Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Blue Sandelwood Soap “Loring Park Love-Ins” 1968 US Psych Pop


Blue Sandelwood Soap “Loring Park Love-Ins” 1968 US Psych Pop
full ok
https://ok.ru/rokarkheol/topic/68724446377326

full spotify

https://open.spotify.com/user/1168238393/playlist/7tbdMkFa7aW6cu2USLfW0G?

full vk

From the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Blue Sandlewood Soap was one of relatively few ‘60s psychedelic groups from the region (though there were others, such as C.A. Quintet and, on some of their records, the Litter and T.C. Atlantic). 
Groovy 12-string guitar, subtle bass work, and far-out Farfisa solos are woven together by truly strange tempos and surprising breaks, about half of this release was recorded in the basement of organist Harley Toberman’s apartment around 1967….~


Get some young fellers together from a typical 1960s garage combo and spike 'em with acid (or at least tell them a lot about what’s it like to take a trip). Then lock 'em in the basement and let 'em loose to make up songs, capturing the proceedings for posterity. Sure, that’s an unfair sweeping generalization when summarizing the music on this disc, but it’s not that far off the mark. And actually, about half of this 20-track CD was recorded in the basement of organist Harley Toberman’s apartment around 1967 (no date is supplied). These tapes are combined with half a dozen they cut in a recording studio in 1967 (including their sole single) and a few other loose ends to comprise this way-posthumous release. For some, the description of these tapes as free-form, spontaneous-sounding garage psych by a bunch of naïve-sounding kids might count as a high recommendation. But for most, even for most 1960s enthusiasts, there’s not nearly enough going on in the songwriting to command much respect. The tunes are sub-average, meandering, moody 1960s teen garage, highlighting Farfisa organ and bashing, sloppy drums (with some touches of pop orchestration on some of the studio-recorded numbers). The words are, even by the measures of hippie indulgence, stream-of-consciousness-like impressions and imagery, often sounding as if they were made up or half-made up on the spot. That worked for Captain Beefheart, with critics anyway. But it’s rather aimless and, considering how hard these guys are obviously trying to be far out, mundane. It’s kind of funny to hear the organ quote from West Side Story on the B-side “Love !pirT,” though. At the end of the CD are two 1988 recordings that are jarringly out of place with the rest of the proceedings, particularly considering their relatively slick production and glossy singer/songwriter sentiments….by Richie Unterberger…..~


Blue Sandalwood Soap 
*Dan Knudson - Guitar, Vocals 
*Steve Luck - Bass, Saxophone, Vocals 
*Dave Bergsland - Drums 
*Harley Toberman - Farfisa Organ


Tracklist 
1 Friends I Haven’t Met Yet 3:08 
2 Nickel Bag Of Blue 2:25 
3 How Can I Show My Love 2:57 
4 Reborn In Eastern Meditation 2:50 
5 Love Pirti 5:11 
6 Without A Sound 2:37 
7 Did You See The Man 3:34 
8 Just For The Moment 3:35 
9 What Is Life 1:57 
10 A Most Unusual Way 2:57 
11 A Childlike Face 2:19 
12 Love Is 2:04 
13 That’s Cool 3:23 
14 Interludes 2:19 
15 The Girl Stares Coldly 2:15 
16 I See The Lightning Roar 1:55 
17 Age Of The Magic Men 4:32 
18 Northwest Airlines Demo 2:22 

johnkatsmc5,the experience of music..

volume

volume

Fuzz

Fuzz

Analogue

Analogue

Cassette Deck

Cassette Deck

Akai

Akai

vinyl

vinyl

Music

Music

sound

sound

Hi`s Master`s Voice

Hi`s Master`s Voice

Vinyl

Vinyl

music forever

music forever

“A Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape” 1958

“A Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape” 1958

Dance

Dance

Crazy with music

Crazy with music

vinyl

vinyl