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This is the most LSD-drenched music I can find. It is not, of course, a complete survey, for that would be impossible, there is just too much. But I have sought to demonstrate the wildest, the scariest, and sometimes the funniest attempts to burn down all borders in pop. Here is psychedelia in many of its forms, from folkie beauty to existential despair, soulful and stripped down, from tight as a drum perfection to loose jazz riffs and parody and burnout nightmares.
Produced and engineered by dj bennett (email@example.com)
With thanks to wfmu.org, to killradio.org, to radio4all.net, to my live listeners (I had an especially large crowd for this show, too), to Micky and Kari and Kitty (they know why), to Dr. Albert Hofmann, to Mike Sheppard, and to everyone who knows the feeling of ecstatic warmth that comes from lysergy. Comments are requested.
The Chill Room, 17 November 2012, 00:00PST on killradio.org
128k, 2 hours, a survey of lysergic musics
Today's music has been completely commodified -- witness the spectacle of music award programs and male and female teen heart throb bands with their tightly choreographed dancing, smoke, light shows and thousands of fans mindlessly mouthing lyrics in unison. And it's more than just kids music -- r&b and country has lost all passion and originality too. The music industry is now run by managers who only keep their eyes on the bottom line, and spontaneity and real adventure are long forgotten. The mass of acid anthems played here, whether famous and recognized or unknown and forgotten, was not designed for a market but for individual minds.
Set list: Holy Modal Rounders-Hesitation Blues / 13 July 1966: Merv Griffin interviews Dr Timothy Leary / Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze / The Animals-A Girl Named Sandoz / The Byrds-Why? / The Mamas and the Papas-Strange Young Girls / The Doors-Strange Days / Grateful Dead-St. Stephen / United States of America-Hard Comin' Love / Country Joe and the Fish-Section 43 / Quicksilver Messenger Service-Pride of Man / The Higher Elevation-The Diamond Mine / Calico Wall-Flight Reaction / First Crew to the Moon-The Sun Lights Up the Shadows of Your Mind / The Bees-Voices Green and Purple / The Dovers-The Third Eye / The Driving Stupid-The Reality of Air Fried Borsk / Velvet Illusions-Acid Head / 13th Floor Elevators-You Don't Know / The Hogs-Loose Lip Sync Ship / Sonny Bono-Pammie's on a Bummer / Race Marbles-Like a Dribbling Fram / Donovan-Sunny Goodge Street / Rotary Connection-Burning of the Midnight Lamp / The Beatles-Getting Better / The Who-I Can See for Miles / Pink Floyd-See Emily Play / Mad River-Amphetamine Gazelle / It's a Beautiful Day-Time Is / Yesterday's Obsession-The Phycle / The Definitive Rock Chorale-In the Mirrors of Your Mind / We the People-Mirrors of Your Mind / Fifty Foot Hose-Rose / The Lea Riders Group-Dom Kellar Os Mods (this translates as "they call us mods")
Time is too slow for those who wait, time is too swift for those who fear, time is too long for those who grieve, and time is too short for those who laugh. But for those who love, time is eternity.