Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Dr. Timothy Leary ‎– "You Can Be Anyone This Time Around" (Douglas ‎– 1) 1970


Astro-biologists, philosophers, priests, healers, observers of the fleshly heavens and cosmic dancers dig this recording Pressed to wax in the Age of Aquarius, Dr. Leary's psychedelic monologue "What Do You Turn On When You Turn On?" identifies our brains as "the galactic headquarters of the nervous system" and the locus of all social transformation.
Yes, you can be anything this time around.....mostly a drugged up arsehole or sectioned in a secure mental institution.Grim reality sounds real fun doesn't it kids?
This features the one and only Jimi Hendrix on track one side one,and its probably the fourth best album that he appeared on.
Douglas Records has a valid argument for being the first 'Rap' label,with The Last Poets,Lenny Bruce and the psychedelic white Rap miester that is Dr. Timothy Leary Ph.D.....(a great Rap alias or what?)....all on the label in 1970. 
A record that doubled as the coffin lid closing on the sixties.

Tracklist:

A Live And Let Live
B1 You Can Be Anyone This Time Around
B2 What Do You Turn On When You Turn On


Monday, 22 July 2019

Timothy Leary, Ph.D. ‎– "The Psychedelic Experience" (Broadside Records ‎– BRX 601) 1966


Dr. Tim reads from the 1964 book "The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead",as a guide through your bad trip on LSD-25 after you've been freaked out by Leary's creepy slo-mo narration.
Sadly this record only lasts 40 minutes,as opposed to the 8 hours of your LSD experience,so don't expect Dr. Tim to guide you all the way,unless you're lucid enough to play his other albums in sequence.Certainly a mind altering experience, just like Schizophrenia in fact.Only one of the conditions you could develop if you drop too much of this stuff.Best stick to the records,a risk free way of expanding,or contracting, your consciousness,as opposed to destroying your crebral cortex.....for good, as there is no side B in real life.

Tracklist:

A Going Out
B Coming Back


Dr. Timothy Leary Ph.D. ‎– "L.S.D." (Label: Pixie Records Inc. ‎– CA 1069) 1966



Dr Timothy Leary on the subject of ....surprise surprise!...LSD!
I wonder if Timbo ever had a conversation about anything else?
I doubt it.
However, his creepy whispery voice has a catatonic quality,and this record ,thankfully without the usual Psychsploitation backing track of Sitar twanging and Tabla spanking, leave Leary's Peter Lorre impression of  a speaking voice clear for sampling for your Trance side-project.

On rear cover: A short review of LSD-25: 
Here are some of the more freqently asked questions. 

How should psychedelic drugs be used? 
What are the 5 levels of consciousness-expansion? What are the sexual visions of LSD? 
Are set and settings important? 
What are the psychedelic drugs? 
Should anyone be allowed to take LSD? 
How long does the drug last? 
Does LSD cause hallucinations? 
Is LSD habit-forming? 
What effects does the drug have? 
Do psychedelic drugs pose a danger? 
Does LSD cause insanity? 
Are there substitutes being sold as LSD? 

The questions are not assigned to one of both sides.


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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Dr. Timothy Leary ‎– "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" (Mercury ‎– SR 61131) 1967


You've heard the record,read the book,seen the lecture? Well now we have the Movie of your journey into personal disaster and irreparable mental breakdown.
Drop some pharmaceutical grade LSD and listen to this soundtrack of the movie version of a 'Trip',with your guide Dr. Timothy Leary, and you may never come back.A chance to escape the prison of 'self', and live out the rest of your mortal tenure in cloud cuckoo land.
Your Brain is a delicate organ,and evidentially speaking,its nothing more than that.Not the slightest hint has there been of eternal portals into the kingdom of God,travels in space time, or Intelligence increase? Alternatively Plenty of evidence exists of irreparable damage to ones mental faculties.There's a long list of sixties psychedelic pioneers,or victims, who became nothing more than Human craters ,not because their souls have left to a celestial paradise,but because their synapses have been irreversably fried.
Don't do it kids,the scouting party of the sixties did it,and the reports that came back were not encouraging.
Great super weird records were the result, of which this masterpiece of Psychsploitation, is one of the weirdest.

Tracklist:

A1 The Turn On 2:23
A2 The Tune In 3:34
A3 The Beginning Of The Voyage (Heart Chakra) 4:01
A4 Root Chakra 2:05
A5 All Girls Are Yours 4:37
A6 Freak-Out 0:29
B1 Freak-Out (Continued) 3:53
B2 Genetic Memory 6:43
B3 Re-Entry (Nirvana) 3:10
B4 Epilogue (Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out) 2:52


Saturday, 20 July 2019

Dr. Timothy Leary, Ph.D. ‎– "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" (ESP Disk ‎– 1027) 1966


As the weapon of choice for Charles Manson and his control experiments with his hareem of young girlies invariably involved large doses of LSD, while he preached his nonsense to their vulnerable minds,then renacted the Crucifixtion of Christ, staring none other than...himself.
It only makes sense to use the Guru of LSD,Dr. Timmy Leary,Ph.D, to explain,rather more lucidly than Charlie Manson, his philosophy,in a creepy whispery voice,used as a tactic likely to avoid the FBI recording his debut album before he did,then use it in evidence against him.
Ironically, Richard Nixon once described Leary as 'The Most Dangerous Man In America',and managed to be arrested enough to see the inside of 36 prisons worldwide.Allegedly,while in Folsom in California, he was placed in a cell right next to Charles Manson, and though they could not see each other, they could talk together. In their discussions, Manson was surprised and found it difficult to understand why Leary had given people LSD without trying to control them. At one point, Manson said to Leary, "They took you off the streets so that I could continue with your work.".....Hmmmm, Professor Charles Manson?
Not exactly a cult leader,but The Brotherhood of Eternal Love aka, The Hippie Mafia,subsequently considered Leary their spiritual leader.And Timbo actually encouraged the new wave of DIY religions based on Psychedelic drugs,publishing a pamphlet called "Start Your Own Religion" in 1967.
I'm sure part of Tim's raison d'être was to indulge his middle-aged self in the male dominated world of the 'Free Love' sexual revolution,so maybe he had more in common with Charles Manson than is at first apparent?.....but he is,along with W.S.Burroughs, a sampling gold mine.

