youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4IDLnibLns&list=PL-bbWB96kXmRKvgS3q2KWYWldGvCBNLAe

This is the same legendary album by the El Paso, Texas outfit that has been mentioned in many blogs and web-sites as only a few in existance. One of the web-sites to reveiw the album is The Acid Archives. The following is what the book has to say about this LP:“Here’s four talented teenage musicians that have a convincing knack for mimicking the popular tracks on FM radio during the early seventies, which eventually motivates them to enter a classy studio to record a full length album of cover songs. Considering thier age and no evidence of any original material , I’m sure they made the rounds playing live to mostly a teenage audience at gigs like high school dances, special events and private parties. By the time it came to record an album, the years spent practicing refining thier talents along with the gained confidence from playing live, paid off in the studio by skillfully nailing eight tracks on the album. They do impressive versions of “Smoke on the Water”, and “ Space Truckin”, a powerful “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, “Stairway to the Stars” from Blue Oyster Cults first major release and “Feeling Alright”.
Even though the band was from El Paso, the album was recorded in Phoenix, Arizona which accounts for the fact that I have found two of these in the Phoenix area over the years. This album is a true rock rarity..

Side One: 

A1: Feeling Alright 
A2: Smoke on the Water 
A3: Stairway to the Stars 
A4: Midnight Runaway 

Side Two: 

B1: Never Been to Spain 
B2: Won’t Get Fooled Again 
B3: Black and White 
B4: Space Truckin’ 

Creef "Good Herbs" 1988 Private Ontario Neo Psych,







Creef  "Good Herbs" 1988  rare Private Ontario Neo Psych,only 1000 copies pressed

full album

http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x49k9v_John_Dug_creef-good-herbs-1988/1#video=x3lvujk

University Of Illinois “Green Fields of Illinois”Private 1963Traditional Folk Folk





University Of Illinois “Green Fields of Illinois” mega rare Private 1963Traditional Folk Folk 

Mummi Kutoo “Mummi Kutoo ” 1975 Private Finland Prog Folk







Mummi Kutoo “Mummi Kutoo ” 1975 Private Finland Prog Folk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjabyLsmoM

This CD has probably been sitting on a shelf at Norman Records for ages. Someone at Norman Records will eventually get fed up of having this in stock and put it into a clearance sale. It still won’t sell and in the end someone at Norman Records will decide it’s time to throw it out of the window or send it to the charity shop. I would urge you (Norman Records person in charge of getting rid of sticky stock) to give it a listen before you send it away to the CD graveyard. I know thee are people all over the place who will tell you about “the greatest albums of all time” which usually include something by Oasis and The Beatles. Neither of those bands have recorded anything close to the greatest album of all time. Firstly because this is the greatest album of all time and neither of those bands recorded this or something that sounds anything like this and secondly all of the people who want to tell you about “The greatest albums of all time” will never listen to this album and forever be walking around in circles with dog poo shoes which they describe as encrusted travelling companions. I can promise you with my fingers crossed that you will probably receive more technically stunning reviews for other albums with commas and punctuation in all the right places but they (the people that write reviews- excluding me) have not got the balls to buy this CD. I know a shrimp from a worm and a kingfisher from a crow. I know this album will make your life better and I don’t sell ice cream for a living but that is neither here nor there. By the light of a magical 60w bulb we must rejoice with the stunning sounds of Mummi Kutoo. Bye and stuff. Buy with stuff.

Bob Theil “So Far” 1982 UK Acid Psych Folk Private




Bob Theil “So Far” 1982 UK mega rare Acid Psych Folk British Private, masterpiece…! superb fantastic album…

Bob Theil interview by psychedelic baby…http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.gr/2012/02/bob-theil-interview.html

