An Occasional Diversion #17 : Psych 3.0 - Vinyl Cuts

Going to college at the age of 16 and meeting new friends was also my introduction to music outside of what John Peel was playing on Radio 1 at the time (his show was, as I know for so many, a part of our daily diet and without it we felt unfulfilled)

Through his show and the new artists I was being introduced to I realised I had found my first 'genre' that hit me like no other and that was 60's psychedelia. I searched magazines for details of fanzines and grabbed those, scoured the pages of record collector and mail order specialists and built up my collection.

Sadly, over time, some got damaged (not by me) and others were 'borrowed eternally' but I've still got a decent but by no means extensive collection. The thrill the music gave me has never gone and I have previously shared 2 other psychedelic specials through An Occasional Diversion. This time I have focussed purely on late 60's US & UK psych and all tracks featured on this mix come straight from my vinyl collection (pops, clicks and all!)

After the tracklist I have shared a set of photographs that I took when putting the mix together which I hope you'll enjoy looking through. Right at the end of this blog you will find links to the Discog entry for each of the 11 albums I have taken these tracks from.

Enjoy the trip


Artist – Track Title – Compilation Album

  • Tintern Abbey - Vacuum Cleaner - The British Psychedelic Trip (1966 - 1969)

  • The Hooterville Trolley - No Silver Bird - Beyond The Calico Wall

  • Dragonfly - Celestial Empire - Rubble 9: Plastic Wilderness

  • Music Emporium - Nam myoho renge kyo - Love, Peace & Poetry: American Psychedelic Music

  • The Calico Wall - Flight Reaction - Pebbles Volume 3

  • Human Expression - Optical Sound - Psychedelic Disaster Whirl

  • The Squires - Going All The Way - Pebbles Volume 1

  • Zendik - Is There No Peace - Brain Shadows Vol. I

  • Boy Blues - Comin' Down To You - Psychedelic Disaster Whirl

  • The Third Bardo - I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time - Pebbles Volume 3

  • The Flower Power - Mt. Olympus - Beyond The Calico Wall

  • Kiss Inc. - Hey There Mr. Holy Man - The Psychedelic Voyage Volume 1

  • The Poets - In Your Tower - The British Psychedelic Trip (1966 - 1969)

  • The Flower Power – Trivialities - Brain Shadows Vol. II

  • Park Avenue Playground - The Trip - Beyond The Calico Wall

  • The Kiriae Crucible - Salem Witchtrial - Brain Shadows Vol. II

  • Spontaneous Generation - Up In My Mind - Beyond The Calico Wall

  • Last Knight - Shadow of Fear - Psychedelic Disaster Whirl

  • The Solid State - The Lynching - Brain Shadows Vol. I

  • Randy Alvey & Green Fuz - Green Fuz - Pebbles Volume 2

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