Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
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artworkJerry Cole is the lead guitarist for this studio session, and as such things go, this is really cool. Not as whacked out as the other half of the session (101 Strings 101 strings Astro-Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000, but amazing none the less. Some surf guitar graces this psychedelic relic. Wonderful! By the way, this is really the same album, just mixed completely differently. here's the to-from titles:

The Animated Egg101 Strings
A Love Built On SandAstral Freakout
Inside Looking OutOrbit Fantasy
I Said, She Said, Ah CidTrippin' On Lunar 07
Tomorrow (Gimme Some Lovin')A Disappointed Love With A Desensitized Robot (Gimme Some Lovin')
Sure ListicSpace Odyssey
Sippin' And Trippin'Barrier X-69
DarkWhere Were You In 1982?
Down, Down And GoneA Bad Trip Back To '69
Sock It My WayFlameout
UntitledRe-Entry To Mog
Picks: A Love Built On Sand, Inside Looking Out, I Said, She Said, Ah Cid, Tomorrow, Sure Listic, Sippin' And Trippin', Dark, Down, Down And Gone, Sock It My Way, Untitled

Track by Track Review


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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

"A Love Built On Sand" is kind of a psychedelic jam in the studio sense, but with Jerry Cole's guitar fuzz tone much like Kris Larson (Indian Puddin' N' Pipe) achieved, and right in line with the 101 Strings acid sessions. A bit of go-go/discotheque beneath a psychedelic swirl.

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

Surf guitar with a bit of distortion plays against a sort of Memphis jam underbelly. It's the surf guitar that makes this more than just a funky jam.

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

Heavy dark fuzz, a relentless throbbing beat, and no shortage of psychedelia. In many ways, "I Said, She Said, Ah Cid" links this and the Astro-Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 sessions. Light that incense, turn on the black light, and groove to the trance of misfiring synapses.

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

"Tomorrow" is actually a cover of The Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'" with a heavier west coast flavor. Jammin' organ and very cool guitar lines, including some spectacular runs.

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

Great guitar with an almost banjo meets surf sound, harmonic chords that didn't make it into music again until the Mermen's Jim Thomas and The Aqua Velvets' Miles Corbin brought them into surf. Imagine country surf psychedelic side trips and you get the idea.

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

"Sippin' And Trippin'" is less affected mix of 101 Strings' "Barrier X-69." in cleaner form, it's darn friendly and surfy. Very nice.

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

"Dark" smacks of movie music for a Hollywood psychsploitation flick, lacking only the concerned narrator waxing sadly of the road to ruin. In reverby form, it's still pretty goofy.

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

Completely dismissible studio drek... it goes on and on without ever developing a melody. Just phasing and fuzz for the washed out generation. You can almost hear this behind Goldie Hawn's dancing on Laugh In.

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

"Sock It My Way" is a vibrato distorto wonderama, a real deluxe psych find. It's thick and ultra edgy, hypnotic and nerve rendering. The whistling Moog adds to the uneasy soundscape. While it's a very different mix of "Flameout," it's still frighteningly psychedelic. Gawd!

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Psychedelic Surf 'n Swirl (Instrumental)

"Untitled" is a bizarre pop-o-jazz number that is, well, not untypical of 101 Strings in character... forced and shallow.