Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Psyche's Out

Photos by Chris Morris/PYMCA. The UFO Club, London circa 1967 -70

I've been wanting to do a Psychedelic/Garage Rock post for some time now and having just acquired some new material from Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve, the time has finally presented itself. As you are probably aware, the two Wizards of which I speak are one Erol Alkan and Richard Norris and using their magical production skills they cut-up and re-edit classic Psyche Rock tracks.

The duo have just released a new EP entitled 'George' and their first 'Beyond The Wizards Sleeve EP' has been re-pressed for your aural Pleasure. They have also just Remixed Findlay Brown on Peacefrog recordings, turning his folky charms into one long Psychedelic wig out.

Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve - Dig It // Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve EP - 3rd Mynd 2005

Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve - A Path Through The Forest
// Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve EP - 3rd Mynd 2005

Findlay Brown - Losing The Will To Survive (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Reanimation)
// Peacefrog

Props to Headphonesex for introducing me to this. Buy These at Phonica

Photos Peter Francis/PYMCA. Isle of Wight Festival 1970

I couldn't do a proper Psyche post without including some original classics of the genre so here are some proper 60's moments from The 13th Floor Elevators; 'Slip Inside This House' was covered by Primal Scream on Screamadelica; The Chambers Brothers' Time Has Come Today appeared on Optimo's Psyche Out mix last year (here it is though in it's full 11 minute Psychedelic Soul version) and finally a classic from the Nuggets Compilation from the Electric Prunes.

13th Floor Elevators - Slip Inside This House
// Easter Everywhere LP 1967

The Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today // The Time Has Come LP 1967

The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night // Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-68

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Wow, thanks for posting these. Finally bought nuggets when it was re-issued in the UK last year, and was not disappointed.

Ed, 17 Seconds
The old hippy tailings will be re-worked for decades yet in search of filthy lucre.
eeeeya! Nu Disco getting killed on blogs, love it but glad to see someone pull the re-edits in another direction entirely. Feelin this post and many other... Lets link up

Hey - since you're into UFOs, have you seen this Roswell video?
I thought it was fake until I watched Part 2. What do you think?
Roky Erikson is playing at the RFH in London on 18th June. He's made something of a dramatic comeback from a quite serious mental disposition. Apparently he plays "You're Gonna Miss Me" and "Splash 1" from the Elevators back catalogue.
Yesss. Am totally diggin this sound. We're doing the odd party in Sydney on this dancey-psyche tip.

Anyways, I made this re-edit of an olde Gong tune that some people may appreciate:


Col (DJ Silvio) email: silvio(at)
Intrresting thanks for sharing I guess I'm gonna look for them and download.
Thanks for sharing.
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
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