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Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 20, 2015, 15:12
I was going to say Future Games too. Its one I've returned to again and again when out there on the perimeter, along with Spirit of '76.

Others I'd choose for my acid-soaked desert island would be:

Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge
Gong - Angel's Egg, You
Steve Hillage - Fish Rising, L, Green, Motivation Radio

If it was shrooms I was gulping then I'd have to include
Yes - Close to the Edge
There's something organic that comes alive on that under psylocybin.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 20, 2015, 15:14
Splendid!
andreas
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 21, 2015, 01:56
Ethereal Counterbalance s/t
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
and of course the ├╝ber-monster Zeit from Tangerine Dream
an ethereal trip for me since ages ( on headphones as loud as possible !!!)
espsummer
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Edited Feb 21, 2015, 02:33
Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 21, 2015, 02:33
I think Yes is a good example of how something can be psychedelic and yet not mean to get "far out" so to speak. Closer to the edge is a great song for such experience. I also love King Crimson's "Islands" in this regard. I especially love "formentera lady" and the song "islands" itself. Its not crazy psych but its a great companion to the experience itself.
spencer
spencer
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Can article/interview
Feb 21, 2015, 03:22
Reckon you're dead right, and a good analysis. I realised yesterday Tago Mago should have gone on my list as well as Movies. There's a very good band interview originally from Mojo seemingly confirming Irmin's intake here: http://www.thing.de/delektro/mojocan.html
spencer
spencer
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Forgot...
Feb 21, 2015, 03:31
..Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
Popel Vooje
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Re: Can article/interview
Feb 21, 2015, 10:28
spencer wrote:
Reckon you're dead right, and a good analysis. I realised yesterday Tago Mago should have gone on my list as well as Movies. There's a very good band interview originally from Mojo seemingly confirming Irmin's intake here: http://www.thing.de/delektro/mojocan.html


Indeed, I remember that issue of Mojo from the time. Not only that, the one time I briefly chatted with Damo after a gig he made no bones about his use of hallucinogens during the early 70s either.
Hunter T Wolfe
Hunter T Wolfe
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 21, 2015, 13:21
Popel Vooje wrote:
I'd nominate "Tago Mago", in the sense that I always suspected it was specifically sequenced to replicate the ebbs and flows of a trip (a trick also attempted by Todd Rundgren on "A Wizard, A True Star", but with less musically far-out results). Obviously, it had to be condensed in order to fit within the time constraints of a double vinyl album, and it IS pure speculation on my part admittedly, but it makes sense.

"Paperhouse" is the anticipatory moment when your skin begins to tingle and your heart starts to beat just that little bit faster. "Mushroom" is the point after an hour or so when full-blown disorientation begins to kick in and you think "better batten down the hatches - it's going to be a bumpy ride". "Oh Yeah" is the point where you surrender to the flow and the chair you're sitting in starts to feel like a bottomless pit of jelly.

By the time "Halleluwah" starts up - curse those old-fashioned record-players, because you dropped the sodding thing and scratched it whilst trying to turn it over - your perception of time has gone all awry, to the extent where it ceases to matter whether the track you're listening to is four or eighteen minutes long. By "Augmn", your surroundings appear as distorted as if you were viewing them in a fairground mirror, and the synaesthesia becomes so overwhelming that everything - even the water you're drinking - feels like it's being processed through a vintage analogue delay pedal that's somehow lodged itself in the centre of your frontal lobes.

"Peking O", meanwhile, is when your ego shatters, you bark at the moon, and laugh hysterically at everything and everybody (including yourself) and bark at the moon, whilst "Bring Me coffee or Tea" is the serene and reflective comedown. Then some asshole gets up and puts on Back to the Planet. Thanks a bunch, former flatmate.

I could also regale you with colourful tales of the time when me and two colleagues at the studio I used to work in attempted to negotiate the Flaming Lips' "Zaireeka" whilst zonked on shrooms, but that would probably require one of those "331/3" books to do the experience justice.


Good call. As you know, the first 13th Floor Elevators album was also designed to reflect the different stages of an acid trip, albeit in even more condensed form. The record company famously changed Tommy Hall's intended running order, ruining that concept as far as he was concerned, though I think the order that came out works just as well- it just seems like more of a bumpy, gibbering intense heaven and hell trip than the more serene and idealised inner voyage Hall intended.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 21, 2015, 14:58
How could I forget? The Moody Blues. They seem an unlikely choose of trip soundtrack until you try them out, then there is no going back.
jb lamptoast-morsley
jb lamptoast-morsley
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 21, 2015, 17:42
T'pau - Bridge of Spies
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