Monday, 29 November 2021

Chocolate Watchband - No Way Out


Tower 1967

01 Let's Talk About Girls
02 In The Midnight Hour
03 Come On
04 Dark Side Of The Mushroom
05 Hot Dusty Road
06 Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love Inn)
07 Gone And Passed By
08 No Way Out
09 Expo 2000
10 Gossamer Wings

Debut album from California's answer to The Rolling Stones. Unfortunately for the Chocolate Watchband, they fell foul of those awful 1960's deals. The contract gave full power to the producers who insisted on more covers than original material, removed Dave Aguilar's vocals and replaced them with a singer of their choosing on some songs and even having entire 'ghost bands' on some tracks.

Despite this, the album is still awesome and a psych must have. Material the band recorded went on to fill another two albums (along with more session player material), I'll be posting those in the future.

Father Pat Berkery - Prayers For A Noonday Church


Glasgow 1969

01 Baptism/Silent Night
02 Confession/Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent
03 An Altar/O Lord, I Am Not Worthy
04 Chalice/Panis Angelicus
05 Priesthood/Sing, My Tongue, The Saviors Glory
06 Seminary/Onward Christian Soldiers
07 Celibacy/Holy, Holy, Holy
08 Blessings/O God, From Whom All Blessings Flow
09 Preaching/To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King
10 Sick Call/Dies Irae

Ridiculously rare curio from 1969. Father Pat Berkery was a hip priest from St. Louis who coupled his sermons with fuzz guitar west coast psychedelic rock. Never re-issued and hard to find.

Gila - S/T


BASF 1971

01 Aggression
02 Kommunikation
03 Kollaps
04 Kontakt
05 Kollektivität
06 Individualität

Haven't had any Krautrock in a while. Gila Füchs came from a Stuttgart political commune and this, their debut album (sometimes referred to as 'Free Electric Sound', was released in 1971.

Psychedelic German space rock, with jamming and sound effects. For fans of Agitation Free.