As promised, we're starting a new parralel series, with the re-upping of The Incredible Sound Show Stories. There are seventeen tracks by fifteen groups: standouts are "Action Painting" by the Ricketts, "I'm so Glad" (the Skip James song) by the Maze (two members of which would later be in Deep Purple--but this track sounds nothing like "Smoke on the Water"), and "Red and Green Talking Machine" by an unknown group. This is from the original vinyl pressing, full of 1960's acetates/private pressings/obscurities. It seems to a have a slight Deep Purple fixation: the Purple Barrier had to change their name to The Barrier because of DP and you'll find a track by The Maze (not the US bands) which featured Ian Paice and Rod Evans. The first track is an insane freakbeat instrumental by The Ricketts, which was worth buying the LP alone. Other track of note is "Devil" which sadly never made it past the acetate stage and "Silence of the morning" which has since then appeared on a number of comps.
Technicolour Milkshake here!