Friday, January 23, 2009

peter's trip



Paul Beaver: synthesizer; Michael Bloomfield: guitar;
Harvey Brooks: bass; Marcus Doubleday: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Barry Goldberg: organ, piano, harpsichord;
Nick Gravenites: guitar, vocals; Bobby Notkoff: violin;
Buddy Miles: percussion; Peter Strazza: saxophone.


A cautiously representative sample from the score to the 1967 cinematic fest which was the love child of Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. Sidewalk was a subsidiary of Capitol, under the creative wing of Mike Curb.

There are unexpected encounters with brilliance peppered through this, like finding sparkling veins on a subway wall.


THE ELECTRIC FLAG: PETER'S TRIP from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)
THE ELECTRIC FLAG: SYNESTHESIA from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)
THE ELECTRIC FLAG: GREEN & GOLD from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)

Speaking of trips, visit this recent post on Doc 40 with its link to New Scientist, for a mindwarping exploration of the universe as hologram. Philip K. Dick would have lapped it up.


PURCHASE THE TRIP (OST)

9 comments:

The Wolfmen said...

Have you heard Electric Banana - The Pretty Things secret band?

ib said...

No, Wolfmen, this is news to me...

ib said...

I've listened to Phil May & The Fallen Angels, but never unzi(a)pped the Electric Banana.

Mr. HCI said...

I made a valiant attempt many years ago to watch The Trip. I did not succeed.

ib said...

No, Mr. HCI, I've never managed to sit through the movie myself; lightweight that I am. The trip scene is "Easy Rider" was nicely staged, however.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

If you haven't tripped out walking over a bridge like the guy in The Trip does you have not lived.

Jon said...

I dunno Ib. As bad psychedelic music goes, that was a little too tasteful. It certainly is bad though! Of course, I mean that in a good way.

ib said...

Beer, I was going to reply that most of my trips have taken place behind closed doors, but that's not strictly true. Is the bridge you are referring to the one closed recently as a result of failing timber, perchance ?

ib said...

Jon: definitely bad in a good way. I've been enjoying 'Green & Gold" especially. Brings to mind "Florida Fantasy" from Midnight Cowboy and, for some reason, the films of Sam Peckinpah. Must be the Tex-Mex brass. It's just a shame it doesn't really ever breakout of that perfunctory wedding band groove.