VARIOUS ARTISTS Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers: Psychedelic Confectionery From The UK Underground 1965-69 (2001)

Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers: Psychedelic Confectionery From The UK Underground 1965-69 (2001)
A Psych Box To Get Psyched About


Another great box from the archives. 4CDs, compiled by the fine folks at MOJO Magazine, chronicling the UK psychedelic experience. Compilations always create quibbles, but this is a great listen regardless of what’s been omitted or curiously added. The names below will tell you all you need to know, but your ears are the ultimate decider… and they should be pleased. Not cheap at Amazon.

1
McGOUGH & McGEAR – So Much (4:02)
AQUARIAN AGE – 10,000 Words In A Cardboard Box (3:27)
THE NICE – Flower Ring of Flies (3:18)
RUPERT’S PEOPLE – Dream On My Mind (3:25)
SHY LIMBS – Reputation (3:33)
TINTERN ABBEY – Vacuum Cleaner (3:06)
THE DAVID – Light Of Your Mind (2:51)
THE MISUNDERSTOOD – I Can Take You To The Sun (3:40)
GRAPEFRUIT – Dear Delilah (2:28)
PROCOL HARUM – Shine On Brightly (3:33)
BAMBOO SHOOT – The Fox Has Gone To Ground (2:52)
THE WHO – Armenia City In The Sky (3:13)
FOCUS THREE – 10,000 Years Behind My Mind (2:16)
TIMEBOX – Gone Is The Sad Man (3:44)
WORLD OF OZ – Peter’s Birthday (2:55)
THE TICKLE – Subway (Smokey Pokey World) (2:42)
FELIUS ANDROMEDA – Meditations (4:10)
WARM SOUNDS – Nite Is A-Comin (3:01)

2
KALEIDOSCOPE – Flight from Ashiya
(2:42)
JULY – The Way (4:15)
INCREDIBLE STRING BAND – Witches Hat (2:34)
DONOVAN – Celeste (4:10)
RAMESES & SELKET – Mind’s Eye (2:42)
THE END – Shades Of Orange (2:41)
VIRGIN SLEEP – Love (2:25)
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST – Pools Of Blue (3:09)
TALES OF JUSTINE – Monday Morning (3:23)
BILLY NICHOLLS – Girl From New York (3:19)
THE ACCENT – Red Sky At Night (3:14)
MICK SOFTLEY – Am I The Red One (2:31)
ORANGE BICYCLE – Laura’s Garden (3:15)
CALEB – Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad (3:18)
AMAZING FRIENDLY APPLE – Magician (3:23)
THE MOLES – We Are The Moles, Part 1 (4:34)
THE 23rd TURNOFF – Michael Angelo (2:25)
BIL FAY – Screams In The Ears (3:25)

3
PURPLE GANG – Granny Takes A Trip
(2:37)
SMOKE – My Friend Jack (3:07)
IDLE RACE – Impostors Of Life’s Magazine (2:18)
PRETTY THINGS – Talkin‘ About The Good Times (3:44)
DONOVAN – Hurdy Gurdy Man (3:12)
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP – Time Seller (2:52)
DENNY LAINE – Say You Don’t Mind (3:10)
THE MOVE – I Can Hear The Grass Grow (2:58)
THE KINKS – See My Friends (2:43)
PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE – The L. S. Bumble Bee (2:45)
THE YARDBIRDS – Happenings Ten Years Time Ago (2:57)
THE SMALL FACES – Green Circles (2:43)
THE HOLLIES – King Midas In Reverse (3:08)
DAVID McWILLIAMS – The Days Of Pearly Spencer (2:34)
THE HERD – From The Underworld (3:19)
ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS – Sky Pilot (7:39)
TRAFFIC – Paper Sun (4:13)
SIMON DUPREEE & THE BIG SOUND – Kites (3:45)

4
THE ATTACK – Colour Of My Mind
(2:29)
ALLEN POUND’S GET RICH – Searchin‘ In The Wilderness (3:19)
FIRE – Father’s Name Is Dad (2:33)
THE ORANGE MACHINE – Dr. Crippen’s Waiting Room (3:03)
PENNY PEEPS – Model Village (2:54)
THE FAIRYTALE – Run And Hide (2:31)
MANDRAKE PADDLE STEAMER – Strange Walking Man (3:13)
THE STATUS QUO – When My Mind Is Not Live (2:49)
THE POETS – In Your Tower (2:32)
SANDS – Listen To The Sky (3:46)
SYD BARRETT – Octopus (3:46)
THE APPLE – The Other Side (3:18)
THE FLIES – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone (2:41)
HERBAL MIXTURE – Machines (2:04)
TOMORROW – Revolution (Phased Version) (3:48)
THE SORROWS – You’ve Got What I Want (2:00)
THE KOOBASRoyston Rose (3:52)
SAM GOPAL – Escalator (2:51)

