Monday, October 13, 2008

V.A. - Endless Journey (Phase Two)

This is my favourite volume (Psycho 3 / 1983) of this series. All of the tracks were taken from the bands albums except C.A. Qunitet's 45 "Blow To My Soul" and the two songs by The Mint that were originally released on the '71 compilation "A New Hi: Dallas". Only "Do You Understand The Words" by Help is not playing in the same league as the remaining now legendary psychedelic tracks.

1. Paisleys - Wind
taken from the album Cosmic Mind At Play (Peace 70P-1) 1970
Line-up: Brad Stodden (vcls, gtr), Rick "The Wizard" Timm (bs, back vcls), Bill Smith (keyb'ds, back vcls), Bob Belknap (drms, back vcls), Mike Cornelius (drms, vcls). Band origin: Minneapolis (Minnesota)
2. Finchley Boys - It All Ends
taken from the album Everlasting Tributes (Golden Throat 200-19) 1972
Line-up: George Faber (vcls, harp), Garret Oostdyk (gtr), Tabe (bs),
J. Michael Powers (drms, perc). Band origin: Champaign (Illinois)

3. Creme Soda - Tonight
taken from the album Tricky Zingers (Trinity CST-11-LA) 1975
Line-up: Ron Juntunen (lead gtr, bs), Bill Tanon (gtr, bs, harp, mandolin, vcls), Jim Wilson (bs, keyb'ds, vcls), Art Hicks (drms).
Band origin: Milwaukie (Wisconsin)
4. Flat Earth Society - Feelin' Much Better
taken from the album Waleeco (Fleetwood FCLP 3027) 1968
Line-up: Rick Doyle (lead gtr, vcls), Phil Dubuque (gtr, vcls, recorder), Paul Carter (bs, vcls), Jack Kerivan (keyb'ds, vcls), Curt Girard (drms).
Band origin: Lynn (Massachusetts)
5. Mint - Can't Be Free
6. Mint - We're Friends
taken from the V.A.-Album A New Hi: Dallas 1971 – Part 1 (Tempo 2) 1971
Line-up: Randall Phillips (vcls), Jimmy Wallace (lead gtr), Danny Baucum (bs), Steve Sainton (keyb'ds), Clay Cunningham (drms).
Band origin: Dallas (Texas)
7. Help - Do You Understand The Words
taken from the album Second Coming (Decca DL 75304) 1971
Line-up: Jack Merrill (gtr, keyb'ds, lead vcls), Rob Rochan (bs, congas, vcls), Chet McCracken (drms, perc, vcls). Band origin: Los Angeles (California)
8. C.A. Quintet - Blow To My Soul
taken from the single
Blow To My Soul/She's Got To Be True (Falcon 71) 1967
Line-up: Ken Erwin (trumpet, gtr, vcls), Jim Erwin (bs, vcls), Tom Pohling (lead gtr, vcls), Doug Reynolds (keyb'ds, lead vcls), Paul Samuels (drms).
Band origin: Minneapolis (Minnesota)
9. Hunger - Workshop
taken from the album Strictly From Hunger (Public 1006) 1969
Line-up: Mike Lane (vcls), John Morton (lead gtr, vcls), Steve Hansen (rhythm gtr, vcls), Tom Tanory (bs), Mike Parkison (keyb'ds, vcls), Bill Daffern (drms, vcls).
Band origin: Portland (Oregon) → Los Angeles (California)
10. C.A. Quintet - Cold Spider
taken from the album Trip Thru Hell (Candy Floss 7764) 1969
Line-up: Ken Erwin (trumpet, gtr, bs, vcls), Jim Erwin (bs, vcls), Tom Pohling (lead gtr, vcls), Doug Reynolds (keyb'ds, vcls), Rick Patron (drms).
Band origin: Minneapolis (Minnesota)
11. Faine Jade - People Games Play
12. Faine Jade - Cold Winter Sun
taken from the album
Introspection: A Faine Jade Recital (RSVP ES 8002) 1968
Line-up: Faine Jade (lead vcls, rhythm gtr, bs), Nick Manzi (lead gtr, bs, vcls), Randy Pollock (gtr), Victor Muglia (bs), Brian Cooke (organ), Chuck Monica (drms). Band origin: New York City (New York)
13. Kak - Trieulogy: (I) Golgotha/(II) Mirage/(III) Rain
taken from the album Kak (Epic 26429) 1969
Line-up: Dehner C. Patten (lead gtr, vcls), Gary Lee Yoder (lead vcls, rhythm gtr, acoustic gtr), Joseph D. Damrell (bs, gtr, sitar, tambourine), Christopher A. Lockheed (drms, tabla, harp, vcls, maracas).
Band origin: Sacramento (California)
14. Creme Soda - Keep It Heavy
See Track 3

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Mint - We're Friends

Listen to Creme Soda - Keep It Heavy


Anonymous said...

this is very good, all of them! thanks

ms. xtro said...

oh my, a creme soda track! if they are part of this compilation, the entire set has to be worthwhile. i'll soon find out! (btw, the electras set you posted is super-fab!) thanks for all the great music!