Paisley Pop: Pye Psych (& Other Colours) 1966-1969

Paisley Pop: Pye Psych (& Other Colours) 1966-1969

     
 
As the liner notes say, English paisley pop "sat around in gray municipal libraries doodling until closing time, or bus station cafes drawing patterns on the misted up windows of our Technicolor mindscapes." Here are Pye's more obscure contributions to the genre, highlighted by a couple of hitmaking bands (the Flying Machine, the

Overview

As the liner notes say, English paisley pop "sat around in gray municipal libraries doodling until closing time, or bus station cafes drawing patterns on the misted up windows of our Technicolor mindscapes." Here are Pye's more obscure contributions to the genre, highlighted by a couple of hitmaking bands (the Flying Machine, the Status Quo), but otherwise featuring those who never quite.... Still, this is a strong set of tunes ranging from the fey meanderings of "The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane" by Timon (complete with small orchestra) to raucous pop-punk from the Montanas. There is indeed much variety here: the trance-like electric folk musings of Trader Horne, sunnier sounds from the likes of the Rainbow People, and the proto-Morrissey ravings of Schadel. The common denominator is that it is all tinged with a slightly off-kilter wistfulness and given to lyrical flights of fancy. The two best songs are "Tamaris Khan" by the Onyx, driven by a menacing guitar and a smashing chorus, and "I Wonder Where My Sister's Gone" by the unheard of Anan, featuring many mixing effects in its brutally surreal beauty. Some of the rest cloy even the keenest of sweet tooths, but for those who enjoy British psychedelia with a definite Syd Barrett stamp, here's the place to find it. Non-completist '60s collectors will find this album a convenient collection of often rare songs of the genre on one compact disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Sbme Castle Us
UPC:
0060768122727
catalogNumber:
81227

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Status Quo   Track Performer
Trader Horne   Track Performer
Flying Machine   Track Performer
Fresh Air   Track Performer
Neil Christian   Track Performer
Keith Mansfield   Accompaniment
Montanas   Track Performer
Ugly's   Track Performer
Bystanders   Track Performer
Lew Warburton   Accompaniment
Timon   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bob Leaper   Arranger
Miki Dallon   Producer
Guy Fletcher   Producer
Tony Hatch   Arranger,Producer
Barry Murray   Producer
Francis Rossi   Composer
John Schroeder   Producer
Alan Freeman   Producer
Keith Mansfield   Director
John Schroeder Orchestra   Producer
Lew Warburton   Director
Jerry Martin   Arranger,Producer
Paul Aristidou   Producer
Tony Macaulay   Arranger,Producer
Cyril Stapleton   Producer

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