Thursday, November 29, 2007

FIRE & ICE, LTD.-THE HAPPENING, LP, 1966, USA




















Supremely ridiculous, highly amusing and very early "real people" psych/beatnik artifact issued in pure exploitation stylee (dig the cover blurbs about this "strange, new mind manifesting music"). Las Vegas grind go-go organ pumpery, twang-a-lang guitar moves, off-key flute tootling and supper club piano tinkling share space with utterly lobotomized boho poetic recitations of a degree of ludicrousness that one could easily picture Bill Murray reciting 'em as part of a skit, backgrounded by occasional bouts of screw-loose grunting and groaning and hippie chick interjections along the lines of "tell it like it is, daddy..tell it like it is". File alongside Friendsound, The Mesmerizing Eye and Free Pop Electronic Concept, though don't be expecting anything nearly as advanced as any of those. A serious charmer, nevertheless.

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5 comments:

Ned said...

Looks fantastic, but I was unable to open the ZIP -- got a warning about 'damaged content.'

Jeff said...

Looks fantastic, but I was unable to open the ZIP -- got a warning about 'damaged content.'

Try unzipping again w/ WINRar. Worked fine for me on the first try. If you still have problems, I recommend redownloading the file.

Best,

Jeff

Anonymous said...

Oh, it's 'damaged content,' alright.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Only took me 2 years to find it!

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but what is that awesome organ sound on this record?

Sounds very groovy!

It's kind of church organ sound..

thanks if you know.