Friday, November 20, 2009

Your Introduction to Psych Rock Rarities Volume One

I once spent far too much time listening to rare late-60s and early-70s psych rock albums. Many of them were released on small independent labels or in self-pressed editions of a few 100 copies. Much of it was dire, but there were a myriad of gems if you looked for them and so I decided to select 20 of my favourite tracks for a compilation. A few years down the line, I still listen to this mix and think it's pretty great - so I'm putting it out for a short while for you to enjoy for free.

Tracklisting with link below, with a few choice mp3s if you're undecided or don't have the wherewithall for mega-downloads:
  1. The Monks - I hate you
  2. Analogy - Tin's Song
  3. Merrel Fankhauser and h.m.s. bounty - Driving sideways (on a one way street)
  4. American Spring - Fallin' in love
  5. Broselmachine - The Old Man's Song mp3
  6. Josefus - Gimme Shelter
  7. Mothers of Invention - You're probably wondering why your here
  8. Felt - Destination
  9. Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger - Indian Rope Man
  10. Apple - Doctor Rock
  11. Fever Tree - Death is the dancer mp3
  12. Fairfield Parlour - Soldier of the flesh
  13. Geronimo Black - Let us live
  14. Gila -Aggression
  15. Goliath - No more trash
  16. Kaleidoscope - Hang out
  17. Linda Perhacs - Delicious mp3
  18. C A Quintet - Underground music
  19. McCully Workshop Inc - The Circus
  20. Morgen - Beggin' your pardon (Miss Joan)
Download the whole compilation in mp3s in a single 115mb zip file here


Evan said...

Jon - Yo; what a great entry, your whole blog has been a pleasure to catch from time to time. Really cool to see someone put some artistic effort and individuality into their blog. I'm a fan.

Jon said...

Thanks Evan. Great to hear that :)

Online Antihero said...

Looking forward to hearing this, downloading away.

Do you have an e-mail address I could use? I wanted to talk about possibly covering my label, but not sure of the best way to get in touch?

I normally skip if I can't find a contact, but 'psych rock rarities' suggests something special here! :)

I'm at info at

Hopefully hear from you sir,

James K said...

crazy good picture. i love it!

Anders said...

was looking for some linda perhacs, found this entry. looking forward to the whole mix, only know a few names. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Martin Thurn-Mithoff (Analogy) said in 2013:

Tin's song is "still part of our live set - in a slightly extended and more bluesy version.
Back in 1970, Tin, a guy from Caracas (Venezuela) spent a couple of weeks with us. I used the initial riff he played on an old acoustic guitar during a mad mid-summer's night!"