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Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids
Hapshash & the Coloured Coat
Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1

1967 Reissue. On of the psychedelic 'Freak Out' scenes most sought after releases and one of the oddest 'groups' ever to release a record. Basically the brainchild of producer Guy Stevens, Hapshash also featured graphic...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hapshash & the Coloured Coat
Title: Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 1/11/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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1967 Reissue. On of the psychedelic 'Freak Out' scenes most sought after releases and one of the oddest 'groups' ever to release a record. Basically the brainchild of producer Guy Stevens, Hapshash also featured graphic designer Michael English and boutique owner Nigel Waymouth and the five LSD influenced tracks on this collector's CD showed the trio taking the 60s 'free spirit' stance to new and uncharted areas.
 

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Featuring: the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids
Carl Slim | the factory | 09/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That's the full title. it's not actually a metal album, that's just a Burroughs reference. It's "free-form" rock, something that's pretty much dead now. 5 songs built around basic themes, with improv everywhere. Two have really cool riffs, and another is built around a chant of "ohm". Vocals are more to add a little colour here and there, rather than the focal point. These guys can actually play-not virtuosos, but I recognize standard chords, harmonica runs, and the ability to keep the beat, so don't believe everything you hear. Some of this is exciting, some is surprisingly relaxing & (I guess) good for meditation. This is a one of a kind (as far as I know), and I really think most open minded music lovers WILL appreciate this. One of these guys, I hear, eventually joined T.Rex, by the way."
A real inspiration!
Carl Slim | 02/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, so the music does sound a bit "strange"! But I have it on VERY good authority that this is THE album that served as the inspiration for Buxx Banner's great band Major G and the G-Men. Banner confided to me that the secret of reproducing the unique sound on this album was the innovative use of a turkey baster as a musical instrument. Other innovations were the use of tupper-ware for percussion, and a death in the immediate family aided in obtaining the haunting vocals. this is truly an inspirational piece of music!"