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 Os Mutantes were a Brazilian psychedelic rock band. This song from 1968 is one of my favorites.
This clip shows a live performance of “The Letter” by the band the Boxtops in 1967. They were from Tennessee. Their front man was Alex Chilton.
The Nice on Beat Club, my favorite show. I remember staying up late at night in Germany to record the midnight reruns. I love The Nice performing America on the show. Keith Emerson is a world class organ player. And Beat Club doesn’t disappoint with their cool innovative visuals.
No video clip, but so worth listening to. Very beautiful intense song.
A cool video of one of my all time favorite bands, The Music Machine. I chose to post this clip because it has the best visuals of them all. I call them Beat Club effects 🙂 even though this is Shebang.
The Music Machine was a California band with Sean Bonniwell as their front man. Their uniquely dark sound was a combination of punk, garage, and psychedelic rock.
This video is a nice find. For other songs or infos about the band click here.
There is no video unfortunately. Doesn’t matter. The 1966 song by this awesome Australian band is just too good to pass up.
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.
The British band The Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page appeared in Antonioni’s Blow-up. You have to watch the clip till the end. It’s brilliant. Of course, I would recommend to watch the complete movie.
Thankfully there are loads of videos of the Yardbirds out there. I like this one because it’s in color. It shows Jimmy Page on guitar. Keith Relf is the singer with the awesome raspy voice.
Check out some infos about the band in the last post.
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.
Dead Moon was a punk band from Portland in the late 80s and 90s. Fred Cole was the lead. Love his unique voice (a little like Roky Erickson). Check out his early band the Lollipop Shoppe.
Great lyrics in Dead Moon Night:
Call me if you need me
Down in New Orleans.
Portland garage band from the 60s with Fred Cole as lead. He would go on playing in Dead Moon later on.
It’s a video of the band promoting their album Mass in F Minor. The whole album was pretty much written and composed by David Axelrod who was hired by the record company. The song Kyrie Eleison appeared in Easy Rider.
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