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What's the best, most excitingest thing you've heard recently?
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Re: What's the best, most excitingest thing you've heard recently?
Jun 01, 2016, 10:10
Fitter Stoke wrote:
For me it's the (English) Kaleidoscope's two albums and attendant singles, collected on a fabulous two CD set on Grapefruit that my mate drew my attention to a few months back. Wonderful stuff, the essence of late 60's baroque psychedelia: equal parts 'Odessey & Oracle', 'Forever Changes' and 'Piper at the Gates' but with a unique slant all of the band's own. I regret the lost decades that I could've been grooving to this wondrous music.

If you know them, hopefully you'll know what I mean. If you don't, for goodness' sake put that right soon. Then buy my mate a drink!

I'm a big fan of the UK Kaleidoscope, since picking up a lovely vinyl reissue of 'Faintly Blowing' just based on the dream-like gatefold sleeve around 15 years ago, and it was a real treat to see Peter Daltrey performing most of their classics (no 'Black Fjord', though!) at the Islington Assembly Rooms about 18 months ago. Members of The Trembling Bells were the backing group, and a great job they did too, but to everyone's delight original guitarist Eddy Pumer joined in for 'The Sky Children':


and then he returned to the stage, along with original drummer Danny Bridgman for the freak-out at the end of 'Music':


A three-quarters complete reunion, although sadly as complete as we'll get following the tragic death of bassist Steve Clark back in '99, although his daughters were in attendance at the show and commented on how he'd have loved to have been up on stage too.
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