Tracklist:

A Timothy Leary, Ph.D. Speaks On L.S.D.
B Timothy Leary, Ph.D. Speaks On L.S.D.


The Orkustra ‎– "Adventures In Experimental Electric Orchestra From The San Francisco Psychedelic Underground (Mexican Summer ‎– MEX 019) 2009/1967



Bobby Beausoleil actually was involved in a rather interesting group before he murdered someone under Charles Manson and LSD-25's influence.An abstract Free rock psychedelic folk mix up that reminds one of the New York minimalist rock avant garde,such as Angus Maclise or ,from the twenty-first century, The Dirty Three.
It's really rather good for California in 1966/7.Although they played extensively around the Bay Area and at many festivals, they never released anything during their lifetime.
It included David LaFlamme of 'It's a Beautiful Day' Fame whose violin playing gives it that crucial melancholic edge.
This collects everything they had ever commited to tape in their short existence, before fame and infamy befell at least two of its members.A moment in time showcasing a juxtapostion between realised and unrealised potential, fate and fatality.Like 'The Convergence of the Twain',Beausoleil was heading for the Iceberg, while LaFlamme missed the boat and boarded another ship.

Tracklist:
A1 Flash Gordon 4:57
A2 Bombay Calling 5:48
A3 Punjab's Barber 6:46
B Gypsy Odyssey (Performed Live At St. John's Church Christmas Eve, 1966) 25:45
C1 Bouzouki Blues Experiment 3:33
C2 Hungarian Stomp 3:32
C3 Flash Gordon (A Practice Session) 7:38
C4 Freeform Improvisation (While Watching An Experimental Underground Film) 3:35
D1 Flute Player Audition (Practice Jam Session) 5:14
D2 Dancing In The Park 3:16
D3 Gypsy Odyssey (Practice Session) 12:13


Friday, 19 July 2019

Bobby Beausoleil ‎– "Dancing Hearts Afire" (Sagittarius A-Star ‎– SAS #33) 2013


Another Bobby Beausoleil new age space rock epic in the style of a low budget Dave Gilmore on Mogadon.
One can't help but have images in ones mind of Bob, shut away in his prison cell surrounded by mail order electronics,gurning as he makes the strings on his lovingly polished electric guitar singalong to the impecably programmed digital backing track.
It does have all the hallmarks of a retired geezers anti-alzheimers hobby to keep his mind active in old age.A sort of a musical Sudoku.
The difference between this and the retired hippy spunking his pension on music tech, is that Bob knew Chuck Manson,and murdered someone, so people have enough passing interest to buy it,and maybe even listen to half of side A.....but, as mentioned previously, it breaks the ice at parties!?
The music does have a certain artificial sadness,like a soundtrack to a wasted life that had so much potential.Played as he waits to end his existence in Jail.
However, he seems to have led quite a full life as an inmate.Creating Film soundtracks, marrying at least twice, and fathering four children!???.....this ain't like no Jail I've ever heard of!? Only Manson himself has released more albums,although his official children have either commited suicide or are in hiding;and Manson's music is clearly an inferior beast altogether.

Tracklist:

A Dancing Hearts Afire part 1
B Dancing Hearts Afire part 2


Thursday, 18 July 2019

Bobby Beausoleil ‎– "Dreamways Of The Mystic" (White Dog Music ) 2005



Bobby Beausoleil's New Age Ambient Prog concept album seems to last as long as he's been in Jail.Like one of those post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd albums,but without the tunes.
If you're an old Hippie dabbling in the pseudo-spiritual with a readily available darkened room at hand, then this will take you on a trip into the wasted life of Bobby B.
Thanks, or otherwise, to progressive prison governors, Robert spends all his spare time....of which I assume there is plenty in the Big House.....making masses of this New Age space rock on his GM synth modules and computers. It's very programmed,rather like the kids in The Manson Family, and the factory synth sounds have a familiar late nineties ring to them.
Remember when you got your first GM synth module,and got excited by the multitude of sound possibilities,only to find out everyone had the same noises,then binned it off for proper synthesisers with knobs on?...well this is before Bobby realised every ex-hippie and his granny were making the same New Age nonsense.
The difference is that this was made by ,if not a member, an associate of The Manson Family,and he's been in the Slammer for nigh on fifty years. So there's a misplaced ingredient of tragic romance in there that make this double CD something more than a couple of coasters for your coffee table. This one may even be left out alongside your John Coltrane CD's as a conversation starter for your wine tasting evening.

