Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Various ‎Artists – "Psych-Out (OST)" (Sidewalk ‎– ST-5913) 1968

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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Anonymous said...

Great film! Love those psych cash ins, (films and records) better than the real thing? Most definitely...


Jonny Zchivago said...

You're damn right there Mike.
Was gonna post "The Trip" too but the soundtrack is a bit shit.....good movie though.
"Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls" is my personal fav. for obvious reasons. Coming up very soon.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Z,
thank you for pointing our attention on psychsploitation (not psychedelia?).I love those cheap 60s drug movies. When it comes to music, it seems like the pretended stuff like italian soundtracks is much weirder than alllegedly authentic rock music.The fake being more real than the original? Looking forward to the prog rock you announced earlier.

Herr A

Jonny Zchivago said...

Psych out may have at least one genuine group in it,even though i did have my doubts about their credentials before,so that fact and the hollywood connection for the naffola script etc defines Psychsploitation.
Most Italian soundtracks and library music is well is Italian Prog,which i hope to do a series of in the future 'cus i love it.

Anonymous said...

Yup, Strawberry Alarm Clock were not only an actual group, but their lead guitarist Ed King went on to join Lynyrd Skynyrd and pen "Sweet Home Alabama" for them swamp gators.