• 100 Great Psychedelic Rock Albums....

    4 Jun 2008, 13:08 by Cylob

    Compiled at MAC.

    13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds Of (1966)
    13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere (1967)
    The Action - Rolled Gold (Retrospective, 2002)
    Arzachel - Arzachel (1969)
    The Bachs - Out Of The Bachs (1968)
    The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
    Bent Wind - Sussex (1969)
    Bolder Damn - Mourning (1971)
    Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill (1971)
    Captain Beefhart - Safe as Milk (1967)
    Captain Beefhart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)
    Chamaeleon Church - Chamaeloen Church (1968)
    The Chambers Brothers - The Time Has Come (1967)
    Chocolate Watch Band - No Way Out (1967)
    Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
    Cromagnon - Orgasm (1969)
    The Cyrkle - Neon (1967)
    Damin Eih, A.L.K. And Brother Clark - Never Mind (1973)
    The Deep - Psychedelic Moods of the Deep (1966)
    Dr. John, the Night Tripper - Gris-Gris (1968)
  • Song of the summer

    29 May 2007, 22:58 by snelvetet

    2005 was "This will be our year" by the Zombies and 2006 was obviously "Transparent day" by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Now a strong contender for the "song-of-the-summer" '07 has arisen: Turn down day by the excellent psych-pop outfit The Cyrkle (apparently the bandname was suggested by no other than John Lennon!)

    What a tune, I say! Lovely piano/sitar intro (now that's a sentence you don't utter on a daily basis, surely), beautiful melody, and some lovely harmonizing, great peppy drums, and lyrics that guarantee to turn most any frown upside down!

    "It's much too groovy a summer's day
    to waste running round in the city
    But here on the sand I can dream away..."

    Something tells me this might be a great summer!

    The Cyrkle have a couple of other songs you might wanna check out instantly too: Debut single Red rubber ball is also a nice slice of mid 60's carefree pop, and it's written by Paul Simon. Their take on S&G's Cloudy is also wonderful. …
  • Songs that (nearly or actually) made me cry

    20 Nov 2006, 01:28 by Bazon_B

    It's a little bit ironic my first Journal entry is about lyrics, or better said about songs where lyrics matter.
    Most of the time, lyrics aren't important for me - either the music I listen to has no lyrics at all (all kinds of electronic music...) or I don't really understand them (cause the lyrics are in japanese or in french....).

    But OK, this is an entry about songs with lyrics that touch me. I haven't selected the songs listed here by myself, these actually are the songs I cried to hearing them at least once. Making one cry is of course not the only strong emotion music can cause, but still it is special. I don't use to cry normaly, music is almost the only thing that made me cry at least for a long time and this makes it even more special for me.

    But OK again, I should finally start!

    And so I do with Vashti Bunyan: She's the one who made the most start-Bazon-crying-songs, actually the whole Just Another Diamond Day album has this bias. …
  • May 9th: Born on this day

    9 May 2006, 04:19 by tenderbranson69

    1962, Born on this day, Paul Heaton, vocals, Housemartins, (1986 UK No.1 single 'Caravan Of Love'), The Beautiful South, (1990 UK No.1 single 'A Little Time' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

    1950, Born on this day, Tom Petersson, bass, vocals, Cheap Trick, (1979 UK No.29 & US No.17 single 'I Want You To Want Me', 1988 US No.1 single 'The Flame').

    1949, Born on this day, Billy Joel, singer songwriter, (1980 US No.1 single 'It's Still Rock And Roll To Me', 1983 UK No.1 single 'Uptown Girl', plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 singles).

    1945, Born on this day, Steve Katz, guitar, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').

    1944, Born on this day, Richie Furay, guitar, vocals, Buffalo Springfield, (1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth'), Poco, (1979 US No. 17 single 'Crazy Love'), The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band, (1974 US No.27 single 'Fallin' In Love').

    1944, Born on this day, Don Dannemann, Cyrkle, (1966 US No.2 single 'Red Rubber Ball'), signed by Brian Epstein and supported The Beatles on their 1966 US tour.