By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
By Steve Weinstein
By Araceli Cruz
One weekend back in 1970, 26-year-old Ohio insurance salesman and Air Force reservist Benjamin Franklin Van Dervort, calling himself JD Blackfoot, recorded an LP entitled The Ultimate Prophecy, which Mercury Records soon put out. It may or may not be a holy grail for today's young stoner-folk and freak-rock generation, but it should be, given poetry like: "Lain out on the dawn of creation/The king hath named it ground/And he hath given to the earth people/ To sit and look profound/But they will be known as love creatures/Born to live on sound!" Decades hence in New Zealand, helped out by friends from Mountain and Pure Prairie League, Blackfoot commemorates the Battle of Little Bighorn with a frequently gorgeous if ridiculous concept CD about Native American horse legends and General Custer. He is also no longer a Cleveland Indians fan.
(Yonder Music Ltd. boogie-drummed spaghetti-squash-western country-prog singer-songwriter album with spoken-word interludes)
Par Noussss Touss les Trous de Vos Crânes!
(Alien8 Quebecois psychedelic drone-rock album)
Stream "Les courbes sanglantes entendues de l'organe trop vraimenthalluciné" (MP3)
GANG GANG DANCE
(The Social Registry neo-no-wave psychedelic Gregorian gamelan dub-drone album)
Sample "Nomad for Love (Canibal)" (Windows Media)
Sample "Egowar" (Windows Media)
Sample "Before My Voice Fails" (Windows Media)
VERTIGO MIXED . . . BY ANDY VOTEL
(Family Recordings '70s psychedelic-boogie/acid-folk/stoner-prog DJ mix album)
Sample "Morning for One/Introduction/Modus Operandi (Method of Work)" by Linda Hoyle/Carcious/Nirvana (Windows Media)
Sample "Battle of the Locusts/The Kettle/One Way Glass" by Aphrodite's Child/Colosseum/Manfredd Mann (Windows Media)
Sample "(Oh No Not) The Beat Day/Three Sisters/Willie the Pimp" by Marsha Hunt's 22/Affinity/Juicy Lucy (Windows Media)