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Catalog #6 - Winter/Spring 2013 Auction & Set Sale

After an 18-month hiatus, brought on mainly by the massive work involved with my recent Psychedelia book, the Renaissance Fair is now again open for business. As always, List #6 is a mixed bag of set sale and auction items. This time we have gathered a bundle of custom pressings never offered on these shores before, and a selection of rare music fanzines alongside the classic psychedelic paraphernalia. If a new customer, please read the general information before jumping into the action.

Enjoy the list & stay high! ~ Patrick


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1. ACID ARCHIVES: The Second Edition (Lysergia, 2010)  limited edition hardbound copy, signed & numbered (1 of 75) 
As you may have heard, a highly limited run (100 copies) of the Acid Archives Second Edition was printed as a hardcover version. The first 25 copies were lettered 'A'-'Z' and were intended for contributors and major supporters. The remaining 75 copies are numbered 26-100 and have been sold via private retail only. Most of these are gone, but we still have a box of hardcovers left. Each copy is numbered by hand and signed by the editor. A personal dedication can be added on request. Please note that unlike the other items listed here, $85 includes air mail shipping anywhere in the world. Once these 100 copies are gone there will never be any reprints of the hardcover Acid Archives. Condition is Mint/New.

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2. THE ACID TEST: same (Sound City Productions, US 1966) Guaranteed original of this milestone in psychedelic recordings, featuring an edited down 14-hour trip in a San Francisco recording studio in January 1966, shortly before Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters left the Bay Area for Los Angeles (and later Mexico). Kesey and Babbs are in prime form with lots of ad libbed, multi-layered LSD humor and mind games, with Garcia and the Dead lurking in the background. There's also a very good interview with Kesey which goes some way to explain the Prankster agenda. Along with Eden Ahbez' Eden's Island and Alan Watts This Is It, the most vital proto-psychedelic record released. The supposed press size of "300 copies" is bullshit and probably a case of confusion with the British 1982 reissue (which was 300 copies). Probably 1000 copies or so were pressed in '66, but due to the vast demand and historical weight, The Acid Test will always remain in demand among collectors of psychedelia and rare records. Not the world's best pressing but a strong copy. Back cover is blank as issued. EX/EX

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3. AGGREGATION: Mind Odyssey (re Thorns, US/Europe 1968/1995)  
The only existing vinyl reissue of a much-loved classic, raising questions of what the reissue labels are doing? Anyway, I finally scored an original of this personal fave conceptual acid trip journey through the Disneyland of your mind... such a great LP! This nicely done repro condenses the original gatefold into a single sleeve, but has all the credits and band photos etc. Check out my interview with the drummer of this 'mystery band' at the Lama Workshop. M-/M-

$75
€57

4. EDEN AHBEZ: Eden's Island (mono Del-Fi, US 1960)  Ah yes, Mr Ahbez, the hero and patron saint of the Renaissance Fair. It has been very good to see the mounting recognition of his importance as a proto-hippie philosopher and composer, with this fabulous album the main piece of evidence. No need to explain this to anyone, not least since there is a lengthy analysis of the LP in my recent Psychedelia book. As vital to a psychedelic record collection as the first 13th Floor Elevators LP, and with 53 years since release, increasingly hard to find -- it has sold for $200+ repeatedly in the past year. Note that there's a slight flashlight glare on the photo. EX/M-

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5. [EDEN AHBEZ:] HERB JEFFRIES: Echoes Of Eternity (Universal Audio, US c1978)  As if the original 1956 release of The Singing Prophet (see Acid Archives book) wasn't obscure enough, Herb Jeffries self-released this new edition of the same material, under a new title and in a brand new, gatefold sleeve. Lord knows who was supposed to buy this spiritual showbiz production in the late '70s, and consequently it is as rare or even rarer than the first release. I haven't done a direct comparison but the pressing is quite good and may have a slight edge over the '56 version, particularly on the low-register dynamics. It sounds damn good anyway. The music, in case you didn't know, is the only existing presentation of Eden Ahbez' complete "Nature Boy Suite", arranged and sung in grand style on side 1 by noted vocalist Herb Jeffries. In addition to its historical importance as an early proto-psychedelic stepping stone, it is a wonderfully entertaining record that would make for a world-class double feature acid trip ticket along with John Rydgren's "Cantata". Beautifully clean copy, some vinyl hazing only -- and this one is hard to find without vinyl wear in the ancient 1956 incarnation. M-/VG++

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6. JOHN M ALLEGRO: The Sacred Mushroom And The Cross (Hodder & Stoughton, UK 1970)  Original hard-cover edition of outrageous fringe science book that caused an uproar among linguists and theologians alike, as the Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Allegro used his knowledge of ancient languages to launch a theory that 'Christianity' was in fact a secret mushroom cult, and 'Christ' just a symbolic name for this mushroom. Everyone from Gordon Wasson to elderly bishops felt challenged to respond to Allegro's fanciful hypothesis, especially since he claimed to 'prove' his theory via language links and double-entendre names, etc. Philip K Dick drew partly on this book when he wrote Valis. A must-read for any psychedelicist, it's even weirder than you imagine! This hardcover first edition/first impression is somewhat scarce, in very nice shape and complete with dustjacket, the latter which has some closed tears and edge wear. EX

$40
€30
7. AMERICAN AVATAR/MEL LYMAN FAMILY: issue #3 The Christ Issue (Fort Hill, US 1969)  After the merry Lyman crew had managed to blow up the original Avatar magazine, they returned with the American Avatar, which was 100% Mel Lyman family material with none of the other underground press stuff that had been in the earlier incarnation. Of the 4 obscure issues of American Avatar this is without a doubt the most remarkable -- the 'Christ' issue, which has an unusual oblong format and consists of various intense and strange photos of cult leader Lyman, who at this point proclaimed himself to be both Christ and the Buddha. Also poetry, Mel's diary excerpts, and program declarations, etc. Of all the printed works to come out of late '60s/early '70s LSD commune families, this item and its context is quite possibly the apex. The vibe amazes still today. Very nice print quality on thick glossy paper stock, circa 30 pages. M-

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8. A POT OF FLOWERS: same (mono Mainstream, US 1966)  Here's a good place to start building your Mainstream collection -- the label's very first 'rock' release, pulled together from band auditions held in LA and San Francisco. I guess I don't have to describe the contents, suffice it to say that Euphoria's two non-LP tracks are superb, eerie (and early) psych, and that Harbinger Complex provide a couple of terrific folkrockers. This is the much harder to find Mono mix, there is like 10 stereos for each mono you see. And due to the nature of the music, mono is the way you want to hear this. Back cover has a DJ stamp, beautiful disc. M-/EX

MB $120
MB €90
9. ART OF LOVIN': same (Mainstream, US 1968)  Clean original of attractive folkrock/psych transition piece with female vocals and good songs. Not the 'heavy' freak sound of Ultimate Spinach or Lacewing, but a swinging '60s Sunset Strip feel with wide appeal. They do get heavy and psychy on the closing "State Of Mind". The 45 track "You've Got The Power" is included here, unlike some copies. Exceptionally clean copy is not a cut-out, with a small needle mark on S2T4 which does not affect play, otherwise beautiful. M-/M-

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10. ASHLEY & THE REFLECTION: Lebanon Community Theatre (no label, US 1973)  True depths of obscurity are plumbed via this local benefit album from rural Pennsylvania. In support of a local theatre, a few longhaired bands got together for a fund-raising concert and a chance to rock, shake and groove their thing! The Reflection set the bar on an Olympic level with their opening monster rendition of Grand Funk's "Into The Sun", packing a fuzz-laden intensity you won't believe. The Ashley accept the challenge and respond with an equally heavy version of Nils Lofgren's "Beggar's Day" (occasionally done by Neil Young in concert). After these two numbers the audience must have been flattened out like if a stoned steamroller went by. There are also versions of Uriah Heep, Steely Dan and, rather unusually for this early era, two David Bowie numbers from Ziggy Stardust. The album remains solidly enjoyable throughout, with glorious peaks in the two blowouts described above. Unlike some copies, this comes complete with the sleeve, which shows some minor H2O damage on the back cover bottom. M-/VG++

MB $125
MB €95
11. AVATAR/MEL LYMAN: No 8, 'The Leary issue' (Boston, US 1967)  We managed to get hold of another copy of the most interesting issue of the two dozen Avatar. At this point, the Mel Lyman Family were muscling in to take control of the popular Boston paper, and the contents reflect an even mix of typical underground press material (drugs, Vietnam, local politics) and Lyman propaganda. The two worlds meet most gloriously in a column written by Mel about Timothy Leary, who also graces the front cover, and another Mel column about psychedelic drugs which urges the reader to "...gobble upp 1000 micrograms of LSD... and stop being such a FUCKING DRAG!". A vital piece of history from one of the weirdest scenes in the whole '60s counterculture. Horizontal fold, otherwise perfect M-
 
$60
€46
12. BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS original 1970 pressbook + promo booklet (20th Century Fox, US 1970)  One of the most creative and entertaining movies from the teen rebellion/hippie/LSD scene of the late '60s, Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls has become a major underground classic, with a reputation that extends far beyond the usual AIP exploitation fans. Arguably the best movie of the era, and at least to me, the best Russ Meyer movie. This 12-page pressbook is a highly attractive item, displaying all posters, lobby cards and advertisements available for promotion, as well as a movie synopsis, complete credits, a press release, and a 1/2-page about the great movie soundtrack with the Carrie Nations band. The comic strip boxes showing dramatic scenes from the movie will amaze you. Z-Man Bartel approves! Included is also a 4-page promo booklet with a supercool photo showing all the voluptuous ladies of the movie in a round bed, waiting for you. Two rare items from one of the cult movies of the '60s. More scans available on request. Very minor shelfwear only. EX
 
