News from Subliminal Sounds – March 2019

Hiya!

It’s 2019 OK…. That happened fast. Better enjoy today so here’s a pile of subversive mind-expanding goodies to check out behind the barn. Some great cool records and cool books and magazines.

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Vinyl  7” / LP records and books etc

Now here’s a  nice little pile of hand-picked out-of-this-world music and literature. Some rare OGs and some decently priced reissues.  All up for grabs. Please note that these titles are only listed here, not in our regular web-shop.  Records are graded disc/sleeve. Prices in SEK (Swedish Krona) Just send us an email to reserve. Check xe.com for approximate exchange rates.

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A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON THE DRUG TRAGEDY Ex 340:-
Very cool and rare circa 1967 drug scare magazine/pamphlet. Great illustration and serious walk through of all the “drugs of abuse” with color photos. Articles and “Terms of the drug scene”. “Brought to you as a public service by America on the move” which evidently included non less than the Mod Squad .

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ARBETE OCH FRITID – Club Jazz 6 (SR Records SW 1972) Ex 860:-
Rare Swedish psych LP. Actually a split with the more tradtional Kustbandet on the other side that was released by the Swedish national radio in 1972. Anyways the Arbete och Fritid side with one long amazing phantasmagoric psych trance track is probably the best they ever released. Archive sticker on foc that is probably removable, there’s one on one label too.

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BACK 2 BACK – Mother Tongue – Message Is Love(Spinna SPIN(N)33541990 South Africa) M-/M- 1000:-
Fantastic and long extended late night Balearic house from Mother Tongue on the rare South African pressing. Cascading synths, driven bass, think Frankie Knuckles “Tears” but with deep sexy femme vocals, and those hi-hats…psyched out late night / early morning stuff. Cover still in shrink-wrap. Tiny bumps to upper and lower corners.

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BLUE ECHOES – Tiger Talk / Blue Bell Bounce(Itzy #11A GQP 1365 US 1964) Vg+ 360:-
Fantastic sleazy sloppy, crude and drunk surreal exotic instro rocker with tiger roars from the cool year 1964 out of Worchester, MA.

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BYRDS – Fifth Dimension (CBS BPG 62783 UK 1966) Ex/Ex 780:-
Rare UK original 1966 mono first pressing (which is the most preferable variant of this release)  in really great condition..

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WAYNE COCHRAN AND HIS C.C. RIDERS – High and Ridin’ (Bethlehem US 1970) Vg+/Vg 190:-
Amazing swinging instrumental album from this white style James Brown soul singer with wild threads and the crazy pompadour.  Full funky biker horn band and great arrangements….and the sleeve photos are even wilder. Beyond belief. Cover has seam split, ringwear and cut out hole but still very nice.

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COLD SUN – Dark Shadows (Rockadelic US) M-/Ex 3000:-
#290 of 300. Includes the insert and photo. The sleeve is perfect except for some slightly bumped corners (from when it was originally shipped from Texas). The music is of course some of the deepest Texas psych ever, recorded in 1968.

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PETER DAVISON – Music on the Way (Avocado RecordsAR 101US 1980) Ex/ VG 680:-
Original 1st press of this real and deep New Age masterpiece private press. His best for my ears. Flute, synthesizer, cello and guitar. Cover has some creases bumps and seam spits but practically no ringwear.

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MARTIN DENNY – A Taste of India (Liberty LST-7550US 1968) Ex+/Vg++ 300:-Martin Denny, Mr. Exotica, still going strong in 1968 and here he trips out full tilt eastern sitar bachelor crash pad psychedelia. And it’s really great. Especially on the masterpiece “Hypnotique”. Light up the joss sticks, done a headband, and a medallion, mix a purple mai-tai and get with it man.

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DONALD & DELIGHTERS – Wang Dang Dula / (Native Girl) Elephant Walk (Cortland US 1962) wol G 90:-
Legendary risqué doo-woop killer, I mean how did they get away with those lyrics back then?, backed by lesser know ace deep surreal exotica flip side.

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DOORS (ElektraEKS-74007US 1967) Ex/Vg++ 880:-
Very nice and rare true US 1967 stereo first pressing (Monarch Record Mfg) with “(Weill-Brecht) Witmark (ASCAP)” publishing credit printed on Side One of label below Alabama Song and matrix side1: EKS-74007A (M) Δ9991, side2: EKS 74007B (M) Δ9991-X. Perfect dis except for some superficial hairlines on side 2. The sleeve has some ringwear on  back and front and some whitening of the seams. Contains the original Elektra company inner sleeve. Way underrated amazing psych album :) that usually sells for at least double the amount.