Original 1982 lp on R.G.TL (001) Bob Theil ‘So Far’. This is the extremely rare u.k. lp from Bob Theil. Released privately by Bob himself in 1982,this is his first lp. Very sought after by folk/rock collectors worldwide.This is probably the greatest and most important u.k. private pressing acid folk lp that has been released within the last three decades.All of the tracks on this lp are Theil originals and most of the ten tracks here were written by him in the early to mid 1970’s and the music throughout the lp has a definite 70’s feel and sound. Great singer/songwriter with amazing lyrics and such a distinctive twelve string acoustic guitar sound. The music on this lp has a strong celtic,folk and in places rock feel and is most easily described as acid folk music at it’s very best. There are some great session musicians here too. Bill Power on bass.Jimmy Litherland on electric guitar. Jim Covington on electric and acoustic lead guitar. Jed Marchant on guitar and piano.Steve Hall on keys and Mark Brezicki on drums who later went on to play with Big Country. Included is the 7” EP that originally accompanied the lp and features five tracks,three of which appear on the album. This is a very rare and musically important lp in beautiful condition complete with lyric insert and EP with lyric insert. Tracks on the lp are Yesterdays,Lady,One Day Today Or Tomorrow,Moments Lost,So Far,Westway,Reflections,Wind In The Wires,Who Are We Now? and December 1918. Tracks on the EP are Post Mortom Blues,Moments Lost,Reflections,Another Flight and Westway. This lp very occasionally turns up on folk/psych dealers lists.When it does it is usually listed at around £200.I have known it to sell for considerably more! My reserve price is considerably less than £200!..

Reissue of one of UK’s best kept secrets of the last 30 years. A delicate blend of acid-folk-rock with dark tinges and an epic feel with floydian guitar leads. Features Jimmy Litherland (ex Colosseum/ Jade etc..) and Mark Brezicki( now with Procol Harum).This release comes in a gatefold cover, with a newly designed artwork & also includes an exact replica of the rare 5 track EP. Directly licensed by Bob Theil. 500 copies only. ..

“Everyone seems to agree this is the best UK private pressing from the last 30 years, and that’s a big thing! Released in 1982 but most songs written in the 70s and sounding like that…in fact the some of the bonus tracks were recorded in the mid 70s and the most of them were written by then too.

This is surely one of the all- time best folk- psych albums, with amazing songwriting and tremendous Floyd styled electric leads and backing band. Stunning musicianship, line- up features Jimmy Litherland (Colosseum, Jade) and Mark Brezicki (now with Procol Harum).

How this incredible piece of art could has been ignored is something you will never understand.

This is a strictly limited pressing of 500 copies in gorgeous gatefold cover, with newly remastered sound from the original mastertapes, nice insert with infos and linernotes by Bob Theil himself.
For those of you still not feeling ready to buy an 80’s recordbelieve me guys, you NEED this album more than you know!! ”….
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHGFluFwW3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7wnwE7i-b8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vridFrLUeGA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKqV2ooMJPM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IJ3_ZWy9N8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3fo6NRulT4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKSLR-pplGI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_6QNkaaDVY

Another World Production ”End Of The Age” 1980 US Private Prog Folk Rock





Another World Production ”End Of The Age” 1980 US Private Prog Folk Rock

full album

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cctfgc3VJE

All the elements of good guitar-based progressive rock can be found in this Wisconsin male foursome’s excellent hard-to-find custom. A variety of expressions gives the music la lot of depth. ‘He Is Real’, ‘Tales Of Evil’, ‘What Will Become’, the apocalyptic title track (which sounds a lot like Barclay James Harvest) and the instrumental ‘Lessons In Seven’ all check in with an artful heavy rock sound, including several driving dual electric guitar side trips (the kind DeGarmo & Key had fun doing in the early days). ‘I Say Hello’ and ‘Reprise’ begin and end the set with a lush symphonic presence - a stately melding of acoustic guitars, piano and mellotron-like string orchestration. ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘I Pray Some Day’ are gentle stirring ballads with rich acoustic guitar melodies. Quite a treasure here, housed in an intriguing Tolkienesque cover. (Ken Scott - Archivist).
Line up:
Steven Cumber (?)
Steve Appolloni (?)
Mark Redlin (Bass) (R.I.P. 2012)
Gary Cumber (?)1. I Say Hello
2. Now I Sing
3. He Is Real
4. Tomorrow
5. Tales Of Evil
6. End Of The Age
7. What Will Become
8. Lessons In Seven
9. I Pray Some Day
10. Reprise

Skilfinger "Skilfinger“ 1978 Denmark Psych Folk Rock




Skilfinger  "Skilfinger “ 1978 Denmark   Sonet Label Sweden

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1 Karneval 4:36
2 Tjenestevejen 0:41
3 Sang Om Sindelagsjustits 2:14
4 Aktiv Lytterkomite-blues 3:16
5 Et Yndigt Land - En Praemiesang 2:53
6 Adam & Eva 2:15
7 Kobenhavn Marts 77 4:34

Side 2:
1 Ensom Med HT 3:32
2 Saft I Blikket 5:15
3 Mademoiselle 4:00
4 Den 1. December 3:07
5 Sofia 2:12
6 Festival 2:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zTayaXwaLY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiFqgwGe1ps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUCEj8N368Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuvboAjDe3U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhqcpTsRC1g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f_y6UH_Yyw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xF96wSU-y8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHmdHRsbHWs

