Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds: The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967

Take a journey through the British psychedelic scene of 1967, with David Wells, compiler of a new 3 CD box set ‘Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds’. Speaking to Strange Brew host Jason Barnard, David plays highlights from this new collection, balancing the familiar with the obscure.

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  1. Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera – Flames (Single A-side, Direction, 1967)
  2. Geranium Pond – Dogs In Baskets (Not originally issued, recorded October 1967)
  3. The Slender Plenty – Silver Treetop School For Boys (Single A-side, Polydor, 1967)
  4. The Rats – The Rise And Fall Of Bernie Gripplestone (Not originally issued, recorded late 1967)
  5. The Tickle – Subway (Smokey Pokey World) (Single A-side, Regal Zonophone, 1967)
  6. Our Plastic Dream – Someone Turned The Lights Out (Not originally issued, recorded mid-1967)
  7. Sweet Feeling – All So Long Ago (Single A-side, Columbia, 1967)
  8. Procol Harum – Kaleidoscope (Not originally issued stereo version, recorded July 1967)
  9. T. J. Assembly – Ginger (Travellin’ Round, House of Sound, 1967)
  10. John Williams – Flowers In Your Hair (Single A-side, Columbia, 1967)
  11. The Honeybus – Delighted To See You (Not originally issued demo version, recorded April 1967)
  12. The Motives – Ice Woman (The World Is A Trapezium EP, Telstar Special Products, 1967)
  13. Tintern Abbey – Tanya (Previously unissued, recorded November 1967)
  14. QPR Supporters – Supporters – Support Us (Single A-side, Eyemark, 1967)

With a lavishly annotated and illustrated 40-page booklet, this set is nothing less than the story of the British rock and pop scene of 1967. Includes a number of hitherto unknown recordings. Available from Grapefruit-Cherry Red.

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