$75
€57
13. JOHNNY BLACKBURN & MARY LAUREN: Echoes Of Love's Reality (Wind's Eye Music, US 1981)  Like Bobb Trimble and Sixth Station, convincing proof that top level psychedelic folkrock was still being created by local artists around the US in the early '80s. A dreamy, ethereal album with male-female vocals, outstanding songwriting and arrangements, using fuzz guitar, flute and keyboard. A future classic of the era, increasingly in demand. Includes the booklet. Less than perfect pressing but a beautiful clean copy. The copy we had in list #1 sold instantly, and this is my last spare (one stays in my private collection forever). M-/M-
 
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~ Rare early hallucinogen text by William Burroughs ~

14. BLACK MOUNTAIN REVIEW issue #7 (Black Mountain College, US 1957)
  The Black Mountain scene was a vital energy center for the Beats and mid-century Avant-Garde, and this anthology series remains a crucial document for American post-war modernism. This issue is an almost unbelievable catalog of cutting edge artists, including poems, short stories and art contributions from Kerouac, Ginsberg, Snyder, Selby Jr, Zukofsky, Whalen, McClure, W C Williams and many more. Of particular note is a very early appearance in print from William Burroughs, using his early alias 'William Lee'. According to his bibliography, this was only the third time he had ever been published, contributing 'excerpts from Naked Lunch', which had not yet been published. These excerpts, it turns out, deal with Burroughs' experiences with yagι (=ayahuasca) in Colombia in the early 1950s, and they stand as one of the earliest references to ayahuasca to appear in a fiction work anywhere. As shown in my Psychedelia book, Burroughs was in fact instrumental in the embryonic ayahuasca research, making an important observation that had eluded the botanists. None of this was included in The Yagι Letters, and these Black Mountain excerpts should be considered a major source text within psychedelic literature. The softcover binding is still tight and crisp, and there is no notable wear except a few tiny blots of foxing. A small previous owner's label is affixed to the back cover. A rare and significant artefact in the American post-WWII library. 240 pp, several b & w images. Condition is a strong EX.



MB $350
MB €265
15. BLADE RUNNER original 1982 movie promotional magazine and promo folder (Warner Bros, US 1982)  Over the decades, this Ridley Scott/Philip K Dick masterpiece has grown into a classic in the psychedelic/science fiction crossover zone, and an obvious source of inspiration for movies such as The Matrix. Mind-expanding, aesthetically groundbreaking, and utterly cool. This lot of Blade Runner memorabilia combines a scarce, deluxe souvenir magazine from the original promotion which has some 70 pages with color photos detailing the making of the movie and the actors, etc. In addition there is the original presskit folder, which contains a black & white print from the movie, as well as a typescript synopsis. All items guaranteed 1982 originals, and not that easy to find, in view of the film's lack of success at the time (seems strange today). EX to M-

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16. BUCKETFULL OF BRAINS issues #5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, +two newsletters c1983 (UK 1982-86)  A nearly unbroken run of early, hard to find issues of this classic British independent zine, which was hugely influential in launching Paisley Underground, neo-psych and modern garage bands before a larger audience. There was also a constant eye on the past, as seen in interviews with Merrell Fankhauser, Sky Saxon, Moe Tucker, Gene Clark, Emitt Rhodes, Alex Chilton, Pretty Things etc. A rather marvy trip down memory lane for ageing moptops, but also still today the single best repository for info and interviews with Rain Parade, Long Ryders, Dream Syndicate, Green On Red, Plasticland, Hoodoo Gurus, Barracudas and similar '80s cult bands. Some issues came with flexis, a few are missing but the best one (Plasticland's "The lady is no lady") is present. Condition strong EX to M- throughout.

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17. BYRDS: Younger Than Yesterday (mono CBS, US 1967)  Not sure if the mono mix of this terrific album has been reissued, in any event it's an interesting trip that changes the impression of several tracks, particularly the more rocking tunes like the opener and "CTA-102". Hardly a rare title, except that this one is clean as a whistle. M-/M-

$40
€30
18. BYRDS: Notorious Byrd Brothers (mono CBS, UK 1968)  At the tail end of the mono era came this release, which is not only a stock issue but in fact a rare British pressing. UK pressings are often preferred for late '60s major labels due to superior production values -- this may be true here, at least this one plays clean as a dolphin's smile, and the mono mix changes the impression to introduce a slightly eerie feel on top of the floating dreaminess. Great LP... as if I had to tell you. Small name written near top right corner. M-/EX

$50
€38
19. CLAES: Out Of My Hair (Stateside, Swe/Fr 1970) plus 2-track EP with CLAES + KIM FOWLEY:"The Game" (Jukebox, Swe 1970)  Formerly with Ola & The Janglers, and later a popular national radio show host, this solo LP is one of the lesser known items in Claes Af Geijerstam's long resumι. It is in fact one of the best Swedish albums I've heard from the era, with a powerful, Brit-style melodic prog-rock sound mixed with mature Anglo-pop like later-day Tages. The list of session names is impressive and includes flautist Bjorn Jayson Lindh and guitarist Janne Schaffer, both of whom gained international recognition as musicians later in the 1970s. Schaffer contributes cutting feedback guitar leads throughout the album, with a peak in two long, freaky tracks. This is an obscure French pressing with a much better sleeve than the Swedish variant. Don't miss this LP, you'll be surprised at how good it is. Slight edge warp, does not affect play. M-/M-

Included as a bonus (not shown in scan) is a hard to find picture sleeve various artist Jukebox EP with two tracks from the Claes album, plus one track by Kim Fowley. (it's "Thunder Road", from Fowley's spell in Sweden). The EP disc has some wear, the sleeve is clean.
 
$80
€61
20. COMMON PEOPLE: Of, By, For The Common People (Capitol, US 1968)  Beautiful original of semi-legendary psych LP from Los Angeles band who cut two excellent garage 45s before being hijacked by Capitol and persuaded to partake in someone's demented visions of eerie windtunnel latenight string psychedelia heard on the first three tracks. Apparently the money ran out then, so the rest of the album is the band doing their club-oriented teen Sunset Strip a-go-go garage and moody psych. Everyone loves the opening trinity, but "Take From You" that closes side 1 may be even better. The real trip here however is that this copy has about the cleanest front cover I've seen for this notoriously delicate sleeve. There is no ring-wear and almost no signs of use whatsoever. The disc is equally nice. Cut-out hole. M-/M-

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 ~ Allen Ginsberg, Stokely Carmichael, LSD & revolution ~

21. DIALECTICS OF LIBERATION: Volume 13  (no label, UK 1967)
 Yes comrades, a true taste of the revolutionary spirit of the 1960s on offer here, as several leading intellectuals take turns through speeches and debates about the tumultous changes going on in society. The congress, held in London in July 1967, included heavy names like Herbert Marcuse, Gregory Bateson, R D Laing, Stokely Carmichael and (as always) Allen Ginsberg. This particular volume deals with the possible need for violence, upon which Carmichael delivers an excellent speech that with a certain tone of regret explains the probable violence ahead as the black liberate themselves. R D Laing and Allen Ginsberg make lesser sense, until a sharp audience member demands that they sum up their thoughts the way Stokely did! Ginsberg brings up LSD a few times as a path to insight, and mentions getting stoned together with Carmichael. A memorable high-point is reached when an agitated British scholar challenges Ginsberg to explain what his sanskrit chanting means, and could he please describe the differences between hinduism and buddhism? Ginsberg is also taken to task for his hedonistic lifestyle, in light of his religious appearance. The crowd response is loud! This is a thing you always wanted to hear, but never thought would happen. Perhaps because of his less than flattering appearance, this album is missing from the standard Ginsberg bibliography, making it the second Ginsberg rarity uncovered here at the Renaissance Fair. This is Vol 13 of a massive 23-volume set that seems unfathomable as a product today, yet we should rejoice in its existence. Undoubtedly rare. Minor age-wear, EX/EX



MB $100
MB €75
22. STEVE DRAKE BAND: Nature Intended (Tiger Lily, US 1976)  You have to look to Palmer Rockey or Alexander Spence to find an LP with an artifact buzz to challenge this unbelievable item. A young New Yorker, a pathological liar and con artist, creates a fictious rock star career by stealing other people's music, and then unexpectedly meets his match in the most dishonest, crooked record label of all time! In terms of artist and label combinations, nothing can match the meeting between 'Steve Drake' and Tiger Lily. I have written about the whole bizarre story in Ugly Things magazine; suffice it to say that this karaoke rock extravaganza proves that in the rock music business, things were as weird and 'anything goes' in the mid-1970s as they were in the mid-50s. The two Steve Drake LPs floated around on rare dealer lists for a good dozen years, usually commanding high prices since they are pretty rare, before the actual story behind them (and the even rarer Steve Kaczorowski LP) was broken by myself in 2006, with some input from Rockadelic Rich and a couple of Drake's old band buddies from Long Island. Nature Intended is ridiculously schizophrenic, ranging from ballsy guitar-rock to orchestrated soft-prog, and despite the 'Steve Drake' credit, some tracks feature female lead vocals -- incidentally, Jennie Haan from UK band Babe Ruth, who unknowingly supplied music for Drake's karaoke scheme, alongside Stackridge, Be-Bop Deluxe, and others. This is a priceless item to pull out when music-interested friends are over for a stoned or drunk evening, where the parallel train derailments of Drake and Tiger Lily can fuel philosophical debates into the wee hours. Very nice copy M-/EX
 
