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1 BIG M.E.S.
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Format: Audio CD
whoa!!!...this is a 'must have' cd IF you like/love or listen to any of the following bands on a regular (or even semi-regular) basis (& DO MAKE SURE you read the names of EACH & EVERY artist/band mentioned...to make absolutely sure that you understand what this release can be put up against w/o any trouble: black rebel motorcycle club, the warlocks, sun dial, monster magnet (at their MOST psych stuff, like the early eps/lps, instead of their later stuff that leaned more towards 'metal'), brian jonestown massacre, loop, cream (their material where clapton plays blistering guitar), jimi hendrix experience, the hair & skin trading co. (in particular, their last full-length & last 2 singles/eps), singapore sling, the morning after girls (at their MOST psyched-out, trippy, fuzz-epics.....not the really mellow/dreamy stuff they do), spacemen 3, spiritualized (it'd take forever to try & explain why i have them added to this list.....but, i'm sure that, after reading the names of the artists/bands that i've just typed up before them, you can pretty much so figure out on you own exactly WHY i did!!!), swervedriver, the heads, the jesus & mary chain, the velvet underground (first 2 lps, in particular...their 2nd), jps experience (specifically, the 'bleeding star' full-length), my bloody valentine, farflung, magic dirt (esp. their earliest releases...most def. their self-titled debut), iron butterfly (their first 3 lps), the asteroid #4 (their debut full-length release), opal (listed here b'cuz of the many songs they did on the 'happy nightmare baby' lp, releasing a ton of heavy wah-wah, fuzz, & tripped-out guitar work w/several of the songs pretty much so being NOTHING BUT music for when you're reeeeeally high!!!), medicine (think the releases the put out, both singles/eps as well as albums, up to the lp 'her highness'), the soundtrack of our lives (whenever they have their super-sonic, psychedelic, groovin' sound goin'!!!), ride, hawkwind (from things off of their first 4 lps but, ONLY, b'cuz of this lp's rockers that just fly up up & away, whenever the guitarist gets his foot on/near the effect pedals, causing a song to break down into a literal 'sound riot', where amps are turned all the way up to 10), outrageous cherry (MOST DEFINITELY & W/O QUESTION!!!!!), the apples in stereo (if they were put on the same live bill as THIS band, it would be an absolutely PERFECT pairing-off of the two!!!), smashing orange (in particular, their s/t release & the lp 'above ming gardens'), kinski, the flaming lips (the earlier their releases, the better & reason(s) WHY i ALSO put them onto this list), the green pajamas, drop city (the psych/trippy stuff they do/have done &, as well as, the stuff they have done that is literally, 100% PURE, power pop, w/the emphasis on 'power'!!!), main (specifically, their release, 'motion pool'), chapterhouse (the first 4-track ep), cato salsa experience, starflyer 59 (their loudest, catchy, 'pop' songs.....&, even some of their quieter moments, as well),.....
this comparison list, i'm sure, could be 2 or 3x the size that it is...BUTTT, if ANY/ALL of these bands/artists listed are the bands that you like/love to listen to/play in very, verrrry heavy rotation, if you don't already own a copy of this, GET ONE.....LIKE NOW.....LIKE YESTERDAY!!!...YES, IT'S 'THAT' GOOD!!!...
i do not think this would disappoint fans of any of the bands just listed (where some are listed w/o anything (i.e. comment) after their names &, then, some that are listed w/reference points, given after their names (i.e. specific lps, singles/eps, OR like where i put things like 'the earlier, the better', etc.).....i just remembered that i didnt put the lilys on here (def. whenever they went total power pop w/a psych edge), adorable, black tambourine, el goodo, the black angels, the house of love (certain picks from different albums, as well as, singles/eps that have great vocal harmonies going along with music they could EASILY be buried inside of but, b'cuz of fantastic production/engineering of them, they don't take over the song(s) i'm referring to...instead, it's as if the vocals are just 'another' instrument, mixing PERFECTLY with the rest of the song(s)/music), landing.....if you are extremely famialiar w/the just listed artists/bands, as in you're on a 'first-name' basis w/them & you play stuff by them on a massively, regular basis, THIS ALBUM IS ONE NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!
& if you are a daydreamer/daysleeper, actually 'preferring' to sleep during the daylight hours & spending the majority of the hours in which you are awake, in a room playing things on a stereo, one thing/band/release after the next, &...despite the volume that you have your amp turned up to, you STILL find yourself, as if it weighs a massive weight, hanging (& with) your head down, your chin resting on your chest, your eyes closed, barely any light in the room where you are &, as you sit (or lay) there, saliva slides freely out of your mouth & ends up in places on your shirt OR on your pants depending on the way that you're sitting.....or bettter yet, if you are laying on a couch or a floor, just WHERE EXACTLY it ends up after it comes out of the mouth and rolls slowly off of your lips...), holding onto pillows, & in an almost, coma-like state of mind, where literally nothing can get you out of it, butttttt, you really don't want to.....you feel waaaay too good the way that you are!!!.....if this makes sense to you, you know what i'm talking about and i don't have to elaborate any further.....it doesn't get any more so narcotic!!!
music for late night when YOU ARE THE ONLY SOUL AWAKE (pretty much so) & you allow yourself to get so into the music & sound(s) that are surrounding you, it's THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS!!!
put it on, turn it up, and get ready for a beautiful,
mind-blowing, auditory experience!!!