1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials

1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials

     
 
It was the '60s, and a new mood was sweeping the nation. Spreading out from the West Coast, the young generation was embracing new sounds, new visual concepts, and an expanded consciousness. As the cries of love, peace, and freedom were heard all across America, accompanied by the sound of electric guitars, people everywhere were asking themselves the same question:

Overview

It was the '60s, and a new mood was sweeping the nation. Spreading out from the West Coast, the young generation was embracing new sounds, new visual concepts, and an expanded consciousness. As the cries of love, peace, and freedom were heard all across America, accompanied by the sound of electric guitars, people everywhere were asking themselves the same question: "How can we make money off all this hippie stuff?" This collection of 62 rare radio spots offers plentiful examples of how psychedelic culture and the youth movement were used to move merchandise of various sorts in the mid- to late-'60s. Hear ads for local rock clubs, promo spots for movies like Wild in the Streets, The Green Slime, and The Wild Angels, commercials featuring stars such as the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, the Cowsills, Cream, the Troggs, and the Rationals, and sales pitches that try to make electric razors, deodorant, coffee, hot dogs, and even laundry detergent sound hip and with it. Also included are radio spots for then-current albums by the Velvet Underground and Moby Grape, Pete Townshend of the Who endorsing the United States Air Force, and even a promo record in which the garage rock band Doug Brown & the Omens sing the praises of Michigan Senate candidate Robert P. Griffin. Ideal for pop culture obsessives and anyone who likes to ponder just when and where their favorite rock stars began to sell out.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2013
Label:
Rockbeat Records
UPC:
0089353319922
catalogNumber:
3199

Tracks

  1. Psychedelic Circus
  2. White Levis
  3. Lee Jeans
  4. The Living Eye
  5. The Hippie Revolt
  6. Psychedelic Cola
  7. Psychedelic Soft Drink
  8. 7-Up Uncola
  9. The Cheetah #1
  10. The Cheetah #2
  11. Remington Electric Razor
  12. Gillette Razor
  13. Rice Krispies
  14. Wake Up With Milk
  15. Brim Instant Coffee
  16. Great Shakes
  17. Ban Deodorant
  18. Rinse Clean
  19. Falstaff Beer
  20. Troggs Beer
  21. Wrigley's Spearmint Gum
  22. Vox Wah Wah
  23. Gretch Guitar Contest
  24. Hals Record Shop (Promo)
  25. Leopold's Records
  26. Danby's
  27. Nehru Jackets Spot
  28. H.I.S. Clothing
  29. Jeans West
  30. Brawley Male Sportswear
  31. Northwest Orient Airlines
  32. Action USA
  33. The Happening Promo
  34. Hormel Weiners
  35. New York Telephone
  36. Springfield Rifle/Nordstroms
  37. Air Force Spot
  38. Bob Griffin Us Senate
  39. Tackle Mens Gel
  40. Tiny Tim Midnight Supper
  41. The In Sound
  42. The Galaxy Night Club
  43. Club Spot on What Radio Station, Philadelphia, PA
  44. Velvet Underground Lp Promo
  45. I Am a Groupie
  46. Green Slime Trailer
  47. Wild In the Streets Trailer
  48. Bunny Lake is Missing
  49. Wild Angels - Movie Promo Spot #1
  50. The Kitchen Cinq
  51. Moby Grape LP
  52. Dr. West Medicine Show & Junk Band Promo
  53. The Big TNT Show
  54. Surrey College '66
  55. London Sweepstakes
  56. 118 Annual Edgar Allen Poe Electric Memorial Concert
  57. Trips Festival Promo
  58. Monterey Pop Promo - KRLA Los Angeles #2
  59. KRLA News - Cancelled Hippie Love-In At the Grand Canyon 6/16/67
  60. BBC Radio One Promo
  61. Etiquette Advice
  62. Ban Deodorant #2

Album Credits

Technical Credits

James Austin   Liner Notes,Cover Design

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