MB $275
MB €210
23. DRUIDS OF STONEHENGE: Creation (UNI, US 1968)
This semi-classic from the pre-hippie garage/psych era has emerged as the most expensive LP on UNI by some margin. Already a popular title in the 1980s, it packs enough creativity and originality (not least Dave Budge's demented vocals) to stand the test of time with flying lysergic colors. "Forgot To Begot" is an old personal fave, while the opening "Six Feet Down" is eerie psych in a Boss-Town bag. Like Bohemian Vendetta the cover versions are flipped out enough to keep your attention, including one of the best versions ever of "Bring It To Jerome". A given title for any decent '60s album collection. This copy has a hairline mark on each side, otherwise clean. Cover is strong and has neither cutout hole nor the marked ringwear common to this album. There's some creasing/damping near the lower left corner, you may not notice it at first but it's there. All over a solid keeper copy. EX/EX

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24. J D ELIAS: Who's That?  (B.I.R.C, US 1978)  I didn't become aware of this album until a few years ago, and I bet it's still under the radar for many. As described in Acid Archives 2nd Edition this is among the best solo s-sw/folk albums you can find in the local zone. An obvious lineage holder in the Tim Hardin tradition, Elias writes strong and varied songs, and sings and plays guitar well. This is not a "loner" album but has a rich, low-key instrumental setting (2nd guitar, violin, piano, drums, etc) used for atmospheric effect. Instant appeal for fans of John Villemonte, Millard & Dyce and Modlin & Scott. Varied yet solid album with no weaknesses, if the year had been '71 instead of '78 he surely would have been signed by a 'big important record company' (the name of his small label). The front cover looks like death metal, and may have contributed to the lack of proper attention for Elias. A written greeting and signature from the artist on the front cover, disc has two long lines on side 2 but these are barely noticable on my Rega, pops in the beginning of S2T5 and T6. Keeper copy... and a rare one too. Disc strong VG++ to EX, sleeve EX.

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25. DONNIE & JOE EMERSON: Dreamin' Wild (Enterprise, US 1979)  Recently discovered and currently much in vogue local teenage do-it-yourself wonderama. Hard to describe accurately except to say that anyone preparing himself for a turkey laugh-fest will choke on his smirk as Donnie & Joe lay forth the reality of dreaming wild and how it is entirely possible if one has the talent. Shades of Grateful Dead guitar-jamming mix with '70s radio pop and other delights, and the whole thing works better than anyone, except maybe Donnie & Joe, could ever expected. Copies from the band find disappeared quickly. Still in shrink M-/M-

MB $125
MB €95
26. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGIC SEARCH FOR PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS ed. Daniel Efron (Nimh, US 1967) Those familiar with my recent book Psychedelia may have noticed the extensive use I make of this massive, 450-page report from a pioneering, cross-scientific symposium held in San Francisco in early 1967. This conference is the original source of the modern research into DMT drugs and ayahuasca, as the 'secret' of the ayahuasca plant combination was revealed and debated. There is much on DMT plant drugs, Amazon snuff drugs, mushrooms, and obscure substances like nutmeg and kava-kava. Participants is a virtual who's-who of hallucinogen research, including the father of ethnobotany Richard Evans Schultes, Alexander Shulgin, Andrew Weil, Claudio Naranjo, snuff drug expert Henry Wassιn, Gordon Wasson, and many more. This bound anthology was not intended as a commercial 'book' but a public health service document, and is somewhat hard to find, especially in view of its importance. A cornerstone in the psychedelic library. Nice spare copy from my archives, binding is a little loose which can be fixed, and there's a (removable?) sticker on the spine, and the former owner's stamp on the inlay edges. Plenty of charts, tables and illustrations and even a mushroom embossed on the cover (issued without dust jacket). EX

$50
€38
27. [EXOTICA:] WALT DISNEY'S ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM: Original Soundtrack (Disneyland, US 1968)  In Walt Disney's world the year was still 1957 even if the calendar said something else, and so this souvenir album from Disneyland's Exotica section has a rather wonderful, nostalgic feel. One side is set inside the Tiki Room where various magical events take place, exotic birds and tiki masks are shown and are commented upon by parrots who 'speak' in exaggerated foreign accents, along with some classic Exotica music and even the Seven Dwarves theme from "Snow White". Side 2 is the trippier one, with a long narrated journey on the Jungle Cruise ride along a rain forest river with exotic plants, birds, dangerous animals and even headhunters. The various stops on the ride are illustrated with sound clips and music, as the suave narrator moves from mystery to zany jokes in a Dean Martin fashion. By the photos the ride was pretty lame and cheesy by 2011 standards, but I guess people had better imagination back then... or had fun dropping LSD and taking a real trip with Uncle Walt. A stop with tiki statues looks just like the infamous Polynesian Gardens in Florida. A sample-friendly item for Exotica and Disneyana collectors, hardly rare but probably hard to find in this strong condition and complete state, with the full color booklet still attached. M-/EX

$50
€38
28. EXTRADITION: Hush (re Shadoks, Germany/Oz 1971/2000) An early Shadoks 'gray area' repro, which doesn't actually credit the label anywhere. One of my favorite LPs from down under, this spiritual femme folker with psych moves can sound utterly hypnotic if you're in the mood. You probably know this one already, if not here's a chance for a beautifully done repro that's been out of print for like 10 years, with a thick sleeve and a gold-embossed detail that I admire. #15 of 450. Still in shrink, with insert. M-/M-

$70
€53
29. FLOSS: Cruisin' (Silver Crest Custom, US 1976)  One of the rarest items in this list, only a handful of copies are known to exist of this Eastcoast do-it-yourself album, released via the Silver Crest custom label (Collective Tools, Blues Prism). It's enthusiastic but crude basement rock from a couple of brothers and a lady friend, who all look like extras from Mork & Mindy on the superb band photo. The title track is a band original instro with a Meade River vibe, while the rest is an arresting mix of primitive covers of Hendrix, Beatles, Stones, Traffic etc. The Acid Archives review lays praise on the "All Along The Watchtower" cover, but I find even the blues tracks here to pack some real people appeal, on account of the apathetic vocals and uneven playing. Versions of "Dear Prudence" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" are hard to beat for realness and atmosphere, I'd like to see them square off in a Battle Of The Bands against Slightest Idea and the Hye Stars. Essential to the serious '70s private press collector, and a really tough one to score. With insert. Sleeve has minor edge wear, disc some vinyl hazing and a mediocre pressing but plays quite clean. M-/EX

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30. FRAN'S BAND: If Tomorrow Never Comes (Tribute, US 1977)  As far as I know, this addition to the intriguing Frankie Carr (Tea Company, Spare Change Band, Naturals...) back catalog was previously unknown when I ran across it a couple of years back. Still today, only a handful of copies are known to exist. As you might have guessed, this belongs to the 1976-77 tax scam explosion, and 'Tribute' is a label name also used for other Frankie Carr scam products. Unlike most artists, it appears that Carr was actively involved with these dubious records, and with a career that began in the mid-'60s, he had a lot of old material to choose from. The Fran's Band album opens on what sounds to me like late '60s-early '70s AM pop with good vocals and a certain commercial appeal. Carr was apparently a member of the later-day Critters, so maybe this dates from that period. There's a couple of faceless tracks in a similar style but seemingly another band, and then things get cooking with the raw "Seeing You Tonight" which is crude tri-state club rock, followed by the superb "Beat's Inside Me", a grungy hardrock fuzz-fest which sounds like Negative Space or Odyssey Setting Forth. This group may not be Carr at all, but whatever it is, you need to hear it. Primitive packaging with zero credits. Still in shrink M-/M-
 
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31. GALACTIC ZOO DOSSIER: issues #6, 7, 8 + compendium of issues 1-4 (US 1996-2009)  Here's a chance to land a substantial chunk of this original and frequently entertaining zine from the pre-Drag City scene in Chicago, which mixes rants on psychedelic & underground music with comic strips and lots of attractive artwork. The latter issues feature interviews with Clive Palmer, Vasthi Bunyan, light show pioneer Bill Ham and much more; worthwhile reading for sure. The compendium selects the best material from the rarely seen earliest issues. The bonus CDRs are not included with the magazines. The compendium issue has a lamination peel in a corner, otherwise it's all M-. Sold as a lot only; shipping will be $30.
 
