Evil Woman 9. Rent Me On his self titled debut for independent powerhouse label Explosive Records, Bring It On Home To Me - Lester Chambers - Its Time (CD, Lester fuses the spirit of rock's early roots with the energy of today in a compelling blend of articulate yet uniquely original and cover material. But it is as a contemporary artist that Lester is making his greatest contribution to the legacy of popular music.
Born and raised in Mississippi, Lester grew up on a steady diet of rural blues and the new hybrid of gospel and rock n' roll called rhythm and blues. Not surprisingly, the Chambers Brothers' residency at the famed Ash Grove club, was in large part informed by Lester's uncanny ability to marry the defining elements of these companion genres. As pop taste has evolved over the years, the classics of yesteryear have assumed a nearly mythological importance in the overall scheme of things.
Proving that there was NO nepotism going on in this contest all the entries that she judged had no names on them so as not to influence or prejudice her opinionthis clever entry fell by the wayside It's also always been a personal favorite of mine Here in Chicago, it went all the way to As far as I'm concerned, he's never sounded better. But, since you pretty much NEVER hear this one on the radio, that's still not nearly enough airplay for my tastes!
Their version failed to chart on either side of the ocean! Sounding NOTHING at all like anything else that they would go on to record, the record was most certainly recorded in an effort to capture the sound "of the times" Amazingly, their other '60's hits did not perform well on the country charts, despite their definite leanings in that direction.
Amazingly, he was already on the way to getting his OWN solo career off the ground, yet was still fitting in those very lucrative studio sessions Don'tcha just love it when this stuff all ties in together??? She did Despite all his legendary cult status It really wasn't all that popular of a song when it was first released, peaking at 64 on the National Charts in early Fall of However, here in Chicago, it went to According to both of them, it was NOT a mis-heard lyric at all I'm sure everyone has "heard" "Excuse me while I kiss this guy.
In fact, for all that can be said about the crazy, decadent lifestyle that JIMI HENDRIX may have lived, much of his story can be traced through the postcards and letters sent home to his father and the diary he kept, noting momentous occasions as he met and jammed with other celebrities. As much as everyone who ever crossed paths with JIMI were in awe of him, he was equally in awe of every musician he met along the way.
After a move to Austin It never happened This contest reminds me of the blind men who each were asked to describe an elephant Y ou know how when you daydream your mind wanders from one thing to another for no particular reason? Psychedelic music is sort of like that. The sounds are bright and get your attention, and the words are clever and sound good, but they don't necessarily mean anything.
Suddenly the song may run backwards, as in Strawberry Fields Forever, or might be interrupted by a series of random sounds, as in My World Fell Down, or the music may speed up or slow down. It can wander through ideas in a sort of "stream-of-consciousness" manner, trying whatever sounds good at the time. Psychedelic music isn't concerned with the destination, but rather with the scenery along the "trip".
E d Erxleben. I loved it the very first time I heard it and still love it today no matter how many times I hear it played. And apparently many of YOU love it, too But a couple of you have questioned the validity of the inclusion of this song in the psychedelic category Really -- guess I'll have to compile a little list of my own. While Crimson And Clover has some psychedelic overtones, it doesn't strike me as being all that psychedelic I wonder how many on your list have heard Floyd's Ummagumma If we were gonna stick around, we had to be involved in making our own albums.
More sophisticated songs followed it up the charts The single represents the PERFECT edit in my mind and I cringe every time this song approaches the middle when it's played on the radio for fear that the station may be playing the far-inferior long version.
Psychedelic music is the heavy purple wind howling through the tendrils of your hair on one of the blue-sand beaches of the moon. It is a soft silk balloon filled with the liquid light of a dwarf star from a galaxy far within your mind. It is the flashing neon sign above the door to your soul that blinks on and off with the warning, "Abandon logic all ye who enter here. Don't get me wrong YOU guys all certainly seemed to like it Story goes that MARRIOTT was in search of "rock credibility" as a guitarist, rather than the teen pop stardom normally associated with a successful British singles band.
