Monday, 2 April 2018

Robbie Basho - Portrait of Basho as a Young Dragoon

Grass-Tops Recordings 2015

01 Theme On Autumn
02 Pasha
03 French Song
04 Song Of God
05 Charles Ives Paints Modern America
06 Portrait Of Fahey As A Young Dragoon

Probably the best of the Grass-Tops original album issues.

A collection of recordings documenting some of Robbie Basho’s most exploratory early career live material (circa 1967-1969).

Various Artists - April 2012

01 Top Drawer - Song of a Sinner
02 Fern Knight - Awake, Angel Snake
03 This Heat - Health And Efficiency
04 Karen Beth - Last Time
05 Seven Feathers Rainbow - Lily Cottage
06 Black Widow - In Ancient Days
08 The Music Machine - Come On In
09 Lanterns - Dir Tup
10 The Manson Family - Is There No One In Your World But You?
11 Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
12 Dark - Live For Today
13 Dom - Dream

Mixtape from six years ago with dark, witchy tones.

The Byrds - Universal Mind Decoder

Bootleg 1968

01. Artificial Energy
02. Goin' Back
03. Triad
04. Natural Harmony
05. Draft Morning
06. Wasn't Born To Follow
07. Lady Friend
08. Old John Robertson
09. Get To You
10. Tribal Gathering
11. Change Is Now
12. Dolphin's Smile

Dig the Byrds? Like DIY albums? Then this is for you.

I've made re-imagined versions of most of the Byrds albums, this is essentially a reworking of "The Notorious Byrd Brothers", my favorite L.P. of theirs.

There isn't too much change to be fair; 'Space Odyssey' has been removed to make way for two tracks left off the final running order.

'Triad' was voted down by Hillman and McGuinn in favour of 'Goin' Back', a move that angered Crosby as he thought original compositions should precedence over cover versions.

'Lady Friend' was left off because of it's poor sales as a single prior to the album. Unbelievable really; the song is one of their greatest and most ambitious.