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
 

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
 

The Wild Adventures of the Strange Man - Interview with Michal Hasek

This is an interview with the Canadian singer-songwriter Michal Hasek, who did several privately pressed albums and performed all over Canada and the US during the ‘70s and ‘80s. In this interview, he share some of the stories from his time as a traveling musician, including hanging out with Alan Watts at the Ottumwa Heights Catholic College and being kicked off stage by Janis Joplin.

Michal was born in Czechoslovakia in 1946. Not long after, his family fled from the Soviet Union and after a few years living in various countries they eventually settled down in Canada. As a teenager in Toronto in the ´60s, he found himself in the midst of the current folk boom and he soon become part of the community of aspiring musicians hanging out in the hip neighborhood of Yorkville. He started playing coffeehouses and bars all over Canada as well as doing several tours in the Midwest. In 1974 his first album was released on his own imprint, Naja, which received some airplay and was later distributed by A&M (check out Acid Archives for a review of the album). He continued to play throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s and privately released two more albums, The Radio Play in 1978 and Night Fear in 1989.

We wish to thank Aaron Dunn for helping us get in contact with Michal, David Brown for kind permission to use some of his photos and Nathan Wisnicki for helping out with the recording.

Michal Hasek - s/t (1974) 
-Naja (intro tune)
-Strange Man
-Kick'N The Ass - Amchitka    
Alan Watts - This Is It (1962)
-Love You
Michal Hasek with Sundog - The Radio Play (1978)
-The Radio Play
Michal Hasek - Night Fear (1989)
-Night Fear (second version)
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-Northern Lights (bonus material to the CD version of his debut, recorded in the early ‘70s)
Michal Hasek - Hasek (compilation)
-Nottawasaga (recorded in the early ‘70s)