tisdag 12 april 2016

Echoes In Time Vol. 1


Echoes In Time Vol. 1


Released in 1983 on Solar Records. 500 pressed.


I havta tell ya - on a sampler shockfulla soft psych and cerebral psych and gimmicky psych, it is surprising to find the over-bongo-loaded diddley-esque Don't Cry To Me by Jerry & the Others.
How did that get in here? (On the back it says that it's called Don't You Lie To Me, maybe that's how it snuck through..)...(uhm, it is really called Don't Cry To Me..)

And even if the ever-so-vigilant-and-ever-present Tim Warren yanked it out and graced Back From The Grave Three (released a year after this) with its presence , it is still quite refreshing to see Jerry & the Others finding themselves in a slightly surprising but amusing situation.

Like being a lone punk at a hippie-festival: highly uncomfortable, but totally worth it because all the hippies be like "woo a punk, woo you look awesome" and the punk is like "yuk! but hey, look at all the attention i'm gettin since i'm the only punk here" and the hippies be like "play me one of your tapes with cool and rare punkrock" and the punk be like "i'm gonna choose the most extreme and noisy tape i's got and blast these hippies into hippie-oblivion" but the hippies be like "wooo, the drums are so exotic and unusual and different from what i'm used to, i'm totally gettin naked for this - let's dance" and the punk be like "drugs please.." which there is no shortage of and then the punk be like "fuck it, we're all cool here and since i'm a bit sexist i'm totally gonna check out those hippie-tits and that dude over there - i think he's my uncle!" and then they dance and dance and after all it's all about having a good time. Ain't it.

Vintage Review:
"This collection might turn off diehard garagemaniacs, since it contains mostly late sixties psychedelia. But if this appeals to you, "Echoes" has a lot of rarities to offer.
The HIGHlights include the Human Expression's "Optical Sounds" (listed as one of Greg's contributions on the back of the Chesterfield Kings album!). Also there's the Lemon Pipers' psyched-out version of "Summertime Blues," titled "Quiet Please," and Blue Scepter's "Gypsy Eyes," a Detroit hard rocker from MC5/Amboy Dukes fans. Another raver is Jerry & The Others' "Don't Lie To Me," with drums beating so insane that Adam Ant would puke if he heard them!
But like I said, this collection isn't for everyone's tastes. Sound quality isn't the best but it sounds fine on mushrooms. Limited edition of 500."
- Ron Rimsite (Originally published in Ugly Things #2, 1983)

13 kommentarer:

  1. Nice comp... especialy if you take it with you in the nature. Lots to like here... and I think that the Jery & the Others number blends quite nicely with the whole musical experience this comp has to offer.

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Yes, I think so too.
      Psych-compilers generally aren't as rabid fundamentalists as their punk counterparts, thus making thier comps a more eclectic ride.
      I think it's a drugs thing.

      Radera
  2. I like eclectic rides... I think that sometimes too much uniformity in song selection can be really suffocating if it isn't done right.

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. True. Especially if you are prone to just hanging out by yourself.

      Radera
  3. Yep, not many of my friends understand my love for surgical analysis of obscure music and what is so special that I find about it.

    SvaraRadera
  4. alright dude, another comp I've never heard. I know i'm gonna dig it...thanks

    SvaraRadera
  5. The Vinyl LP of this album is listed on Midnight Records website and the vinyl LP of this Volume One sells for $125.00

    SvaraRadera
  6. hi,

    it Ask for a password???Could you tell me please?
    Thanks for this great job

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. There should be no password needed

      Radera
  7. after downloading, the 2 files say :"the archive is encrypted and requires a password"! All the other files 'boulders,echoes in time) are without, it the first time...Any idea?
    Thanks for Boulders, i was looking for it since a long time...

    SvaraRadera
  8. Sorry, i made a mistake with files, no password needed, sure you're right! one more time, great comps, great work...

    SvaraRadera
  9. oh ok, cool!
    phew, i thought i had mucked something up

    happy trails, gil from paris!

    SvaraRadera
  10. I love this blog, thanks for all the music and in particular this post which made me laugh so much (the hippie fest story).

    Cheers,

    Nathan.G

    SvaraRadera