Tracklist:

1-1 Dreamways Of The Mystic, Part 1 Overture
1-2 In The Temple Of The Moon - Interlude 1
1-3 Punjab
1-4 In The Temple Of The Moon - Interlude 2
1-5 Return To Punjab
1-6 In The Temple Of The Moon - Interlude 3
1-7 Songs Of The Forest People
1-8 In The Temple Of The Moon - Interlude 4
1-9 Dreamways Of The Mystic, Part II
1-10 Dreamways Of The Mystic, Part III: Alchemical Reactions - (With Robert Ferbrache)
1-11 Dreamways Of The Mystic, Part IV - Finale
1-12 Untitled
2-1 Mantra - Prelude
2-2 Miles And Miles
2-3 Mantra - Interlude 1
2-4 Island Girl
2-5 Medicine Man - (With Jeffrey Cree)
2-6 Exiled King, The
2-7 Mantra - Interlude 2
2-8 Alien Dialogue
2-9 Mantra - Interlude 3
2-10 Tar Pit
2-11 Mantra - Interlude 4
2-12 Distant Thunder
2-13 Mantra - Interlude 5
2-14 Third World Industry
2-15 Mantra - Finale


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Bobby Beausoleil & The Freedom Orchestra ‎– "Lucifer Rising" (Magick Theatre Productions ‎– ACR 8031) 1980




Currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Gary Hinman during his involvement with the Manson family.Bobby Beausoleil received permission to compose and record the soundtrack for Kenneth Anger's movie Lucifer Rising.A project he began in 1967 with his group, The Magick Powerhouse Of Oz.
Then finished off with 'The Freedom Orchestra',A group of inmates at Tracy Prison assembled by Bobby to record the rest of his composition for the movie.
The Freedom Orchestra, bizarrely also included another Manson associate also serving life for murder, Steve Grogan on Guitar,after Beausoleil had convinced Grogan to begin playing again and even made him a guitar!?
To this date, Grogan is the only Manson Murders convictee to have been released on parole,as early as 1985. Apparently the judge said that he was so off his tits ,permanently,and far too dumb that he doubted he could have decided to do anything. Apparently during the murder of Donald Shea,Manson gave him a knife and told him to stab the victim. He just kinda stood there holding the knife and did nothing,completely off his face on drugs.For proof,look at his police mugshot:
Non-Lucid (fer) Rising guitarist Steve Grogan  at time of arrest for murder.
Beausoleil,was actually a very competent musician, and was in various Psychedelic groups around California, including an early incarnation of Arthur Lee's Love, and David LaFlamme of Hippie godz 'It's a Beautiful Day' was in 'Orkustra' with Bobby, before hitting the 'big' time.
The music he made for the Anger movie, would not have been out of place among the minimalist avant garde scene in New York at the time he began it around 1967.A Californian Angus MacLise who went very wrong,or maybe just fell in with the wrong crowd.Instead of making music in his prison cell, he could have been doing that under the Beau Soleil for real.I'm almost sad for him?

Tracklist:

Disc 1:
1 Part I
2 Part II
3 Part III
4 Part IV
5 Part V
6 Part VI

Disc 2:
7 Punjabs Barber (extract)
8 Flash Gordon (extract)
9 Lucifer Rising Session 1967 (*)
10 Lucifer Rising Sessions 1977-78 (#) 

* recorded with The Magick Powerhouse Of Oz 1967 at the Straight Theater, San Francisco.)
 # recorded with The Freedom Orchestra late '70s at Tracy State Prison.


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Bobby Beausoleil ‎– "Voodoo Shivaya" (The Ajna Offensive ‎– flame101) 2018


Another recording artist resident in a California State Correctional Facility, is former Manson Family member and Murderer, Bobby Beausoleil. Who is the third artist to be featured on this blog who was sentenced to death. This was commuted to life imprisonment,which it seems Bobby is doomed to see out a full term and die in prison. He was accepted for Parole earlier this year, but the State Governor denied this recommendation.....probably due to his Manson connections.
Manson told Beausoleil to kill, friend and fellow Manson associate Gary Hinman, and to make it look as if the crime had been committed by Black revolutionaries, as part of his ideology that a race war was imminent and part of what he called "Helter Skelter".It got weirder,as Beausoleil stabbed Hinman to death while Hinman was repeating a Buddhist chant.After Hinman, was dead Bob wrote the words "Political piggy" on a wall in Hinman's blood.
As the parole board said:
"On January 3, 2019, a panel of commissioners of the California Board of Parole recommended that Beausoleil be freed on parole.In recommending parole, the panel cited Beausoleil's youthful offender status as being in mitigation to the severity of the crime and stated that during his nearly half-century of incarceration he had devoted himself to creativity and pro-social growth, gradually maturing into a person exhibiting compassion and empathy."

The Tate family cited the fact that Beausoleil had been illegally profiting from selling his music while in prison.
So to help Bobby's defence,as I'm sure some of you Manson worshippers would like to, you can download his works here for nothing.
This is Bobby's latest work,a kind of a new age version of The Blues.The kind of music that David Lynch would love to have in his TV Series or Movies,if he hasn't used any of Beausoleil's work already. Our Bobby has a history working on soundtracks for dodgy directors in his past, notably Kenneth Anger's 'Lucifer Rising' before and after he was banged up for life.
Here's Bobby in his harsh prison conditions.It must be Hell!?

Tracklist:

1-1 Hard Road 4:40
1-2 The Subterranean Path 5:05
1-3 The Bones Of My Mind 3:42
1-4 Nature Boy 9:18
1-5 Ghost Highway 8:52
1-6 I Put a Spell on You 13:23
1-7 Jai Kala! 4:04
2-1 Voodoo Shivaya 18:46
2-2 Saundaria Lahari 22:23


Monday, 15 July 2019

Charles Manson ‎– "A Taste Of Freedom" (Copperhead Music CD-r) 2001


This is a bunch of recorded phone conversations between Charles Manson and a useful idiot friend. Hear our favourite illiterate lunatic speak on Christian and Muslim interactions, the Holy Spirit, world peace and more. Recorded in late 1990 and early 2000, it is a window into the timeless,pointless world of Charles Manson.
If there was one thing that Charles Manson was good at, it was talking complete nonsense to any willing victim who was stupid enough to listen.He couldn't read or write but he certainly could speak.He could even be credited with inventing white Rap?
Ironically it seems he believed in God almost as much as his own luminescence.
This is my personal favourite Manson record,mainly because I like the ramblings of bored deluded lunatics, and automated messages,like the ones that keep interrupting the conversations,such as: "This call comes from an inmate in a California State Correctional Facility"
As it says in the liner notes:
"At times startling in the lucidity of their depth, but still warm and casual these conversations touch on many subjects including the American Civil War, raising children, surviving on the land, world peace, ecology and Charlie's own personal history. These dialogues open an unbridged window into the thoughts and feelings of perhaps the most important figure of the post modern era. Charles Manson, unfiltered and unfettered by media interpretation or presentation speak to the humanity within us all.".....er....yeah!?

