June 27, 2017 Playlist

"The Notorious Byrd Brothers" by The Byrds (1968)
The Byrds "The Notorious Byrd Brothers"  1968 (USA)
Albums like this are frustrating for a radio DJ: a dozen two-and-a-half minute songs which all flow together without pauses between. All the tracks are pretty great, and they sound even greater one-into-another like that. But no pauses makes the vinyl difficult to cue, and just playing a whole side of the record seems lazy (it's not one long suite it's six different songs). The Byrds would have been recording this album immediately in the wake of Sgt. Pepper (last week's classic album), and a lot of artists were suddenly arranging their material into progressive-style suites beginning that summer. But The Byrds were a top psychedelic rock band of the day, and at the top of their game when making this record. Their first post- baroque moment was a wonderful single written by David Crosby, the third (and weirdest) songwriter in the band, who was always itching to get more of his songs recorded: it was the first time The Byrds had put a Crosby tune out as a single, and it flopped. The Croz's next obsession was getting them to record his Peppermenage a trois love ballad "Triad", so before 1967 was up they kicked him out of the band and completed this album as a trio (they had also lost another member, Gene Clark "songwriter #2", before their previous album). But Jefferson Airplane picked up Crosby's "Triad" song, and he also co-wrote "Wooden Ships" with Airplane's Paul Kantner and another temporarily unemployed musician buddy, Stephen Stills. Soon after that, Crosby and Stills met a gentle Mancunian hippie named Nash at an LA party (was it Cass Elliot's or Joni Mitchell's pad?) and "the rest is history." Meanwhile, The Byrds recruited legendary space cowboy Gram Parsons and they turned into a full-blown country group before the end of 1968 (no doubt taking a cue from Dylan, who inspired most of The Byrds best moves.)
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Bobby ConnWho's The Paul? (limited edition vinyl version)Bobby Conn1997USA
Black Lips It Won't Be Long (The Beatles)
Satan's Graffiti Or God's Art...? (N)2017 (Vice)USA
The Black Angels Comanche MoonDeath Song (N)2017 (Partisan)USA
Woods Love Is LoveLove Is Love (N)2017 (Woodsist)USA
DeerhoofThe Perfect MeFriend Opportunity2007USA/Japan
DeerhoofByunGreen Cosmos EP2005USA/Japan
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Han-Tyumi and the Murder Of The Universe:
   1. Welcome To An Altered Future
   2. Digital Black
   3. Han-Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg
   4. Soy-Protein Munt Machine
   5. Vomit Coffin
   6. Murder Of The Universe
Murder Of The Universe (N)2017 (ATO)Australia
Percy Thrills Thrillington (Paul McCartney)Too Many People (Paul McCartney)Thrillington1977UK
Urbie GreenUncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Paul McCartney)Bein' Green1972USA
Alan Moorhouse & The Bond Street BrigadeLive And Let Die (Paul McCartney)McCartney Mendelssohn Mancini1975UK
The Byrds Draft Morning The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The ByrdsWasn't Born To FollowThe Notorious Byrd Brothers
The ByrdsMind GardensYounger Than Yesterday 1967
The ByrdsChange Is NowThe Notorious Byrd Brothers
Buffalo SpringfieldEverybody's WrongBuffalo Springfield1966
The HolliesElevated ObservationsButterfly1967
The TurtlesYou Showed Me (The Byrds)The Battle Of The Bands1968
Fairport ConventionCome All YeLiege & Lief1969
Thurston Moore Turn OnRock N Roll Consciousness2017 (Ecstatic Peace)USA
Mondo Drag In Your Head (parts 1 & 2)The Occultation Of Light (N)2016 (Riding Easy)USA
Blonde Redhead Where Your Mind Wants To Go3 O'Clock EP (N)2017 (Asa Wa Kuru)USA/Italy/Japan
Moon Duo Mirror's EdgeOccult Architecture, Vol. 2 (N)2017 (Sacred Bones)USA
Damaged Bug Ugly GammaBunker Funk (N)2017 (Castle Face)USA
Wire Sonic LensSilver/Lead (N)2017 (Pink Flag)UK
Peaking Lights Little FlowerLittle Flower EP (N)2017 (Two Flowers)USA
Sun Araw A ChuteThe Saddle Of The Increate (N)2017 (Sun Ark)USA
Rahul Mukerji Train Ride From SiliguriMa De Re Sha (N)2017 (self release)India/USA
Laetitia Sadier Sound Ensemble ReflectorsFinding Me Finding You (N)2017 (Drag City)France
Thundercat Day & Night
   / Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
Drunk (N)2017 (Brainfeeder)USA
FunkadelicFriday Night, August 14thFree Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow1971USA
ParliamentLoose BootyFirst Thangsrec. 1971?USA
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