sábado, 12 de abril de 2008

Magic Mixture - This is the Magic Mixture (1968 UK Psych Folk Rock)

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Saga Records has got to be one of the most eclectic and collectable of the first flush of budget record labels that emerged in London in the 1960s. Its catalogue boasts everything from genuine spit and sawdust beardy-folk to prime psychedelia and back again via a good few dollops of Swinging London's best finery. The possibilities of finding an excellent record on the Saga imprint are equally as high as unearthing something utterly dreadful, and that is perhaps one of its greatest charms. Seeing the Saga label always makes you look twice at a record, and that's a good sign. (Saga Records: The Swinging Saga).

One of the rarest and most pricey Saga albums, the Magic Mixture LP is quite pleasing psychedelia in the style of early Soft Machine or the trippy side of Syd era Floyd - pumping electric organ all the way with searing bursts of fuzz guitar in the right places. While none of the tracks stand out as classics, it's not a bad effort at all and you can easily see why this record is much prized in psyche circles - 'Moonbeams' having cropped up as a bonus cut on one of the early Rubble series. However, the real peach is 'Motor Bike Song', and odd-ode to the iron horse, sung with tongue firmly in cheek in a cyderdelic accent, that pops up just in time to break up the all-too-serious freak-out. (written @ vinylvulture).

(I'm So) Sad
Urge To LeaveYou
Slowly The Day
New Man
Living On A Hill
It's Alright By Me
When I Was Young
Hey Little Girl
Tomorrow's Sun
Motor Bike Song
Moon Beams
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