January 22, 2010 Playlist

"Framtiden är ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat i Forntiden" by Älgarnas Trädgård (1972)
Älgarnas Trädgård  "Framtiden är ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat i Forntiden"  1972 (Sweden)
Älgarnas Trädgård is perhaps the most legendary psychedelic band to come out of Sweden -- the group's name means "Garden of the Elks", and they produced a mystical sound that was reminiscent of certain aspects of the German "Krautrock" scene but with heavy doses of ancient Nordic and Eastern folk music.  They only released one album during their initial run, this masterpiece whose titles translates as something like "The Future is a Floating Ship Anchored in The Past".  Material for a second unreleased album was eventually released under the title Delayed in 2001.
I couldn't find any footage of the group performing, but here's a fan video.  And here's a live clip of the German group Popol Vuh from the same era and with a somewhat similar sound.  On an entirely different note, Rocknroll's #1 clown Paul Stanley had a birthday this week -- so here's a typically explosive performance by KISS.  Finally, America's "underground Black Sabbath" will be performing in Madison this week -- Bobby Liebling's PENTAGRAM!
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Sun Araw Thoughts Are Bells Boat Trip 2008 USA
Donald Byrd Estavanico Electric Byrd 1970 USA
Larry Coryell (with John McLaughlin) Spaces (Infinite) Spaces 1970 USA
Unio and Petitio Venus Wind Footspah (N) 2009 (self release) UK
The Dolly Rocker Movement
Borne With Gills Our Days Mind The Tyme (N) 2009 (Bad Afro) Australia
The Nevermores
What Don't You Know? Nevereverafter (N) 2009 (Trouble In River City) USA
Times New Viking Martin Luther King Day Born Again Revisited (N) 2009 (Matador) USA
Yo La Tengo Point And Shoot I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass 2006 USA
Pentagram 20 Buck Spin Last Daze Here Rec. 1972-76,
rel. 2002
Pentagram Sign Of The Wolf (Pentagram) Pentagram 1984 USA
KISS Makin' Love Rock And Rollover 1976 USA
KISS Got To Choose Hotter Than Hell 1974 USA
The Replacements Black Diamond (KISS) Let It Be 1984 USA
Nirvana Do You Love Me? (KISS) Hard To Believe: A KISS Covers Compilation (various artists) rec. 1989,
rel. 1992
Joe Preston (Melvins) Bricklebrit Joe Preston EP 1992 USA
Black Sabbath Hole In The Sky
   / Don't Start (Too Late)
   / Symptom Of The Universe
Sabotage 1975 UK
Blakroc (Black Keys with Mos Def) On The Vista Blakroc (N) 2009 (V2) USA
Jookabox Phantom Don't Go Dead Zone Boys (N) 2009 (Asthmatic Kitty) USA
Joan Of Arc Fasting / Explain Yourselves #2 Flowers (N)
2009 (Polyvinyl) USA
Älgarnas Trädgård Two Hours Over Two Blue Mountains With A Cuckoo on Each Side, Of The Hours...That Is
   / There Is A Time For Everything, There Is A Time Where Even Time Will Meet
Framtiden är ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat i Forntiden
1972 Sweden
Träd, Gräs och Stenar Frukta Inte Norrskenet (Don't Fear the Northern Lights) Homeless Cats (N) 2009 (Gashud/
Subliminal Sounds)
Pearls Before Swine Morning Song One Nation Underground 1967 USA
Country Joe & The Fish Grace Electric Music For The Mind And Body 1967 USA
Traffic Don't Be Sad Traffic 1968 UK
Jefferson Airplane DCBA-25 Surrealistic Pillow 1967 USA
Andy Williams Get Together (Chet Powers aka Dino Valenti) Get Together With Andy Williams 1969 USA
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