Tuesday, December 16, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - 1966 USA Fapardokly - S/T

1966 USA FAPARDOKLY-S/T A GREAT BEAT POP~PSYCH GEM!!!
LABEL: UIP CAT. NO.: LP2250 (MONO)

Merrell Fankhauser :
The Fapardokly album still brings nearly $1,000 for a sealed copy and is one of the most sought after albums from the '60s. I thought it was a good idea to bring a sealed original Fapardokly LP to the autograph session at the Egyptian Theater. I was sitting at a long autograph table with John Charles of The Knickerbokers, Mark Tulin of The Electric Prunes, Billy Hinsche of Dino, Desi and Billy, Van Dyke Parks, Bobby Hart (Monkees songwriter), Kim Fowley, and the creator of the Rhino box set, Andrew Sandavol. I laid the Fapardokly album on the table and I was amazed at the crowd of people that were agasp to see the album! One young musician who appeared to be in his twentys said, "Is this a real Fapardokly album? Can I touch it"? My band and I idolize this record!" It was quite a surprise to me how so many young people knew who I was and knew about the Fapardokly album!
LISTEN FULL LP HERE:
 
Then the questions started coming from older fans and one guy said, "I heard there really wasnt a band that played live called Fapardokly." I would then have to tell the story that, "Yes...there was a band called Fapardokly, and we played at a club in Pismo Beach California for almost a year". And I made up the name by taking letters from the last names of everyone in the group at the time: 'FA' (Fankhauser), 'PAR' (Parrish, a temporary bass player), 'DO' (Dodd), and 'KLY' (Dick Lee, our drummer).
The real Fapardokly story goes back to the end of 1963 when I quit the surf band The Impacts in Pismo Beach and moved to the high desert area of Lancaster, California. There I met a young guitar player named Jeff Cotton and together with Jim Furguson on bass and Greg Hampton on drums we formed Merrell and The Exiles. We were discoverd by Glenn Records in nearby Palmdale and started recording in the small Glenn studio. I recorded one of my first vocals I had written back in 1961, 'Too Many Heartbreaks' and a new song 'Please Be Mine.' It came out as our first single on the Glenn label and got airplay in the Antelope Valley and in L.A., reaching #9 on the local station KUTY April, 1964.
Hand Numbered Limited Edition Of 53/300 Copies, originally on UIP label.

Side 1:
1. Lila 0:00
Recorded 1966 at Gary Paxton Studio, Hollywood.
Merrell - vocal and guitar; Mark Thompson - organ; Jody Cobb, bass; John Parr, drums; Don Aldridge - vocals; and Gary Lotspeich - vocals.

2. The Music Scene 3:30
Recorded 1967 at Gold Star, Hollywood as Fapardokly.
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Bill Dodd - vocals and guitar; John Oliver - vocals and bass; and Dick Lee - drums.

3.Sorry For Your Self 6:10
Recorded 1965 at Glenn Records as Merrell and The Exiles.
Merrell - vocals and guitar, Larry Willey - vocals and guitar; Jim Furguson - bass; Greg Hampton - drums; John Day -organ.

4.Glass Chandelier 8:15
Recorded 1966 at Gary Paxton Studio, Hollywood.
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Mark Thompson - organ; Jody Cobb - bass; John Parr - drums; Don Aldridger - vocals; and Gary Lotspeich -vocals.

5. Tomorrow's Girl 10:35
Recorded 1967 at Audio Arts Studio, Hollywood as Merrell And The Exiles.
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Larry Willey - vocals and bass; Mark Thompson - organ; and Randy Wimer - drums.

6. I Saw Suzie Cryin' 13:09
Recorded 1965 at Glenn Records as Merrell and The Exiles. 
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Jim Furguson - bass; Greg Hampton - drums; John Day - organ; and Bruce Ulch - trumpet.

Side 2:
1. Mr. Clock 15:40
Recorded 1966 Paxton Studio, Hollywood.
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Mark Thompson - organ; Jody Cobb - bass; John Parr - drums; Don Aldridge - vocals; and Gary Lotspeich - vocals.

2. Gone To Pot 18:14
Recorded 1967 at Glenn Records as Fapardokly.
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Bill Dodd - vocals and guitar; John Oliver - vocals and bass; and Dick Lee -drums.

3. No Retreat 22:20
Recorded 1967 at Glenn Records as Fapardokly. 
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Bill Dodd - vocals and guitar; John Oliver - vocals and bass; and Dick Lee - drums.

