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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Joint - Freak Street (1967 uk, proto progressive freak psych gem)

The Joint were created in July 1967 out of the Folkestone band The Lonely Ones, who had included in the early line up Noel Redding, who of course went of fame and fortune with Jimi Hendrix Experience, also Jim Leverton, who Played with The Yardbirds and Rick Davies who become famous as a member with the Supertramp.

During European dates in 1967 the band made up with film writer David Llewelyn and director/composer George Moorse and went on to record soundtrack material for a series Munich underground movies in Germany, including “Jet Generation” and “Der Griller”.

Most of the recordings of The Joint were long presumed lost, this release has been taken from a ¼ inch demo tape, it has been degenerated over time and the sound quality suffers in some places as a consequence, but to bring this great lost band to light again -after almost 40 years- feel sure is worth it.

1. Freak St (Williams, Moorse) - 5:10
2. Dinosaur (Llewelyn, Moorse) - 2:55
3. Runman Gunman (Williams, Moorse) - 3:53
4. Laura's (Llewelyn) - 3:24
5. On The Other Side (Davies, Moorse) - 4:24
6. Chariot Of Mercury (Andrews) - 3:58
7. No Sweat (Llewelyn) - 2:55
8. Cheap Freedom Joy (Llewelyn, Moorse) - 2:28
9. Turnstile (Llewelyn) - 8:07
10.Joint Melody (The Joint) - 1:51

The Joint
*John Andy Andrews - Lead Vocals
*Trevor Willians - Guitar, Vocals
*Rick Davies - Keyboard, Vocals
*Keith Bailey - Drums
*Martin Vinson/Steve Brass - Bass
*Tony Catchpole - Guitar

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Remy said...

Outstanding! Thank-you Marios! I'm always happy to find another piece of the psych puzzle.
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juan manuel muñoz said...

thanks a lot marios

Gunslinger said...

thanks for this one
cheers grom southern

sorogan said...

Thank You VERY MUCH for lossless MARIOS !!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot,Marios! This great freak-psych in FLAC format!
I'm so glad!
I love that nice message in 1'st song for our crazy world today: "Freak St. it's my home... everybody is freaks". Really Great album! One more thanks!

snakeboy said...

Outstanding psych. Many thanks.

psychonaut said...

Thanks a lot! :-)

Anonymous said...

Ευχαριστώ φίλε.

R McFadden said...

Any chance for a re-up?......

linksafe is gone....

Marios said...


R McFadden said...

Many Thanks, Marios...!!!...