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


-“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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