 

18 Comments

  • Willard
    July 18, 2011 - 09:00 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • The Dude
    November 15, 2012 - 12:33 | Permalink

    Thanks for EVERYTHING! You rock the casbah, dude!

  • Joe
    November 15, 2012 - 14:13 | Permalink

    Excellent stuff. Just, really fantastic. Many thanks.

  • Rochacrimson
    November 15, 2012 - 14:31 | Permalink

    Excellent!!!!!!!!
    Many thanks!!!

  • boboquisp
    November 15, 2012 - 19:59 | Permalink

    Freak-out in a psycho-daydream oh yeah! Thanks, bbq

  • Duncan Walls
    November 16, 2012 - 08:24 | Permalink

    Projects like this are so cool and great to get these days. There was no way in hell you could have assembled the likes of this set during the time all these were current unless you worked for a record store or radio station and/or were independently wealthy. I was able to assemble maybe a third of these titles and that took nw until the late 80s to do so and THAT was only the titles released in the USA plus a rare inport single here and there. I don’t think the young folks appreciate how much we are in the golden age of music collecting RIGHT NOW. Yes, there is still much to discover, unearth and re-examine and quite possibly some titles may never see the wide issue (I’m thinking of the private press titles, the under 1000 run LPs that are now going for mega-bucks here in the states and on eBay, many of which are astounding musically and terminally unique) afforded groups that had the luck to be released on major labels. But from what I’ve seen the last few years of my online collecting many of those are now starting to be recognized and digitized. For most of us ‘scholars’ this opens up a deep treasure trove of music we never would have heard due to the scarcity. These are great days. Let’s hope civilization doesn’t collapse before we get to digest all of it. Thanks Willard.

  • buzzbabyjesus
    November 16, 2012 - 15:41 | Permalink

    Like Duncan said.

  • Ron
    June 24, 2013 - 17:38 | Permalink

    Thanx!

  • Anonymous
    May 19, 2015 - 03:39 | Permalink

    It would be awesome if you could replace the MEG uploads for this one! Thanks!

  • Willard
    May 19, 2015 - 08:57 | Permalink

    Why?

  • Jake Scott
    April 8, 2016 - 07:55 | Permalink

    Hey Man! Lovely place to idle the day away to.
    Can’t believe I’ve never browsed this site before
    (or perhaps I have?)
    Anyway, happy to be here, RIGHT NOW!

  • April 25, 2016 - 18:33 | Permalink

    This collection is…(dare I say it?)…definitive

  • Fundy John
    April 25, 2016 - 19:04 | Permalink

    Willard, I am a little… perplexed.

    I thought I had all the Mojo cds (I have all the magazines/cds back to 111 – and the cds found elsewhere that came before my collection started)

    But I had never heard of a four cd box set before.

    Where did this set come from?

    • Willard
      April 25, 2016 - 19:29 | Permalink

      It wasn’t a freebie. It was a commercial, retail release.

      • Fundy John
        April 25, 2016 - 19:34 | Permalink

        Ah! I do seem to recall that they did that now and again. And this would have been about when I started collecting – so would have been off my radar as a completist. (now I have to research how many others there are! Thanks… I think).

        Thanks for clearing up the mystery. I look forward to trying some of these out – some are familiar, but a lot are not.
        Many thanks.

  • April 26, 2016 - 02:50 | Permalink

    Puzzled as to how the Denny Laine track fits onto this set …

  • JDE024
    April 26, 2016 - 13:11 | Permalink

    This looks great. Thanks Willard!

  • April 30, 2016 - 07:17 | Permalink

    If I werent already a complete hook-case fan of these tunes & such for decades I would add my ”thanks!”

    Musing on duncan’s post, i feel i must add a heads-up to any who like me hadnt heard of Jim Sullivan’s ‘UFO’
    —not ‘Big’ JS btw— a 1969 album reished by LITAttic that is super great & has a haunting history too…
    hit my initials for link to my version of title track!

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