Gilded Splinters, Silver Bullets
Two hours of voodoo and black magic to listen to during the hour of the wolf.
30 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:
The Night Tripper, or Mac Rebennack, was born in New Orleans in 1940. One of his biggest influences was Professor Longhair, whom Rebennack met as a teenager when he was developing his own musical style. He moved to Los Angeles in the mid-sixties and took on his Dr. John persona. As a session musician and member of the 'Wrecking Crew' (the famous group of musicians who did session work on hundreds of top 40 hits), he backed for artists such as the Allman Brothers, Neil Young and The Mothers. Dr. John said this about his experience working on the Freak Out! sessions:
"Frank had written me this part to play, five or six notes on the piano over and over - not much different than Sonny and Cher. In the background a twenty-voice choir croaked out monster sound effects, something like "Gggrrrrrrhhhhrrr!" When I had had about all I could take I asked Les McCann to hold down my chair, telling him I had to go to the bathroom. I walked out of there and never came back".
Dr. John released his magnum opus Gris-Gris in 1968. Ahmet Ertegun, president of Atlantic Records, expressed his concern over the release and performance of the record, stating: "How can we market this boogaloo crap?"
The band formed in 1960 in Tacoma, Washington. The band released their first single The Witch in 1964, which was a regional sales hit despite its limited rotation of the radio due to its bizarre subject matter. They used what were considered reckless recording techniques often rejecting cleaner more traditional studio procedures. While with a new label, The Sonics decided to experiment with popular recording techniques thus producing slicker tracks, they, however, considered these recordings garbage.
Countries represented: USA, Thailand, Ireland, England, Canada, France, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Italy.
- 5:59pm Klong Mongserg by Northern Thai Unknown on . (.)
- 6:01pm I Walk On Guilded Splinters by Dr. John on Gris-Gris (ATCO Records), 1968
- 6:09pm The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) by The Doors on L.A. Woman (Elektra), 1971
- 6:13pm Venus In Furs by The Velvet Underground & Nico on The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve Records), 1966
- 6:18pm I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) by The Electric Prunes on Nuggets (Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968) (Rhino Records), 1966
- 6:21pm Mama Roux by Dr. John on Gris-Gris (ATCO Records), 1968
- 6:24pm Song Of The Bayou by Martin Denny on Exotic Percussion - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin (Liberty), 1961
- 6:28pm The Poet And The Witch by Mellow Candle on Swaddling Songs (ACME), 1972
- 6:30pm Tam Lin by Fairport Convention on Liege & Lief (Island Records), 1969
- 6:38pm Black March by Patrick Gowers on Stevie (Epic), 1978
- 6:41pm Creation by Beau on Love, Poetry And Revolution (A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes 1966-72) (Grapefruit Records), 1971
- 6:45pm Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on Déjà Vu (Atlantic), 1970
- 6:49pm Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya by Dr. John on Gris-Gris (ATCO Records), 1968
- 6:55pm Chant Of The Moon by Robert Drasnin on Voodoo Exotic Music From Polynesia And The Far East (Tops Records), 1959
- 6:58pm Baron Saturday by The Pretty Things on S. F. Sorrow (Madfish, Snapper Music), 1968
- 7:01pm Where Is My Mind by Pesky Gee on Exclamation Mark (Pye Records), 1969
- 7:05pm Deadly Nightshade by Patterson's People on Shake Hands With The Devil / Deadly Nightshade (Mercury), 1966
- 7:07pm Ca Devait Arriver (I Put A Spell On You) by Nicoletta on Nicoletta (Riviera), 1967
- 7:10pm Magic Potion by The Open Mind on Love, Poetry And Revolution (A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes 1966-72) (Grapefruit Records), 1969
- 7:14pm Crystal Ball by J.K. & Co. on Suddenly One Summer (BeatRocket), 1968
- 7:15pm Psychedelic Moon by The Deep on Psychedelic Moods (A Mind Expanding Phenomena) (Collectables), 1966
- 7:18pm Like A Hole In The Wall Where The Rats Get In by Pisces on A Lovely Sight (Numero Group), 2009
- 7:20pm Strychnine by The Sonics on Here Are The Sonics!!! (Norton Records), 1965
- 7:23pm Morning Storm by Clem Alford on Mirror Image (Magic Carpet Records), 1995
- 7:26pm Strange Days by The Doors on Strange Days (Elektra), 1967
- 7:29pm When The Wind Rises by The Rokes on The Works Of Bartholomew / When The Wind Arises (RCA Victor), 1968
- 7:32pm Kafkasque by Freedoms Children on Love, Peace & Poetry - African Psychedelic Music (Q.D.K. Media), 1968
- 7:35pm What's He Building? by Tom Waits on Mule Variations (Anti-), 1999
- 7:38pm Sing Swan Song by Can on Ege Bamyasi (United Artists Records), 1972
- 7:43pm Maiden Of The Cancer Moon by Quicksilver Messenger Service on Happy Trails (Capitol Records), 1969
- 7:46pm Strange Ways by Please on 1968/69 (Lion Productions), 1996
- 7:49pm Cattura by Alessandro Alessandroni / Giuliano Sorgini on Italian B-Movies (Primrose Music), 2008
- 7:51pm What Are You Doin' by McChurch Soundroom on Delusion (Ohrwaschl Records), 1971