MOJO Psychedelic Special

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MOJO Psychedelic Special

Postby nickwishkah on Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:11 pm

I bought the psychedelic MOJO. Got to say i found it a bit disappointing. What annoyed me most was they had the top 40 trippy albums but Number 9 is missing and there are two number sixes. Honest mistake i guess. and it's all focused around rock/pop and all the mainstream stuff. There's a disappointing section on obscure psych but that's only about a page. The bit on poster art's crap. There's only a tiny little bit on Miles Davis. About two sentences i think.

If you want to know MOJO's Top 40 Trippy Albums then read on:

40. A Gift From Euphoria - Euphoria
39. Vincebus Eruptum - Blue Cheer
38. Outlander - Meic Stevens
37. SF Sorrow - The Pretty Things
36. Open - Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity
35. Strange Days - The Doors
34. Goodbye and Hello - Tim Buckley
33. The Insect Trust - The Insect Trust
32. Psychedelic Shack - The Temptations
31. A Child's Guide To Good And Evil - West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
30. Disraeli Gears - Cream
29. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Quicksilver Messenger Service
28. Odessey and Oracle - The Zombies
27. Sunshine Superman - Donovan
26. Volume Two - The Soft Machine
25. Smiley Smile - The Beach Boys
24. Song Cycle - Van Dyke Parks
23. Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus - Spirit
22. Mighty Baby - Mighty Baby
21. I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - Electric Prunes
20. Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and The Holding Company
19. 5000 Spirits OR The Layers of an Onion - Incredible String Band
18. The Who Sell Out - The Who
17. Safe As Milk - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
16. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix Experience
15. Mr Fantasy - Traffic
14. Electric Music For The Body and Mind - Country Joe And the Fish
13. Tangerine Dream - Kaleidoscope
12. Mutantes - Os Mutantes
11. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces
10. Oar - Skip Spence
08. After Bathing At Baxters - Jefferson Airplane
07. We're Only In It For The Money - The Mothers of Invention
06. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
06. Live/Dead – The Grateful Dead
05. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
04. The Psychedelic World Of – The 13th Floor Elevators
03. The Piper At The Gates of Dawn – Pink Floyd
02. Forever Changes – Love
01. Electric Ladyland – Jimi Hendrix Experience

Why the Doors and Jefferson Airplane only feature once each is beyond my comprehension (though both choices are my favourite albums by those bands). Plus Forever Changes, i think, is probably Love's least psychedelic album though obviously their most successful. i hate blue cheer and Kaleidoscope irritate me. They're my only complaints! Did find some useful information: Never knew the temptations did a psych album, may have to check that one out and i've never heard any van dyke parks though i dig his work with Brian Wilson/Beach Boys so he's another i'll check out.

Have you got your Richard Thompson CD yet, Dave?

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Postby gTarFreak on Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:45 am

Yeah, it came the other day. Thanks for the recommendation. I love it! He's got a unique musical taste and plays guitar like he was born with one in his hands. Unfortunately he's one of those artists that I've never managed to see in concert. This year he's playing one gig in NJ, but I'll be in Ohio that weekend at Jorma's guitar camp! He is playing the Hudson River festival in June, which I might be able to make. It only took me 33 years to finally make it to a Hot Tuna concert, maybe I'll get lucky this time!

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Postby Fidel on Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:46 pm

Catch Richard Thompson when he's playing electric with his band. you'll be in for a treat. Danny Thompson of The Pentangle plays bass.

Postby Whenheco on Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:12 pm

Never heard off a few titles posted, better check those out :D
The thing with those top 40 lists is that everybody has its own ideas about them. Not the list i would have made, but agree on a lot of those albums.
Can't wait to read it myselve, i've ordered the magazine through the internet but it hasn't arived yet.
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Postby jonestown on Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:16 pm

Satanic Majesty's Request didn't make the list? Maybe that was supposed to be number 9. (Or maybe an empty 9 is some kind of oblique reference to the White album? OK, I'm stretching it, but it's early. . . )

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Postby Wintersweet on Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:18 pm

Smiley Smile?

Sunshine Superman???

Oh please.
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Postby nickwishkah on Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:29 pm

Glad you like the album Dave! Richard Thompson is a favourite of mine. Very very good guitarist. And danny thompson IS a great bassist, never seen him live though.
If anyone loves Danny Thompson's bass playing and for some reason has ignored my pleas to listen to John Martyn's Solid Air then go forth and buy it! Danny Thompson is on top form on that album. Don't compromise with other Martyn albums many of them aren't very good at all and none come near to this classic; also many of them don't feature thompson on bass due to a falling out. Apparently something to do with thompson joining an unusual muslim sect but i'd say that that's probably a rumour; why would two friends fall out over that kind of thing?
And John Martyn's too incoherent a speaker to put across such complex vehement views in a way that's understandable; this is not an attack on Mr. Martyn, but i'm sure he'd agree that drink and drugs have kind of impaired his ability to talk properly; still he's bloody funny and smart and i urge all of you to see him live if you can; he has "stage presence".

Sorry for rambling,

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