Tracklist:

1 Look Within' 1:04
2 I'll Shoot 2:08
3 I'm A Raper, A.T.W.A. 3:04
4 Horses 1:11
5 You Have A Beautiful Mind 2:11
6 God Loved The World 1:42
7 The Mind Expanded 2:09
8 Mason Jar And A Hog 1:36
9 We All Love Jesus 2:31
10 Graves 0:50
11 Boxing 1:12
12 Here There And Around The World 1:41
13 Will Of God, Lincon As The Devil 1:32
14 TV Generation 1:20
15 Potato Sack Man 1:42


Sunday, 14 July 2019

Charles Manson ‎– "All The Way Alive" (People's Temple Records ‎– PT133) 2003


Studio recordings recorded on 9/11 1967 by the,then recently released rather than recently deceased jailbird and instant Hippie that became known as Charles Manson.This is his Black album,or at least,and more accurately, his 'Smell The Glove'.
Manson seemed to come out of prison aged 33 as a fully formed Hippie,talking the talk and walking the walk,like he was playing a role of a 'Hippie' in a Dirty Harry movie. This is how he had spent his former existence, taking on roles to manipulate situations to his own advantage. No-one seemed to notice he was over a decade older than any other Hippie at Haight-Ashbury, and silly middle class fools enthusiastically fell at his feet, basically because the Beatles were otherwise engaged.
"Hey, I write songs man", said the hip looking sexual predator at the party. "Wanna Listen?".....er no, but he whips out his Acoustic and plays the fuckers anyway.
Thats the kind of fool Chuck Manson was in 1967,and as always happens, young lost girlies swooned.
These recordings were made when Charlie was slightly less demented,and less of a Gobshite,and hadn't consumed enough LSD to believe he was Jesus yet,or as he so eloquently put it the 'Son of Man'.
He also hadn't yet inspired his drugged up followers to slaughter innocent persons to start the race war that would lead to himself taking power after the blacks fuck it up......this was actually his genius plan!? Helter Skelter maaaaaaan!......what a deranged tit, maaaaaaaaan!
The interview from these sessions reveal the nascent Gobshite that we all know and,if you're smart,dispise.
He does actually speak the kind of jumbled bullshit that a modern Jesus would say;so maybe he was the second coming after all.Thank fuck we didn't execute him after all, or we'd all be walking round with a mini gas chamber hanging on a chain round our necks,worshipping the 'Son of Man'........some of these fuckers do actually exist now as we speak.

Tracklist:

1 Devil Man
2 The More You Love
3 Two Pair Of Shoes
4 Maiden With Green Eyes (Remember Me)
5 Swamp Girl
6 Bet You Think I Care
7 Look At Your Game, Girl
8 Interview
9 Who To Blame
10 True Love You Will Find
11 My World
12 Invisible Tears
13 The Night Life


Saturday, 13 July 2019

Charles Manson ‎– "Commemoration" (White Devil Records ‎– WDCD 3 10666 2) 1994



For fear of starting a new murder cult in praise of George Best lookalike, Charles Manson. Here's one of his most coherant and listenable recordings, made at the Vacaville Medical Facility.
There are some slightly unhinged moments where he appears to be losing it somewhat.Lots of sweary words and suggestions of innocence.Y'know the usual martyr somplex that populate such secure mental facilities.
So if you're one of those suggestable flowers who would welcome Charles Manson as your new personal saviour, and kill for him, look away now.
This collection of Manson's nut house recordings,made between sept 1982 and sept 1984,was put together by yawn-some apologists called Michael M. Jenkins, and James Mason.
Like Manson, they think he is some kind of Philosopher and freedom fighter,a prisoner of war(!?),they say in the hilarious liner notes, and was fitted up by the iluminati to silence his truth.
Ironically this is subtitled 'Commemorating Sixty Years Of Struggle Against Cowardice, Stupidity And Lies.'. The cowardice being why Manson got others to do his killing for him. The lies being everything that comes out of his rancid pie-hole that never seems to stop talking.....primarily about himself,and,of course 'Them'.
The Stupidity, must refer to his inability to understand that to be guilty of conspiracy to murder doesn't necessarily require you to be present at the scene of the crime. The source of his catchphrase of Dude "I didn't Kill Anybody" Maaaaan! And even more stupider because he was placed at the scene of the LaBianca murders, at which he even re-tied the victims because his followers hadn't tethered them together properly enough for Charlie.Duh! 

"Manson's struggle is for Life;not human life but Life Itself!"(Michael M Jenkins aka Twat!)

