fredag 18 mars 2016


Sampler with twelve cuts from nine bands connected to the short lived "neo-psych" movement, a genre blending sixties style mod pop with classic psych and new wave. The issue meant the record debute for most of the bands and became a main force in establishing the concept. Of the groups only Mood Six, The Times and Barracudas seems to have had some kind of recording carreer later, for the rest this was about it. I do like getting one-offs from odd acts and there are a couple of good ones here. "Electric Blue" from The High Tide (not to be confused with the homonymous UK late sixties band) comes with tempo changing garage style backing and psych organ. The Silence "Love Letters" has annoyingly catchy vocals and Earwigs "Keep Your Voice Down" is good pop with Roger McGuinn inspired guitars and intense bass figures. I'm usually not much for eighties music, but this has so many connections and winks to ealier days, style-wise and through production and audio, I almost feel at home. Originally also issued in Spain (WEA S 90.578). All cuts can also be found within the 64 track 3-CD compilation "Another Splash Of Colour - New Psychedelia In Britain 1980-85" (Cherry Red 877 478). First UK had label as shown here and thin glossy cover. (SÄM*)

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