Thursday, 18 August 2016

A Collection of Oddities - Volume 2



Once more, what the title says.... A few odd tunes from the 1950s to the 1980s. Some are peculiar/insane cover versions, some are songs you wouldn't expect from a certain artist, and the rest are just... rather odd!

Just a few words about some of the artists on this mix:
With the onset of psychedelia in the mid 60s, a few well known acts jumped on the bandwagon with usually peculiar results, or in the case of The Four Seasons (mostly known for songs such as Big Girls Don't Cry) releasing an unheralded masterpiece of an album, called "The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette". I thought it fitting to end this volume with one of the finest tracks from that album. The Everly Brothers made a couple of attempts at psychedelia, and the track featured here, if you removed the brass and bongos (insane bongos!) could easily be mistaken for a mid 60s lost classic from The Byrds. Howlin' Wolf was another unlikely artist to take on psychedelia, but you just need to hear the acid drenched revisions of some of his blues classics on the album he recorded in 1969 with Rotary Connection backing him. Also featured is probably one of the earliest "psych" recordings, a track from the Alan Watts album "This is It", from 1962.

Away from the psych phenomenon I've featured a track from the actor Robert Mitchum's calypso album from the late 50s, and keeping with the actors recording albums theme a song from Peter Wyngarde's solo release in 1970, a quite bizarre album where he daren't sing on, so just spoke to us in his most "seductive" voice. I purposely avoided putting on the track "Rape" from this album, which it's probably most infamous for and why a reissue of it was cancelled quite recently.

A peculiarity is the song by Dib Cochran & The Earwigs, who released the one single back in 1970. In reality this was Marc Bolan and Tony Visconti (on lead vocals) in disguise, and the song could easily have been a big hit if released in the mid 70s as disco took off. Now we come to Jon Wayne, and no it isn't the actor. I remember coming across, and buying, this album in the mid 80s, and it remains one of the most hilarious albums I've ever heard. The best way I could describe the sound is "country slop". One reviewer remarked on it as "a hideous, drunken, sloppy mess that grafts the musicality of Merle Haggard etc onto a very loose/chaotic California punk sound. If that sounds like a bad combination...you're right. It is."

I may write some more about the acts featured on this latest volume, but for now I hope you enjoy!

 
   1. Lieutenant Pigeon - Opus 300 (2:08)
   2. The Everly Brothers - Mary Jane (2:57)
   3. Jon Wayne - Texas Jailcell (3:12)
   4. Chubby Checker - Autobahn Baby (1:56)
   5. Peter Wyngarde - The Way I Cry Over You (3:28)
   6. Kevin Ayers and The Whole World - Hat (5:27)
   7. Sroeng Santi - Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng (3:32)
   8. The Kaplan Brothers - Happy (4:31)
   9. Robert Mitchum - Mama Looka Boo Boo (Shut You Mouth-Go Away) (2:53)
  10. Rajput & The Sepoy Mutiny - Up, Up & Away (2:11)
  11. Bruce Haack - Cherubic Hymn (2:16)
  12. Armand Schaubroeck Steals - Ratfucker (3:47)
  13. Dib Cochran & The Earwigs - Oh Baby (2:46)
  14. Mystery Artist - Mystery Track (0:59)
  15. Rita Lee - Frique Comigo (3:23)
  16. Ivor Cutler - Go and Sit Upon the Grass (2:06)
  17. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (3:54)
  18. Stud Cole - The Devil's Comin' (2:18)
  19. R. Stevie Moore - Ditch Me (1:39)
  20. Oho - Pale Hippo (1:48)
  21. Moondog - Wine, Woman and Song (2:22)
  22. Alan Watts - Love You (3:05)

  23. Eden Ahbez - Eden's Cove (2:39)
  24. David Hemmings - Talkin' L.A. (7:16)
  25. The Four Seasons - Genuine Imitation Life (6:16)


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Friday, 22 July 2016

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 22: Changes, Light & Purple



  1. US 69 - I'm on My Way (A Patch of Blue) (6:12)
  2. Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies - The Elephant at the Door (5:11)
  3. Earth Island - This Island Earth (2:28)
  4. Ro-d-Ys - Isn't It a Good Time (2:09)
  5. Simon Dupree and the Big Sound - Castle in the Sky (2:44)
  6. Majic Ship - Night Mare (2:37)
  7. Gale Garnett and The Gentle Reign - Water Your Mind (5:12)
  8. The Lollipop Shoppe - Don't Close the Door on Me (4:23)
  9. Amber - Sea Shell Rock Me (3:09)
10. Os Brazões - Modulo Lunar (4:49)
11. Helpful Soul - Peace for Fools (10:29)
12. Puff - Changes (3:36)
13. Burnin Red Ivanhoe - Purple Hearts (5:44)
14. Impala Syndrome - Let Them Try (3:00)
15. The Superfine Dandelion - Ferris Wheel (2:39)
16. Foxx - Opus Epyllion (The Age of Light) (3:51)
17. Peacepipe - The Day the War Has Ended (10:06)


