Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Incredible Sound Show Stories 11 - Crimson Valley Creatures In Your Zoo

Up for your enjoyment is another volume of the fabulous Incredible Soundshow Stories. This one features psych bands from UK and Europe and, with the exception of Jacques Dutronc, are obscure at best. Sadly, in my humble opinion, this is one of the weaker ISSS volume. It may be because the general tone is more pop than psych. I specially resent the inclusion of "Hippie Hippie Hourrah" which is a very ironic & scathing song about hippies (you guessed it) disguised as psychedelic song. If you don't understand French, it can be enjoyable, if you do understand, it is a travesty and a bit of a joke. That said, there is quite a few popsyke gems on this LP, I just find this collection has been assembled in a rush… not quite the same quality and flow Dig The Fuzz used to offer. There should still be enough Belgian and Dutch Beatles/Floyd sound-alikes in there to make you happy.

Visit the zoo here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Incredible Sound Show Stories 10 - A Hidden Secret Garden Found

Another great compilation of acetates and little-known EPs. As usual with Dig The Fuzz, it's filled with very interesting discoveries… Ripped straight from the original limited edition LPee. Due to the varying quality of the originaly, this volume has a somewhat muddy sound. It's all part of the fun!
The next volume of Fools on the Hill is now ready and should be up shortly.

Meanwhile, discover the hidden secret garden here.