Friday, July 31, 2009

Kaleidoscope - Pulsating Dream

Kaleidoscope - Pulsating Dream
Kaleidoscope was an American psychedelic folk band who recorded 4 albums and several singles for Epic between 1966 and 1970. They are not to be confused with the British Psychedelic group Kaleidoscope.
The original line-up featured Solomon Feldthouse, David Lindley, Chris Darrow, Chester Crill (a.k.a Max Budda, Fenrus Epp, Templeton Parcely) and John Vidican. Between them, they played a wide range of stringed instruments and world-music influences, deployed in their early psychedelic songs such as Egyptian Gardens and Pulsating Dream and then in longer pieces such as Taxim, which they also performed live at the Berkeley Folk Festival on July 4 1967. They were also unusual among rock bands in being able and willing to feature music by Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington in their repertoire.
Their 1967 piece Stranger in Your City/Beacon from Mars, recorded live in the studio, was also influential, with Led Zeppelin admiring Lindley's controlled feedback solo.
Darrow and Vidican left and were replaced by Stuart Brotman and Paul Lagos for their 3rd and 4th albums. The release, "Bernice," is deep, amazing psych with phenomenal electric guitar work that was missing from some of the other albums, and while it looks as though it may be more country influenced, which many of their albums surely were, this one is WAY overlooked. At the end of 1969, Kaleidoscope contributed 2 new songs ("Brother Mary" and "Mickey's Tune") to Michaelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point.
Kaleidoscope - Pulsating Dream

1 comment:

marram62 said...

CD 1
01. Egyptian Garden
02. If the Night
03. Hesitation Blues
04. Please
05. Keep Your Mind Open
06. Pulsating Dream
07. Oh Death
08. Come on In
09. Why Try
10. Minnie the Moocher
11. Elevator Man
12. Little Orphan Nannie
13. I Found Out
14. Greenwood Sidee
15. Life Will Pass You By
16. Taxim
17. Baldhead End of a Broom
18. Louisiana Man
19. You Don't Love Me
CD 2
01. Beacon from Mars
02. Rampé, Rampé
03. Nobody
04. Love Games
05. Egyptian Candy
06. Hello, Trouble
07. Just a Taste
08. Lie to Me
09. Let the Good Love Flow
10. Killing Floor (AKA Tempe Arizona)
11. Petit Fleur
12. Banjo
13. Cuckoo
14. Seven-Ate Sweet
CD 3
01. Sefan
02. Chocolate Whale
03. Another Lover
04. Sneakin' Thru the Ghetto
05. To Know Is Not to Be
06. Lulu Arfin Nanny
07. Lie and Hide
08. Ballad of Tommy Udo
09. Bernice
10. Soft and Easy
11. New Blue Ooze
12. Why Try [Single Version]