Psychedelic Psoul (Featuring Rusty Evans) / Hard Rock From The Middle East

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  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Collectables Records

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Musician David Bromberg is prominently featured on "Psychedelic Psoul" which is an effort at creating topical psychedelic music. It's paired with an outing by The Devil's Anvil - a middle eastern band fronted by Rock musician Felix Pappalardi.


  • 1.A Million Grains Of Sand
  • 2....When In Course Of Human Events (Draft Beer, Not Students) / Interpolation: We Shall Overcome
  • 3.Rose Of Smiling Faces
  • 4.Behind The Mind
  • 5.Subway Ride Thru Inner Space
  • 6.Butterfly Dream
  • 7.My Rainbow Life
  • 8.Center Of My Soul
  • 9.Watered Down Soul
  • 10.Red Roses Will Weep
  • 11.Mind Bender
  • 12.Grok!
  • 13.Wala Dai
  • 14.Nahna U Diab
  • 15.Karkadon
  • 16.Selim Alai
  • 17.Isme
  • 18.Besaha
  • 19.Shisheler
  • 20.Kley
  • 21.Hala Laya
  • 22.Treea Pethya
  • 23.Misirlou
  • 24.Teyul Leili

Product Description:

/The Devil's Anvil.
2 LPs on 1 CD: PSYCHEDELIC PSOUL by The Freak Scene (1967)/HARD ROCK FROM THE MIDDLE EAST by The Devil's Anvil (1967).
Personnel includes: Felix Pappalardi, David Bromberg, Steve Knight, Rusty Evans, Bobby Gregg.
Far out -- like wow, the colors.... Seriously, the Psychedelic Psoul portion of this two-LPs-on-one-CD package (the Freak Scene's album is paired on the same CD with Hard Rock from the Middle East by the Devil's Anvil) is a complete period piece -- it is also one of the spacier psychedelic records to come out of Columbia, a label that didn't exactly jump into the Summer of Love headfirst. Some of the songs aren't much more than audio montages -- "'...When in the Course of Human Events'" and "The Subway Ride Thru Inner Space" aren't much more listenable than David Crosby's "Mind Gardens," which at least had the excuse for its existence that Crosby was doing lots of drugs. Most of the rest is surprisingly engaging mid-1967 psychedelia, some with nice tunes ("Butterfly Dream," "Rose of Smiling Faces"), and even one outing with a Bo Diddley beat ("The Center of My Soul"). Most of what's here is listenable, but not terribly important as music -- the Beatles, the Byrds, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Small Faces, and half a dozen other acts were doing stuff that could be taken more seriously, even at the time. Today, it sounds closer to the Monkees' psychedelic ventures than to, say, Jefferson Airplane (though they try for the latter's sound on "Red Roses Will Weep"). Other than David Bromberg and producer Rusty Evans, no other musicians are identified. It's still far out, even heavy, man. ~ Bruce Eder
Collectables Records

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 1,873
  • UPC: 090431600122
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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