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Ah Feel Like Ahcid! - 24 American Psychedelic Artefacts From The EMI Vaults
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Ah Feel Like Ahcid! - 24 American Psychedelic Artefacts From The EMI Vaults
Genre: Rock
 
The first compilation of its kind to open up the late Sixties U.S. vaults of EMI labels Capitol, Tower, Imperial, Liberty, etc. Psychedelia is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary since the original Summer Of Love....  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Ah Feel Like Ahcid! - 24 American Psychedelic Artefacts From The EMI Vaults
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: MSI:EMI/ZONOPHONE
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 8/13/2007
Album Type: Import
Genre: Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 094639708826

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The first compilation of its kind to open up the late Sixties U.S. vaults of EMI labels Capitol, Tower, Imperial, Liberty, etc. Psychedelia is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary since the original Summer Of Love. Many of the tracks on this CD have never been reissued - more so than the previous volumes in this Series, Take My Tip and Insane Times. Psychedelia was borne in the mid-60s on the West Coast and this CD includes several of the movement's pioneers from the San Francisco, Bay Area and LA scenes - namely Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Steve Miller Band and Mad River, plus the maverick talents of Captain Beefheart. Plus the Beach Boys, of course! Kim Fowley was/is a charismatic svengali-likle producer who has recorded a plethora of different artists - but his classic track 'Bubblegum' was later covered by Sonic Youth. Hour Glass evolved into the Allman Brothers! The Balloon Farm's 'A Question Of Temperature' and the Third Bardo's 'I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time' are two of the finest examples of psychedelic garage punk ever recorded.
 

CD Reviews

The Ultimate Psychedelic Compilation!!!
Michael W. Draine | Acton, MA United States | 03/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have own close to fifty psychedelic compilation CDs, ranging from major releases such as NUGGETS to such obscurities as SLOWLY GROWING INSANE. AH FEEL LIKE ACID may be the best-presented, most discerningly-assembled psych collection on the market, easily out-valuing box sets such as LOVE IS THE SONG WE SING. The essential elements of psychedelia abound: San Francisco jams, garage punk, sunshine pop, Eastern instruments, and tambourines. Sound quality is amazing. When The Third Bardo's "I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time" resurfaced in the early '80s on PEBBLES VOL.3, its main distinction was the "Twilight Zone Theme" intro; this appearance is a revelation, with unleashed dynamics and a fuzz-edged raga rock guitar solo slicing through the air. Though available elsewhere, The Beach Boys' sole collaboration with Charles Manson, "Never Learn Not to Love" fits in perfectly, and The Steve Miller Band's "The Beauty of Time Is That It's Snowing" shows a surprisingly trippy side of the future popster. It's a credit to the compilation that two of the most well-known songs are The Raik's Progress' "Sewer Rat Love Chant" and The Balloon Farm's "A Question Of Temperature." Captain Beefheart's "Ah Feel Like Ahcid" obviously chosen for its title, doesn't really fit in; "Electricity" from SAFE AS MILK would have fit the bill more effectively. Here's the complete song list:
1. Question Of Temperature - Balloon Farm
2. I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time - The Third Bardo
3. I Stole The Goodyear Blimp - Book Of Changes
4. Sun Lights Up The Shadows Of Your Mind - First Crew To The Moon
5. Up All Night - S.R.C.
6. Crusader's Smile - Morning Dew
7. Your Mother's Homesick Too - Fallen Angels
8. April 15th - The Human Beinz
9. Bubble Gum - Kim Fowley
10. Tripping Into Sunshine - T.I.M.E.
11. The Beauty Of Time Is That It's Snowing (Psychedelic B.B.) - The Steve Miller Band
12. Never Learn Not to Love - The Beach Boys
13. Isha - Chris & Craig
14. Sewer Rat Love Chant - The Raik's Progress
15. One Ring Jane - Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck
16. Wind Chimes - Mad River
17. Can You Travel In The Dark Alone - Gandalf
18. Bells - Hour Glass
19. Forever Is A Dream - Food
20. Urizen - David Axelrod
21. Soon There'll Be Thunder - The Common People
22. Sunny Day Blue - Fargo
23. Bears - Quicksilver Messenger Service
24. Ah Feel Like Ahcid - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band"
A Return "Trip".............
Jim Riley | Central Ohio.... home of the funny farm. Where lif | 02/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Without a doubt, this CD is a "trip" back in time when the haze was purple and the tambourines were green. If you understand what I just wrote, then this CD is without question, one you will embrace.

Jim Riley"
Five Stars
Jack Straw | Texas, USA | 11/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like American psychedelic - anything from Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco bands to the Velvet Underground or the Stooges - then there is going to be something in this collection you will love. This has it all: acid rock, garage rock, jams and rare glimpses of some familiar acts as well as obscure ones. The Third Bardo's "I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time" and Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck's "One Ring Jane" alone make this essential. The Qucksilver Messenger Service's "Bears" is simply bizarre, fun in a cartoonish creepy kind of way. I agree that the last track (the title track "Ah Feel Like Ahcid") doesn't really fit in, but it still works. This one is solid all the way through. I wish i could give it more than 5 stars. They really went above and beyond the call of duty on this one."