Tracklist:

1 Introduction 0:56
2 The Hallways Of The Always 2:06
3 A Peace In Your Heart 7:11
4 Give Your Love (To Be Free) 7:47
5 Down In Dixieland 1:58
6 Monologue 4:47
7 Walking Through Forever 0:45
8 Reflections 2:20
9 A Tribute To Hank Williams 0:45
10 Be Free (Be To Be Free) 2:35
11 Shakespeare's Clown 1:15
12 Hobo's Lament 5:26
13 Yellow Blues 1:32
14 The Spaceman 3:03
15 A Peace In Your Heart (Reprise) 0:40
16 I'm Free Now


Friday, 12 July 2019

Charles Manson ‎– "The Way Of The Wolf" (Pale Horse Incorporated ‎– PH0013) 1999


The thing about hippie with guitar music, is that you're supposed to listen to the words maaaaan,listen to the wooooooorrrrdddddddsssss!
Certainly Chuck thought of himself as a philospher and a poet, but its just sounds like a jumble of confused nonsense to me......don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with confused nonsense, in fact I love confused nonsense maaaaaaaaan. As long as the purveyor of such nonsense doesn't think he's Shakespeare ,Plato and Che Guevara combined. Which Charlie ,being a mentalist with delusions of grandeur, does...or,did, being dead'n'all mutherfuckers!
Nearly everything Charlie Maddox says or sings has one wondering what the Fuck is he going on about!?
Of course, his 'fans' will say 'that's because its way above your head maaaaaaaaan.Too deep for your mother fucking mind to comprehend'. I dig that Manson is against the man maaaaan, and their system maaaaan, and an environmentalist as well as just a mentalist.That's why he uses the paranoids catchphrase 'They' a lot when he tries to explain who his imaginary enemy is. 'They' being the 'Man' and other obvious forces of oppression.
I very proud to say that 'I ain't Cool' to this garbage,but the environmental kick is something everybody should be into, even cult leaders or mass murderers.
This album contains more Manson Music and some bonus conversation recorded on cassette in jail in the 1980s, and smuggled out to sell to useful idiots like me.It's just interesting to get an insight into the mind of a maniac,and a peek into the prison existence of a lifer.The banality of the 'Prison Coversation' that concludes this collection,is intruiging.The phrase, 'The Banality Of Evil' was used to describe Adolf Eichmann,but it can easily be applied to Charles Manson also;but what else does one do during ones incarceration?
I notice he talks about 'The Ranch' a lot.If only he didn't conspire to kill innocent people and start a race war he would still have been on his ranch,playing his chugging hippie folk tunes to adoring dumb young ladies and even dumber males.
But whats certain is that no-one would have ever heard his music,or even his name outside of 'the Ranch', not even The MAN, maaaaaan.

Tracklist:

1 In Your Music Mind 4:14
2 I'm Doin' Fine/Stars/Friends 6:56
3 Dream Train/My Oklahoma Angel Love 3:23
4 Indian War Song 1:37
5 ATWA: Message To The People Of The Earth/Computer Perfection 13:04
6 Universal Law 7:19
7 Blind Sky 1:26
8 All In The Motions 2:53
9 In The Infinite Mind 3:00
10 Red Snake 7:34
11 Eternal Wind 2:33
12 Dead Grass Growing In The Garden 2:07
13 Major 2:38
14 Prison Conversation 7:43


Charles Manson ‎– "Saints Are Hell On Earth" (TPOS ‎– TPOS 032) 1988


At the vast expense of the American taxpayer, we bring you the despicable Charles Manson feeding his ego and still commiting heinous crimes against music, while encarcerated in an American correctional facility. Not that he ever did, but he never had to work again,while at the same time still chase his dream of being a pop star......well,at least to be an unpopular star,which he undoubtedly is.
Recorded in 1985 in San Quentin Prison, California.The sleeve notes state that this recording was recorded under imperfect conditions and had to be smuggled out and that technical limitations are quite apparent.
Manson, nee Maddox,probably saw himself as a repressed anti-social artist who has been jailed to stop his messages of revolution spreading dissent across the civilised world; like a scummy Plastic People Of The Universe, but without the talent or the right.
What right this creepy twerp had to even have a guitar in the big house is as crazed as one of his frequent demented telephone monologues to local radio stations.Especially as the authorities knew what crimes he was capable of with such a blunt instrument in his hands.
These eleven wobbly country flavoured peons to himself,with a constant backing of murmuring inmates, are among some of the strongest arguments for the reintroduction of the death penalty I have yet heard.

Tracklist:

A1 Boxcar Willie
A2 Mountains Of My Mind
A3 Computer Brain Baby
A4 Jigger Dream
A5 Dreamer Man
A6 Kamikaze Dreamer
B1 Little Kids
B2 Old Muleskinner
B3 Summer Road
B4 Hello To My Friends
B5 To The Colors


Thursday, 11 July 2019

Charles Manson ‎– "LIE: The Love And Terror Cult" (Awareness Records ‎– 2144) 1970


Under instructions from old jailbird buddy Charles Manson, Phil Kaufman released this album of songs by everyone's least favourite Hippie as chuck awaited trial.
The cover is a parody of 'Life' magazine's edition on the Manson murders......who says Hippies don't have a sense of Humour?
This kind of smug long haired protest folk is the best argument i have heard yet that Manson should have been executed without trial,preferably beaten to death with an acoustic guitar.
As for the turds who have recorded numerous cover versions of these shit songs, like probably the worst carbunkle on the arse of pop themselves, Guns'n'Roses, and other lesser twats; I hope your exceedingly crap back catalogues 'Cease to Exist',just as your counter-cultural hero has.
"People Say I'm No Good" warbles Manson.Probably the most accurate phrase he ever uttered.
The sad thing is that if some record company man had said this stuff was good,fed his pathetic ego,and signed him up, Sharon Tate,her baby and the other victims would still be alive,mirroring Hitlers rejection from Vienna's School of Art.
Somewhere in Hell there's a super group with David Koresh on lead Guitar and Vocals, Charles Manson lead Vocals and Rythm guitar, with The People's Church Choir providing the backing.....now that would really be a Hell to be truly feared.Especially if they were doing an endless medley of U2 and Guns'n'Roses obscure B-sides!!!!!?

