Westcoast Jams

arkivetpodcast_westcoast.jpg

Here we engulf ourselves in some westcoast jams, with bands that doesn’t necessarily have to come from the west coast but all playing that laid-back breezy Californian vibe. Among the highlights of the show is the extremely rare self-titled mini-album by Al Manfredi, which he pressed in about 100 copies for demo purposes and with only very few known to exist today. Also the highly acclaimed Kristyl album is worthy a mention, as it is not only a solid album but one of the true classics in the private press world and discovered already in the ´80s by the legendary Paul Major. Furthermore, we want to highlight the underrated debut of Help Yourself, which in our opinion, is one of the best westcoast-sounding albums from the UK. With that said, we hope you will enjoy our selection of (mostly) 7 minutes westcoast jams.

Al Manfredi-s/t (Band n’ Vocal, 1973)
-Blue Gold
Help Yourself-s/t (Liberty, 1971)    
-Old Man
Snakegrinder-And the shredded Fieldmice (Alligator Shoes, 1977)  
-Love Junkie
Turnquist Remedy-Iowa By the Sea (Pentagram, 1970)  
-All Gone Blues Act II  
Lacewing – Paradox (Mainstream, 1971)    
-Paradox  
Kristyl – s/t (No label, 1975)
-The Valley of Life

Swedish Psychedelic Music Part 2

Meckimarkmen_arkivetpodcast.jpg

We seldom highlight music from our home country but in this episode we turn the spotlight on some Swedish underground and psychedelic bands. In the episode we listen to some of the most obscure bands of the Swedish underground, like Paul Edoh’s Class Breakers, which only release was a test pressing with just a few copies made, but we also play well established acts, such as Nature and Mecki Mark Men. To add some confusion, we also throw in a Finnish band, Cirius, and the reason for the inclusion is that they do a little-known but great version of Bosses Låt (originally recorded by the Swedish band Fläsket Brinner). On top of this, we also listen to some contemporary Swedish progressive music with Pocket-Size and the track Clairvoyant from their new album Immortality (released in December 2018).

Raunchy (Scam records, 1975)
-Flygmaskinen
Nature-Earthmover (Sonet, 1974)   
-Mystery Brew
Paul Edoh’s Class Breakers (No label/test pressing, 1970)   
-It’s Raining
Mecki Mark Men (Philips, 1967)   
-Midnight Land   
Cirius-Cirius II (Blue Master Special, 1974)   
-Bossen Laulu (Bosses Låt)   
Älgarnas Trädgård-Framtiden är ett svävande skepp, förankrat i forntiden (Silence, 1972)
-Saturnus Ringar

You find more info on Pocket-Size and upcoming shows on their homepage and Facebook. For more on Swedish psychedelia, check out this previous episode. Thanks to Stefan Kéry from Subliminal Sounds for providing with information for this episode.

Late Night Vibes

Late_night_vibes_arkivetpodcast.png

In this episode we go into a late-night mood with some nocturnal psychedelic and private press records. For many of the artists featured in this episode the information is scarce and most of them are still flying under-the-radar, so we hope to shed some light on these great records and hopefully you’ll find something new and interesting that you have not heard before.

Jazz Bend Me Blues Band (Algar, 1967/68)
-Lady Weaver
Moonlyte – Better Late Than Never… (Astro Records, 1974)
-Magic Stencils
Jimmy Thompson (Dek Records, 1969)
-In My Dreams
Last of the Unknowns (Thundermen, ?)
-1, 2 Many X´s
Ben Bogaardt – s/t (Can-Aussie Distributors, 1971)
-U.F.O.
Tim Callander – Future (IJCM, 1979)   
-Headin’ To Redwood

Thanks to Aaron Dunn for help with background info on the Brothers Bogaardt.