The Psychedelic Brat Pack, Jack Nicholson,Bruce Dern,Peter Fonda, and Dennis Hopper, were never out of work between 1966 and 1970.There was seldom a biker movie or a Psychsploitation flick that at least one of them wasn't in.
This one had Nicholson and Dern in it, fleshing out the bits in between the party scenes and the largely faked Psych groups. One of them, Boenzee Cryque was responsible for the greatest ever inverted and backwards version of 'Purple Haze' ever made(no royalties for James from this album methinks?).....if there was a second one I need to hear it before I die,or tye-dye!?
Amazingly, The Strawberry Alarm Clock were an actual group!? Which I find quite amazing!?....I just love their watered down sunshine Psych-pop immensley.
The Seeds were slightly past their sell-by date by 1968....very 1965 garage punk.But Sky Saxon ,singer of the Seeds) did manage to go and join the Father Yod Family in Hawaii a few years after this,and helped make some genuinely Crazed music.
By 1968,the kids were tiring of songs about colours,flowers and love,so started going back to the boring basics and dressed like 'The Band'.
By the time this movie came out it was becoming 'soooo yesterday maaaaan',but fuck that, I love it.
A1 –The Storybook - The Pretty Song From Psych-out 3:16
A2 –Strawberry Alarm Clock - Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow 3:05
A3 –The Seeds - Two Fingers Pointing On You 3:12
A4 –Boenzee Cryque - Ashbury Wednesday 2:54
A5 –Strawberry Alarm Clock - The World's On Fire 3:31
B1 –The Storybook - Psych-out Sanctorum 3:25
B2 –The Storybook - Beads Of Innocence 3:10
B3 –The Storybook - The Love Children 2:24
B4 –The Storybook - Psych-out 2:17
B5 –Strawberry Alarm Clock - The World's On Fire (Long Version) 8:22
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