eclipsed sampler "'67"

13. February 2017


THE YARDBIRDS - Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (live) (2:49)
Album: Live At The BBC (2017)
Label/Distribution: Repertoire/H'Art

Jimmy Page had just taken over from Jeff Beck. They play this Bob Dylan number, which originally appeared a year earlier on his "Blonde On Blonde" album, in a more racy and pop version at these BBC sessions. A little later Page took over completely: New Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.

SMALL FACES - Itchycoo Park (Single) (2:46)
Compilation: Here Come The Nice - The Immediate Years 1967-1969 (2014)
Label/Distribution: Charly/Edel

One of the most significant songs of the SMALL FACES and probably also of the year 1967. The single was the first chart breaker for the band in the USA. With the lovingly designed and lavishly equipped box set "Here Come The Nice", you are perfectly equipped for the rocky years of small faces.

THE PRETTY THINGS - Defecting Grey (Single) (4:28)
Album: "Introducing The Pretty Things" (2013)
Label/Distribution: Madfish/Edel

This song was originally only released as a single in 1967. The still active THE PRETTY THINGS, founded in 1963, arrived in psychedelic in 1967. Defecting Grey" alternates between op-art and rough beat and was re-released in 2013 on the best-of double CD "Introducing The Pretty Things".

DANTALION'S CHARIOT - Madman Running Through The Fields (4:08)
Album: Chariot Rising (1996) (recorded in 1967)
Label/Distribution: Repertoire/H'Art

Keyboarder Zoot Money and guitarist Andy Summers (later The Police) are the protagonists on this album, which was recorded in 1967 but released almost three decades later. It oscillates between acoustic ballads and psychedelic gems like "Madman Running Through The Fields".

THE PICADILLY LINE - Emily Small (The Huge World Thereof) (Single) (2:29)
Compilation: Let's Go Down & Blow Our Minds: The British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1967
Label/Distribution: Cherry Red/Rough Trade

The album "The Huge World Of Emily Small" remained the only work by THE PICADILLY LINE. The two main actors then renamed the successor troupe Edwards according to its surname. The slightly psychedelic pop track is one of the pearls from the boxing set of British psychedelic songs of 1967.

THE ID - Stone And Steel (3:37)
Album: The Inner Sound Of The Id (2007, original album released 1967)
Label/Distribution: World In Sound/Rough Trade

Amazingly many styles offer THE ID on their only album. 60ies beat, US westcoast, a psychedelic jam, Indian flair. Psych-Folkrock is also represented, as in the "Stone And Steel" presented here. An album that shows the manifold development possibilities of rock in 1967.

ICE - So Many Times (Single) (2:05)
Album: Ice Man (2005) (recorded in 1967)
Label/Distribution: Angel Air/H'Art

Even in 1967, the year when all boundaries in rock and pop music were broken, there were still languishing pop numbers. ICE are a band that only had two singles (including B-sides, rarities) and some TV appearances. Their catchy songs appeared bundled for the first time in 2005 on the album "Ice Man".

STRAWBERRY WINDOW - Strawberry Jam (13:40)
Album: Strawberry Window (2009) (recorded in 1967)
Label/Distribution: World In Sound/Rough Trade

STRAWBERRY WINDOW from San Francisco recorded a series of dirty, freaky heavy psychedelic tracks, which live mainly from improvised guitar playing and in which folk and West Coast rock interfered. It was wild, even beyond ten minutes the jams could grow.

13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS - Slip Inside This House (Single) (4:06)
Album: 7th Heaven: Music Of The Spheres - The Complete Singles Collection (2009)
Label/Distribution: Charly/Edel

The 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS from Texas are one of the most famous bands who rose from the underground and played a dirty-rocky, guitar-influenced psychedelic. In its full length (8 minutes) "Slip Inside This House" is included on the second Elevators album "Easter Everywhere".

VIBRAVOID - Hole In My Shoe (Traffic Cover) (3:46)
Album: Wake Up Before You Die (2016)
Label/Distribution: Stoned Karma/Cargo

VIBRAVOID are one of the leading bands of the contemporary international psychedelic scene. So who would be better suited to transfer the old traffic classic into the 21st century? This cover version does justice to the original and fits wonderfully into the colourful cosmos of the latest Düsseldorf output.

SULA BASSANA - Vegetable Man (Pink Floyd Cover) (5:45)
Album: Dreamer (10th Anniversary Edition) (2013)
Label/Distribution: Sulatron /

The Syd Barrett composition "Vegetable Man" is one of the mysteries in the Pink-Floyd back catalogue and was only officially released in the 27 CD box in 2016. In 2013 Dave Schmidt aka SULA BASSANA released his version of the track, which fits perfectly into the colourful 60's psych-world on "Dreamer"