Guerssen Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Wicked Lady were Martin Weaver’s hard-rocking power-trio operative from the 1969 to 1972: they slip right into fuzzed-out lock-step on each track. Everything the band ever recorded, spread across four LP’s (in gatefold sleeves), packed in with a patch, a badge, a tote bag and a postcard! Super-strictly limited to 500 copies. From Guerssen.
Rousing the druids with Gallery. The Wind That Shakes the Barley is the 1972 underground folk album that’s getting a well deserved repress. Full of eerie and emotive guitar picking, unaided effortless vocal harmonies and some violin bits for added sorrow. A nice little gem from the vaults of English 70s folk. Out on vinyl LP from Guerssen.
Reissues are our forte, but 1970s neofolk is one hell of a niche. Madden and Harris are essential to it, and we wcouldn'tdream of withholding them from you. Hypnotizing and just plain enticing, progressive at just the right moments, and digging up that classic '70s feel just about all the time, Fool’s Paradise belongs on vinyl - and in your record collection.
Thomas Edisun's Electric Light Bulb Band
The Red Day Album
That this is an obscure psychedelia group is heralded by the mis-spelt name: Thomas Edisun’s Electric Light Bulb Band. The Red Day Album, once thought lost, has been unearthed from 1967 by the Guerssen label. Inspired by Sgt. Pepper’s but with a pleasingly amateur, ‘enthusiast’ approach, this is worth hearing.
Now’s finally the time to stop going through your dad’s old picture albums and live the dream of the past: Psychedelic Sounds From The Young Blood, Beacon and Mother Labels, 1969-1974 is upon us! Time to grab your reefer, get on that windowpane (honestly I don’t know what they called it back then - maybe just old fashioned LSD?) and drop through this remastered vinyl time warp.
Initially designed to play alongside a lightshow installation in 1968, Magic Lantern is reissued on vinyl here as an important artefact of stateside psychedelia. Trippy, fuzzy and definitely of their time, Chicago’s Haymarket Square rip through twelve bar blues jams and extended workouts with some feisty grooves. Out on vinyl LP from Guerssen.
Trippy folk rock with ethereal vocals from Dutch singer / songwriter Jan Duindam. This was his first solo album and was originally released in 1978. A song from it, 'Happiness and Tears' was covered by crusty folkios Midlake on their 'Late Night Tales' album. 'Thoughts' is now available, on vinyl gatefold, and remastered for extra ear pleasure.