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Saturday, March 11, 2006

A Flower?!?!?!?!?

Red Red Groovy. OUT OF PRINT- an injustice.

Used and New starting at $.01. Psychedelic music at its best - it emerged during a great lull in music - when jerks were in control. This album always foud its way into the Techno bin, which was a fundamental mistake, but there was no actual appropriate slot for them. While Chemical Brothers a "Techno" group, can do really rich psychedelic music, (think, "The Test") we all know that about halfway through one of their albums they turn on the drum machine and go out for coffee. (I dunno, maybe I'm just not 20 & on E) Red Red Groovy, on the other hand, creates a roiling, textured kaleidoscope of uberdeliciousness.

Here's the cover:

It's a link to a hi-res foldout image

Here's an image from inside the booklet that comes with it.

Ecch. I can't stand it. It's too good. here's a fansite

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I just particularly thick-headed or not computer savvy enough or what? I THOUGHT I'd found the download link, but when I click on the face of the CD I get "file doesn't exist" for "redredgroovy.zip". Am I doing something wrong?

XTC/Dukes Fan, anxious to hear this.

Lex10 said...

Dear anonymous. My bad ".ZIP" need to be capitalized for some reason. I suggest right clicking and "saving as".

Anonymous said...

Got it, lex10. Thanks for the upload and fixing it so I could give it a listen. Honestly, it's a bit more dance-y than stuff I usually listen to, but I quite enjoy the sonics of it all. I'm reminded less of The Dukes and more of another CD I'll recommend (and apologize that I'm not equipped to upload for you).... "Space Flower" by The Wild Swans. Perhaps someone can help you out here or at lostandfound. Here's a review I found that might whet your appetite for some of the psychedelic bubblegum the album offers:

The Wild Swans' Space Flower follows XTC (masquerading as the Dukes of Stratosphear) and the Damned into the more pop-oriented side of the '60s: the sort of area that could produce a three-minute single and a ten-minute hallucinogenic mind-blower. Pink Floyd got to be quite masterful at this aspect of things with Syd Barrett; the Moody Blues, too, used to be able to do this to a degree. Typically, the Wild Swans, with a somewhat softer sound than they've had previously, have followed in this rather English area, twenty-some years down the line. What you get for your money is a rather catchy collection of hook-driven numbers with titles like "Chocolate Bubblegum" and "I'm a Lighthouse," not to mention the royally absorbing "Sea of Tranquility," a track that ticks along on a rolling bassline, dispenses with vocals along the way, and proceeds to play sonic games that suck you in and make you wish it could have gone on lots longer than ten minutes. One of the factors in the Swans' favor is certainly an endearing simplicity. Where their songs have often been complex sonic tapestries, Space Flower shucks off the complexities in favor of a very '60s production -- even the sound effects utilized by Paul Simpson are low-key, with the exception of one that's truly startling on "Sea of Tranquility," while his trademark Mellotron, which has sometimes been as omnipresent as those on early King Crimson albums, is hardly to be heard on the album. It's great fun, very catchy, and probably great for parties. Now, if they could just do something about that wretched cover... ~ Steven McDonald, All Music Guide

Anon 6:45pm