Not all spacerock, and not all the time. A compendium of artful noise brought to you monthly by your favorite aficionado of the spacier side of rock music, BeeDub.
August 21, 2012
The Who Psychedelic Mix!
As in, Who knew?!?!? I was tipped off to The Who's "Armenia City In The Sky" as "one of their finest psychedelic pop songs," or some such blather and I thought, as much as I adore the Who (Quadrophenia especially), I've never considered them even remotely psychedelic. Then I checked out the album from which said anomaly comes, and it turns out it's not the only one. I knew of The Who Sell Out as a concept album predating Tommy (the concept is mock advertising jingles and radio banter interspersed throughout the "real" songs), and of course knew the single "I Can See For Miles" (okay, maybe vaguely psych), but there are some real obscure treasures on there, as well as some prototypes for recurring instrumental themes/leitmotifs on Tommy. So I made a remix of my favorite tracks from the album for you, to hold you over until the next official SRC installment in September (another TEASER for you, my beloved spacerockers!). If you've never heard this stuff before you're likely to have the same reaction I did: The Who... TRIP OUT!
The tracks are as follows: Armenia City In The Sky Melancholia Jaguar Early Morning Cold Taxi Hall Of The Mountain King Sunrise Rael 1 Rael 2 I Can See For Miles