This CD had been in my Amazon Wants list for a while, as it had caught my eye with the "Book a Trip " Front picture and the Psych Pop Sounds of Capitol Records. Even the previous review didnt dissuade me from buying it (received in November 2011)
I am not sure what I was expecting when it finally came through the post. In my mind I was hoping for some sixties Garage / fuzz / Psych tracks, but instead got more sixties "Ivy League" tunes rather than Psych. Like some of the old Bam Caruso albums that were released , or the Psychadelic Trip series on Decal.
And even the names sounded promising, This Side Up , The Shanes, Teddy Neeley Five, The Tuneful Trolley etc, Unfortunately this CD did not deliver to my expectations. Like another reviewer - dont purchase if you want more Psych than pop.
It starts off promising, with the title track, "Book A Trip" by "This Side Up" a bouncy kind of tune, and this is how the remainder tracks go...
Having said that , there are some great tunes on this CD - if you like Hermins Hermits / Searchers / Ivy League / Lovin Spoonful or the Monkees - then these sound like all of those mixed up.
My favourite track is the Sidewalk Skipper Band - Strawberry Tuesday (a bit garagey), the rest are sixties pop rather than Psych.
(This Cd is similar to the DreamTime series released in the 90s)- Only Buy if you like this genre