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Dec 13
The Spoils of War
S/T
1969
Early Electronic/Psychedelic Rock
This album does have some higher pitched sounds, like on the track E-Thing so please be aware of that. this album has catchy psych pop/rock mixed with some musique concrete, so if you’re able to handle some musique concrete, I’d definitely recommend this album.
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The Spoils of War

S/T

1969

Early Electronic/Psychedelic Rock

This album does have some higher pitched sounds, like on the track E-Thing so please be aware of that. this album has catchy psych pop/rock mixed with some musique concrete, so if you’re able to handle some musique concrete, I’d definitely recommend this album.

[download | sample]


Nov 10
Leaf Hound
Growers of Mushroom
1971
Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych

Typically, I’m not really fond of the whole heavy pscyh/hard rock thing, Leaf Hound however, are really good imo. Most tracks on the album are Hard rock with acid rock solos, save for It’s Gonna Get Better, a catchy piano tune with lyrics similar to those of the 60’s pop bands, my personal favorite on the album.

[download | sample 1, 2]

Leaf Hound

Growers of Mushroom

1971

Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych

Typically, I’m not really fond of the whole heavy pscyh/hard rock thing, Leaf Hound however, are really good imo. Most tracks on the album are Hard rock with acid rock solos, save for It’s Gonna Get Better, a catchy piano tune with lyrics similar to those of the 60’s pop bands, my personal favorite on the album.

[download | sample 1, 2]


Nov 5
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Safe as Milk
1967
Psychedelic Rock
Mostly everyone with an interest in 60’s psych has heard of Captain Beefheart, due to his album Trout Mask Replica. Which actually tends to turn people away, if you tried TMR and felt that way, listen to this before you give up on him completely, this album is much more blues oriented psych rock, not much of that avant-garde stuff. that’s really all I got to say about this one.

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Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band

Safe as Milk

1967

Psychedelic Rock

Mostly everyone with an interest in 60’s psych has heard of Captain Beefheart, due to his album Trout Mask Replica. Which actually tends to turn people away, if you tried TMR and felt that way, listen to this before you give up on him completely, this album is much more blues oriented psych rock, not much of that avant-garde stuff. that’s really all I got to say about this one.

[download | sample]


Status Quo
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo
1968
Psychedelic Pop

For some reason I always though Status Quo was some cheesy 80’s glam metal band. I was wrong I guess, although they became a hard rock band later in the 70’s, they had a rather successful debut as a Psychedelic pop band, despite at least 4 songs on this album being covers. In a way, they kinda of remind me a bit of the bee gees, with a bit more of Kaleidoscope thrown in. 

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Status Quo

Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo

1968

Psychedelic Pop

For some reason I always though Status Quo was some cheesy 80’s glam metal band. I was wrong I guess, although they became a hard rock band later in the 70’s, they had a rather successful debut as a Psychedelic pop band, despite at least 4 songs on this album being covers. In a way, they kinda of remind me a bit of the bee gees, with a bit more of Kaleidoscope thrown in. 

[download | sample]


Oct 18
The Idle Race
Birthday Party
1968
Psychedelic Pop

Jeff Lynne became known as the man behind ELO, but before that, he was the lead of a band called The Idle Race, definitely not as well known as ELO. While this is pretty basic psychedelic pop, Lynne’s vocals alone make you feel like this is some kind of early ELO album. Although, I believe the rest of ELO came from The Move, Lynne was the only member of The Idle Race to go onto the band. This album is wonderful psychedelic pop, in the vein of Kaleidoscope (uk) and July. A bit more on the mellow side, this album also contains plenty of catchy hooks and melodies.

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The Idle Race

Birthday Party

1968

Psychedelic Pop

Jeff Lynne became known as the man behind ELO, but before that, he was the lead of a band called The Idle Race, definitely not as well known as ELO. While this is pretty basic psychedelic pop, Lynne’s vocals alone make you feel like this is some kind of early ELO album. Although, I believe the rest of ELO came from The Move, Lynne was the only member of The Idle Race to go onto the band. This album is wonderful psychedelic pop, in the vein of Kaleidoscope (uk) and July. A bit more on the mellow side, this album also contains plenty of catchy hooks and melodies.

[download | sample]


Oct 10
Kim Fowley
Love is Alive and Well
1967
Psychedelic Pop

Not much to say about this other than that this album is pretty much a perfect example of really catchy psych pop. Although, it may come off pretty cheesy to some people, but if really catchy, upbeat psychedelic pop is your kinda thing, definitely listen to this album.
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Kim Fowley

Love is Alive and Well

1967

Psychedelic Pop

Not much to say about this other than that this album is pretty much a perfect example of really catchy psych pop. Although, it may come off pretty cheesy to some people, but if really catchy, upbeat psychedelic pop is your kinda thing, definitely listen to this album.

[download | sample]


Oct 9
Hatfield and the North
S/T
1974
Canterbury Scene

Although coming a little later to the Canterbury Scene, all the members of this band came from different groups, like Matching Mole, Caravan, and Delivery, so they knew exactly how to pull this off. I think this is a great Canterbury album because it’s not as hard to listen to as say, Soft Machine’s Third. while plenty of fusion bits are on this album, there are just as many catchy and poppy melodies. I would definitely recommend this for someone looking to get into the genre.

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Hatfield and the North

S/T

1974

Canterbury Scene

Although coming a little later to the Canterbury Scene, all the members of this band came from different groups, like Matching Mole, Caravan, and Delivery, so they knew exactly how to pull this off. I think this is a great Canterbury album because it’s not as hard to listen to as say, Soft Machine’s Third. while plenty of fusion bits are on this album, there are just as many catchy and poppy melodies. I would definitely recommend this for someone looking to get into the genre.

[download | sample]


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Oct 8
Canned Heat
Living The Blues
1968
Psychedelic Rock, Blues
album contains the live track Refried Boogie part 1 & 2

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Canned Heat

Living The Blues

1968

Psychedelic Rock, Blues

album contains the live track Refried Boogie part 1 & 2

[download | sample]


Sep 23
Aphrodite’s Child
It’s 5 O’Clock
1969
Psychedelic Rock

Isn’t much to say about this one, fairly similar to End of the World, except there are traces of early prog in this one, still a good amount of feels though.

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Aphrodite’s Child

It’s 5 O’Clock

1969

Psychedelic Rock

Isn’t much to say about this one, fairly similar to End of the World, except there are traces of early prog in this one, still a good amount of feels though.

[download | sample]


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