Saturday, June 23, 2007

HAL BLAINE-PSYCHEDELIC PERCUSSION, LP, 1967, USA




This notorious exploitation psych treasure was made by one of the most legendary session drummer in the music biz, having recorded with everyone from The Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra (the list is endless). Here, he builds endlessly swirling thickets of rhythms, counter-rhythms and melodic percussive detailing on an extraordinary arsenal of noisemakers as well as organs, celestes, clavinets and harpsichords, sometimes abetted by Paul Beaver (of Beaver & Krause) on electronics and Emil Richards on additional percussion. The actual experiential effect of listening to this stuff is anything but faux though, exploitation trappings or not (and the trappings are decidedly thick, with titles like "Love-In", "Trippin' Out", "Wiggy", and "Flower Society" etc), as your equilibrium is assailed by these whirlwinds of acidic motion.

NOTE: IT WAS JUST BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT PSYCHEDELIC PERCUSSION WAS RECENTLY REISSUED ON HARKIT RECORDS, SO I'VE YANKED THE OLD LINK AND REPLACED IT WITH ONE DIRECTING YOU TO THEIR SITE.

Get it Here

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow another amazing post like always!
hal blaine is a classy act. hit those drums like it was nothing.

he has another fun album.
hal blaine - Have Fun!!! Play Drums !!!

Mars said...

Sounds like fun!
I love you, Mutant-Sounds!!

satanicmills said...

So how do we know the Harkit Records release is any more legit than you putting it on Rapidshare? (Only taking Paypal and not having a distributor doesn't make them look too professional.)

But maybe that's not the point.

Anyway, I went upstairs and my copy of the CD is on MCA, in Japanese, think I got it from Amazon.

Anonymous said...

Or you can go here and see if its still available ;>

http://dartmansworldofwonder.blogspot.com/2007/01/most-recorded-drummer-keeps-calendar.html