$40
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32. GANDHARVA: Energy (Sadhu, US 1977)  Still one of the most highly rated titles in the mystical Eastern '70s commune style, due not least to its unique, slightly eerie mood. Far removed from any squishy new age, this is as spooky as the great Children Of One LP, while still retaining basic song structures and melodies. A good one even if you have no interest in this style -- not hippie-folk but eerie psychedelic late-night meditation folkrock. Sealed copy, signed by Gandharva on the back cover shrink wrap. S/S
 
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33. V.A: GARAGE PUNK UNKNOWNS Vol 8 (Crypt, US 1995)  There was a long wait for this final volume in Tim W:s cool 'gray area' series of Back From The Grave rejects and '60s garage fringe sounds. Unlike some of the earlier volumes, this one maintains a high standard throughout, and I would rank it the best in the series along with Vol 4. A must for garage heads, with some fun weirdo stuff like the Serfmen and Cosmic Tones as a bonus. 18 tracks & cool packaging, original mid-'90s pressing. M-/M-

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34. GRANDMA'S ROCKERS: Home-Made Apple Pie (Fredlo, US 1968)  One of the classic garage/teenbeat albums from the Midwest and a good yardstick for the field, as the hip rockers do pretty much everything right -- tight playing, cool covers, three originals of which one is a fuzz-psych killer ("Blue Peppers"). Really one of the top LPs to beat when looking at garage era club bands. In addition to "Blue Peppers" there's a selection of unusual, very hip covers of Country Joe & The Fish, Blue Cheer, Strawberry Alarmclock and even Music Machine. This wasn't really known to exist until the early 1990s, when it was rewarded with a $2000 price tag. More copies have turned up since then, often hammered, and like all Fredlo custom pressings this was a very limited run. Unlike many copies this has the back cover slick, which can be attached with some glue if you feel like it. Apparently Fredlo's custom deal included a blank back cover, leaving it up to the bands to design and attach back covers (see Rebs below). For this reason, many Fredlo LPs are either issued with blank backs, or have the back cover sheet missing. Solid copy, minor wear from 2 years of partying and 45 years of sitting in someone's attic. EX/EX

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35. GREEN: same (promo Atco, US 1969)  The major labels put out a whole bunch of excellent Beatles-inspired LPs by obscure groups in the late 1960s, and here's one of the most attractive, not least in terms of its modest going rate. Sharp, adventurous, yet melodic music that may bring Food or the second Fallen Angels LP to mind. Excellent vocals and some fuzz. One of Atco's best from the time, and still unheard by many. This is a promo copy, meaning it's one of the earliest pressings from the stamper, and thus guaranteed to have as good sound as you can find. Beautiful clean disc, some minor shelf wear only on the sleeve. M-/EX
 
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36. GUYS N'DOLLS: Plainview 1979 (Century, US 1979)  One of the less common high school band records, released as a custom job via the omni-present Century label. As often, half the album is the school rock group, and the other half is the big band/orchestra. The Guys N Dolls take care of the rock side with a mixed girls & boys line-up, hot guitar/piano action on "Wipeout" (this in 1979!) and covers like a heavy "I Got The Music In Me" and "Rhinestone Cowboy". The ladies handle most of the lead vocals, despite not being the most gifted vocalists. Springsteen's "Fire" with shaky femme vox is a multi-layered high-point. The big band side is off-key and woozy yet above average due to a hip selection of covers that goes all the way into satanic realms with a segue from "Hotel California" into "Stairway To Heaven". All over this is a school album where you don't have to move the needle around but kick back and listen to an entire side... or two. EX/EX

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37. GEORGE HARRISON: Wonderwall Music (Apple, US 1968) Ah yes, the first solo LP by any Beatle and the first album release on Apple if I recall correctly -- and a startling, evocative mix of music that shows not only the Indian world where George found himself at home, but also the bleak, unglamorous post-WWII Northern England that he left behind. The cover says it all really. Excellent, atmospheric album. This is not the UK mono pressing or anything deeply fancy, but still a scarce variant which has the front and back cover slicks reversed... some copies are apparently like this, and a collector website rates these as significantly rarer than the regular US variant... still in shrink, no insert M-/M-

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38. GERALD HEARD: Explorations (Pacifica, US 1957)  The very first LP from one of the founding fathers of the LSD revolution. With typical precision, Heard discusses mental health, spiritual search, evolution, and existential matters. The back cover contains testimonies from an impressive list of Heard admirers. His scarcest LP, from a label that later became World Pacific. In addition to being 55+ years old, the disc is a somewhat noisy press, but displays no notable damage. The sleeve has repaired seam splits top and bottom, but is otherwise quite clean. EX/EX
 
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39. HEATHER BLACK: same (2LP, American Pla-Boy, US c1971)  Rarer double LP version of this archetypal Texas bar-rock/hardrock blowout, recorded live before a wild Friday night crowd. As usual with bands from down South it's a sharp outfit with balls and groove, receiving extra energy from wildman singer Gaylan Ladd (who cut some garage 45s in the '60s). Roots rockers, Southern rock, hardrock, whorehouse r'n'b, these guys could deliver it all. A good yardstick for the style, and a lot easier on the ears than Glory-Meat Music as an example. Produced by Huey P Meaux on one of his many labels. It's 2 discs in a single sleeve. Still in shrink. M-/M-
 
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40. ALBERT HOFMANN: "Research Of The Mexican Hallucinogenic Mushrooms", article in Artes De Mexico No 124, 1969  The grandfather of LSD did not leave a great volume of writing behind, and among his works this is one of the more obscure. Published only in this Mexican journal, Hofmann describes his research on psilocybin, including an amusing account of his own mushroom trip.Several excellent photographs, some in color, show mushrooms, curandera Maria Sabina, and Hofmann and Gordon Wasson looking at psilocybin crystals in a microscope. The text runs parallel in Spanish and English, with the Spanish version somewhat longer. The rest of the journal deals with Meso-American rituals, myths and art among groups like the Huichols (famous for their peyote tradition) and the Chulel, including many pages of high quality photographs of aboriginal art and rites. The Hofmann section runs 9 pages in total. A copy of this volume recently sold for $135 on eBay. Condition is EX.
 
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41. I LOVE YOU GORGO: same (Suemi, US 1968)  Original of this outstanding and pretty hard to find album from three unknown garage-psych groups from El Paso, Texas. As with the somewhat related Wailing Wall LP on Rockadelic, a strange, ghostly desert mood hovers over the music. There's a killer fuzz garage psych original "Glympses" from Lode Star, and I've always liked the weird, eerie folkrock of the band Truth, which reminds me of Patron Saints with a full rock setting. Excellent album with group originals all through, not discovered until the mid-1990s. Please note that the old bootleg reissue distorted the band photos on the back cover (I should have mentioned this in the Acid Archives). The sleeve has seam wear and some shelf wear but no tearing or writing. The disc is close to M-, just some hairlines, and plays beautifully.  EX/VG++  

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42. INDESCRIBABLY DELICIOUS: same (Fanny, Belgium 1969/1992)  One of the most interesting releases from the Fanny reissue label was this unreleased late '60s album by a Los Angeles band with ties to Strawberry Alarmclock and the All-American label. Sold out quickly and seldom seen today. Attractive color cover. M-/M-
 
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43. INVICTAS: A-Go-Go (Sahara 101, US 1966)  Original first pressing of semi-classic garage album from upstate New York. Bootlegged in the 1980s, but the sound on the original is (as often) noticably sharper and clearer. The inexperienced record label used a type of glue that didn't adhere to the disc, which means that copies often have labels missing; in this case the side 2 label flew away long ago. Nice play copy despite visual 'party' wear on both sides; plays clean except S1T2 and S2T3-T4 which have some recurring 'pops'. VG++ disc on balance. Sleeve is EX.
 
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44. JOSHUA: Opens Your Mind (Rockadelic, US 2004)   This was the penultimate release from the legendary, groundbreaking Rockadelic label. Inside a striking color gatefold is blazing westcoast underground rock with both hard guitar and stoner psych aspects. The above average lyrics add a cool realistic flavor to this album, which sounds a bit like Fresh Blueberry Pancake, except better. See Acid Archvies review for more comments. M-/M- with inserts.

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~ Rare school project musical with unique insert material~

45. JOURNEY OF PERSEPHONE: same (no label, US 1973)
 As described in the Acid Archives, this project from the George School, a private Quaker institution in rural Pennsylvania, is one of the most rewarding high school rock musical albums around. All the elements are there and the whole thing overflows with DIY amateur charm, be it fumbling 'acid rock' guitar solos or Shira Small's arresting "Gimme Magic". In addition to the basic attraction, this copy may well be the most complete one in existence, as it includes not only the custom inner sleeve with credits, but also a folded program that was handed out to audience members, and best of all, a copy of the George School's internal school paper which covers the ongoing rehearsals for the 'Persephone' play, complete with several photos of the participants. The fragile sleeve is VG++ with some minor shelfwear and has been reinforced with clear scotch tape along the borders, while the disc is an enjoyable EX. The various inserts are in EX shape on average. Looking around, this LP seems to be a lot rarer than I realized; in fact I can't find traces of a single copy changing hands. EX/VG++



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46. J TEAL BAND: Cooks (Mother Cleo, US 1977)  One of the very best in the mid-'70s local guitar-rock style; bordering on hardrock at times, but just as often leaning towards a westcoasty jamminess. Somewhat like Totty but with a more lyrical mystique in the guitar-playing, which is outstanding throughout and comes courtesy Billy Hardy. If in the mood, this album will blow you away, and it's still strangely underrated, not to mention surprisingly hard to find. See Acid Archives for more praise. Beautiful copy, still in shrink. M-/M-

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47. KALEIDOSCOPE: Tangerine Dream (re Five Hours Back, UK 1967/1987)  I recently landed a long overdue original copy of this beat-psych wonderama, a personal fave from the early days of psychedelic innocence. As a consequence the ancient, legit stereo reissue that I bought at Got To Hurry back in '87 is now available, complete with original price tag (85 SEK, or $13). Reluctant to part with this item and the string of memories connected to it, but shelf space takes priority. My god, the spiders are everywhere! M-/M-

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48. KEN KESEY: Kesey's Garage Sale (Viking Press, US 1973)  First softcover edition, quarto format. This was Kesey's first book in almost 10 years, and is a collection of Merry Prankster-related interviews, essays, photos, letters, cartoons, and a lengthy movie manuscript based on Kesey's Mexican stay as an LSD fugitive in 1966. Introduction by Arthur Miller. Among the scarcer Kesey works. EX
 
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49. LACEWING: same (Mainstream, US 1969)  White label original of this later day Mainstream psych trip, which I personally think is better than many more 'famous' releases on the label. Dynamic female vocals, heavy Airplane moods (unlike the usual Mamas & The Papas fluff, this really shows a Kantner-style Airplane influence), with strong guitar leads and some epic ambitions that actually remind me of the Julian Jay Savarin LP. Underrated and thus still findable at a very worthwhile pricing level. The sleeve has some minor wear only and is close to EX,  the disc has a few inaudible hairlines and plays totally clean. EX/VG++
 
