1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Label: Rockbeat Records
  • UPC: 089353319922
  • Catalog Number: 3199
  • Sales rank: 4,221

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Psychedelic Circus (0:20)
  2. 2 White Levis - Jefferson Airplane (1:09)
  3. 3 Lee Jeans (1:04)
  4. 4 The Living Eye (0:58)
  5. 5 The Hippie Revolt (1:20)
  6. 6 Psychedelic Cola (1:02)
  7. 7 Psychedelic Soft Drink (1:00)
  8. 8 7-Up Uncola (1:00)
  9. 9 The Cheetah #1 (0:36)
  10. 10 The Cheetah #2 (0:42)
  11. 11 Remington Electric Razor (0:55)
  12. 12 Gillette Razor (1:01)
  13. 13 Rice Krispies (0:27)
  14. 14 Wake Up With Milk (1:44)
  15. 15 Brim Instant Coffee (1:01)
  16. 16 Great Shakes (0:59)
  17. 17 Ban Deodorant (1:02)
  18. 18 Rinse Clean (1:17)
  19. 19 Falstaff Beer (1:03)
  20. 20 Troggs Beer (1:01)
  21. 21 Wrigley's Spearmint Gum (1:01)
  22. 22 Vox Wah Wah (0:37)
  23. 23 Gretch Guitar Contest (1:05)
  24. 24 Hals Record Shop (Promo) (0:37)
  25. 25 Leopold's Records (1:02)
  26. 26 Danby's (2:07)
  27. 27 Nehru Jackets Spot - Paul Seargant (0:21)
  28. 28 H.I.S. Clothing (0:47)
  29. 29 Jeans West (1:02)
  30. 30 Brawley Male Sportswear (0:45)
  31. 31 Northwest Orient Airlines (2:19)
  32. 32 Action USA - The Golliwogs (1:05)
  33. 33 The Happening Promo (1:07)
  34. 34 Hormel Weiners (0:53)
  35. 35 New York Telephone (0:39)
  36. 36 Springfield Rifle/Nordstroms (1:21)
  37. 37 Air Force Spot - Pete Townshend (0:28)
  38. 38 Bob Griffin Us Senate (3:01)
  39. 39 Tackle Mens Gel (1:00)
  40. 40 Tiny Tim Midnight Supper (1:16)
  41. 41 The In Sound - The Scoundrels (5:34)
  42. 42 The Galaxy Night Club (0:35)
  43. 43 Club Spot on What Radio Station, Philadelphia, PA - Sex MacHine (1:06)
  44. 44 Velvet Underground Lp Promo (1:00)
  45. 45 I Am a Groupie (1:02)
  46. 46 Green Slime Trailer (1:00)
  47. 47 Wild In the Streets Trailer (1:00)
  48. 48 Bunny Lake is Missing (0:57)
  49. 49 Wild Angels - Movie Promo Spot #1 (1:01)
  50. 50 The Kitchen Cinq (1:11)
  51. 51 Moby Grape LP (0:58)
  52. 52 Dr. West Medicine Show & Junk Band Promo (0:46)
  53. 53 The Big TNT Show (0:31)
  54. 54 Surrey College '66 (1:09)
  55. 55 London Sweepstakes (1:07)
  56. 56 118 Annual Edgar Allen Poe Electric Memorial Concert (0:32)
  57. 57 Trips Festival Promo (0:47)
  58. 58 Monterey Pop Promo - KRLA Los Angeles #2 (0:36)
  59. 59 KRLA News - Cancelled Hippie Love-In At the Grand Canyon 6/16/67 (0:38)
  60. 60 BBC Radio One Promo - The Who (0:35)
  61. 61 Etiquette Advice - Mitch Ryder (0:32)
  62. 62 Ban Deodorant #2 (0:59)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
James Austin Liner Notes, Cover Design
Randy Perry Mastering
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