Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne

Arnold Layne was Pink Floyd’s first single in 1967. That was when Pink Floyd was still with Syd Barrett, who I think was the best part of the band. He is featured in the video.Their first album “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” is their best album in my opinion. It’s the only one I would listen to. It contains some mind-blowing psychedelic compositions. Their second album “A Saucerful of Secrets” has some good tracks too.

The Zombies – Gotta get a hold of myself (live 1966)

The Zombies were a British band. They had some well known hits, including “She’s not there” and “Time of the season”. Rod Argent was their very talented organ player reminding me of Keith Emerson. And Colin Blunstone’s voice was what makes the Zombies recognizable.
I’m posting this video because it is an awesome color recording of the band.
Also, I want to show some appreciation to this great band. Thanks for playing in New Orleans back in March (Zombies in New Orleans). It was so exciting seeing them live.

To hear Rod Argent’s organ play check out Time of the Season or She’s not there.

Mandrake Memorial – Bird Journey

Mandrake Memorial was a very unique sounding psychedelic/progressive rock band from Philadelphia. Their sound is very much defined by their electric harpsichord and the singers soft voice. This song is from their debut album from 1968. Make sure to listen to the song till the very end. There are some cool harpsichord solos at minute 1:50 and at the very end.

Also, check out the next post with a rare video of the band.

Kaleidoscope Path

The title is taken from the song “Journey to Tyme” by Kenny & The Kasuals, a  60s Garage band from Texas. There have been great sounds coming from Texas, e.g. The 13th Floor Elevators.

Here are my favorite lines from the song:
Nobody cares if I ever return.
It’ll be a quick trip that’ll never end
I’m on my way
Down
Kalidoscope path