The Gables ”Snake Dance” 1966 US Garage/Surf Rock




The Gables ”Snake Dance” 1966 US Very Rare Garage/Surf Rock  

Minette “Come To Me At Tea-Time” 1968 Private US Psych Pop


Minette “Come To Me At Tea-Time” 1968 ultra rare Private US  Psych Pop

full  album 


The word “rare” is horribly overused by record sellers, but here is finally an album where rare is not an exaggeration. According to the 2006 Acid Archives book, there are 3 known copies of this 1968 record. I recently found this one out in the wild, so I guess that makes this known copy # 4 (seriously, there must be more than 4 copies in existence). This album is truly a weird artifact of 2 worlds you would not expect to collide: female impersonator lounge music meets psychedelic hippie issues, with multiple references to drugs and the Vietnam War… 


Jacques Minette was born in Manhattan to visiting French parents, and raised in Boston. A child performer, her career as a female impersonator dates from the 1940s. As Minette she played all the big drag clubs of the period. 

She, and most drag performers, were driven out of Boston in 1948 when Archbishop Cushing banned them. In New York she was a regular at 82 Club. She put out an LP, Come to Me at Tea-Time, 1968, and was a guest singer in the seminal film, The Queen, 1968, hosted by Jack Doroshow (Sabrina). She was a regular in Avery Willard’s Ava-Graph films, and also a member of the Ridiculous Theatre Company. She also worked with the underground film director, Andy Milligan, even to the point of sewing dresses when he opened a dress shop. 
She is a connecting link from the drag shows in the days of vaudeville and burlesque, through the avant-garde of the 1960s to the end of the 20th century. However she says that she made more money as a sex worker than as a singer. 
She was an activist in the early Gay Liberation movement in New York. Although she was non-op, she normally wore female clothing off-stage as well as on, and preferred female pronouns for herself. She was also a musicologist and gay historian. She died at age 73. 


Tracklist 
A1 Come To Me At Tea Time
A2 The Hot Hippie Rag
A3 Minette's 69th Trip
A4 On A Psychedelic Astro-Flight
A5 My Tripping-Out Rag
A6 LBJ, Don't Take My Man Away
A7 Revolutionary Blues
B1 Grandpa's Rag
B2 Hello, Big Boy
B3 Pentagon, Please Be Gone
B4 Hey, Hey, LBJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?
B5 Come To Me At Tea Time (Part Two) 

Lucifer "Lucifer" 1970 US Private Psych Hard Rock.

Lucifer "Lucifer" 1970 US Private Psych Hard Rock 
full
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Hdjwmbnug&list=PLF-92rCh83EpSly8AEMPQ3Sapg2w9CyCZ

"Originally released in 1970 on the tiny Gallo Records. This very rare album was the work of a Rochester, New York based band with schizoid tendencies to dark seedy hard rock with fuzz/organ moves & soulful vocals & deep lounge moods. For fans of Grand Funk Railroad."
"Heavy rock pounder with vocal harmonies. Sometimes compared to Grand Funk Railroad but actually more of a typical Eastcoast post-Fudge outing."
"A great reissue from Akarma Records from this 1970 hard rockin’ NY band, originally limited to a 100 record pressing on Gallo Records. Heavy pounding late-60’s rawk with killer vocal harmonies and a psych edge that are sometime reminiscent of Vanilla Fudge, Grand Funk Railroad and Iron Butterfly."
"Reissue of rare ($1500!) and heavy garage rock from 1970 by this New York band. Sounding at times like early Grand Funk Railroad and Iron Butterfly it's a storming album with strong guitar work, and tight vocal harmonies. At times the pace is more laid back such as during the excellent version of "Get Together". Overall high quality late '60's rock with a psych edge and all the right guitar moves!..








Joe Bertola - Drums 
Vincent "Butch" Biocca - Bass 
Joe Gallo - Piano 
Joe Mattioli - Lead Vocals 
Pete Skelton - Lead Guitar 


A1 Sixteen 
A2 Different Face 
A3 Where Do We Go From Here 
A4 Get Together 
A5 My Baby 
A6 You Better Find Someone to Love 
B1 I'm Gonna Make It 
B2 If This World Were Mine 
B3 Dreaming Isn't Good for You 
B4 Crabby Day 
B5 Don't Tell Me How to Love 


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