Friday, January 5, 2001

McQ's Best Of 1969 Vol 6 - Psychedelic Fade

By 1969, the music world's infatuation with the psychedelic soundscape that had emerged just three years earlier was quickly fading in mainstream prominence, abandoned/reshaped as artists moved on to the newer, more enticing musical pastures of country rock, progressive rock, big brass soul raves, and heavy metal.

But some first wave artists, most notably The Jefferson Airplane, cult favorite LA regional act Love, and the Beatles (when their eclectic mood struck them) stuck to their guns, and were joined by a cadre of late-to-the-party second wavers, most not at the level of the genre's first wave, but some - especially Santana, the Peter Frampton-fronted Humble Pie, and the instrumentally exciting if lyrically silly Spirit - still delivering first rate takes on genre in their own right. 

All of them and many more are collect here in our look back at some of the best from 1969's psychedelic hanger-ons. 

Here's the Spotify link. Enjoy!

Set 1 (Righteous Reefer Warriors)

1. Desperation - Humble Pie (6:28)
2. Come Together - The Beatles (4:20)
3. We Can Be Together - Jefferson Airplane (5:48)
4. Hair - The Cowsills (3:30)
5. I'm With You - Love (2:46)
6. Badge - Cream (2:45)
7. Dark Eyed Woman - Spirit (3:07)
8. Barabajagal - Donovan w/ The Jeff Beck Group (3:20)
9. China Cat Sunflower - Grateful Dead (3:42)
10. Cold Turkey - John Lennon (5:03)
11. Belda-Beast - Iron Butterfly (5:47)
12. The Devil Came From Kansas - Procul Harum (4:35)
13. Jingo - Santana (4:21)
14. White Bird - It's A Beautiful Day (8:20)
15. Stand Out - Love (3:01)
16. Hey Frederick - Jefferson Airplane (8:33)
17. Theme From An Imaginary Western - Jack Bruce (3:28)

Set 2 (Twilight Flashbacks)

18. I Don't Know That You Don't Know My Name - Ten Years After (2:06)
19. Get Back - The Beatles (3:12)
20. Children Of The Sun - The Misunderstood (2:40)
21. Singing Cowboy - Love (4:42)
22. Turn My Life Down - Jefferson Airplane (2:58)
23. Gypsy Women - Tim Buckley (12:19)
24. Living - Alice Cooper (3:12)
25. Book Of Moses - Alexander 'Skip' Spence (2:42)
26. Space Cowboy - Steve Miller Band (4:56)
27. Nothing - Love (4:49)
28. 1984 - Spirt (3:37)
29. Bang! - Humble Pie (3:24)
30. Hangman Hang My Shell On A Tree - Spooky Tooth (5:50)
31. The Star Spangled Banner (Woodstock Performance) - Jimi Hendrix (3:47)


32. I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles (7:47)
33. Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills & Nash (5:26)
34. Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum (4:00)
35. Give Peace A Chance - The Plastic Ono Band (4:50)

Meet the Brothers and Sisters of the Psychedelic Fade Family:

Humble Pie: More coming soon!

The Beatles: More coming soon!

Jefferson Airplane: More coming soon!

The Cowsills: More coming soon!

Love: More coming soon!

Cream: More coming soon!

Spirit: More coming soon!

Donovan: More coming soon!

Grateful Dead: More coming soon!

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: More coming soon!

Iron Butterfly: More coming soon!

Procul Harum: More coming soon!

Santana: More coming soon!

It's A Beautiful Day: More coming soon!

Jack Bruce: More coming soon!

Ten Years After: More coming soon!

The Misunderstood: More coming soon!

Tim Buckley: More coming soon!

Alice Cooper: More coming soon!

Alexander 'Skip' Spence: More coming soon!

The Steve Miller Band: More coming soon!

Spooky Tooth: More coming soon!

Jimi Hendrix: More coming soon!

Crosby, Stills & Nash: More coming soon!

Norman Greenbaum: More coming soon!

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