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DOORS – Morrison Hotel (Elektra EKS-75007US 1970) M-/Vg+ 300:-
Original US pressing Big “E” red label, variant pressed by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman. Back cover has a small name and address sticker upper left corner otherwise it’s in great shape..

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ENDLESS JOURNEY: PHASE ONE (Psycho UK re) Ex/Vg+++ 160:-
Ancient and legendary psych comp of rare US 60s psych 45s and LPs. Rising Storm, Mystic Tide, Unsettled Society amongst other mind bending records . 

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ENOCH LIGHT AND THE BRASS MENAGERIE – 1973(PROJECT 3 TOTAL SOUND RE) M-/M- 170:-
Fantastic quadraphonic comp of early 1970s Enoch Light recordings. Thrilling exotica and Moog extravaganzas. Ultimate version of the staple ”Caravan”. You cant go wrong with this one.

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 FLEETWOOD MAC – Future Games (Reprise K 44153UK 1971) Ex/Vg++ 490:-
Original UK 1stpressing from 1971. Magic album with guitarist extraordinary Danny Kirwan in full bloom. A must for any one in to that perfect UK US West Coast inspired special sound that really lights up psych heads.

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FROSTY & THE DIAMONDS – Destination Mars / Fanny Duncan’s Mood (Combo Records 45-J.P. 122 US 1956) Vg- 300:-
Rare and brilliant 1956 original beatnik hipster jazz/R&B instro obscurity with bongos, guitars and plenty of wigged-out Los Angeles energy. Compiled on the essential Beat Jazz anthology years ago.

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FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH – Golden Sons Of Libra (GET BACK I RE) M-/M- 490:-
Purple vinyl. Now rare. The best material from one of the best California, and the whole US, pysch groups of the whole 1960s. And that’s really something. They only had a very rare 7” EP record out but on this you get all their good stuff.

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JAZZ BEND ME BLUES BAND – Lady Weaver / Happiness Dream (Algar 100 US 196?)Ex 1400
No it’s not jazz or blues! It’s an ultra rare, never ever up for sale on either eBay or Discogs and that’s quite a feat, and totally mesmerizing moody psych masterpiece with a rockier and cool garagy flip. But it’s the haunting “Lady Weaver” that’s the stand-out track in my ears.

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 J.B’S – Blow Your Head (Disco Mix)(Total Sound Trinidad – Disco 460 Trinidad/Tobago 1974) Vg+++ 1700:-
Ultimate extended  Moog overload funk killer. Very rare original 1stpressing. Plays  nice loud and clean Ex.

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JIMMY MC GRIFF- Jungle Cat (Jell US 1964) Vg 390:-
Totally amazing tuff, deep and smoking organ jazz funk exotica from1964.

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JOOK BLOCK BUSTERS VOL 1(Valmor US re) Ex/Vg++ 140:-
Fantastic legendary comp of rare and killer 100% bona-fide rhythm and blues stompers from 1956-62.

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KOOL AND THE GANG – Music Is The Message (De-Lite 1972 US ) Ex/Vg+++ 220:-
Original pressing of this classic funk killer. Awesome title track and many other winners. Small cut out on opening.

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MANDRAKE MEMORIAL – Medium(Poppy PYS 40003US 1968) M-/Ex 1100:-Fantastic original 1st pressing of this acclaimed psych masterpiece from 1968. The sleeve has no ringwear what so ever which is really rare. Only some creasing and a bumped lower right corner from shipping. Includes the original Poppy inner bag.

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PANBERS – Vol 1: Kami Tjinta Perdamaian  (Mesra LP-49 Indonesia 1972) Ex-/Ex 2800:-
Very unusually clean original copy of this amazing Indonesian psych LP from 1972. The good tracks are beyond belief like “Haii” and sung in English.  Vinyl is nice and shiny, clean labels and just some minor scuffs. The cover has no writing at all which is very unusual and just some slight ringwear. It will be hard ever finding a better copy.

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THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE VOL 2 (Mystic re) Vg+/Vg+ 380:-
Legendary comp (came out now 19 years ago) of ultra rare LSD dripping US psych 45s, many heard here for the first time. Limited edition of 500 copies.