Once the band members scattered for good, they all pretty much landed on their feet. He died in a fire in his home in after reportedly taking a mixture of cocaine, valium, beer and wine. One way I can describe psychedelic music to a nine year old is to say that They also liked to incorporate the image of tie dyed things, flowers, and bubble lettering when the music was played It's like artistic music And, besides, the money raised by sales of this CD goes to a very good cause They provide a unique platform for children of varying cultures and socio-economic backgrounds; the singers experience the world through music, working together to produce songs that are both beautiful and poignant.
Here's what SHE had to say when we told her that she had won:. I won? Oh My Goodness Kent Kent and daughter Awesome I won!!! Thank you so much!!! I am so surprised Please thank your lovely daughter for her vote of confidence This is encouragement for me I am thrilled as I have never won any contest before This is great Thanks so very much!!!!
I've heard radio station contest winners exhibit WAY less enthusiasm than that!!! Thanks so much for this fabulous cd I received it on Wednesday It arrived safe and sound I haven't had a chance go listen to it yet I will let you know what I think Interesting cover I appreciate it Kent You rock! Kent and Cherri and family :. Apart from that, fine. They discovered that if they sped up the remix of the first version Take 7 and then slowed down the remix of the second version Take 26they nearly matched.
They were, in fact, off by a semitone. And that's the version that was ultimately released to the public. It sticks out like a sore thumb to me! Can you believe it?!?!? Dear Kent's nine-year-old daughter. It's really hard to explain what psychedelic music is. You know how most music makes you feel happy when you listen to it or maybe the words might make you feel sad when you listen?
Psychedelic music usually has words that don't make a lot of sense, so you don't feel happy or sad, you just feel confused. The music itself can be sometimes very confusing. The instruments sometimes sound like they are out of tune and sometimes the instruments make very unusual sounds and there are a lot of echoes in the music.
Psychedelic music is very hard to sing along with. Sometimes the music can make you feel kind of creepy. I hope this explains a little bit about what I think psychedelic music sounds like. Pictures of Matchstick Men by Status Quo. Itchycoo Park by the Small Faces. A Day in the Life by the Beatles. Elk Grove Village, IL. I'd like to thank you for picking my definition of psychedelic music as a winner in The60sShop contest.
The Rip Chords CD is very cool! Thanks again and keep listening to the oldies! Steve Sarley. The lyrics are even printed on the inner sleeve! Along the Bring It On Home To Me - Lester Chambers - Its Time (CD, they do some great '60's cover tunes. I thought WE were the only guys who did that one!!! Thanks again, guys!!! Without question, one of the stand-out tracks from their landmark album SGT.
You'll find them quoted in one of our upcoming winning entries! KITE, were lifted virtually word-for-word from an old circus poster!!!
Although it was never released as a single and was, at the time, banned on several radio stations To a degree, he was repaying a favor Diamond Jim was a diamond miner In fact, he was the BEST diamond miner the world has ever known. Because of his uncanny talent, he had picked the mines clean all around the world Until there were simply no diamonds left.
Suddenly, he was bored What was the world's greatest diamond miner to do If there were no more diamonds to be found on earth??? The solution was simple He fashioned the longest rope ever made, Tossed it up into the air and lassoed the moon. If there were no more diamonds to be had here on earth, Then he would simply go and mine them on the moon!!! Diamond Jim had the magic touch In virtually no time at all, he filled his bag with diamonds Dug from deep inside the craters of the moon.
He decided to bring the bag back down to earth, Empty it into his own private diamond mine And then climb back up to fill the sack with another batch. However, on his way back down the rope he encountered a problem The bag of diamonds was just too heavy The rope simply couldn't support them!!! It began to break And soon There He Was In The Sky With Diamonds!!! I was actually with John when Julian came in with this little kid's painting, a crazy little painting, and John as his dad said, "Oh, what's that?
Then we went up to his music room and wrote the song, swapping psychedelic suggestions as we went. I remember coming up with "cellophane flowers" and "newspaper taxis" and John answered with things like "kaleidoscope eyes" and "looking glass ties.