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50. TIMOTHY LEARY: Turn On Tune In Drop Out (mono Mercury US, 1967)  Dr Leary's most entertaining LP, the soundtrack to a psychedelic movie which played briefly in mid-1967 and hasn't been seen since (I will pay good $$ for a dub). Uncle Timothy instructs, drones, mocks and spaces out while Ralph Metzner goes through a trip and Rosemary provides a ghostly female voice. The journey through cellular memory is a spellbinding rap which is as close to psychedelic art as Leary came. What really makes the album is the eerie Oriental music and psychedelic sound effects, which are brilliantly integrated and remarkably effective, even without drugs. Here's a solid starter copy, a little sleeve wear but fully fit as carry-on luggage on your next flight to Psychedelphia. Original Mercury inner bag. EX/VG++

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51. [TIMOTHY LEARY:] CBS ROCK CONNECTIONS with Mike Harrison (CBS Radio transcription disc, US 1986)  Here's a rarity for the psychedelic collection that few people are aware of. CBS Radio pressed up this transcription disc for distribution to regional stations, who could broadcast it as a complete radio show, including music segments and advertisements. The theme here is psychedelic music and culture, and we hear from Timothy Leary about taking acid in the 1980s, Alan Parsons regarding Pink Floyd, and Buck Dharma from BΦC about the greatness of early '70s rock and their relationship to 'acid music'. Songs include Floyd, Stones, Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Airplane, Traffic, Doors, Hendrix. The playtime is more than 55 minutes, and Tim Leary gets several minutes of on-air time, in a 2-part interview. The advertisements are amusingly targetted at baby-boomers and their woes with athlete's foot, mixing strangely with the LSD raps.The disc comes in a generic CBS title cover and includes an insert program sheet with segment times etc. 1986 was not a strong year for acid (unless you hung out with our local scene) and this radio show is a curious initiative from staid old CBS. The Timothy Leary material is unique to this disc. Only copy I've ever seen, perhaps because people followed the CIA instruction on the label to 'destroy the recording immediately after broadcast'!...M-/M-
 
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52. PERRY LEOPOLD: Experiment In Metaphysics (re no label, US/UK 1970/1994)  The original 'downer folk' or 'acid folk' underground monster against which all other, later finds are measured. I'll refer to my writings elsewhere about this extraordinary work and mention only that this limited bootleg re from you-know-who in England was very nicely done, with a thick gold-color sleeve, insert, and excellent sound quality. I don't think they pressed more than 300 copies of this, and it has become expensive in its own right. With insert. M-/M-

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53. TOM LONERGAN & BUDDY KELLY: With Donna Nylans and John Kroner (Paja's Records, US 1974)  Rarely seen private press from upstate New York. It's a mix of various bluesy bar band styles and hippie folk-rock styles. Consistently interesting and often surprising. Male and female vocals. The best songs are the blues-rocker "Lady," with hot vocals from Donna Nylans, "The Lazy Feed," which is a cool psych-y instrumental with spacy fuzz guitar and echoplexed flute, and "The Travesty of My Life," which sounds like Pere Ubu playing heavy psych and is an undeniable classic. The cover still has most of the shrink on it, but has seam wear, and the top right corner is very ragged, looking like a cat scratched it repeatedly. There's a 1" seam split on that corner. LP plays clean and appears to have been played only a couple of times. M-/VG++
 

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54. LOVE: Four Sail (Elektra, US 1969)  Arthur's follow-up to Forever Changes featured a completely overhauled line-up and went into a new and harder direction, yet the songwriting magic is still there on things like "August" and "Singing Cowboy". Clean US orig with vintage Elektra inner sleeve. M-/M-

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55. THE LOVE-INS original 1967 pressbook (Columbia, US 1967)  This early teen hippie/LSD exploitation movie hasn't garnered the legendary status of Psych-Out or Riot On Sunset Strip, but is as remarkable and amusing as either of them. Perhaps most interesting today is the presence of Pat Kilroy & New Age in a segment in the movie, playing their acid folk music. New Age flautist Susan Archuletta discusses The Love-Ins experience in some detail in the RD Records LP liner notes. The pressbook, of which not many are likely to exist today, is in huge format (43 x 28 cm) and contains reproductions of all posters, lobby cards and advertisements for the movie, along with movie credits, lots of photos, and various text copy segments about LSD, hippies, 'psychedelic' parties, and a funny underground glossary, to assist promoters. The movie-makers had the balls to namedrop San Francisco political activists the Diggers in the PR for this exploitation movie. 8 pages, very minor shelfwear only. More scans available on request. EX
 
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56. ARTHUR LYMAN: Taboo Vol 2 (Hi Fi stereo, US 1958)  One of a handful of classic Exotica titles from the former Martin Denny collaborator, who explores similar nocturnal Polynesian landscapes on these solo albums. Rated as highly or even higher than Denny by some Exotica specialists, this is 100% bulls-eye vintage genre music, and a good place to start building a classy collection. It also comes with a provocative front cover which looks grisly even today. And most importantly, this is the rare stereo version, which is mandatory here as with almost all Exotica titles. Superb, archive-quality copy of a 50 year+ old record. M-/M-

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57. CHARLES MANSON: Lie (re Awareness US 1970/1987)  I recently got an original of this notorious downer folk album from the '60s party-pooper #1, and so here's the old '80s repro up for grabs. The demand for all things Manson tend to be substantial, and there are in fact not that many vinyl pressings of this LP around. This is an authorized reissue with excellent liner notes. Not the world's best pressing, but a strong copy with minor shelf wear only. M-/EX
 
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58. MICHAEL ANGELO: same (re Guinn/no label, Germ 1977/1998)  First reissue of superb Kansas City melodic psych dreamer lost in time (meaning 1977). One of the big ones from the '70s private press zone, delivers both via single killer tracks and as a consistent album experience. This repro is close to the original, but unavoidably loses a certain rarefied atmosphere -- that's what originals are for! If you don't have $1000 lying around this should suffice, both sleeve and labels are exactly replicated and there's better sound than the Void repro. M-/M-

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59. MOUSE & THE TRAPS: Public Execution  (Eva, France 1982)  There was a lot more to this Texas band than just the classic Nuggets title track, as this very generous (19 tracks) sampler from 30 years ago shows. The ultra-raw "Maid Of Sugar" is probably their finest hour, but there's lots more to discover here in folkrock, r'n'b, garage and early psych (like the great "Look At The Sun"), all in glorious Mono. Eva jam-packed everything they had onto the vinyl, including the obscure Positively 13 O Clock 45. As far as I know, the only vinyl sampler in existence of this respectworthy band, and in fact Eva's very first release (EV 101)! Liner notes + a couple of photos. Slight warp does not affect play. M-/EX

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60. MYSTIC SIVA: same (re World In Sound, Germany 1971/2001)  Once upon a time, originals of this Michigan stoner guitar-psych classic could be had for $300. Today, 20 years later, the going rate is more like $3000! You all know the music, no need to explain. This is a first pressing of the superbly beautiful WIS reissue, which was later repressed with a slightly altered sleeve. With insert. M-/M-
 
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61. NAOMI: Seagulls And Sunflowers (no label, US 1976) + promo photo  Both Naomi LPs have become major favorites among female folk/s-sw collectors, and rightly so. This is way beyond the dull, mediocre stuff that people on eBay pay $600 for -- genuinely talented and evocative music that probably would have come out on a major label if Naomi had recorded it 5 years earlier. She didn't, but released the music herself, and for this we are grateful. This is her second, rarer and (to my ears) slightly superior album, sporting a more sophisticated sound and a couple of tracks that surpass anything on the preceding Cottage Songs. "More Beautiful" in particular is a personal desert-island favorite... Donovan level dreamy psych magic! Naomi surfaced a few years back and sold remaining copies of her 2 LPs, but unlike Cottage Songs she had almost none left of this album, possibly it was pressed in a smaller run. In any event, as '70s solo femme private pressings go, this is a big one. Blank back cover as issued, but you get a snazzy promo photo of Naomi that you can attach if you want -- rather attractive lady too, in a tomboy kind of way. Everything is just right about this album. Has sold for over $1000 in the past. M-/M-

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62. 99th FLOOR: issues #1-7/complete run (fanzine, US 1981-86)  Now here's a true blast from the past! Ron Rimsite's 99th Floor was one of the very first in a big wave of garage zines that appeared in the 1980s. Writing from right inside the NYC scene of the time, you can trace the new garage explosion year by year, beginning in '81 with enthusiastic pieces on the Vipers, Fleshtones, Crawdaddys, Plasticland etc, and then peaking around 1985 when the wealth of contemporary groups was so rich that basically the entire mag dealt with brand new sounds, including European bands like the Stomachmouths. But there were also excellent Q & As with the Sonics, Blues Magoos, Real Kids and others. However, the reason 99th Floor was one of my fave fanzines of the time was because Rimsite was a very good writer, in a straightforward, compelling style. He was also great at conducting interviews, which among other things led to one of the best interviews of all time -- his chat with Craig Moore of Gonn ("Blackout Of Gretely") in issue #6. Like the interview with the equally non-apologetic punk Chris Gaylord of the Lyrics in Ugly Things from the same time,this provided a blue print for how to be a genuine garage punk in 1985 as well as 1966! This complete run of the fanzine is rarer than most records in the list. The early issues were printed in very small runs and given away for free in New York, and it wasn't until #4 that there was any distribution. Note that Issues #1 and #2 were combined into a "Vol 1" present here. It may be 10 years before you see another complete set of this very cool and historically vital fanzine again. Condition is generally strong, with a few loose staples that could be replaced, some foxing on the front of #6, and minor all-around wear from feverish moptop reading. EX to M-.

