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14 Jun 2017

Little Free Rock “Nirvanating Nervesounds” 2015 Guerssen Records UK Psych Rock









Little Free Rock “Nirvanating Nervesounds” 2015  Guerssen Records UK Psych Rock

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https://guerssenrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nirvanating-nervesounds

Most of these tracks were previously released on CD under the “Time Is Of No Consequence” name but they appear here in a newly remastered, superior sounding form, most noticeable on the acetate tracks (no surface noise here this time). 
Little Free Rock was a British power-trio that released a great Hendrix and Cream influenced (self-titled) LP on Transatlantic, back in 1969. ‘Nirvanating Nervesounds’ collects previously unreleased recordings which were meant for the band’s withdrawn second album, produced by Robert Stigwood in 1971. Also included are tracks from the group’s earlier incarnation Purple Haze. Some of these tracks also appeared on the CD 'Time Is Of No Consequence’, but here we get them with superbly remastered sound! This is a killer find for anyone into late '60s British mod-psych…………………. 
Hard-rock psychedelic with the explosive guitar fuzz-wah of Peter Illingworth (ex-David John & The Mood). Little Free Rock were a British power-trio who were born from the brutal mod-psychedelic group Purple Haze. In 1969, they released their only album for the Transatlantic label, a classic among fans of underground sounds from the late 60’s. But the album disappointed the group and its fans, as ultra-clean production did not reflect the true sound of the group in direct. 

“Nirvanating Nervesounds” features sessions for an aborted second LFR album dated in 1971 and produced by Robert Stigwood, alongside themes from a 1969 Ace, just as the group was in transition from Purple Haze to Little Free Rock. 

The recordings of 71 were made with a new formation of LFR: entered the percusionista “Lord” Eric Carboo and the bassist John Taylor (ex-Killing Floor) replaced Frank Newbold. The group shines on songs like “Money on your mind”, pure hard-rock with demential wah-wah and psychedelic funk tunes with drum breaks. 

The songs of 69 are extracted from the only known copy of a demo acetate of 5 songs that contain first and superior versions of songs that would later be recorded for the LP of Little Free Rock. This is a find for fans of British psychedelia of the late 60’s, pure mod-psych with devastating fuzz guitar that will surprise fans of bands like Attack, Adam’s Recital, Five Day Rain and the like. 

In short, “Nirvanating Nervesounds” is how the first album of Little Free Rock should have sounded. Most of these recordings remained unpublished until they were published on a CD titled “Time is of no consequence” in the 90s. But here you have them for the first time on vinyl and with newly remastered sound, especially notable in the themes extracted from acetate (Here you will not find any background noise!)………………… 
Psychedelic hard- rock featuring the explosive fuzz- wah guitar of Peter Illingworth (ex- David John & The Mood). Little Free Rock were an underground British power- trio which evolved from heavy- mod- psych band Purple Haze. In 1969, the band released their only album for the Transatlantic label. A rather disappointing effort for the band and their fans, as the ultra- clean production did not show the real, powerful sound of the power- trio.Nirvanating Nervesounds collects previously unreleased sessions for an aborted Little Free Rock second album from 1971, produced by Robert Stigwood, plus tracks from their early incarnation as Purple Haze, taken from an ultra- rare demo acetate from 1969. The 71 tracks were recorded when the band had just incorporated an African percussionist to their line- up, Lord Eric Carboo. Also, ex- Killing Floor bass player John Taylor had replaced original member Frank Newbold. This new line- up shines on tracks like the terrific psych- funk sounding Money On Your Mind, full of drum breaks and frenzied wah- wah guitar. The 69 recordings are taken from the only known copy of a demo acetate recorded in 1969, when the band had just changed their name from Purple Haze to Little Free Rock. Featuring some songs which were later re- recorded and included on the Little Free Rock Transatlantic album but appearing here in a superior, raw- sounding form. This is a killer find for anyone into late 60s British mod- psych. A fuzzed- out power trio which will surprise anyone into obscure psych/freakbeat acts like Adams Recital, Five Day Rain, The Attack For many people, the recordings included here are the best thing Little Free Rock ever did and show how their first album should’ve really sounded. Most of these tracks were previously released on CD under the Time is of no consequence name but they appear here in a newly remastered, superior sounding form, most noticeable on the acetate tracks (no surface noise here this time!). Remastered sound. 4- page insert with detailed liner notes by Nigel Cross (Shagrat Records) and Klemen Breznikar (Its Psychedelic Baby) plus rare photos………………….. 

Tracklist 
A1 Money On Your Mind
A2 Evil Woman
A3 Dream
A4 Time Is Of No Consequence
A5 Tiego
B1 Wait A While
B2 Big Bird
B3 Blud
B4 Roman Summer Nights
B5 Talking To The Trees
B6 Evil Woman (Acetate Version)

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