Golden State Psychedelia
Not yet reviewed.
Some of the earliest releases in Big Beat's Nuggets From The Golden State series were based around the output of top San Francisco recording facility, Golden State Recorders. The latest instalment in the series, "Golden State Psychedelia", continues to celebrate the studio's legacy, restoring material from deleted volumes as well as exhuming more psychedelic gems from the GSR vault.
Aside from rare singles by the Tow-Away Zone and Seventh Dawn, "Golden State Psychedelia" is comprised wholly of material that went unreleased, though not for reasons of musical quality. As studio boss and producer Leo Kulka said, the sheer volume of acts in the San Francisco of the era meant pitching material to labels became increasingly difficult. Nevertheless, Kulka gave bands a professional home in which to record, and the contents of "Golden State Psychedelia", all recorded between 1966 and 1970, reflect the freaky, experimental flavour of the times.
Highlights include the commercial pop-psych stylings of the Bristol Boxkite, Carnival and Ticket Agents, the punkadelic Goody Box and Immediate Family, and some truly outrageous studio experiments by Magician and the Gants. The package comes with the usual copious notes one expects of the Nuggets series, and will delight any aficionado of late 60s arcane West Coast psychedelia.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Music Genre||Psychedelia / Rock|
|Music Genre Primary||Alternative|
|Music Genre Secondary||Compilation|
- 1. Blow Up - The Goody Box
- 2. Meditorium - The Carnival
- 3. Shab'd - The Towaway Zone
- 4. Sunless Night - The Bristol Boxkite
- 5. Rubiyat - The Immediate Family
- 6. Black Diamonds - The Ticket Agents
- 7. Highway Highway - The Short Yellow
- 8. Speed - Celestial Hysteria
- 9. F#ck For Peace - Bob Golden & Magician
- 10. Infinitation - The Carnival
- 11. Mad Rush World - The Bristol Boxkite
- 12. Don't Worry Me - The Seventh Dawn
- 13. My Kind Of People - Just Slightly Richer
- 14. Daddy's Zoo Song - The Towaway Zone
- 15. Handful - The Short Yellow
- 16. Ah Gee - The Goody Box
- 17. Wet Chant - The Immediate Family
- 18. Chasing Rainbows - The Bristol Boxkite
- 19. New Song - Celestial Hysteria
- 20. Years Have Passed Away - The Carnival
- 21. Who Are We - The Bristol Boxkite
- 22. Start Seeing - The Short Yellow
- 23. Love Is The Greatest Thing - The Royal Family
- 24. Sunday At The Lotus Parlor - The Gants