Tuesday, July 31, 2007


A mythical and rather ludicrous (in both the positive and negative senses of that word) album from the U.K. psychedelic underground, briefly tossed on the market by Instant Records before it was quickly withdrawn for it's boucoup copyright infringements. This stoned piss-take party was overseen by none other than Andrew Loog-Oldham and, if nothing else, really deserves to be recognized for being the first overtly plunderphonic recording extant, collaging chunks of appropriated source material from everyone from The Lovin Spoonful to Little Richard, wrangling it through periodic primitive processing, patching it together with contributions from Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann's band, tapes being run backwards and fluffy orchestrations, all in a thoroughly haphazard fashion and all ostensibly inspired by a stage production of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, though how that ties into any of the malarky at hand is anyone's guess. Note: as there is absolutely no correspondence between the number of track titles listed and the actual number of cuts banded on the vinyl, I've just ripped each side as one cut, since accurate titling is impossible.

Get it Here


Anonymous said...

Released on cd by Castle / Sanctuary in 2001, with three bonus tracks, one of which previously unissued.

Anonymous said...

Now this is some good shit !

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