Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Psychedelic Experience – September 25, 2014 – Freak Out!

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Come along with the Psych Professor and DJ Mellow Yellow as they Freak Out for the next 2+ hours with all of your favorite psychedelic music! And join in the Long Conversation debate in the comments section below. Tell us what you think of the Monkees or Neil Young or the other groups mentioned in this episode. Overrated? Underrated? Spot on? We’d love to hear from you! Stream below or download here.

Full Playlist

  1. Beach Boys – The Times They Are A-Changin’
  2. Buckinghams – Summertime
  3. Nirvana – Satellite Jockey
  4. The Clique – Sugar on Sunday
  5. Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man
  6. Small Faces – All Or Nothing
  7. David Crosby – Traction in the Rain
  8. Bob Marley – High Tide or Low Tide
  9. Buckingham Nicks – Crystal
  10. Syd Barrett – Octopus
  11. Donovan – Atlantis
  12. Lighthouse – Marsha Marsha
  13. The Who – The Acid Queen
  14. Brotherhood – Somebody
  15. Captain Beefheart – Ashtray Heart (Live on SNL)
  16. Czar – Cecelia
  17. Power of Zeus – In the Night
  18. Dust – Chasin’ Ladies
  19. Iggy and the Stooges – Search and Destroy
  20. Ty Segall and White Fence – Scissor People
  21. Mothers of Invention – Motherly Love

 

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The Psychedelic Experience – September 18, 2014 – Are You Experienced?

areyouexperienced2Are you Experienced? If you’re not, you can be! We’ll be kissing the sky for the next 2 hours spinning all of your favorite psychedelic music from the 1960s and beyond. Our Long Conversation tonight will serve as a tribute to one of the Founding Father’s of Psych who passed away 44 years ago today- Jimi Hendrix. Mr. Hendrix once said, “When I die, just keep playing the records.” And keep playing we will. Stream below or download here.

Full Playlist

  1. Mamas and the Papas – California Dreamin’
  2. Seekers – Georgy Girl
  3. Archies – Sugar Sugar
  4. Michael and the Messengers – (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
  5. Incredible String Band – Blues for the Muse
  6. Flying Burrito Bros. – Hot Burrito #2
  7. The Hassles – Country Boy
  8. Swinging Blue Jeans – You’re No Good
  9. Grateful Dead – Sugar Magnolia
  10. Rare Earth – (I Know) I’m Losing You
  11. Beatles – Lovely Rita
  12. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced
  13. Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower
  14. Cream – Toad
  15. Zig Zag People – Peel It Off Your Face
  16. Spirit – Space Child
  17. The Sonics – The Witch
  18. The Road – She’s Not There
  19. Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
  20. Earth Opera – The American Eagle Tragedy
  21. Flaming Lips – Flight Test
  22. Beast – Floating (Down by the River)
  23. The Underground – The Warper
  24. Jade Warrior – Telephone Girl
  25. Foxygen – We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

 

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The Imagery of Psych: The Photos, Album Covers and Artwork That Defined an Era

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Our Long Conversation during our September 11th show centered on the Imagery of Psychedelia. Psychedelia is such a sensory-based experience covering virtually every one of the five senses. We mostly focus on the Hearing aspect on the Psychedelic Experience, but the visual aspect of Psychedelia is an important one. During our show, we always have a lava lamp burning, and when we are at our homes having our own personal listening experiences, the lights are usually set low and the lava lamps are glowing there, as well. We have posters adorning our walls, and we are usually perusing the liner notes on the albums. We even try to incorporate a visual element with our show with our “Fauxtoshopped” (it’s really all done in Paint) posters for each episode. While the aural experience is our primary focus, the visual experience goes hand in hand with it.

Our favorite form of psychedelic imagery is, obviously, album artwork, but when talking about the imagery of psychedelia one cannot forget other forms like photography. Whether it’s concerts, festivals or even moments of the counterculture protests captured on film, some of the most iconic images of the 1960’s were captured by cameras. Concert posters were another incredible form of psychedelic artwork. Below are some of our favorite images. Feel free to comment on ours or share your own favorites.

Album Artwork

The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds Of

The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators

Cream - Disraeli Gears

Cream – Disraeli Gears

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

The Incredible String Band – The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle

Concert Posters

Buffalo Springfield Concert Poster

Buffalo Springfield Concert Poster

Cream Farewell Concert Poster

Cream Farewell Concert Poster

Jimi Hendrix Concert Poster

Jimi Hendrix Concert Poster

Led Zeppelin Concert Poster

Led Zeppelin Concert Poster

The Seeds Concert Poster

The Seeds Concert Poster

Photography

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Kent State

Kent State

Photo Credit: NASA/AFP/Getty Images Man Walks on the Moon

Photo Credit: NASA/AFP/Getty Images
Man Walks on the Moon

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Woodstock

Woodstock

The Psychedelic Experience Posters

(We couldn’t resist.)