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Monday, 18 July 2016

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 21: Voices, Reality & Truth



  1. Quatrain - Try to Live Again (2:58)
  2. The Mystery Trend - Johnny Was a Good Boy (2:40)
  3. The Rugbys - Leaves of Grass (2:32)
  4. O.P.M.C. - The Head (4:47)
  5. Lily & Maria - Everybody Knows (4:32)
  6. Dickens - Genese (4:05)
  7. Wichita Fall - Poor Mr. Drake's Afternoon Show (2:16)
  8. Snow - Caterpillar (3:39)
  9. La Barra de Chocolate - Viste? (7:51)
10. Oxfords - Sung at Harvest Time (3:46)
11. Le Orme - Ad Gloriam (5:33)
12. Fresh Air - December (4:53)
13. Crystal Syphon - Marcy, Your Eyes (3:37) 

14. The Liberty Bell - Reality Is the Only Answer (2:09)
15. The Seeds - Bad Part of Town (3:25)
16. The Group Image - Voices Calling Me (3:14)
17. Sagittarius - The Truth Is Not Real (2:45)
18. The Insect Trust - Miss Fun City (5:05)
19. The Peppermint Trolley Company - Fatal Fallacy (7:44)



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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 20: Spinning, Twisted & Cold



Musings from the Outer Mind was always a bit of a peculiarity. Originally meant to be a "bonus" addition to the 7 Oozings volumes, as I figured back then that 7 was the perfect amount for this series, I felt like it was never really part of the series even though it had the same concept. So, after some thought, I decided to elevate it to it's rightful status as a bona fide edition of the Oozings compilations. Artwork has been redone, all tracks retagged, now it can sit proudly as Volume 20!


  1. The Surprise Package - New Way Home (3:51)
  2. The C.A. Quintet - Cold Spider (4:39)
  3. The Gremlins - Kingsforth Hemmingseen (3:06)
  4. Sproton Layer - Sister Regis (1:52)
  5. Wallace Collection - Get Back (4:05)
  6. Things to Come - Darkness (4:04)
  7. Survival - Nothings Monument (3:31)
  8. Michael Yonkers Band - Boy in the Sandbox (3:43)
  9. Bent Wind - Touch of Red (3:11)
10. Jason Crest - Turquoise Tandem Cycle (3:39)
11. Cold Sun - Twisted Flower (3:09)
12. Darius - Sweet Mama (2:32)
13. Please - Strange Ways (3:22)
14. Mystic Siva - Spinning a Spell (3:19)
15. The Five Day Week Straw People - Does It Rain (3:29)
16. Relatively Clean Rivers - Journey Through the Valley of O (4:02)
17. Dantalian's Chariot - World War Three (4:06)
18. Tomorrow - Now Your Time Has Come (4:50)
19. Locomotive - Nobody Asked You to Come (3:13)
20. Hell Preachers Inc. - Spy in Space (4:20)
21. Rodriguez - Only Good for Conversation (2:20)
22. Marmalade - I See the Rain (3:46)


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Monday, 13 June 2016

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 19: Wasting, Sanctuary & Darkness



Over 3 years ago I compiled what I thought would be the final Oozings compilation, but as you can see we now have volume 19! I wasn't even thinking about doing another volume until I started making a completely different compilation, realising a lot of the bands featured hadn't been on previous Oozings comps. So, back from the dead, here's the latest instalment! I hope you enjoy,
Note: Like all previous volumes album of origin has been tagged in comments in the files.


01. The Tiffany Shade - An Older Man (3:01)
02. Stained Glass - Doomsday (3:17)
03. Mr. Flood's Party - Prince of Darkness (3:56)
04. The Litter - Breakfast at Gardenson's (3:02)
05. Thomas Edisun's Electric Light Bulb Band - Red Day (3:34)
06. The Comfortable Chair - I'll See You (2:23)
07. West Coast Natural Gas - Hashish (3:00)
08. The Rippers - The Night at the Lagoone (2:31)
09. The Night Shadows - I Can't Believe (9:36)
10. Cottonwood - 50 Lbs of Smile (2:59)
11. The Tangerine Zoo - Trip to the Zoo (3:45)
12. Dark - Wasting Your Time (4:56)
13. David Hemmings - Good King James (3:53)
14. Blue Phantom - Distillation (3:43)
15. The Novells - Glass House (2:48)
16. Sweetwater - My Crystal Spider (3:52)
17. The Alan Bown - Technicolour Dream (2:51)
18. The Fredric - Red Pier (2:53)
19. Pesky Gee! - Where Is My Mind (2:58)
20. Hardwater - Sanctuary (5:34)
21. The Olivers - The End (5:04)