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Sunday, April 29, 2007

VA - 30 Seconds Before the Calico Wall

In the ongoing chronicling of obscure '60s garage band singles, Arf Arf delves into the super psychedelic side of the equation with 28 utterly amazing 45s culled from the late '60s. Best future Trivial Pursuit rock & roll question is served up on "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Moving Sidewalks, featuring a young Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top on guitar. Other highlights include "Speed" by Ron Wray, "Once Upon a Taste" by the Omen, and "Steamshovel" by Marshmellow Steamshovel. This is one trippy little flashback that truly delivers the goods.
(Year of Release: 1995)

Track List:
1. Trip on Out - Haymarket Riot
2. What Good Is Up - Inexpensive Handmade Look
3. Visions - Looking Glasses
4. Me - The Brain Train
5. Apothecary Dream - Sound Sandwich
6. I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Moving Sidewalks
7. The Black Door - Loose Enz
8. Speed - Ron Wray Light Show
9. Of Dreams [45 Version] - Morgan
10. Semi-Psychedelic [It Is] - Pepper & The Shakers
11. Love-In - Noah's Ark
12. Don't Miss the Turn - Trees
13. The Face of Time - The Plague
14. Desert Maiden - The Shaprells
15. The Third Eye - The Dovers
16. Flight Patterns - Dennis & The Times
17. Once Upon a Taste - Omen
18. Death Bells at Dawn - The Lords
19. Light the Glass Candle - Glass Candle
20. Six Feet Under Theme - Six Feet Under
21. Lost - The Tyde
22. 99th Floor - T.N.T.
23. Reference Man, Pt. 1 - Chateaux
24. He's Comin', Pt. 2 - Magic Swirling Ship
25. High Towers - Legends
26. Blue Shoes - News
27. Steamshovel - Marshmellow Steamshovel
28. Young Heartbeat [Instrumental] - The Lords

Download: Thirty Seconds Before the Calico Wall (97.1MB)


Anonymous said...

Great stuff indeed! Thx Zer0!

BTW; a while back you posted these 3 great psych comps:

A Deadly Dose Of Wylde Psych
A Lethal Dose Of Hard Psych
An Overdose Of Heavy Psych

I'm lookin' for the last one in that "series", the album called:

A Heavy Dose of Lyte Psych

Any chance you got it or can it? Would be marvelous :)

Zer0_II said...

Hey Toxxy. Glad you liked 30 Seconds. I'll see what I can do about getting A Heavy Dose of Lyte Psych. I haven't been able to get it yet myself. I'm waiting for a user on DC++ to come online. I know he has it, and as soon as I catch him on I'll grab it. I'll shoot you a message on skafunkrastapunk whenever I'm able to get it.

Zer0_II said...

P.S. I'm looking for the album which preceded this one, 'Before the Calico Wall'. If anyone could find it I would be greatly appreciative.

Anonymous said...

Both of you should go and check the Chocoreve's archives from November 2005. You'll find what you're looking for.

Zer0_II said...


Thanks a million. I'm grabbing 'A Heavy Dose of Lyte Psych' right now. I was also able to find Beyond the Calico Wall. I wasn't even aware of this blog, so thank you for making me aware of it. There's a lot of great stuff on there, especially obscure compilations of 60's underground.

Anonymous said...

There's quite a lot of files deleted, sadly. But still a lot to pick.

Anonymous said...

Four of the tracks (2, 11, 12 and 14) on 30 Seconds are cut short.

Anonymous said...

Cheers indeed for the tip Jeronyme :) It ain't everyday you see 17 months old links alive...impressive! Goin' to Chocoreve right now!

Zer0_II said...


I'll check into the tracks that were cut short. I don't believe that the original files are cut short, but it may have occurred during the upload process.

StevenK said...

Hi zer0. Since you said you were looking for the CD "Beyond the Calico Wall," I felt I should let you know that I happen to have a copy of that CD. If you'd like me to upload it for you, please let me know exactly what to do because I'm not familiar with the uploading process. Thanks!

P.S.: Keithl was partly right, three of the tracks on the upload of this CD (specifically tracks 2, 12, and 14) are indeed cut short. If that can be rectified, I think we'd all greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

zappahead said...

thanks for sharing this excellent compilation...love all the early 60's psych stuff although, i have to admit....never heard of most of these guys...thank you.

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