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63. JONATHAN OTT: Hallucinogenic Plants Of North America (Wingbow, US 1976)  Today Jonathan Ott is one of the leading names on the modern entheogenic research scene. This book was his very first work, a flora/guide to all (known at the time) psychedelic plants on the American mainland. Mushrooms dominate, with a great section of color plate photographs. A couple of excellent essays also. The book was later reprinted but this is the first softcover edition and not all that easy to find. Some shelfwear on the cover, insides are completely clean. EX
 
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64. BOB PATTERSON: Short Stories (Conch Island, US 1980)  The last of three good rural s-sw albums from Patterson, whose solo career spanned the entire 1970s, after beginning with the popular psych band Elizabeth in the late '60s. He revisits some Elizabeth tunes like the great "Mary Ann" on this swansong album, which has an attractive, mature sound with none of the whiney no-talent stuff you get on a lot of '70s privates. As suggested in the Acid Archives, this LP is actually better than his more 'collectable' 1977 album; a solid genre piece with pro-level arrangements, superb guitarplaying and a classy recording. Perfect copy, was sealed but opened to check, slight edge warp does not affect play. Still in shrink. M/M

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~Ultra-rare high school garage/psych LP from Millbrook ~

65. PETER'S PROGENY & UNDERGROUND GENERATION: Music At Millbrook 1967 (RPC, US 1967)
 From the same small town in upstate New York where Timothy Leary and friends built a psychedelic Shangri-La in the mid-'60s comes this extremely obscure high school album, which is rare even by prep-rock standards. One side is the typical school choir hymn nonsense, but the other side introduces us to Millbrook's two rock bands. The Underground Generation are a bunch of weirdoes whose opening original sounds like a parody of Dylan's "Tombstone Blues" (including a possibly offensive reference to Jews), which is followed by two slightly lesser tracks in the same unique two-chord folkrock style. This is mighty cool stuff, but the real high point is Peter's Progeny, a classic moptop garage band who turn in outstanding, dynamic takes on "All Day And All Of The Night" and "Little Black Egg"; the latter is possibly the best version I've heard, due to the driving beat and awesome gymnasium fidelity. Things then reach a peak with a closing 4-minute rave-up version of "Tobacco Road", based on the Blues Magoos speedfreak model, which means that you get a long, psychedelic feedback section. When a buddy was over we listened to this intense track with jaws dropped in amazement, agreeing that it sounded like the Mystic Tide! Both bands are far from the defensive style you often get with prep-rockers, and display originality and balls. The front cover is an agreeable VG++ (back cover is blank as issued), while the disc warrants a detailed analysis. The Underground Generation tracks play with crackles and pops, particularly the second (weaker) one, and while entirely listenable rate only VG+. Peter's Progeny, who take up more than half the side, are in better shape, with some noise here and there but no prolonged clicks or such; VG++ on average. There are absolutely no sticks or skips. The disc looks quite worn, and factoring in the really hammered Side 1 (even if you'll never listen to it), I'm putting a VG+ on the disc in toto, but with the fortunate aspect that the best tracks on the LP are also the ones with the best play-grade. Music From Millbrook is exceptionally rare even for its genre, and at this point only one other copy is known to exist. The reason for its rarity is that a student committed suicide right around the time of the LP project, an incident which shook up the entire school and removed pretty much any interest in the outcome of this record. Press size is unknown, but it may have been as few as 100 copies. This is a truly heavy item for private press, RPC and garage/psych collectors, and is likely to be missing from even the biggest collections. VG+/VG++

Note: if you are seriously interested in this, I can forward two 60-second MP3 clips.



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66. PINK FLOYD: Two early promo sheets (re UK, 1967)  Judging by the format (approx 25x35 cm, or 10"x14") I suspect these may have been intended as window cards at record stores. Haven't seen these particular shots of Syd and the gang before, which along with the crude artwork give a real underground/UFO vibe, when the band was just one of several interesting cutting edge acts in London. I assume that these are reproductions rather than '67 originals, in any event they're printed with high resolution on thick paper stock. M-

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67. PLASTIC CLOUD: same (re BSF, Canada/Italy 1968/1987)  Not an original alas, but the earliest of several reissues of this monster teen-psych trip. Despite being mastered from vinyl it actually sounds better than some of the legit reissues that followed, preserving the searing lead guitar sound that is lacking of later CD reissues. M-/EX with a small sticker stain on the cover.

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68. PSYCHEDELIA by Patrick Lundborg, ltd ed hardcover version (Lysergia, 2012)  There has been no promotion so far of this special, exclusive run of hardcover copies of my new book. Printed in only 50 copies, numbered and signed by me, these are intended for book supporters and those with a special interest in the topic and/or Lysergia products. About 1/3rd of the hardcovers are already gone, once all 50 are sold there will never be any reprints in this format. Please note that unlike the other items listed here, the $80 price includes air mail shipping anywhere in the world, and is discounted for Renaissance Fair customers. As for the contents of the book, in case you missed it, it's detailed here. Sealed in plastic bag, Mint/New.
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See above for a similar hardcover version of the Acid Archives book!

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69. PSYCHEDELIC ILLUMINATIONS: #5 - Special 50th Anniversary LSD edition (US, 1993)  One of a handful of psychedelic magazines that kept the acid flame going during the pre-internet era, Psychedelic Illuminations featured an all-star cast of contributors like Timothy Leary, Albert Hofmann, Dennis McKenna, Rick Doblin, Gracie & Zarkov and many more who all take part in this special celebratory issue for Dr Hofmann's groundbreaking discovery. It's not all about LSD however, but includes features on psilocybin mushrooms by noted expert John W Allen, several pieces on ayahuasca spirituality, DMT, shamanism, etc. The Leary & Hofmann contributions in particular makes this stand out among similar magazines. Minor shelf/reading wear on the cover, completely clean inside. EX

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70. PSYCH-OUT four original 1968 movie theatre lobby cards (AIP, 1968). You know the movie, really one of the most fun trips of all from the teen cheese acid exploitation scene, with Jack Nicholson in a wig and some great music to boot. These four lobby cards are guaranteed original 1968 printings, and will look way cool framed on the wall, or to spice up your soundtrack LP. The format is standard lobby card, circa 35x25 cm (13"x11"). Condition is strong EX, close to M-.

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71. REBS: Breakthrough - 1968 AD (Fredlo, US 1968)  If Grandma's Rockers represent a zenith for Midwestern club band records, then the Rebs represent a definite nadir! Crawling forth somewhere inbetween crude local garage in the Back From The Grave sense and the utterly incompetent female Shaggs, the Rebs reveal their special magic already on the opening track, a roadwreck version of "My Back Pages" which will crack you up. The singer, whose greatness is promoted in the liner notes, is one of the worst ever -- he simply has no sense of beat or time, making it sound like a person who has never sung before (despite the band's supposed teen club fanbase). The rest of the group is wildly uneven. I refer to the Acid Archives 2nd Edition for more on this highly entertaining album, which for some reason hasn't been properly understood by record dealers and garage collectors. This isn't some low-key teenbeat thing like the Immigrants but a crazy, crude experience. Rasputin & The Monks on a folkrock bender? There's some fuzz on the Blue Cheer cover, one of three tunes that overlap with the Grandma's Rockers. A limited Fredlo custom pressing sold by the band at gigs, this includes the back cover sheet often missing from copies. The disc has some minor party wear but plays surprisingly clean, a few pops only. EX/EX

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72. CLAY RINESS: Down To The Cellar (Weary Wolf, US 1985)  Previously unknown rural roots s-sw dude brought to light by Mr Beautiful Lies, with a mid-'70s sound and a highly enjoyable outdoors vibe. Country Joe McDonald back-porch moves mix with authentic string-band moments, the overall blend and likable atmosphere is reminiscent of the Billy Madison LP. Side 2 in particular is good. Textured sleeve with realness-vibe photos, also an insert. Still in shrink, M/M-

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73. RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP original 1967 movie pressbook  (AIP, US 1967)  The movie is a teen-hippie/acid exploitation classic, highlighted by two incredible live performances by the Chocolate Watchband that everyone has hopefully seen by now -- a much rarer treat is this pressbook, not many of which have survived for 43 years. In the over-size format (43 x 28 cm) typical for '60s pressbooks, the 12 pages are loaded with images and ads for the movie, along with substantial writing to help cinemas and local agents promote it the right, "shocking" way. The entire front cover is made up of the classic poster design, and is big enough that it could be framed like a lobby card. There's some talk about the music in the movie, which also included the Standells (who did the great title song) and the Enemies, along with movie synposis, credits, etc. Very cool item for '60s garage psych fans, with only the slightest shelfwear. More scans avilable on request. EX
 
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74. RODWAY-LEYLAND DUO: By Request (no label, UK c1971)  Manchester brought us the Hollies, Joy Division and the Stone Roses. It also brought us the Rodway-Leyland Duo, two seasoned gentlemen who toured hotel lounges and bingo halls of the area with their patented Hammond organ & drums line-up. The vibe is more Willie Wall Trio than Hansson & Karlsson, even if there's a sliver of 'rock' numbers from the Beatles and Hair. Mostly its things like "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Watermelon Man" in desolate, eerie renditions. The time-travel atmosphere required to gain the love of psychedelic lounge lizards in 2013 is there in plenty, and the unchanging last-drink-for-tonight mood is effective in magnetizing you into Rodway-Leyland's reality. A self-released album with crude 'psychedelic' paste-on cover art, this LP is apparently a hot item among people who are hipper than me. Included is a newspaper clipping praising their 'polished and thoroughly professional performance... one of the better combos on the Manchester music scene...'. Clean copy but a cheap pressing causes a few brief 'pops'. Esoteric and rare. M-/M-