4. Too Many Heartbreaks 24:55
Recorded January, 1964 at Glenn Records, Palmdale as Merrell and The Exiles.
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Jeff Cotton - guitar; Jim Furguson - bass; and Greg Hampton - drums.

5. When I Get Home
Recorded at Audio Arts Studio, Hollywood, January 1967 as Merrell and The Exiles.
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Mark Thompson - organ; Larry Willey - vocals and bass; and Randy Wimer - drums.

6. Supermarket 27:45
Recorded 1966 at Paxton Studio, Hollywood.
Merrell - vocals and guitar; Mark Thompson - organ; Jody Cobb - bass; John Parr - drums; and Bruce Ulch - trumpet.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - 1969 Kaleidoscope - S/T Mexico

1969 MEXICO KALEIDOSCOPE-S/T ULTRA RARE PSYCHEDELIC-GARAGE GEM
LABEL: ORFEON CAT.NO.: LP-12-666 MONO
South Of The Border Psych/ Great cover artwork by my friend Bodo Molitor.
Frank Tirado- Vocals bass
Orly Vázquez- Bass,guitar
Pedrín García- Guitar
Julio Arturo Fernández - Organ
Rafi Cruz-Drums


No… not the famed US outfit with David Lindley,or the UK psych group from the same period.
This Kaleidoscope was released in Mexico, in 1969, though, it should be clarified that the members are actually Dominican and Puerto Rican, and the LP was recorded two years earlier in 1967.
The vocals are in English, though, so don’t sweat the translations. The Spanish Kaleidoscope sounds more like the lean & mean, organ & fuzz-based, Tex-Mex garage-rock of Sir Douglas, than your typical acid trippers.


“Once Upon A Time There Was A World” is a bizarre, self-obsessed sidetrack (and the chorus to “P.S. Come Back” sounds like it was written by Morrissey), but elsewhere you can actually hear how these guys have one foot in the garage and the other inching towards spacial regions unknown.
 It’s an effective mix that reeks of psychedelia, but still rocks simply – like a gang of delinquents practicing for a local bash.

LISTEN FULL ALBUM HERE



Hang Out (2:20)
P.S. Come Back (2:11)
A Hole In My Life (2:34)
Let Me Try (3:28)
I Think It’s All Right (3:00)
Colours (2:37)
Once Upon A Time There Was A World (8:09)
A New Man (2:38)
I’m Crazy (3:34)
I’m Here, He’s Gone, She’s Crying (2:28)


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week 1968 USA FAINE JADE - "INTROSPECTION"

A PSYCHEDELIC MASTERPIECE, IN MY TOP TEN.
LABEL: RSVP CAT.NO.: ES-8002
LISTEN FULL LP HERE:
   One of the highly collectible LPs of the 1960's, Introspection: A Faine Jade Recital . The Introspection LP comprises 10 songs that make up a minimalist psychedelic masterpiece. Using a few overdubs, the recording relies on the five-piece instrumental lineup behind Jade's decidedly Anglicized Long Island accent.
The opening "Doctor Paul Overture" sets the stage for an album bursting with curiously of-center British-influenced psychedelic pop. "People Play Games" reveals Jade's hippie-era lyricism magic lanterns, scarlet scissors, and crystal cornucopia, while its percussive intro and jungle play-out suggests The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows." "Ballad Of The Bad Guys" has a garage attack that benefits its title; A Brand New Groove" features a guitar riff that could have worked for the Rolling Stones; "Don't Hassle Me" proclaims the generation- gap chorus; "No-o-o! Don't you hassle me/ I'm trying to be young/ I'm trying to be free."
The title track "Introspection" leans toward a catchy folk rock, while "Cold Winter Sun" allows Manzi to repeat a lick echoing "Than He Kissed Me" before launching into a clearly mismatched power trio vamp. Jade enshrines his Brit-pop-folk-garage rock influences in the imaginative "I Live Tomorrow Yesterday," an upbeat number that sounds like a hit single. "Grand Finale", a five-minute instrumental experiment, closes the LP with a layered mix of effects, backward tracking, and studio dissonance.
The brilliant psychedelic rock 'n' roll of Faine Jade passed through the orange-colored skies of 1968 like a pink and lavender comet, then was gone... Fortunately Jade left behind a wondrous album to detail his amazing, one-way voyage through the night skies. Introspection: A Faine Jade Recital details every deliciously enigmatic, Syd Barrett-inspired twist and turn of the short but sweet career of this mysterious artist.
Since the hideously rare original LP now requires a mortgage from your bank, Sundazed, with the full cooperation of the artist, presents the perfect Faine Jade package, taken from the absolute master tapes with rare photos and liner notes based on a recent interview with Faine Jade, himself.
This 1994 CD 25th Anniversary Silver Series Edition on Jade's Sandiland label was remastered from the first generation tapes by Faine himself. It also adds a few bonus cuts: backing instrumental demo tracks for a few of the songs, the previously unreleased brief instrumental "Piano Interlude," and a 1993 "reunion" performance. 
Tracklist
A1 Dr. Paul Overture 3:02
A2 People Games Play 4:10
A3 Cold Winter Sun Symphony In D Major 3:11
A4 I Lived Tomorrow Yesterday 2:30
A5 Ballad Of The Bad Guys 4:25
B1 Introspection 3:35
B2 A Brand New Groove 3:00
B3 On The Inside There's A Middle 5:36
B4 Don't Hussle Me 2:40
B5 Grand Finale 5:25