John always had a way of having an edge to his songs. I particularly liked the sounds on it where I managed to superimpose some Indian instruments onto the Western Music. Under normal circumstances, that wouldn't work on a Western song like "Lucy," which has chord changes and modulations whereas tambouras and sitars stay in the same key forever.
I liked the way the drone of the tamboura could be fitted in there. It never was and nobody believes me. I swear to God, or swear to Mao, or to anybody you like. I had no idea it spelt LSD. My son came home with a drawing and showed me this strange-looking woman flying around. I said, "What Is It? And the song had gone out, the whole album had been published and somebody noticed that the letters spelt out LSD.
I had no idea, and, of course, after that, I was checking ALL the songs to see what the letters spelt out. They didn't spell out anything, none of the others. It wasn't about that at all. The images were from "Alice In Wonderland. She is buying an egg and it turns into Humpty-Dumpty. The woman serving in the shop turns into a sheep and the next minute they're rowing in a rowing boat somewhere There was also the image of the female who would someday come save me It is NOT an acid song!
We were still recording the basic tracks as we always did, but it would take weeks to do the overdubs for the strings or whatever, and then the percussion would be over dubbed later and later. Description of the era to a nine year old:. Think of bright colors -- men and women in tye dye shirts, osh kosh b'gosh's, sandals, long hair for women and men often longer than the womenrooms filled with smells like incense, volkswagon busses painted with peace signs, faces painted with peace signs and most of the people looking like they're not sure where they are supposed to be going, kind of like walking around in a fog!
Also, for some reason, everyone looked like they needed Bring It On Home To Me - Lester Chambers - Its Time (CD bath! Fun huh? DANNY recently had knee replacement surgery I'm excited to see that your daughter chose my description as one of the winners -- it was fun thinking as a 9 year old again although my wife says I do it often LOL.
You may recall that earlier this year Believe me, you WON'T be disappointed!!! I've personally been a subscriber for years. Thanks for including us, and thanks for your interest in ESQ! A quick check of the website shows that nearly ALL of the back-issues are already sold out so this should make for a very interesting and collectible prize!!! When I first proposed the idea of doing this contest, I kinda had some songs in mind that I felt SURE would place near the top of the list.
When all was said and done, it received 31 votes Way back in Well, today Over the years, it's sold close to ten million copies. But today we've got the next best thing!!! Especially any song that came out in the last few years of the '60s. One of my faves is Itchycoo Park by Small Faces. The lyrics are toally silly, too -- 'we'll feed the ducks with a bun.
All-in-all, a REAL fun time. Congratulations, Kristy! Holy Crap! I thought I was reading an email you'd sent to everyone about the winner. When I looked up and noticed it Bring It On Home To Me - Lester Chambers - Its Time (CD only my name there I actually blushed! Hehe, I'm really excited about this!!! Yay me!!! Don'tcha just LOVE reading the reactions of the winners once they've been notified!!!
Although not one of our winning finalists, this entry was just TOO good and informative not to share. An essay on "psychedelic music" by Clark Besch First, I was recently asked for a definition of "psychedelic music. I am guessing the word did not appear until the mid 60's at the earliest. The online dictionary had this definition: "Psychedelic" adj.
It is more a recipe. So many things can make up a "psychedelic song" and yet you don't need all of these to make a great one. Like a recipe, it's the dabs of this and that that make it so special! It's even OK to overcook it! Certainly, the above definitions help make up a basis for the musical side of psychedelia. The definition above mentions the words "distorted," "feelings of altered states," "drugs," "vivid colors," "mental state," "euphoria," "despair.
The common and usually correct perception is that psychedelic music incorporates the above in the forms of "distortion" in the usual form of the fuzz electric guitar found often in these songs. It does indeed give a feeling of being in an "altered state. The vivid colors presented by these songs help present the euphoria and despair in great clarity as well. I don't think I ever heard the word "psychedelic" until the summer of 67, but I am sure it was around before then.
One of the greatest and often overlooked contributors to the birth of this genre is production techniques. Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday Bring It On Home To Me - Lester Chambers - Its Time (CD May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July
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