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SHAWN PITTMAN – Dreams(Wildboy Records A-1A0001US 1989) M-/Ex- 1700:-Fantastic spaced out modern soul slow burner private press mega rarity from Detroit 1989. Deep throbbing bass line, underneath cool angelic vocals by..Ms Pittman. One of those for psych heads whose ears are open for other things than just 1960s-70s. The disc is perfect M-.  Sleeve: still in shrink-wrap but has slight bumps to the upper and lower left corners and some creases and bumps to the opening.

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SHOW CLASS MAGAZINE #35Ex (damaged in shipping) 120:-
Just a chopper mag… REAL choppers, lovely ladies and a whole lotta fun……. AMAZING cover art! We’ve got the standard baker’s dozen bikes, lots of amazing ladies and a few pieces that are near and dear to u…  full color pages of chopper fun.

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SUMMER OF LOVE (Christoph Grunenberg and Jonathan Harris Liverpool University Press UK 2007) M- 360:-
Rare and out of print fantastic and profusely illustrated book, 365 pages. A Fascinating book of essays by a host of international experts which was published to coincide with the eagerly awaited exhibition Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era at Tate Liverpool and will complement the illustrated catalogue of the exhibitions (Tate Publishing). While the exhibition catalogue provides a general and richly illustrated introduction to the theme, this book provides a range of academic texts by some of the leading scholars of the period. Background and contextual essays investigate in-depth the art, history and culture of psychedelia, providing a rich and varied interpretation of the 1960s and its long-lasting legacy. Psychedelic art and culture is presented as an international creative phenomenon that made an essential, unjustly neglected contribution to the art and culture of one of the most turbulent periods in 20th-century history. While highlighting the expansive nature of psychedelic art, related aspects such as counterculture, student revolution, sexual liberation, drugs, literature and poetry, music, fashion, comics, typography are also investigated. This collection of essays will be an invaluable addition to the growing body of literature on the 1960s, highlighting a particular significant and exciting aspect of the period. It will be of interest to the general reader as well as students and scholars of the art and culture of the 1960s. Though more than a generation has passed since the revolutionary fervor of the Summer of Love of 1967, the 1960s in many ways seem with us still. From recurring debates over the war in Vietnam to the perpetually appealing music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stone to the concern about youth drug use, the legacy of the 1960s is ubiquitous in contemporary life. The Summer of Love brings together an impressive group of historians, artists, and cultural critics to present a rich and varied interpretation of this seminal decade and its continuing influence on politics, society, and culture. The Summer of Lovewhich will accompany the eagerly awaited exhibition at Tate Liverpool pays particular attention to the wildly creative psychedelic art of the era. Perceptive essays on psychedelic comics, graphic design and typography, light shows, and film successfully rescue psychedelic art from the fog of nostalgia and unjust critical neglect. Distinguished contributors also explore the role of 1960s fashion and architecture, and they consider anew the central influence of hallucinogenic drugs on the art of the era. Running throughout the essays are the elements of epochal change from sexual liberation to student revolutions that still form the backdrop of our collective consciousness of the 1960s. An incisive collection of writings on all aspects of 1960s art and culture, tempered by time and critical distance, The Summer of Love Reader will be indispensable for those who wish they had been there or for those who were, but can’t remember it.

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TERRY REID – River (Atlantic SD 7259US 1973) M-/Ex 740:-
Original US 1stpressing withgatefold cover. Includes a company inner sleeve. The gatefold sleeve is pretty much perfect except for a cut out hole. His best release for my ears with a more psychy US west coast sound (as interpreted by UK musicians….like Mighty Baby for example). Total killer west coast electric psych that it’s seems sadly just a few contemporary psych heads have really heard.

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 JORDAN DE LA SIERRA – Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose (Unity UR 701 US 1978) Ex/Ex 420:-
Pretty much perfect copy of this mind bending real New Age masterpiece. This one will send you on a way deep trip.

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SOUTHERN COMFORT (London SHK 8405 UK 1969) LP Ex+/Vg+ 2500:-
Genuine original 1st press of this unique album from 1969 with Martin Stone guitar charged long lysergic psych jammer. Has the original inner sleeve. Recorded when legendary Chicago blues harp player Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton visited the UK in 1968, Southern Comfort is a superb showcase for his talent, as well as those of bassist Jerome Arnold (Butterfield Blues Band), drummer Jessie C. Lewis (Otis Rush) and trailblazing guitarist Martin Stone (Savoy Brow and Mighty Baby). The album has part classy blues part zonked out experimental psych blues set, however, the epic closing track goes way further and is one of the most mind-blowing psychedelic workouts ever recorded. Taking the Mighty Baby formula one step further. The disc is Ex+ with one small superficial mark that doesn’t affect play. Some spindles on the labels due to their fragile nature and the the label side B has a very light ballpoint pen name tag. The sleeve also looks great and presentable apart from some minor blemishes and a name signature on the back cover having been erased so that it’s “whited” out.

