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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Electric Flag - The Trip (1967 us, cool experimental psych for a great exploitation movie, 2011 Reel Time issue)

The first studio recordings of The Electric Flag, Michael Bloomfield’s swaggering soul / jazz / rock ensemble… Fine Jung Thing and Peter Gets Off are wild, jazzy rockers, which perfectly score Fonda’s Sunset Strip / trip adventures… Also, there are a few early efforts from synthesizer pioneer Paul Beaver’  
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Starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, written by Jack Nicholson and directed by Roger Corman, The Trip practically defines the psychedelic exploito film genre. Its superb soundtrack was originally released in September 1967, and features 18 tracks by the nascent Electric Flag, with outstanding guitar from the great Mike Bloomfield, and prominent contributions from Moog maestro Paul Beaver. Showing influences from rock, blues, jazz and classical music, it is simply one of the best psychedelic albums of the period, and is reissued in its full form for the first time.

1. Peter's Trip - 2:32
2. Joint Passing - 1:04
3. Psyche Soap - 0:52
4. M-23 - 1:12
5. Synesthesia - 1:45
6. A Little Head - 1:44
7. Hobbit - 1:08
8. Inner Pocket - 3:35
9. Fewghh - 0:58
10.Green And Gold - 2:45
11.The Other Ed Norton - 2:51
12.Flash, Bam, Pow - 1:26
13.Home Room - 0:52
14.Peter Gets Off - 2:23
15.Practive Music - 1:25
16.Fine Jung Thing - 7:25
17.Senior Citizen - 2:56
18.Gettin' Hard - 4:02
All compositions by The Electric Flag

*Harvey Brooks - Bass
*Mark Doubleday - Flugelhorn
*Nick Gravenites - Guitar, Vocals
*Barry Goldberg - Harpsichord, Organ, Piano
*Mike Bloomfield - Lead Guitar
*Buddy Miles -  Percussion
*Peter Strazza - Tenor Saxophone
*Paul Beaver - Moog Synthesizer
*Mark Doubleday - Trumpet
*Bob Notkoff - Violin

196?-7? The Electric Flag - Live
1968-69  An American Music Band / A Long Time Comin'
1966-68  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Strawberry Jam
1969  Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper - The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper
1969  Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites & Friends - Live At Bill Graham's Fillmore West
1970-71  Big Brother And The Holding Company - Be A Brother / How Hard It Is 

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  1. possibly the best 60's material blog.
    Thanks for your effort

  2. Wonderful music indeed. Just wondering what that term 'exploitation' mean. As if Fonda, Hopper and Nicholson did not have any psychedelic experiences? No doubt that movie could not have been made by anyone not being an experienced tripper and gives a rather convincing and realistic account of a psychedelic adventure.

  3. Thank you very much, Marios. I've got this album before, but now so many Bonus tracks. Wonderful!

  4. Many thanks for this expanded version. :-)

  5. Thank you very much for this and for all.

  6. Didn't know that the complete album was finally released on cd.
    Thank you so much Marios for this.
    Can't wait to start listening:-)

  7. Many thanks for sharing this in such high quality, most appreciated.

    There is a very good review of the album over at Head Heritage (scroll down about way).

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  9. It's no longer available... could you repost it?