All songs written by Faine Jade and Nick Manzi except where indicated.

Musicians
*Faine Jade - 12-String Hagstrum Solid Body Electric, Rhythm Guitar
*Nick Manzi - Guild Starfire Solid Body Electric, Lead Guitar
*Brian Cooke - Piano, Farfisa Organ, Hammond B-3, Keyboards
*Victor Muglia - Fender Electric, Bass Guitar
*Randy Skrha - Drums, Tamborine, Bongos, Percussion
*Bruce Bradt - Keyboards
*Kevin Chase - Electric Guitar

Related Act
1966-68 Bohemian Vendetta - Enough



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - 1969 US FJ MC MAHON - SPIRIT OF THE GOLDEN JUICE

1969 US FJ MC MAHON-SPIRIT OF THE GOLDEN JUICE
ACID FOLK ULTRA RARE GEM!!!!
LABEL:ACCENT CAT.NO.: ACS 5049
LISTEN FULL LP HERE:
        
Originally released in 1969 on the Accent label. Pressed in a tiny quantity and scattered around the California coastline, Spirit of The Golden Juice has become a top item among collectors and folk/psych lovers alike. Its a spell-binding blend of heartfelt singer-songwriter emotion and spiraling acoustic guitar accompaniment, standing up proudly alongside heroes like Hoyt Axton, Kris Kristofferson, and Fred Neil, but with a raw and adventurous spirit all its own.
As his sole musical release, F.J. McMahon created one of the most emotionally compelling and cohesive albums ever.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - Velvet underground Scepter Studios April 1966

1966 US THE ULTRA RARE NORMAN DOLPH'S VELVET UNDERGROUND SCEPTER STUDIO SESSION APRIL 25 1966 ACETATE NOW AGAIN ON EBAY FOR $ 80,000!!!


The rare April 1966 Scepter Studios recordings captured on acetate featuring early, alternate versions of songs later issued on The Velvet underground & Nico available now!
Norman Dolph's original acetate recording of the Scepter Studios material contains several recordings that would make it onto the final album, though many are different mixes of those recordings and three are different takes entirely. The acetate was cut on April 25, 1966, shortly after the recording sessions.
It would resurface decades later when it was bought by a collector of Montreal, Canada in 2002 at a flea market in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City for a few coins. It was then sold on E-Bay from that collector for over $25k.
LISTEN TO THE WHOLE ACTUAL ACETATE HERE:


EXCUSE ANY SKIPS,BUMPS,OR HISH BUT IT'S THE REAL THING PLAYING!!!
 


Although ten songs were recorded during the Scepter sessions, only nine appear on the acetate cut. Dolph recalls "There She Goes Again" being the missing song (and, indeed, the version of "There She Goes Again" that appears on the final LP is attributed to the Scepter Studios session).
This recording represents the first studio session of The Velvet Underground at Scepter Studios in New York City during April 1966, these tracks represent the original versions of such legendary songs as Heroin, Venus In Furs and Waiting For The Man, before they were re-recorded at TTG Studios in Los Angeles and remixed for release on Verve in 1967 as The Velvet Underground And Nico.
Features:
• Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate versions/mixes
Selections:
Side A:
1. European Son (Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker)
2. The Black Angel's Death Song (Lou Reed, John Cale)
3. All Tomorrow's Parties (Lou Reed)
4. I'll Be Your Mirror (Lou Reed)
Side B:
1. Heroin (Lou Reed)
2. Femme Fatale (Lou Reed)
3. Venus in Furs (Lou Reed)
4. I'm Waiting For the Man (Lou Reed)
5. Run Run Run (Lou Reed)