Episode 11 - Getting Heavy With Lance Barresi, ‘70s Hard Rock and Heavy Psych


We are proud to have Lance Barresi from Permanent Records as our special guest editor in this episode and he has put together a great tracklist for us with a lot of rare hard rock and heavy psych bands. The majority of the cuts are taken from the Brown Acid compilations, a project that he runs together with Daniel Hall of RidingEasy Records, and in April the fourth trip in the series will be released.

Since a young age, Lance has been interested in music, especially unusual and independent artists – “I've never been one to be satisfied with the status quo or mainstream culture. When I discovered punk, independent, and underground music in junior high school, I never turned back”. His interest in records led to the opening of his own record store in Chicago in 2006, which he started together with Liz Tooley, and in 2011 Permanent Records expanded to Los Angeles, where they live today. The need to stock records for the stores and his own interest in discovering new music has led to an never-ending hunt for records, and like many serious collectors he has also spent a lot of time tracking bands down that are of particular interest to him. Through the process of contacting the bands, he also got the idea to compile and license the music and this developed into the Brown Acid compilation series. In this episode we’re going to hear a few of the artists that Lance has been in contact with over the years.

Headstones (Rome, 197?)
-Carry Me On
Bad Axe (Permanent, 2014/1973)
Iron Knowledge (Tammy, 1972)
- Show Stopper
Crossfield (Toy, 197?)
- Take It
Grand Theft – s/t (No label, 1972)
- Scream (It's Eating Me Alive)
Factory (Oak, 1971)
- Time Machine
Chicago Triangle – Emergence (Dynamite, 1977)
- Ripped Off
Zipper – Zipper (Whizeagle, 1975)
- Rollin' and Tumblin'