Tracklist:

Look At Your Game Girl 2:04
Ego 2:31
Mechanical Man 3:20
People Say I'm No Good 3:22
Home Is Where You're Happy 1:29
Arkansas 3:06
I'll Never Say Never To Always 0:42
Garbage Dump 2:37
Don't Do Anything Illegal 2:55
Sick City 1:41
Cease To Exist 2:15
Big Iron Door 1:10
I Once Knew A Man 2:37
Eyes Of A Dreamer 2:51


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The Manson Family ‎– "The Manson Family Sings The Songs Of Charles Manson" ( TPOS ‎– TPOS 084) 1970


What has the world possibly got against Hippies?
The answer is right here on this joyful run through of some of Chuck's greatest, non-murderous, Hits.
Charles,himself doesn't appear on this one as he had other engagements at the time.......he was in Prison.
So,what we have here are the dumbasses who made up Manson's family of middle class misfits.
Hippie culture was the perfect vehicle for horny manipulators to get young ladies into bed and get the superfluous males to procure more young ladies and kill for them if needed.
Manson thought of himself as some kind of musical genius,and the evidence is here, and on other recordings, that he certainly was absolutely not.
He was, However, an esteemless short-arse who grabbed the opportunity of 'Free love and Flower power' to form a group of worshippers that made lickle Charlie feel good about himself,'cus he never had proper mummy and daddy......ahhhh, poor Charlie.

Tracklist:

A1 Ra-Hide Away!
A2 Love's Death
A3 Die To Be One
A4 No Wrong Come Along
A5 Get On Home
A6 Is There No One In Your World But You
B1 First They Made Me Sleep In The Closet / I'm Scratchin' Peace Symbols On Your Tombstone
B2 Give Your Love (To Be Free)
B3 I'll Never Say Never To Always
B4 Look At Your Love
B5 If I Had A Million Dollars
B6 Going To The Church House


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Alex Sanders ‎– "A Witch Is Born" (A&M Records ‎– AMLS 984) 1970





"Alex Sanders is the most powerful witch in Britain. Here, for the first time, he presents a full recording of the solemn initiation of a new member into the ancient Craft."...it says here.
He's the bloke on the cover who looks like a former homeless alcoholic who's moved on from begging for small change outside Sainsburys to taking his clothes off to initiate attractive young women."
Luckily, we don't get to see Alex full frontal, as he conducts the ceremony in sound only, with totally inappropriate lush string sections singing merrily in the background, chugging out Wagners 'Ride  Of the Valkyries', like a binned episode of 'The Onedin Line'.Up front is the hilarious whispering commentary by Stewart Farrar as if he was describing a Royal wedding, or a Snooker match.
Sanders: "Blessed be thy Breasts formed in Beauty"
Farrar: "He kisses the left Breast and the Right Breast"!?

Yep, religions are all invented by dirty old men alright.
The naked young woman called Janet(? the witch?) then gets tied up and lashed by the the nude former-pisshead. I think i'm going to be sick....just check out those pictures on the cover,like a Wiccan copy of Health and Efficiency magazine.
This ceremony is soooooo old and ancient that,like the Bible and God, the Wiccan tribes spoke in 16th century Shakespearian English.
God and his counterparts was seemingly very English.

Tracklist:

A Initiation
B1 The Legend Of The Goddess
B2 The Great Rite


Monday, 8 July 2019

Barbara, The Gray Witch ‎– "Barbara, The Gray Witch". (DEA Records ‎– 1D-1001) 1970




I could have sworn that was Mick Ronson on the cover, but no,I was very much mistaken, its a Gray Witch called Barbara, or is it pronounced Brabrah? The Gay Witch???
Phwoooarrrrr....'Witchcraft has never looked better' it says, maybe Brabra should change her name to The Bottle Blonde Witch, to suit her Prostitute Chic image....very saucy.....or should I say, sorcery?
Brabrah is exploting her cheap sexuality to lure dunbass men, like a Sex Worker Pied Piper, to the black arts, or in this case, the Gray Arts, and I don't mean to take part in a pensioners painting class.
Of course, Gray witches are a balance between White Witches,or 'Good'Witches, and Black Witches,which are, predictably,'Evil' Witches.
Anyway,these very very ordinary people aren't really Witches, they just say they are to make them feel 'special', to enhance their low self-esteems.Its all rather silly in fact. Especially 'Cool' witches like the lovely Brabrah.
Music-wise, there are a few strange songs scattered between Brabrah's hip-witch talk that seem to have an early electronic score by Stockhausen as a backing track.Rather good I have to say.....or have I been bewitched by Brabrah's dulcet tones,or wicked spells?
Yes mistress,I'll give it Four pentagrams out of Five for effort.Now... GET OUT OF MY MIIIIIIINNNNNDDDDDDD!!!!!!

Tracklist:

A1.1 Modern Witchcraft 5:29
A1.2 Witchcraft Facts 5:42
A1.3 Witchcraft Surprises 5:07
A1.4 Childhood Questions 5:52
B1.1 Adult Questions 4:18
B1.2 Witchcraft Tests 6:38
B1.3 Contacting Spirits 5:00
B2.1 Doe-Dee 2:45
B2.2 Be Cool 2:59
C1 Black Witchcraft 2:13
C2.1 Me-O-Me 2:59
C2.2 Black Necessities 1:42
C3.1 Demayo-Demío 2:09
C3.2 Black Occult 9:40
C4 Domé 2:38
D1 White Witchcraft 7:25
D2.1 Shamoo-Ra 2:36
D2.2 Gray Witchcraft 6:13
D3.1 Witch's Love Song 2:51
D3.2 Gray Responsibilities 3:41


