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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Various Artists - A Visit To The Spaceship Factory (1970-77 uk, 20 gems from the early years of prog, Psychic Circle)

Once again our intrepid vinyl hound, Jamie Romer, has scoured the land in his quest to excavate more undiscovered psycho-prog stunners. This new selection bears testament to his endeavours. We present 20 ear-watering morsels that will hopefully thrill and entertain in equal measure.Wander the dimly lit corners of the Spaceship Factory, an establishment designed to produce vehicles that could take you from the geometric wallpaper of your room to the far side of your electric dreams. 

It wasn't in production for very long, but while it was operating it not only did it manufacture million-selling models such as Yes, Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull, but it brought you the brash rock of Treetops, the polished guitar wizardry of Israeli progsters Jericho, the fuzzed-up dirt of Jesse Hector's proto-punk outfit Helter Skelter, and countless other designs now being re-appraised or still waiting to be recognised. The conveyor belts may be still, the furnaces may be cold, but the ships still fly to the stars.
by Nick Saloman

Tracks - Artists
1. Why Not Tonight - Treetops - 3:19
2. Greenfields - Mousetrap - 2:47
3. That Don't Help Me None - Deadwood - 4:05
4. Just Look Around You - Fuzzy Duck - 3:58
5. So Come On - Jericho- 3:57
6. Tadpole - Incredible Hog - 3:32
7. It's Happening to Me and You - Mouse - 2:52
8. I Need You - Helter Skelter - 2:30
9. Sarabande - Beggars Opera - 4:28
10. Spirit of Joy - Kingdom Come - 3:26
11. Just a Game - Little Big Horn - 4:19
12. Bring It on Home - Strange Fox - 3:20
13. Air - Onyx - 4:00
14. Spaceship - Spontaneous Combustion - 3:20
15. Evil - UFO - 3:36
16. Ladder - Sheephouse - 3:22
17. Ska Child - Pussy - 3:06
18. People Come, People Go - Axe - 3:05
19. Do You Wanna Know - Sunchariot - 4:09
20. Nervous Shakin' - Kansashook - 3:11

Psychic Circle compilations
1966-72  With The Sun In My Eyes
1968-72  White Lace And Strange
1968-72  The Room Of Loud Sounds
1964-69  Realistic Patterns Orchestrated Psychedelia
1965-69  Wednesday Morning Dew 
1965-70  The Electric Coffee House 
1965-70  The Golden Road The Electric Coffee House Vol.2
1969-74  Blow Your Cool: 20 Prog Psych Assaults
1969-74  Lovin’ Fire 20 Obscure Gems

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  1. Thank you so much Cudawaver & Marios. I love this samplers so much. Nobody can buy all this original singles. Greatful!

  2. Another outstanding compilation, Thanks again Cudawaver & Marios!

    PS: only 1 comment for approx. 250 dl., it seems that almost nobody have appreciate.

  3. Would you mind re-posting this one? Account Suspended appears when trying to open the link. Thanks!

  4. Anonymous, "A Visit To The Spaceship Factory", fixed...