deep Psychedelic Moods of the Deep (CD, £13.25)label: Cicadelic Records
Issued in October 1966, "Psychedelic Moods" is the first album in the history of Rock music to incorporate "Psychedelic" in its title, beating "The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators" and The Blues Magoos' "Psychedelic Lollipop" by one month. The album sold in minute amounts, possibly due to the unforeseen smash success of The Deep's label mates, ? and The Mysterians, whose hit "96 Tears" was number one on the charts. Since that time though, "Psychedelic Moods" has attained cult status as one of the definitive examples of the then newly emerging "psychedelic sound". The album was intended to provide the listener with a simulated acid trip, replete with fuzz guitar, flute, backwards guitars, banjo, washboard, xylophone, wild sound effects, and love making. Songs such as "Trip #76", "Psychedelic Moon", "Pink Ether" and "Color Dreams" explored the hallucinatory agony and ecstasy of a 12-hour Technicolor dream. Now over 40 years later, this release of "Psychedelic Moods" contains never before heard masters of The Deep that reveal sonic qualities and nuances of their sound that have not been realised until now, because the source for these sounds are from the original four track tapes. In addition to the superlative masters there are previously unseen Deep memorabilia and liner notes detailing the mysterious rise and fall of this New York City band that included David Bromberg and Rusty Evans. The Deep's sound, while similar to The Velvet Underground, predates their first album, "The Velvet Underground and Nico", by five months. With full co-operation of original Deep producers, Mark Barkan and Rusty Evans.
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