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1. Writing on the Wall - Child On A Crossing

Scottish band Writing on the Wall from their 1969 single Child on a Crossing/Lucifer Corpus. A fine example of hard rocking psychedelia. Their album Power of the Picts is pretty good and worth getting if you can find a copy.

Label: Middle Earth ‎MDS.101 5 RPM
Released: 1969

   
2. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - 'Scuse Me Miss Rose

This was their first album for Reprise was the best of the group's career, in large part because it was the most song-oriented. It was still plenty weird, almost to the point of stylistic schizophrenia, but when you got down to it, much of the record was comprised of fairly catchy songs in the neighborhood of two and three minutes. At times they sounded like reasonably normal, fairly talented Byrds-like folk-rockers such as "Transparent Day," and P.F. Sloan's "Here's Where You Belong". Others songs had a Kinks-like garage band sound like "If You Want This Love". And at others, a fey Baroque pop outfit (the orchestrated "Will You Walk With Me").

From the album: Part One
Released: 1967

 

 
3. King Size Taylor - Somebody's Always Trying

King Size Taylor and the Dominoes were a British rock and roll band, formed in Liverpool in the late 1950s. One of the first beat groups in the Merseyside area, they were a locally popular and influential group who were contemporaries and rivals of The Beatles, and featured Cilla Black as a guest singer before her solo career, but had little commercial success except in Germany.

Label: Decca ‎F.11935 UK 45 RPM
Released: July 10, 1964

   
4. The Cherry Slush - I Cannot Stop You

The Cherry Slush was an American garage rock band formed in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1965, when the group was known as the Wayfarers and later cut records first as The Bells of Rhymny. They were composed of junior high school students in their 1964–1965 school year, and became a regional success in the Detroit, Michigan music scene. Musically, the band was inspired by The Byrds, who were achieving national success during the period. The group released four singles during their existence, most notably the two regional hits, "She'll Be Back" and "I Cannot Stop You". They were one of the few garage rock bands of the era to have a single chart on the three major listings, Billboard, Cashbox, and Record World.

Label: U.S.A. 895
Date: January 1968

 
5. Twink - Ten Thousand Words in a Cardboard Box

John Charles Edward Alder, better known as Twink, is an English drummer, singer and songwriter who was a central figure in the English psychedelic movement, and an actor.

Think Pink is the 1970 debut album by English psychedelic musician Twink. It was produced by Mick Farren and featured members of The Pretty Things, The Deviants, plus Steve Peregrin Took of Tyrannosaurus Rex.

From the album: Think Pink
Released: 1970

   
7. The Attack - Magic In The Air

The Attack were a freakbeat/psychedelic rock band formed in 1966 around singer Richard Shirman. The first line-up featured drummer Alan Whitehead from Marmalade, guitarist David O'List and John Du Cann.

From the album: Final Daze (2001)
Track recording: 1968

   
7. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Dream Starts

Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, at various times also known as "Velvet Opera", was a British rock band active in the late 1960s. Members of the band would later become members of The Strawbs, Hudson Ford and Stretch.

From the album: Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
Released: 1968
   
8. The Luv Bandits - Mizzer-Bahd

Very little known about this record. But I have to say... This is definitely the very first Rap song ever recorded; aka L.L. Cool J.

 

Label: Parrot 45-PAR-316
Released: 1967

   
9. The Marmalade - I See The Rain

Marmalade is a Scottish pop rock group from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as the Gaylords, and then later billed as Dean Ford and the Gaylords. In 1966 they changed the group name to The Marmalade.

From the album: There's a Lot of It About
Released: 1968

   
10. Pink Floyd - Cymbaline

More is the first full-length soundtrack album, and third studio album, by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 13 June 1969 in the United Kingdom by EMI Columbia and on 9 August 1969 by Tower Records a subsidiary label of Capitol Records in the United States as Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film More. It is the first album by the band to be released by Capitol internationally. The film More was made in Luxembourg in 1969 and was directed by Barbet Schroeder.

From the soundtrack album: More
Released: June 13, 1969

   
11. Man - Sudden Life

Man are a rock band from South Wales whose style is a mixture of West Coast psychedelia, progressive rock, blues and pub rock.

Revelation is the first album by the Welsh psychedelic/progressive rock band Man and was released January 1969. It was noted for the simulated orgasm on "Erotica", which received a UK ban.

From the album: Revelations
Released: 1969

   
12. Them - Square Room

Them were a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the garage rock standard "Gloria" and launching singer Van Morrison's musical career.

From the album: Now and “Them”
Released: January 1968

 

   
13. King Crimson - Fallen Angel

Red is the seventh studio album by progressive rock group King Crimson, released in 1974. It was their last studio recording of the 1970s and the last before the lead member Robert Fripp temporarily disbanded the group.

From the album: Red
Released: October 6, 1974

   
14. Uriah Heep - Paradise/The Spell

Demons and Wizards is the fourth album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released in 1972 by Bronze Records in the UK and Mercury Records in the US. The album helped the band become famous and has sold 3 million copies worldwide.

From the album: Demons and Wizards
Released: May 19, 1972


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