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Paisley Pop
Various Artists
Paisley Pop
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Paisley Pop
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Castle Us
Release Date: 1/2/2006
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Easy Listening, Oldies, Psychedelic Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 823107238523

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Be carefull with this one!
sleep no more | Royal Oak, Michigan United States | 07/23/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you're out there searching for some great psychedelic 60's music and you've already picked up the Nuggets first two volumes and you're craving more, I recommend getting the Pebbles compilations or for one offs you can't beat the Arf Arf labels compilations of ultra rare and ultra obscure tunes--Paisley Pop is a compilation meant for those who were more into the "Turtles" type of pop music with a few psych embellishments-It has a few strong selections but not enough to justify putting it at the top of your list when there are so many better comps out there---you might even find (as I did) that some of the better tunes on Paisley Pop are on other comps (such as "I Wish I Was Five" by Scrugg and "Black Veils Of Melancholy" by Status Quo). To sum it up, if you're into albums like "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" and "S.F. Sorrow", this compilation isn't for you--"
Robert Felberg | Southbury, CT United States | 03/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What must be said first is that this is a nice glimpse of UK pop music scene 66-69-sometimes called Freakbeat. The Brits had a lot more going on musically than what we heard here in the States during the British Invasion.
This 22 song comp gives a decent overview of the more popular, less obscure sides, but if you tried to get originals now, you'd have to pay. Even if you own the Nuggets II set, you will find different music on Paisley Pop.
From big hitters like The Flying Machine, Neil Christian and the Consortium to lesser known Gates of Eden, the Ugly's and Scruggs you get a bit of dance hall, top 40 and pop-psych. Some bad, some very good.
Favorites tend to be more psychy, less crooned tracks like 'I Wish I Was Five' and 'Lavender Popcorn' by the Scruggs, 'Cave of Clear Light' by the Bystanders, 'I Wonder Where My Sister's Gone' by Anan and Status Quo's wonderful followup non-hit to 'Pictures of Matchstick Men', 'Black Veil of Melancholy.'
And very important to the project are the great liner notes by Pearly Spencer(?) that go thru the tracks with the times in mind. The author sets the scene as 'delightfully absurd.'
Decidedly the tamer side of the scene, but some nice paisely visions all the same.
If you are a fan, go for it."
Smashing Baby!
Robert Felberg | 06/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Fans of Brit psych-pop groups such as Tomorrow, The Creation, and Honeybus will not be disappointed with this collection. Although there are a couple of well-known groups represented here, this disc contains mostly one-off singles from the Pye label circa 1966-1969. All in all, a very tasty sampling of the swirling musical colours from this evanescent era. General grooviness abounds with outstanding tracks such as The Uglys' "Quiet Explosion", Scrugg's "Lavender Popcorn", and The Montanas'"That's When Happiness Began". Trying to track down these singles on vinyl would be a very expensive proposition if they could be found at all. Austin Powers would have frugged to these bands at the UFO!Highly Recommended!"