Monday, September 3, 2012


The first disc of this interesting compilation. Please give me feedback on the post.
The set is a mixture of rarities, unreleased tracks and live recordings. There are contributions from more established acts, such as The Small Faces, The Kinks, Soft Machine and The Nice, and an absolute wealth of material from lesser known artists. Ramases & Selket, The Orange Bicycle, Our Plastic Dream, Fat Mattress, Harmony Grass… Just looking at the names on the back of the elongated slipcase this treasure trove is housed in, is enough to send any psych, acid, or early prog enthusiasts bandy with excitement.

Each of the four discs on Real Life Permanent Dreams sports its own title, reflecting the chronological categorising of sound, as opposed to date, into which the five years have been divided. So it starts with Sowing the Seeds before moving onto Plant a Flower Child Today, then HappyDaysToyTown, and finishing on Circus Days Are Here Again. Any one of these discs, if sent out into the cruel world to fend for itself, would prove a formidable force to reckon with. When combined, like Dai-X on Star Fleet, they become both the unstoppable force and the immovable object that, if ever were to meet, would spell the end of the world.

Sowing the Seeds largely covers the raw, infant sound of psychedelia – though some tracks are as late as 1968 – with early, acid-laced examples from Donovan (‘Sunny Goodge Street’), John’s Children (‘The Lilac Hand of Menthol Dan’), Lord Sutch (‘The Cheat’) and future Quo, The Traffic Jam (‘I Don’t Want You’).

1. My Friend Jack: The Smoke
2. No More You And Me: The Tornados
3. Cheat: Lord Sutch
4. Doctor Doctor: Frame
5. Day And Night: The Drag Set
6. Fancy: The Kinks
7. I Don't Want You: Traffic Jam
8. Breaking Up Scene: Honeybus
9. Snow White: Winston's Fumbs
10. I Like It - Christian:Neil & The Crusaders
11. Black Sheep RIP: The Australian Playboys
12. Circles: Fleur De Lys
13. Lilac Hand Of Menthol Dan: Marc Bolan & John's Children
14. You're Holding Me Down: Buzz
15. I Take It That We're Through: The Riot Squad
16. Come On Back: Paul & Ritchie (aka The Cryin' Shames)
17. It's A Crime: Kirkbys
18. Love Me 'Til The Sun Shines: The Kinks
19. Hippy Gumbo: Marc Bolan
20. Gently Tender: The Incredible String Band
21. Sunny Goodge Street: Donovan
22. Linda Loves Linda: Floribunda Rose
23. Up On The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire: The Small Faces
24. Rubber Monkey: Santa Barbara Machine Head
25. You've Got To Hold On: The Deviants
26. Season Of The Witch: Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity


Anonymous said...

Looks like some unfamiliar tracks along with the known ones. Thanks very much!

Paul Redbeard said...

Would it be at all possible for you to re-up this please? Many thanks, Paul

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