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As requested, here is a repost of one of the earliest psychedelic comps to be posted on Meltd0wn. I will be uploading the companion albums "A Hard Dose of Lyte Psych" and "A Deadly Dose of Wylde Psych" next.
This is another great compilation I found on DC++. Let me know if you all like this type of stuff. If so I have a few more like this that I could upload. Here are the notes that were included with the album:
"With twenty-three very rare singles, originating from all over North America, from 1966-70 (dates are not given for a couple but they certainly fit the time frame), this is very much in the Pebbles garage compilation mentality. The key difference is that the focus is on a later era -- only two to three years later on the average, mind you, but a significant difference when we're talking about the sixties, when styles and sounds changed very quickly. It logically begats another difference between this and your average garage compilation: there is much more weight given to hard, even heavy, guitar rock and psychedelic lyrics.
Featured on this 70+ minute collection is the more bombastic and harder slice of '60s American Psych. You'll find a glorious deluge of overdriven fuzz guitar, swirling surreal sounds, hallucinogenic lyrical content and superb songwriting. As with our previous two installments, fans of Vernon Joynson's Fuzz Acid & Flowers book will discover plenty of massively cool testaments from this by-gone era. Changin' Tymes: Blue Music Box, Catfish Knight And The Blue Express Deathwise, Bondsmen: Our Time To Try, Flower Power: I Can Feel It, Adam: Eve, Aardvarks: Subconscious Train Of Thought, Factree: Kaleidoscope, Light: Back Up, Dutch Masters: The Expectation, Sidells: Watch Out Mother, Zoser: Dark Of The Morning, Tom Dae Turned On: I Shall Walk, Cardboard Box: Come On Baby Legend: Enjoy Yourself, Crystal Rain: Hey Ma Ma, Sound System: Take A Look At Yourself, Lovechain: Step out Of Your Window You Can Fly, Inner Light: Temptation, Mammoth: Mammoth, Lazy Nickels: 35 Design, Enoch Smoky: It's Cruel, Haymarket Riot: Leaving, Mind Garage: Asphalt Mother.I believe this is the third in Arf Arf's psych comp series, adding Hard to the previous Heavy and Light discs.
As with those collections, there are plenty of songs here that will make you cringe and thank your maker that the performers are now safely away from the public ear somewhere in the working sector. Then there are bands like Bondsmen ("Our Time To Try"), Mind Garage ("Asphalt Mother"), Legend ("Enjoy Yourself") and Enoch Smoky ("It's Cruel") that had exactly what it took to open for Iron Butterfly back in the day, and these songs are what makes being a garage psych fan a pleasure. Taken as a whole, Lethal Dose is, at the very least, interesting, a hodgepodge of everything from spirited fuzzfests from groups with dubious vocal skills to absolute mind-expansion from groups from which a contact high can somehow still be obtained just by listening. For those of you who collect garage gems from obscure bands of the 60s, this is all moot. You'll snag it regardless. For the casual fans, I recommend this as an entertaining artifact and a 70 minute mind trip. - D.J. Johnson"
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock Bitrate: 256kbps
Track List: 1. Blue Music Box - Changin' Tymes 2. Deathwise - Catfish Knight And The Blue Express 3. Our Time To Try - Bondsmen 4. I Can Feel It - Flower Power 5. Eve - Adam 6. Subconcious Train Of Though - Aardvarks 7. Kaleidoscope - Factree 8. Back Up - Light 9. The Expectation - Dutch Masters 10. Watch Out Mother - Sidells 11. Dark Of The Morning - Zoser 12. I Shall Walk - Tom Dae Turned On 13. Come On Baby - Cardboard Box 14. Enjoy Yourself - Legend 15. Hey Ma Ma - Crystal Rain 16. Take A Look At Yourself - Sound System 17. Step Out Of Your Window You Can Fly - Lovechain 18. Temptation - Inner Light 19. Mammoth - Mammoth 20. 35 Design - Lazy Nickels 21. It's Cruel - Enoch Smoky 22. Leaving - Haymarket Riot 23. Asphalt Mother - Mind Garage