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THE TRASH COMPANY – Pluto / For the Hook (PPU US 2012) M/M 60:-
Very unique 45 here. “Max (The Trash Company) suffers from a rare condition known as synesthesia  which allows him to make music that is in another realm of reality. You might not hear it all at first, but you will. He’s been producing and writing since the late 70ss. Max  mother told him he was born on the highway somewhere between Baltimore and Richmond. He even has two birth certificates, one issued by Maryland the other by Virginia, to prove his “dual citizenship”.  His music runs the gamut from vulnerable to abrasive to playful to just plain weird, but it’s always genuine, always honest, always real”.

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Unknown Artist (Calibre Auto Recording UK 6?) Vg 200:-
Had this one-of-a-kind record reserved for ages for someone who just disappeared and found it just standing around. So here’s a once in a lifetime chance to score. Unique one copy only made one-sided recording from a Calibre Auto Recording booth in record shop. This one features a young lady doing some Beatles Sgt. Pepper tunes mostly without words (la la la) and some I dont know. But she has a very charming voice and while listening you become intrigued wondering what her story was, how she looked and why she recorded this. After awhile she can’t figure out what to sing any more and there’s some talk and then the recording ends. I’ve heard countless discs like this but this particular one is very unique and captivating. Since this is really acetate it plays with surface noise.

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UPSETTERS – Iron Fist / The Lama (Upsetter Jamaica 1973) wol G 180:-
Original 1973 pressing Jamaica dub killer diller trip.

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OPEN CITY # 20 (US 1967) Ex 600:-
A nice copy of this classic Los Angeles counterculture tabloid. “US TURNS ON – Marijuana and drug edition”. Rare head magazine out of LA 1967. Full of amazing articles and adds for places liken Bizarre Bazaar Arcade “Home of LSD coffee – Love punch”. Full page add for Malachi’s “Holy Music” etc. Amazing period piece. Open City was a weekly underground newspaper published in Los Angelesby avant-garde journalist John Bryan. Open City Press was a local forerunner of the Berkeley Barb, providing coverage of the Free Speech Movement. Open City was printed in the larger broadsheet-sized format. It published some of Charles Bukowski’s earliest professionally published prose in his regular column “Notes of a Dirty Old Man,” which appears in this issue. A couple of obscenity charges eventually put the shoestring operation out of business in 1969.

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VENTURES – In Space(Dolton BST-8027 US 1964) Ex-/Vg 260:-
Original 1964 US 1ststereo pressing. These guys made a whole lot of albums but I really think this is their best, and most psychedelic too. Spaced out surf, horror surf, noir outer space trips. This one got it all. Really one of the best records on this whole list. Old heads knows the score on this one…or should.

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The White Indians of Nivaria: The Untold Story of the Last Indo-European Tribes (Nivaria Gordon Kennedy US 2010) Ex 220:-
The follow up book to the amazing ground breaking Children of the Sun book. Actually one can see it as a prequel to that because the Guanches seem to have come from the same root as the nature cults of Germany in the 19th century, whose influence can be seen today in back-to-the-land countercultures around the world.Gordon Kennedy’s The White Indians of Nivaria, is an anthropological odyssey and true historical account of white natives living primitive on 7 African islands for many thousands of years, a lost and forgotten chapter of Indo-European pre-history that describes a western settlement on an Eden-like volcanic archipelago, inhabited by a female friendly indigenous population of cave dwelling Caucasians, still living in the Stone-Age as late as the European Renaissance. This is a rare glimpse of a pre-Christian Western culture with a tropical island native flavor. The Guanche Indians mummified their dead, spoke a unique language, constructed ceremonial pyramids and were custodians of an ancient spiritual legacy from the ancestral memories of Indo-European evolution, showing many potent primal archetypes. An improbable but true story, the book is a piece of hard science that reads like an enchanted bucolic vision. Details include 13 chapters relative to Guanche customs, culture, foods, habitation, language, cosmology and survival…and one chapter discussing the possibility of the Canary Islands as a likely stepping-stone to the Americas by ancient pre-Columbian mariners such as the Sumerians and Phoenicians. 38 Color images and 40 black & white ones, includes maps, index and bibliography.