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Just what is Psychedelia?
on 28 February 2014
Firstly I have to say that this is a bargain, 5 albums in cardboard sleeves that are miniture versions of the original sleeves even listing the music as side one and side two.. So why only 3 stars? because only 3 of the albums could be classed as Psychedelia, the fantastic album by Tomorrow (buy the release with the bonus tracks) and the albums by July.. over rated but psych and the vastly under rated Idle Race. Skeleton and the roundabout is a great track, why did it never chart as a single??
So thats the good which leaves us with The Gods and The Yardbirds. The Gods album is ok ish but linking the tracks with irritating noises does not make is Psych, you will play it once then leave it in its cardboard sleeve as for the Yardbirds album, well Jimmy Page does play on it and it has a couple of decent tracks but thats all, no wonder then that it did not merit a UK release till the early 90s.
So three decent albums equals three stars..