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75. SANDS OF TIME: same (no label, US c1970)  Despite appearances, this is not the predictable post-Woodstock hippie couple folk/s-sw you might think, but a rather marvy album with personality and strong songs. Stylewise it's more late '60s than early '70s, and at its best it sounds like the missing link between Virgin Insanity and Mistress Mary! Fairly popular with collectors, but oddly I hadn't run across a copy until recently, and was both surprised and delighted. From California, with a couple of Dylan covers inserted into the gentle flow that Steve & Nancy project. Good album with a couple of outstanding tracks and superbly warm female vocals, a must for those into the gentler side of the counterculture. Disc has some sleeve lines but plays clean, bottom of back cover has slight mildew discoloration. Still in shrink, EX/EX

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76. SAVE THE MOUNTAIN: same (no label, US 1980)  Topical album from upstate New York treehuggers campaigning to stop the planned building of a resort complex in an untouched mountain area. Music-wise it's rural hippie folk and singer-songwriter as you expect, some tracks with female vocals and quite agreeable all through; the performers can both sing, play and write songs. There is some electric instrumentation. The lyrics generally deal with the subject on hand. Rather rare album actually, but hard to put a Perry Leopold price tag on. Complete with inner sleeve and insert with intense photos of local hippies. M-/VG++

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77. SHADRACK CHAMELEON: same (re IGL, US 1973/86?) There is nothing that marks it as such, but I believe this is an ancient repro from the mysterious Austrian collector nexus that produced many of the early boots of US rarities. These were completely analog jobs with no noise filtering or 'improved remastering', which means that they sound close to the original. For this reason I've hung on to many repro boots from the 1980s rather than getting more recent 'updates', and the only reason I'm parting with this is because I bought an original not too long ago. Great album of Midwestern melancholy with Westcoast flashes, sounds better with each passing decade. Minor shelf wear only. M-/EX

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78. SIMLA BEAT '71 (Vol 2): various (Simla, India 1971)  There are only a dozen or so known copies of this legendary Graal among Asian psych titles, and for some curious reason I have now had two of them, despite the small scale of this dealership. In any event, this one is about even in shape to the one I had earlier. Back in '71 the records were shipped and sold without inner sleeves which means that it's basically impossible to find clean ones. What you get is a lot of small lines and marks across the entire disc from rubbing against the cardboard cover and loose debris inside it. The pressing is pretty deep-groove and the record plays better than it looks, with only two spots that have 'pops' and absolutely no sticks or skips. Both sides play with the usual 'frying pan' type noise in the background, but the music is louder than the crackles and except for a few quieter passages (like the first minute of S1T5 and the ballad on S2T3) not particularly disturbing. The sleeve is unusually clean for this title, clearly better than my former copy, with the only real damage two small tears on the back cover, which have been repaired. Oh, the music? Well, if you're planning to bid on this I'm certain you've heard it, but otherwise it's jawdropping, crude, fuzz-laden basement garage and garage-psych from various teenage bands around India. The existence of a Battle Of The Bands held by the Simla tobacco company has been verified by modern research, a tradition that goes back to the mid-60s at least (the Savages won in 1967). This volume (1971) is the best in my opinion, and features the incredible "Psychedelic Web" by Brood Of Vipers and a unique, brilliant take on "I'm So Glad", among other things. The vibe is less Creedence and more Grand Funk, compared to the 1970 album. Even with a bit of wear this is world-class rarity. Strong VG+/VG++
 
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79. [SIXTIES CULTURE:] Four theme issues of LIFE and LOOK magazines (1967-69)  All four issues deal with the '60s youth and counterculture uprising. The 1967 Life coverage of San Francisco Poster Art was the first major recognition of this scene, out of which the entire collector market emerged. Very cool. Huge color photos including the Print Mint and all the major poster artists profiled. From 1969 come special 'double issues' from both Look and Life that look back upon the extremely eventful decade including everything from the Beatles to the Hell's Angels, as usual with lots of great photo material. Invaluable contextual material for anyone seeking to understand this period and its great music better. Some minor shelf wear, no writing or pages missing. Shipping will be like a double LP. EX

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80. SOUNDSATIONS: Shout! (Phalanx, US 1966)  This was the first and perhaps only LP released by the small Michigan Phalanx label, renowned for a number of excellent garage 45s. The Soundsations presumably recorded this live, and certainly deliver an atmospheric experience, loaded with the rich organ sound favored by many Midwest bands. It's a good recording, and the band plays and sings like real pros, and as an impression of a teen-club night long ago, this one is hard to beat. Ultra-cool cover shot too. If approached the right way, a very neat vintage album, with full-blown Otis Day & The Knights toga-party vibes on the closing "Shout" blowout. It's a shallow groove pressing with some hazing, sleeve lines and a few marks, but with a needle pressure of 1.75 it plays very clean on my turntable. The sleeve is as sharp as you're ever going to find. Disc is visual VG++ with an EX playgrade, sleeve M-.
 
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81. SPIRITWOOD: same (Tanrydoon, US 1979)  Above average, in fact quite good hippie folk from a young Pennsylvania male-female duo who sing well and display substantial talent. This genre is certainly crowded with half-assed discs, but even a skeptic like me must admit that Spiritwood do their thing well, with a nice mix of westcoast and UK folk moves. Should appeal to Clearing fans, and more consistently good than either of the Clearing albums. Get this before it disappears and gets expensive like Clearing or Window. Sealed copy. S/S
 
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82. MICHAEL STEARNS: Ancient Leaves (Continuum Montage, US 1977)  Contrary to popular belief, ambient music wasn't invented by Brian Eno or Tangerine Dream, but was developed by a number of lesser known artists from the psychedelic late '60s and onwards. Michael Stearns is a familiar name to ambient specialists, but his '70s LPs certainly deserve a wider exposure. This private press album is his debut, and is a remarkably mature, transporting and occasionally chilling keyboard & wordless vocal journey through alpha wave country. Some prefer his 2nd LP, but this one is my favorite. Vital late-night music, and clearly more psychedelic than mediocre '70s AOR private pressings that go for big money. Beautiful full color cover. M-/M-

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83. SUMMER JAM II: various (Fireside, US 1978)  So you have your Asian pirate pressings and your tax scam releases, but do you have the fake rock festival LP scene covered? Admittedly a small genre, it dates back to the same enterprising era -- the mid-70s -- as a lot of other harebrained schemes to cash in on the new mega-industry of rock. A fake rock festival LP pretends to feature music from a big concert, with several bands doing their thing over jubilant crowd noise. In fact these tracks all come from the same set of studio musicians who cover recent hits in various radio-friendly styles, on top of which canned applause and an excited MC have been added, often to hilarious effect. The 'simulated concert' Summer Jam II (as is typical, no "Vol I" exists) features a group of adequate session players doing numbers that range from Doobie Bros to Bee Gees -- the latter's disco hits sound odd indeed in this 'rock festival' setting. While you can't expect Marble Phrogg buzz here, there's some righteous FM guitar rock action from Free Spirit and Black Gold (fake band names of course) as they do your favorite Boston and Jefferson Starship tunes. There's also Meat Loaf, BTO, Steve Miller Band, Eagles, Dolly Parton (yep) and Jackson Browne covers. An oldie blast from the past "Tumbling Dice" is done with a female vocalist and probably based on Linda Ronstadt's version. A song from "Grease" messes things up, but all over this is an amusing artefact from a dubious corner of the music biz, and a musical trip in time back to Summer evening cruising in South Florida '78. M-/M-
 
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84. [SURF:] BATTLE OF THE SURF BANDS poster from Huntington Beach  Very nicely done retro boxing style poster for a huge band gathering featuring a who's who of surf and hot rod music: Chantays, Surfaris, Dick Dale, Jan & Dean... this battle actually occurred in '92, but you have to read the fine print to find this out. Purchased at the Surf Museum in Huntington Beach at the time, the unparalleled artist line-up and perfectly executed '60s design (including ''ageing'') makes this a jaw-dropper for a surf fan. Shown here framed, but sold without the frame and shipped in a poster tube. 60x45 cm (24"x18")  M-

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85. T C ATLANTIC: same (Eva, France 1983)  These old Eva label repros feel positively ancient in 2011! Here's Minneapolis party kings T C Atlantic on what sounds like a genuine live recording, originally released as Live At The Bel-Rae Ballroom in 1967. However, the Eva album is not a straight repro, but inserts 6 non-LP tracks from the band's early 45s into the live material, which makes for a near-complete, 50-minute collection of their vintage output. Since there are no liner notes, few people may be aware of this bonus. Good vocals and a strong atmosphere makes this a regional classic. M-/M-

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86. THEM: In Reality (Happy Tiger US 1971)  By far the rarest of the post-Van Morrison Them albums released in the USA, this finds Alan Henderson from the original line-up teaming up with two Texas musicians formerly with Armageddon (LP on Amos) to form a scruffy-looking trio that looks very real indeed. Raw hardrock versions of "Gloria" and "Baby Please Don't Go" with ripping fuzz leads are truly memorable and were comp'd on Endless Journey long ago. Side 2 has a couple of strong originals with likewise powerful guitar. A harsh snapshot from a druggy barband reality of 1971, cool shit. Clean disc, and cover has only a faint hint of ringwear. M-/EX

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87. TOFFEE SUNDAY SMASH: issues #1-3/complete run (US, 1987-88)  All existing issues of this seldom seen but highly enjoyable '60s-oriented fanzine. Edited by John Hanrattie of the Gravedigger V, this zine specialized in early British psychedelia of the Rubble and Chocolate Soup kind, a very vital scene left vacant by most other magazines. Contributing writers include Mike Stax and Ron Rimsite. Issue #1 has the Attack, Cops n Robbers, Pink Floyd, State Of Mickey & Tommy, Hammer films, reviews of vintage 45s, recent releases like Rubble etc. Issue #2 has a long interview with Wimple Winch (15 years before anyone else), Ramases & Selket, World Of Oz, a long article on the Move by Mike Stax, Simon Dupree, and dozens of 45 and LP reviews. Issue #3 has more on the Move, the Beatles on drugs, an interview with UK Kaleidoscope (again long before anyone else), the Honeymoon Killers movie, and again dozens of vital 45 and LP reviews. Condition is EX to M-.