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Gundella ‎– "The Hour Of The Witch" (Top Of The Needle Records ‎– AR 1877) 1971



If you're chubby,with a face like a back end of a bus,and have low self-esteem,the fast bus lane to some kind of dilussional cure is to make yourself feel special by pretending you've been abducted by aliens or you have access to special information that no-one else has,like talking with God, or, you can say that you're a Witch.
To listen to this record all the way through is akin to a witch trial.If you die while you listen you're obviously NOT a witch, but if you survive, you almost certainly are, and should be burned alive.
Yes, Grundella is,apparently, 'a Witch'. Decended from the Green Witches of Scotland,but now (as in 1971) resides in Scotlands twin city of Detroit.
The lack of job prospects,and an over consumption of Alcohol and Drugs in both places led to a plethora of unemployed shitkickers to claim they are Witches, or Wizards, or,more dangerously, Singers.
The spells on this album seem to echo Gundella's main problem in life,which is how to snare a Man,and/or Love.
I must add a word of caution if you are tempted to conjure up a new Boyfriend or Girlfriend; be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it!

Tracklist:
A1 Gundella Tells You How To Cast A Spell 21:35
B1 The Seven Knob Candle 7:33
B2 Spell To Make A Man Love You (Flower Bulb) 2:54
B3 Spell To Make A Woman Love You (Wax Doll) 4:32
B4 Love Potion (Corriander Seed) 2:16
B5 Spell To Discourage An Unwanted Suitor (Black Rose) 3:00


Saturday, 6 July 2019

Rev. Patrick J. Berkery, Ph.D. ‎– "The Rite Of Exorcism" (Crunch Records ‎– CRS-045000) 1974


Ever been to a Funky Exorcism brother?
NO?????
Well,track one is like the theme music for a Cool Exorcist TV Series,the star of which,someone like Huggy Bear, is filmed, hip-walking down the street like a jive assed John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever mother fucker, for the next smokin' Hot case of demonic possession. Did this exist, or am I possessed by a funky demon?
If it didn't, it should have.
"Leave this body you funky demon motherfucker.....Get OUT...Get OUT...and get Doooooowwwwwwwwnnnnnnn...back to Hell...Praise the Lord!"
The rest of the album of this DIY guide to self Exorcism isn't so dope however.Lots of mumbo jumbo about the Lord JC and shit.But if you've got a demon that needs to be removed(haven't we all?),and you're not a christian,or can't afford a professional, or even just mentally Ill? This is the record for you.
The guy has a Ph.D for fucks Sake! He knows what he's talking about!?

Tracklist:

A1 Day Of Wrath
A2 The Story (Part I)
A3 The Lords Prayer
A4 The Story (Part II)
B1 The Story (Part III)
B2 Ron Aimee Fugue


Friday, 5 July 2019

Graham Bond ‎– "Love Is The Law" (Pulsar Records ‎– AR 10604) 1968


Following the dissolution of The Graham Bond Organisation, our Graham went to the USA to try and 'make it.'
After a struggle,and few gigs, Pulsar records offered to release an album.The result of which was this Crowley-esqely titled record, "Love is the Law",on which they somehow managed to spell his name wrong!?
Crowley also said, "Every man every woman is a star", except Graham, it seems, as the record bombed. There was not much call for chubby pop stars in the valleys of LA, which would explain why he became a permanent fixture at Mama Cass's house.
"Where's my Graham!", she could be heard screaming when he wasn't there to suck up to her.
Bizarrely they both met an early death in London within a couple of weeks of each other in 1974!In her case, no, she didn't choke on a ham sandwich as pub legend prescribes;but, strangely, she did die in the same room that Keith moon also expired in a few years later.
Had they been dabbling with the Dark Arts? ...we'll never know. I'll dig out my Waddingtons Ouija Board to ask Graham directly.......He said "Not the dark arts, it was the dark arse"......sense of humour intact then Mr Bond? Even in the after-life,hell or whatever?
This album is his most commercial attempt at extoling the virtues of Magick,backed up with the finest Californian session musicians.
A very soulful psychedelic blues outing that, if made by someone more photogenic would have hit the billboard chart at a healthy  number 666.
After one more ,Magick-less album,his visa expired and was required to return to the UK (i.e. Kicked out), where he went onto much stranger and darker things.Eventually ending up as Ginger Bakers's side-kick in Ginger Bakers Airforce.The ultimate humiliation.

Tracklist:

Love Is The Law 3:26
Moving Towards The Light 4:29
Our Love Will Come Shining Through 3:03
I Couldn't Stand It Anymore 4:10
Sun Dance 2:24
Crossroads Of Time 2:33
Bad News Blues 2:50
Strange Times, Sad Times 3:57
The Naz 3:30
The World Will Soon Be Free 3:55


