Tim (fingertrouble) wrote,

Up Against The Wall Parts 1 and 2

I know some of you like psych and folk music, and I've done these two mixes as an attempt to make a psych mix finally, but in a way it didn't completely go to plan. I felt the floatier 'summer of love' stuff didn't fit the way I felt or what's going on in the world, so I delved into the counterculture of 1968-1970's with bands & artists like The Fugs, David Peel, Deviants, Edgar Broughton, Aphrodite's Child, Kevin Ayers, Zappa etc. Also some newer stuff across the mixes I felt fitted, I can never completely stay on theme!

First part is very dark, occult in places and apocalyptic - projecting forward to a future of President Trump and P.M. May, and the Mexican wall (the title comes from a poem which then created an anarchist group called Up Against The Wall Motherfucker, so yeah, slightly NSFW - also my mixes go deep so there's William Blake and Ginsberg in there too). If it's schizophrenic in feeling then it's supposed to be, this was created around the time of Brexit and Trump being big in the polls...general feeling of 'What The Fuck Is Going On?'. I do think these things have happened before, and it's worth looking back to 1968 and beyond to learn what they did and possible solutions (and mistakes).

Come Orpheus And Sing To Me (153Mb, 1:55)

Coming from The Garden

  • The Fugs - Turn on Tune in Drop Out

  • Aphrodite's Child - Altamont

  • Saturday's Photograph - Summer Never Go Away

  • Kevin Ayers - Song For Insane Times

  • Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Trouble Every Day

  • Edgar Broughton Band - Even Over Rooftops

  • The Fugs - I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation Rot

  • Jefferson Airplane - We Can Be Together (Live from Go Ride the Music w/intro)

  • Aphrodite's Child - Loud, Loud, Loud

  • David Peel & The Lower East Side - Up Against The Wall

  • Gnarls Barkley - Storm Coming

  • The Deviants - Deviation Street

  • Pink Fairies - When's The Fun Begin?

  • Arzachel - Leg

  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - People-Vultures

  • The Joint - Dinosaur

  • Can - Oh Yeah

  • Moondog - Two Quotations in Dialogue

The Arrival

  • Aphrodite's Child - The Four Horsemen

  • Comus - Song To Comus

  • Twink - The Coming Of The One

  • Aphrodite's Child - Seven Bowls

  • Lucifer (Mort Garson) - Solomon's Ring

  • Coven - Satanic Mass

  • Fifty Foot Hose - Cauldron

  • White Noise - The Visitation

  • The United States Of America - The Garden Of Earthly Delights

  • John Martyn - The Gardeners

  • Antoine - Where Did Everyone Go To?

Strange New World

  • Big Brother & The Holding Company - All Is Loneliness

  • David Axelrod - The Human Abstract

  • Butthole Surfers - Strangers Die Everyday

  • Oleg Buloshkin - Sacrament

  • The Insects - She Moves Through the Fair

  • White Noise - Your Hidden Dreams

  • Free Design - An Elegy

  • Suzanne Vega - Song of Sand

  • Dionne Warwick - The Windows Of The World

  • Bonzo Dog Band - Them

  • Moondog - Cuplet

And the second part, well the first section is about politics - I suspect those in the US might appreciate the first 4-5 tracks although might not know about The Clangers. The rest is darker and less about the state of the nation and more about the state of the person. My impending move to John's, and what's been going on with me and my hatred of 2016. A lot of nice folk and songwriting from Sandy Denny, Jimmy Webb, Bill Fay, Jackson C. Frank, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon et al.

This is more about after the Summer of Love, the autumn and winter. Winter Is Coming...the down side of dropping out and tuning out, there are quite a few barbs in there, criticisms of the Summer of Love (reading about 1966 atm in fact).

And the spoken word in the Fatima Yamaha (yes it's not all psych/folk, but mostly is) is how I feel at the moment. You can't rely on anyone, it's true.

"Tear down the walls...Won't you try?" (138Mb, 1:49)

Up Yours 2016:

  • David Peel & The Lower East Side - I Like Marijuana

  • Clangers - Vote for Froglet b/w

  • The Waterproof Candle - Electrically Heated Child

  • The Fugs - Wide Wide River

  • Strawberry Children - One Stands Here

  • Edgar Broughton Band - Up Yours

  • The Holy Modal Rounders - The Pledge

  • Fingertrouble - These Days

  • Sandie Shaw - Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken

  • The Fugs - Exorcising the Evil Spirits From the Pentagon October 21, 1967

  • Bill Fay - Screams in the Ears

  • Fatima Yamaha - What's A Girl To Do

  • The 5th Dimension - Pattern People

The Dark Empty Room

  • Jason Paul - Shine A Little Light Into My Room

  • War - Slippin' Into Darkness

  • Moondog - Why Spend a Dark Night with Me

  • Paul Simon - Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall

  • Jackson C. Frank - Dialogue (I Want to Be Alone)

  • Sandy Denny - Next Time Around

  • Jimmy Webb - Three Songs (Let It Be Me, Never My Love, I Wanna Be Free)

  • The Kinks - Strangers

  • Zombies - Smokey Day

  • The 5th Dimension - Requiem: 820 Latham

  • Michael Kiwanuka - Rule the World

  • The Network - Ears Of Stone

  • The Executives - Parenthesis

  • Sandy Denny - Milk and Honey

  • Nico - The Fairest Of The Seasons

  • Johnny Rivers - Sweet Smiling Children

Moving On

  • Charlie Poole - It's Moving Day

  • The Carnival - I'm Going Home Tomorrow

  • Sandy Denny & The Strawbs - On My Way

  • Jefferson Airplane - We Can Be Together

  • Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra - When It Was Done

  • Bill Fay - Be Not So Fearful

  • Sandy Denny - No End (Solo Piano Version)

  • The Fugs - We're Both Dead Now, Alice

P.S. Here's the original 1968/Olympics inspired artwork, I might get into trouble for the Trump one, inspired by a shirt worn and I think printed by B. Dolan. I remade it. Just don't shoot him, mmmkay? I'll be in deep shit if one of the NRA-types goes off script...


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