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1. Free Form Freakout: Hurricane Fighter Plane
2. Free Form Freakout: Transparent Radiation
3. Free Form Freakout: War Sucks
4. Free Form Freakout: Pink Stainless Tail
5. Free Form Freakout: Parable Of Arable Land

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Treasure 18 May 2004
By Kenneth M. Goodman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is the real deal, a living artifact from the psychedelic
sixties before the fruit turned rotten. No need to worry
that the "freeform freak outs" are too chaotic and unlistenable...
oh no...they have an organic "tribal" feel that's genuine
hippie culture; and the actual songs are all good, notably
WAR SUCKS...always relevant in the history of mankind.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Red Crayola -' The Parable Of Arable Land' (Collectables) 5 April 2005
By Mike Reed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Originally released in 1967, as this is the long running band's very first effort. Highly under-appreciated 'experimental psych' in which as for the few other Red Crayola CD's I've heard, this one is probably the best. 'The Parable Of Arable Land' employs weird and unconventional sounds of jugs, sticks, flutes, kazoos, etc. Hard to believe, but the band actually STILL exists today. Well, at least singer / songwriter Mayo Thompson is active with putting out new releases and touring occasionally. A couple of the tunes that I was sort of blown away with were "Free Form Freakout", "Pink Stainless Tail" and "Transparent Radiation". Might be too strange for some. Line-up: Mayo Thompson - guitar & vocals, Steve Cunninghan - bass and Rick Barthelme - drums. Might appeal to fans of Skip Spence, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Pere Ubu, Syd Barrett and 13th Floor Elevators. Let your freak flag fly!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Indispensible Psychedelia 4 Aug. 2002
By Griff Heartfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have to disagree with comment[s] dissing "the deluges of tuneless noise between tracks". The Free-Form Freak-Outs are what make this record so special. The original Red Crayola included not only art-rock legend Mayo Thompson (later of Pere Ubu and other adventuresome combos) but also Rick Barthelme, brother of celebrated PoMo writer John, and later a succesful author in his own right... The boys were acquainted with John Cage, who may have influenced the Free-Form Feak Outs. In any event, the Freak Outs , which are based on the band's friends -- here dubbed "The Familar Ugly" -- showing up in the studio with anything they have that makes noise and whanging away, are not as totally random and aimless as they may first seem. The musicians in the band add just enough material over the top of the chaos to give it some direction, combined with some judicious sound mixing. In other words, if you actually listen to this stuff, it starts making a kind of sense after a while. To my ears, this is one of the few truly successful attempts to create an extended sonic form from psychedelia. When most rockers tried to get psychedelic at length, they got too precious or pretentious.
When the songs emerge from the din they're pretty darn cool too. "War Sucks" indeed.
By the way, you may also see the Decal import which combines 'Parable of Arable Land' and 'God Bless the Red Crayola' on a single CD. I don't recommend it because 1) the disc deletes the Freak Out after War Sucks, detracting from the experience and making the track listing on the label incorrect, and 2) 'God Bless' isn't that good anyway.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
High Tower of Weird 27 April 2005
By Andrew P. Benner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was organizing my cd's the other day & had already finished when I had stumbled across "Parable of an Arable Land". I had forgotten to secure a space for the Red Krayola so I filed them after the Zombies. It seems fitting that they would be somewhat outside of the alphabet, because I know so few bands that were influenced primarily by themselves. No one sounded like them at the time, and come to think of it, no one really sounds like them now -- though you hear their influence. Most music on the fringes is drenched in melancholy or madness. I didn't detect either on this album, it seems joyfully detatched, resolutely/confidently weird. When I played the album it had the brief, but compelling effect of making every thing else I had ever heard sound corny. "Hmm?". It was the same reaction I had a few years ago when I played it, which was the same reaction after I first bought it. I think the album is like a treasure more than anything, one I don't want to spoil with over-listening & analysis. I never seem to have to play it more than once, then I file it away, this time a little past the "Z's" to be listened to again in a few years.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Another Pillar in the Psychedelic Colossus 30 May 2003
By Spiritof67 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
First of all let's remember that Red Crayola originally shared the International Artists record label with the 13th Floor Elevators. That alone would be enough reason to buy this CD. But the music here is so on the money for its period, hits the unexpected highs so well and represents so many themes current with the late 60's (especially War Sucks! which is the great unheard anti-war song of the period) that this CD becomes a must purchase. If you're really going to get a true feel for the beginnings of psychedelic music, the cornerstones came not from California and certainly not from England, but from of all places TEXAS. Get used to it - L.A. wasn't the whole 60's music world by a long shot, and these free form freakout musicians show that to be true. Trust me, this is the real thing, and note that this was an EXTREMELY rare LP even in its heyday. Buy it and listen to it with appropriately altered conciousness.
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