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88. TOMORROW: same (stereo Parlophone, UK 1968)  Strong copy of one of the best albums from the early Brit psych era, superior to Piper in my ears (you may disagree). Like all classic UK 'collectables', this is getting more expensive with each passing year. Those who care about stamper runs etc can e-mail me for matrix numbers, others will be satisfied to know that this is a yellow/black label '68 UK original in solid shape. EX/EX

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89. TONYANS: Who Will Buy? (no label, US c1974) + 2 promo photos  Some prime Midwestern 'real people' lounge meat on offer with this privately pressed album from a supremely dorky '70s family band. They play rock, oldies, horn-rock hits, country, crooner pop, etc -- and it all sucks! One high-point for me is the "Theme From Godfather" aka "Speak Softly Of Love", the familiar Godfather movie theme with lyrics added, sung by a very un-Italian sounding Pa Tonyan. The mother in the 7-count family sings Loretta Lynn's classic "On The Way" as if she couldn't care less about suffering single mothers. There's some wah-wah and fuzz guitar, lots of neat roller rink keyboard, and badly done horn arrangements. A sort of Third Eye Lounge flow emerges on Goffin-King's "Snow Queen", which they probably picked up from Blood Sweat & Tears, and is undoubtedly the best thing on the disc, but almost every track offers some amusing angle. And if that wasn't enough, we're proud to offer a big, full-color promo photo of the band in their colorful stage costumes, and one b/w promo photo. EX/EX

Lounge bonus: the person who buys this also has the option to add a free copy of the somewhat similar lounge-pop album General Assembly, with a bad edge warp but otherwise clean, and both sides play through if you jack up the needle pressure. Good album for genre fans, mentioned in the new Acid Archives. You will have to pay an extra $8 for the shipping, but otherwise free... if you buy the Tonyans above. You can of course skip this deal too.

 
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90.  12 O'CLOCK JULY issues #1, 2 and 3/complete run (fanzine, US 1989-92)  From the golden era of fanzines comes this DIY publication, focusing entirely on '60s Michigan music, primarily garage. Lots of photos, posters, memorabilia, along with the interviews and articles. Unreleated Segments, Mussies, Rationals, Legends, Sound Patterns label, much more. Sold as a lot, individual copies available for the right offer. M-
 
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91. V.A TYMES GONE BY (Action, Greece 1998)  Very cool garage comp with a consistent theme of moody beat & folkrock in the Beatles/Zombies school... a lot of people love this "Things We Said Today"-style sound, and here's a whole album's worth of it. Midwest and New England thrills dominate, with great stuff from the Weads, the Rumbles, and the closing rouser "Don't You Dare" by the Impacts a personal fave. Very attractive packaging too. 500 copies only, long out of print. M-/M-

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92. WAILERS: Walk Thru The People (Bell, US 1968)  The Wailers went out in style, with one of the best albums of their career. An entirely credible and at times quite good late '60s psych-rock sound can be found on this little-known, pretty scarce LP. It's reminiscent in style of some of the ballsier SF Bay Area bands, the second Stained Glass album in particular. Floating psych moves a la J K & Co or Food can be found on a couple of tracks, the rest rocks harder. It's better than several "cool" late '60s LPs that people pay $250 for. Cutout hole. M-/EX

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93. WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND: Part One (Midi, Germany c1974)  Everyone's favorite early SoCal psych band were treated to this oddball 2nd press in a German "Rock Classics" series. Other LPs in this series such as Velvet's Loaded tend to turn up, but this one is pretty buried. An unusual sideways trip to spice up the collection, and a very good pressing which plays dead quiet... except for the outstanding music, that is. M-/EX

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94. WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND: Part 2 (mono Reprise US, 1967)  Another WCPAEB rarity to sink your teeth into once you've landed their Big Three in their regular formats. Unknown to many, all three Reprises exist as mono pressings, and both Part 2 and Vol 3 are difficult to find such -- Part 2 as a stock mono copy perhaps most of all. That is what is on offer here, and thanks to Reprise's diligent approach the mono mixes are quite good, rather than some throwaway fold-down. This one has the typical mono presence and bottom and may in fact be superior to the stereo mix, at least I find it hard to choose. Highly agreeable copy, with a sleeve close to M-. Needless to say, much rarer than the stereo. M-/EX 
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95. WHIMS: Truckin' (XPL, US 1971)  Sweet folk and folkrock (including amplified instruments) from a group of sorority sisters from Wheaton College (MA), who released an album each year. This one appears to be the best of the lot, and finds the young ladies with one foot on the hippie westcoast, as indicated by covers of CSN, Mamas & The Papas, and the Grateful Dead (the title track). The folk boom numbers include usual suspects like Ian & Sylvia and Peter Paul & Mary, but they're done with zest and personality, with no dull retro feel. A couple of moody numbers (including a band original) with superb female harmony interplay may knock femme-vox specialists over. On the same custom label as D R Hooker, this is in fact pretty rare -- I've been tracking XPL for 18 months and haven't seen a single Whims copy since this one. Some Delta Sigma Epsilon sister must have enjoyed this copy as both disc and sleeve display certain wear -- but 95% of the record plays totally clean, and the back cover is M-. On balance a strong VG++/VG++. 

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96. WIDSITH: Maker Of Song (Alithia, US 1972)  Been a while since I saw a copy of this, so maybe it's starting to dry up, after having been underrated and underpriced so long. Made by two guys who look like twins but aren't even related, this is the New Jersey interpretation of rural rock and it turns out to be quite attractive and talented. Well-played but charmingly relaxed at the same time, better than many LPs with a much bigger price ticket, check out the Acid Archives book for more commentary. Apparently there is an exact reissue now, but this is a guaranteed original. With insert. Disc has a few hairlines but plays perfect. EX/EX

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97. WILD IN THE STREETS original 1967 movie pressbook (AIP, US 1967)  Of the rare '60s pressbooks we're offering in this catalog, this is the most lavish. The movie is an underground classic, and has a terrific theme song ("Shape Of Things To Come") made famous via Nuggets. Although produced by the exploitation masters at AIP, there are many signs that Wild In The Streets was intended to be something more than just a cash-in on the latest outrageous teenage trend -- it seems to have aimed for a certain intellectual-political credibility. Hence, we get class actors like Hal Holbrook and Shelley Winters (and a young Richard Pryor), as well as this very ambitious, 16-page booklet. The format is big enough (43 x 28 cm) that the full color front cover could be framed and put on the wall, and inside is enough reading material to keep you occupied for a couple of hours, alongside plenty of images and the usual pressbook display of all posters, lobby cards, and ads available for promotion. More scans avilable on request. An outstanding item for anyone interested in the '60s garage/Sunset Strip/early LSD era. Very minor shelfwear only. EX

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98. WILD THING: Does Its Thing (Century, US 1969)  Emerging from Roswell, New Mexico -- the site of a classified UFO crash landing in 1947 -- the Goddard High School kids delivered one of the more famous high school LPs. Rather than just one or two tracks we get an entire side's worth of raw teenage rock from band the Wild Thing, drenched in the murky school auditorium reverb typical of the genre. The loud, overly frantic drumming is there too, as is the amusingly derivative vocalist who tries to sound beyond his age on numbers by Hendrix ("Fire"), Cream ("Sunshine Of Your Love"), Doors ("Touch Me"), etc. The Grassroots' rarely covered "Midnight Confessions" is an interesting diversion, but the arguable high-point is an apocalyptic "In A Gadda Da Vida", where everything that is good about high school recordings fall into place--you won't believe the vocal job here. The other side is the school orchestra playing various instrumental tracks, including a couple of rock numbers. Issued via the notorious custom label Century, the front cover uses the same generic artwork of psychedelic green slime as the third Colours LP, while the back cover is blank except for the Century logo. The disc is unusually clean for this scene, just a few inaudible lines. Sleeve is M- except for a discolored area at centre bottom. EX/EX
 
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99. WORD OF LIFE: Furthur Ahead (Xotic Mind, Sweden 1992) autographed  Original unplayed copy of one of the major classics of the Stockholm late '80s-early '90s acid scene. This is the final copy from main Word Of Life guy Mans P Mansson's private stash, and probably the last unplayed copy to be offered anywhere. Mr Mansson put in some extra time in designing the hand-drawn labels of this copy, and also signed the insert sheet. Mans is still active on the music scene and just came out with an excellent garage psych 45 with his new band, the Flight Reaction. The LP is M/M unplayed, with insert. 

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100. YAHOWA 13: Penetration (re Higherkey, US 1974/9?)  Their best LP according to many both inside and outside the Source Family, and while I'll always rate the Dual Mindfuck of Expansion and Contraction as the apex of the musical Yod trip, there is little doubt that Penetration is as massive a piece of psychedelia as this legendary hippie cult ever produced. This is not the old 1980s bootleg but a later repro, I think a legit one done with Swordfish in England, though there are no credits except Higherkey. M-/M- $30
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