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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Acid Dreams Testament - 75 Minutes of Psychotic Terror

Here's another great 60's garage and psychedelic rock compilation for you all. Liner notes were not included with this, and once again it's been hard for me to find out much information about this release. Most of the songs on this comp were recorded between 1966-69, with the exception of a track by Macabre, which was recorded in 74'. I'm not sure when this was originally released, or if it was orignally on vinyl, but it was reissued on CD by Head Records around 1987-88. Another comp entitled Acid Dreams Epitaph was also released, but the material on it isn't nearly as good as the music found on this comp. I'll post it for any completists who are interested in grabbing it also though.

Track List:
1. The Balloon Farm - A Question Of Temperature
2. The Music Machine - You'll Love Me Again
3. The Painted Faces - Anxious Color
4. The Velvet Illusions - Velvet Illusions
5. The Unrelated Segments - Cry Cry Cry
6. The Outcasts - I'll Set You Free
7. Murphy & The Mob - Born Loser
8. The Sparkles - No Friend Of Mine
9. The Painted Ship - Frustration
10. Mouse & The Traps - Maid Of Sugar, Maid Of Spice
11. Macabre - Be Forewarned
12. The Calico Wall - I'm A Living Sickness
13. The Velvet Illusions - Acid Head
14. White Lightning - William
15. The Outcasts - 1523 Blair
16. The Zakary Thaks - I Need You
17. The Painted Ship - Little White Lies
18. Swamp Rats - Louie Louie
19. The Unrelated Segments - It's Unfair
20. The Shy Guys - Black Lightening Light
21. The Bourbons - A Dark Corner
22. The Mind's Eye - Help, I'm Lost!
23. The Stereo Shoestring - On The Road South
24. The Zakary Thaks - Can't You Hear Your Daddy's Footsteps
25. The Caretakers Of Deception - Cuttin' Grass
26. The Remaining Few - Painted Air
27. Teddy & His Patches - Suzy Creamcheese
28. Puddin' & Pipe - Hashish

Download: Acid Dreams Testament - 75 Minutes of Psychotic Terror (75.2MB)


A.Zimmerman said...
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Jeronyme said...

Only classics here! Great stuff for sure!
It's worth for the Balloon Farm's "A Question Of Temperature" only ! The Lords Of The New Church did an excellent cover of this gem on their first LP.

Anonymous said...

hey man, i really like ur website. I dont know where to posts requests but i have one, if its possible i'de like to get "Nuggets"- a comp of 60s garage rock put together by Lenny Kayne and the comp "No New York" put together by Eno. thanks bud and i'll be checking the website out.
ps if theres a better way to do this tell me but please leave it on this comment page

Anonymous said...

Someone gave me this comp for my birthday back in the 80's. It really got to me and I promptly went out and bought another similar CD called Turds On A Bum Ride. Not quite as good but some great tracks. I'd provide rips if someone can recommend a good, free RaR/zip archiver for the Mac.

Zer0_II said...

a.zimmerman: Sorry I didn't see your message. I'll shoot you an e-mail about that as soon as possible, but I'll be out of town for a couple of days.

Haven't heard the LOTNC cover.. Thanks for mentioning it. I'll be sure to check it out.

@the rev
Glad you're liking the blog. I'm going to create a menu for the blog as soon as I get a little more free time, and I'll be sure to include a post for making requests.

I have the Nuggets, as well as the 'Children of Nuggets', series. I'll get around to posting to posting both of those eventually. Right now I'm working on uploading a series called 'Sixties Archives'. There are 8 albums in the series, so it's going to take me a couple of days to get those uploaded. Just keep an eye out for it in the future.

I'll check on that compression software for Mac and get back to you if someone else doesn't beat me to the punch.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff. I got most of them on several compilations, BUT Macabre's „Be Forewarned“ is one of the gems I never had on CD before (a few years ago I got 200 vinyl compilations and this song is on just one of the records). I will enjoy it ... as all the stuff you are posting ;-)

Anonymous said...

You can find CONuggets (and some other good 60s stuff) here:

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot! Great comp! I especially liked the Screamin' Jay Hawkins-like singing and the dropped tuning on the Macabre-song.

StevenK said...

Hello zer0. Fantastic site you have here; I feel like I've died and gone to heaven! I've downloaded this CD, along with the 60's Choice Collection of Scarcest Garage Records and the 3 CDs you've posted from the "Dose of Psych" series (can't wait till you post the 4th one!), and I love 'em all! By all means, keep 'em coming!

P.S.: I've got a considerable collection of 60's and early 70's rock myself. If there's something in particular you're looking for, please let me know and I'll be happy to send you some.

Anonymous said...

Great Stuff!

Zer0_II said...

A lot of people don't know this, but Macabre is actually the heavy-metal band Pentagram. I'm a big fan of their 70's stuff.

Eureka Freak! said...

thanks' a lot... a friend and i would go nuts over this back in the early nineties. this had some great songs that popped up on other things prior and after but is great all the same! i am really glad you posted this!

Unknown said...

Hello from the Velvet Illusions! We would feel better about having 2 of our songs included on Acid Dreams Testament had they paid the band! It's like I've been giving away my music for the last 50 years. That's life!

Here's a Facebook Page for fans: https://www.facebook.com/fansofthevelvetillusions/