Interview with Lance Barresi

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We’re so glad to have Lance Barresi of Permanent Records joining the show again (click here to listen to our first interview). Last time we spoke was more than a year ago and a lot has happen since. In this episode we focus on the newly released “Sixth Trip” of the Brown Acid Compilation Series and we listen to five tracks from this volume. Lance also gives us a first listen to a track for the “Seventh Trip”, which will be out on Halloween this year. We also listen to Spiny Norman - a band featured on the second Brown Acid volume but which a full length album of unreleased material was released by RidingEasy Records earlier this year. Besides that we also discuss record collecting in general and the future of vinyl. 

Truth & Janey (Sound Communications, 1972)
-Midnight Horseman
West Minist’r (Magic Records, 1971)
-My Life
Flight (Blecman Records, 1974)
-Luvin’, Huggin’, and More
Purgatory (Not on Label, 1970)
-Polar Expedition
Zendik (Pslhrtz, 1970)
-Is There No Peace
Summit (North Room Records, 1969)
-The Darkness
Spiny Normen (RidingEasy Record, 2018)
-Bell Park Loon
 

News From the Singles Department

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This episode doesn’t follow a particular theme but instead focus around some recently acquired 45s. Although the theme is not clear it turned out to be a pretty heavy episode with some hard rock-sounding tunes, like Babylon, Rebel Woman and Lovin’ You (which was recently included on the Brown Acid compilation series). Other highlights includes a nice version of The United States of America’s Coming Down, done by an unknown band, which only known recording is an acetate we recently came across.  Special for this episode is that we also had the pleasure to interview Sid Bradley from the band Erik, who shed some light on this little-known group for us, which cut two great 45s in the early 70s. For this episode we have also talked to Charlie Day, who played in Conception, and John Lally from Travis, and they revealed some interesting facts about their groups and the recordings they made. We also wish to thank Lance Barresi from Permanent Records, who helped us get in contact with John Lally.

Travis (Starshine Production, 1970)
-Lovin’ You
Micah (Sterling Award, 1971)
-I’m Only One Man
Erik
-Child of the Sea (Coliseum, 1971) 
-Rebel Woman (Eden, 1972)
Unknown Artist – Coming Down (acetate by an unknown band, 196?)
The Group Image (Community, 1968)
-Hiya
Conception (Perfection, 1969)
-Babylon
Frank Monroe (Eternity, 1977)
-Looking Back at You
Home Grown (Westmount Records, 1976)
-Here in the West
 

Interview with Reine Fiske

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Reine Fiske is well-known as a musician in various bands and musical constellations, most notable as the guitarist of Dungen, Träden and The Amazing. Besides his own musicianship, Reine has long been a devoted record collector with an impressive collection of experimental, psychedelic and progressive music. In this episode, he plays some incredible rare and extraordinary records for us, such as Christian Yoga Church, one of finest psychedelic commune recordings ever made, as well as an acetate copy of Mandrake Memorial’s Medium with a different mix on several of the songs. Reine has also been involved in several reissue projects, including the 3 LP box-set of Pärson Sound, the band that later evolved into Träd, gräs och stenar. Here we listen to their composition Tio Minuter (Ten Minutes), which was originally recorded for Swedish radio in 1967. We also listen to the “dark and epic” music of Jake Holmes and Radiomöbel as well as some fine Turkish psychedelic folk by Ersen. With that said, we hope you’ll enjoy this show as much as we do!

Ersen (Şahinler, 1972)
-Kozan Dağı
Jake Holmes – Letter To Katherine December (Tower, 1968)
-Leaves Never Break
Christian Yoga Church – Turn On!! Music For the Hip At Heart (Memorare, 1967)
-Excerpt from side 1
Mandrake Memorial-Medium (Poppy, 1968, acetate copy)
-Smokescreen (with a different mix)
Radiomöbel – Tramseböx (Chockskivor, 1975)
-Hav
Pärson Sound – s/t (Subliminal Sounds, 2001)
-Tio Minuter