Psychedelic Gems Volume 7
(Psychedelic Gems PGCD 07)

From Aural Innovations October 2009 update

This is a very interesting series from the Garden of Delights label which features a lot of rare material from the early 70s from the German beat and underground music scene. Vol 7 features the bands Join In, Mystic Eyes, Smailing Understatement, Firestone Group and Reaction and all the tracks were recorded live from the Deutsches Beat Festival in Recklinghausen 1970. The sound is pretty raw but really captures the sometime stoned vibe of the bands. It is a mixture of original material and some bands playing covers like Lucifer Sam (Pink Floyd), Toad (Cream), and LSD (The Pretty Things). This is a blues-stoney volume for sure.

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Reviewed by Scott Heller

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