Our Favorite

Our Favorite.

An homage to Chad and Jeremy's Of Cabbages and Kings

Chad and Jeremy ain’t got nothin’ on us.

DJ Mellow Yellow is particularly proud of this one

DJ Mellow Yellow is particularly proud of this one.

Again, these are all done in paint. Be amazed

Again, these are all done in paint. Be amazed.

Our classiest work.

Our classiest work.

 

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The Psychedelic Experience – September 11, 2014 – The Quest for the Holy Grail

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-“Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Psychedelia must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. What…is your name?”

-“The Psychedelic Experience.”

-“What…is your quest?”

-“To seek the Holiest of Record Grails.”

-“What…is your favorite color?”

-“Purple Haze.”

-“Go on. Off you go. Listen to the show now.”

Holy Grail Guy, his arm clad in the purest shimmering tattoos, held aloft Beefheart from the bosom of the record bin, signifying by divine providence that I, the Psych Professor, was to carry Beefheart.

The hunt is over! And we escaped with nary a flesh wound! Ok, ok. We’ll stop with the Monty Python stuff now. But the Psych Professor did score one of his record Holy Grails at the St. Louis record show this past Sunday, and the majority of this episode’s playlist comes from the records that the Psych Professor and DJ Mellow Yellow found at the show. They also have a lengthy discussion on the imagery of Psychedelia, focusing on the photos, album covers and artwork that defined an era. And with the calendar marking the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, they take time to pay tribute to those that volunteered their time, efforts or money in the aftermath of that fateful day. So come along, Patsy, and ride with us as we recount our search for The Holy Grail! Stream below or download here. (The audio this week recorded really hot so we apologize in advance for the audio quality. We’ll make sure and get that issue corrected next week.)

Full Playlist

  1. Elephant’s Memory – Hot Dog Man
  2. The Who – Out in the Street
  3. Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the City
  4. Sidekicks – Not Now
  5. Paul Butterfield Blues Band – All These Blues
  6. Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
  7. Moody Blues – Legend of a Mind
  8. Canned Heat – On the Road Again
  9. Seeds – Two Fingers Pointing At You
  10. Earth Opera – Mad Lydia’s Waltz
  11. Captain Beefheart – Moonlight On Vermont
  12. John Denver – Rocky Mountain High
  13. California Poppy Pickers – Brother’s Advice
  14. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Who Do You Love Part 1
  15. Tommy James and the Shondells – Crimson and Clover
  16. Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
  17. Jefferson Airplane – Spare Chaynge
  18. Melanie – Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
  19. Guess Who – No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
  20. David Peel and the Lower East Side – The Lower East Side
  21. Jake Jones – I’ll Be Seeing You (Frogs in the Moonlight)
  22. Hawkwind – 7 By 7

 

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The Psychedelic Experience – September 4, 2014 – Leaf Growers and Mushroom Hounds

leafhoundexperience.jpgThis week it’s Psych without limits! … which is to say, we didn’t remember to come up with a theme. The guys continue to discuss record collecting and have even been bitten by the bug to buy RARE records. We’ll check out Psych’s slightly nerdy cousin, Prog, and mix in a few classic tracks as well. Beware, all who enter, there’s growers of mushrooms beyond these walls. Break on through if you dare! Stream below or download here.

Full Playlist

  1. Golden Dawn – Starvation
  2. Les Fleur de Lys – Circles
  3. Mandrake Memorial – Hiding
  4. Dantalian’s Chariot – Madman
  5. Mad River – High All the Time
  6. John – I Walk on Gilded Splinters
  7. Kak – Everything’s Changing
  8. The Band – Chest Fever
  9. Ray LaMontagne – Lavender
  10. Euphoria – Young Miss Pflugg
  11. Leaf Hound – Sad Road to the Sea
  12. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
  13. Arthur Brown – Spontaneous Apple Creation
  14. Jimi Hendrix – Changes
  15. Fallen Angels – Room at the Top
  16. White Noise – Love Without Sound
  17. Music Machine – Talk Talk
  18. Music Machine – Come On In
  19. Food – Naive Prayers
  20. Tom Beaulieu – Bigfoot’s Coming

 

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