Thursday, 4 July 2019

Graham Bond ‎– "We Put Our Magick On You" (Vertigo ‎– 6360 042) 1971


As appaling Paul Daniels used to say....."Now, That's Magic", noticably without the 'K', and this album certainly is Magical.
The Mighty Shadow himself, Graham Bond, wants to put his Magick, with a 'K', on us. Very nice of him, but he could have tried putting his magick on himself, then he would have been the pop star he so openly craved to be,and not the roadkill he became under the wheels of a subway train three years later!
The cover shows us that his wife(Diane) was determined for a second time to place the various musicians around the studion in accordance with their astrological positions in relation to the pentagram, or, he-he clever this.....Penta-graham. 
Again the rhythm section of Pugwash(?) and Terry were on opposite sides of the room,but this time they seem to be tight and funky.On the previous "Holy Magick" album Rick Grech was most likely off his tits on copious amounts of Vertigo supplied drugs, or pissed.
I had a friend called Pugwash at primary school,just around the corner from where Rick Grech lived his last days.He was so-called because he had a constant crust of dried snot around his nostrils,'Pug' being the local word for said nasel bi-product. My now self-murdered 'friend', an 'orrible little oik called 'Tomo', who forced me to be his friend or face pugilistic retribution.Did a shit in his trousers one afternoon in art class,and eased the fresh turd down his trouser leg by waggling the appropriate limb until the offending stool dropped onto the floor next to Pugwash's desk. Like  the shitkicker he was, Tomo kicked the odourous item under Pugwash's chair.
His hand shot up in the air consumed with delight as he gained the attention of the pedagogue in charge and steered her attention to an obviously oblivious 'Pugwash'.
"Please Miss, Pugwash has done a shit in class", he informed with barely concealed glee.
Pugwash was forcefully removed and sent to the principles office after the obligatory visit to the bogs to wipe his innocent,and presumably 'shitless' arse.
Oh how we laughed for weeks on that one.
I next met Pugwash some twenty years later, when I produced my driving Licence at the local Police station after a speeding offence.The officer handling my case was none other than PC Pugwash himself,and I noticed he had a large tattoo on his forearm,with the word 'Tracey' proudly displayed in the centre of the swirling doodle of an art nouveau heart shape.He pretended not to recognise me, but I did take note that there were no longer any 'pugs' caked around his nose holes,and took care not to mention the 'Turd' incident.
This, kids, is how to handle yourself when in a Cop-Shop.
Ironically 'Tomo' chose to end his life in the very same manner as Graham Bond did,by throwing himself at the mercy of an approaching train.It was just that Tomo did it at Leicester railway station,and Bond ,Graham Bond, did it at Finsbury Park Tube station.
It could have all been so very different couldn't it? But then again there wouldn't be anything to write about if it all ended in roses like some crappy Hollywood movie, would there?

Tracklist:
1 Forbidden Fruit / Part One
2 Moving Towards The Light
3 Ajama
4 Druid
5 I Put My Magick On You
6 Time To Die
7 Hail Ra Harakhite
8 Forbidden Fruit / Part Two


Graham Bond ‎– "Holy Magick" (Vertigo ‎– 6360 021) 1970


Graham Bond, rivaled the Yardbirds for producing musicians that would go on to greater and grater(sic)things, while he languished in poverty and had an unerring talent for failure. Ginger Baker, Dick Heckstall Smith, John McLaughlin,Jack Bruce,John Hiseman,all went on to have sucessful careers, while our Graham struggled with his weight, and became obsessed with Aleister Crowley (he believed he was Crowley's son!?).
Whereas fellow Crowley obsessive and,as yet,unarrested satutory rapist, Jimmy Page, made that dull over saturated hard rock crap with Led Zepplin, Bond was truly inspired to make a couple of albums of pure madness on prog label Vertigo.Incredibly,the money was there to indulge Grahams fantasies,and included a lavishly packaged gatefold sleeve.....mmmm nice!
Like a Spinal Tap sequence,during the recording, all the musicians had to stand in certain postions in a pentagram shape, that Bonds wife (Diane Stewart) had worked out based on their horoscopes. This led to the rhythm section standing in opposite ends of the room.(the bassist of which was Rick Grech,who lived his last years of his life in a wheel chair a few doors down from me on the council Estate in Leicester where i spent my formative years)
This inevitably caused a slight wandering in syncopation that some would find amateurish,but not your faithful scribe;it makes this album as great as much as it was a massive failure commercially.
Graham treats us to a bit of 'Atlantean' as his husky growl squeezes out the lyrics, "Lashtal.......Attah, Malkuth, Vega-Burah, Vega Dulah, Leolame, Amen."
Messing about with the Occult in the medium of Progressive Jazz Rock is not recommended.Especially as our hero was mysteriously hurled in front of an approaching train in the london Underground at Finsbury Park Station........it could have been Suicide I suppose? In fact, yes it was Suicide.Mess about with the Occult if you want, nothings gonna happen either way.

Tracklist:

A1 Meditation - 
Holy Magick Suite
B2 Return Of Arthur
B3 The Magician
B4 The Judgement
B5 My Archangel Mikael
Bonus Tracks:
1 Water Water (7" Version 1969)
2 12 Gates To The City (7" Version)


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Aleister Crowley ‎– "Aleister Crowley" (Not On Label ‎– OZ 77) 1986


Leamington Spa produced some recording greats, like Swell Maps,The Shapes, and....erm Aleister Crowley, aka The Great Beast.
Yes, Satan came from an upper middle class town in Warwickshire,and if you've ever visted there,you'll see why.
So this slightly posh bloke spent most of his free time,of which there seemed to be a lot, mucking about with the Occult,flirting with Nazism,mountaineering,and shagging.......lots of shagging.....of all gender types.
Basically a decadent Occultist, he became the object of fascination for many an impressionable musician in the 70's and 80's. But he seemed to be a bit of a Twat as far as I can see. Narcissistic and self-indulgent,Crowley considered himself to be one of the outstanding figures of his time.....don't we all?
Here we have the complete recorded works of Crowley's poems and innvocations from about 1914 to 1920 ,plus a rousing operatic version of 'vive La France', for some strange reason.
The Devil he were not, a silly old knob, he certainly was.

Tracklist:

A1 The Call Of The First Aethyr (Enochian)
A2 The Call Of The First Aethyr (English)
A3 The Call Of The Second Aethyr (Enochian)
A4 The Call Of The Second Aethyr (English)
B1 La Gitana
B2 The Pentagram
B3 One Sovereign For Woman
B4 The Poet
B5 At Sea
B6 Fingernails
B7 The Titanic
B8 Collects From The Gnostic Mass
B9 Vive La France