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Various Artists: Golden State Psychedelia

Track List

>Blow Up - The Goody Box
>Meditorium - The Carnival
>Shab'd - Towaway Zone
>Sunless Night - Bristol Boxkite
>Rubaiyat - The Immediate Family
>Black Diamonds - The Ticket Agents
>Highway Highway - Short Yellow
>Speed - Celestial Hysteria
>Fuck for Peace - Magician
>Infinitation - The Carnival
>Mad Rush World - Bristol Boxkite
>Don't Worry Me - Seventh Dawn
>My Kind of People - Just Slightly Richer
>Daddy's Zoo - Towaway Zone
>Hand Full - Short Yellow
>Ah Gee - The Goody Box
>Wet Chant - The Immediate Family
>Chasing Rainbows - Bristol Boxkite
>New Song aka Going Home - Celestial Hysteria
>Years Have Passed Away - Erland & the Carnival
>Solitude - Just Slightly Richer
>Who Are We - Bristol Boxkite
>Start Seeing - Short Yellow
>Love Is the Greatest Thing - The Royal Family
>Sunday at the Lotus Parlor - The Gants

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Alec Palao.

Golden State isn't merely a nickname for California, it is also the name of a San Franciscan studio owned and operated by Leo Kulka. Golden State Recorders opened their doors in the fall of 1965, just at the height of folk-rock and as psychedelia began to crest. Fittingly, the 25 tracks on Ace's 2016 compilation Golden State Psychedelia -- only two of which were released at the time, with the great majority seeing their debut here -- are caught somewhere between a burnished jangle and a heady rush equal parts Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape. Occasionally, the proceedings are a brutishly simple -- a bit of spirited garage nonsense -- but usually the music seesaws between open-hearted flower power and profane protest, the latter highlighted by Magician's possible protest "Fuck for Peace." If the vulgar moments pack a punch that obscures the sunbleached folk-rock -- the harmonized paeans for peace wither in the face of cloistered rhythms and fuzz guitars -- it's the blend of these two hippie extremes that make this compilation a vivid time capsule. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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