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Anyone else into this genre of music/sub-genre of folk music. Well, I've been greatly enjoying a good number of artists from the initial run which lasted from 1967 to 1977 or so. Started by The Incredible String Band and is also probably the most famous, played at Woodstock. There's also a revival going on now called New Weird America, but I haven't really checked out any of those artists.

Here's some of my favorite bands with links to more info and a youtube video.

Forest

At the top in this genre. Full Circle, released in 1970 I tell you is a masterpiece. First s/t album is good but nowhere near as their second and last album already mentioned.

http://www.scaruffi.com/vol2/forest.html

Dr. Strangely Strange

Such lovely music, great vocals and flute. Their two albums Kip of the Serenes and Heavy Petting are essential, Halcyon Days an album was recently discovered in the Island vaults is also recommended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HElbhtF0NCo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangely_Strange

The Incredible String Band

Great band, released a good number of albums start with The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incredible_String_Band

Spirogyra

I think their three albums are great but the vocals might put some people off. Barbara Gaskin's voice on the other hand are just splendid, top class. St. Radigunds, Old Boot Wine, and Bells, Boots and Shambles are their albums.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirogyra_(band)

Trees

Hmmm, great female vocals. Two albums, The Garden of Jane Delawney and On the Shore.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xqw6

Mellow Candle

Another band with female vox and they also are lovely. Just one album, Swaddling Songs.

http://www.progreviews.com/reviews/display.php?rev=mc-ss

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellow_Candle

Comus

First Utterance is probably the most weird, trippy album I've listened to.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comus_(band)

http://www.comusmusic.co.uk/

Dead Man

A good deal of their music fits nicely with psych-folk rock. A band from today, have released two albums their s/t and Euphoria.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_SRgvPKkYk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Man_(band)

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I'm so tottaly into this too! Forest and Mellow Candle are great (I don't know much about the other bands). I'm into alot of other folky stuff from the 60's/70's (john martyn, nick drake, heron etc), you into much of that stuff?

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I do listen to Nick Drake and like his music but I can't say I've listened to John Martyn nor Heron. I'll check them out. Folk music is my second favorite genre and other folkies I listen to from the 60's and 70's are Townes Van Zandt, Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes, Fairport Convention, Pearls Before Swine. Newer ones, Fleet Foxes, Ray LaMontagne.

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I do listen to Nick Drake and like his music but I can't say I've listened to John Martyn nor Heron. I'll check them out. Folk music is my second favorite genre and other folkies I listen to from the 60's and 70's are Townes Van Zandt, Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes, Fairport Convention, Pearls Before Swine. Newer ones, Fleet Foxes, Ray LaMontagne.

I'll have to check out some of the others you mentioned :lol: I know Fleet Foxes and Fairport Convention, they're both great.

One of my favourite John Martyn songs, he wrote it for/about nick drake:

and my favourite Heron song:

My link

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Not sure about the John Martyn song but I really liked the song "Yellow Roses" by Heron that you linked to, thanks. :)

Here's a song by my favorite folk artist, Townes Van Zandt.

Glad you liked it :D

The Townes Van Zandt song is quite cool. I listened to some of his other stuff and thought they were okay. For me personaly his music/voice tend's to vear towards a country style, which is okay but not my kinda thing. Have you got the compilation 'Gather In The Mushrooms'? It's a great acid folk compilation, its worth checking out ;).

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Yeah, his stuff does go in a more country style not at all related to psych folk, I'd say country folk. I have heard of the compilation 'Gather In The Mushrooms' but don't have it, do want it.

Edit: It's worthy of note that there is a book coming late this year on this genre we speak of.

Seasons They Change: The Story Of Acid, Psych and Experimental Folk

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Yeah, his stuff does go in a more country style not at all related to psych folk, I'd say country folk. I have heard of the compilation 'Gather In The Mushrooms' but don't have it, do want it.

Edit: It's worthy of note that there is a book coming late this year on this genre we speak of.

Seasons They Change: The Story Of Acid, Psych and Experimental Folk

That book looks great, I might have to pre-order it lol ;) Have you heard of Nick Drake's (among others...) producer Joe Boyd? I went to a talk he gave and it was really interesting. He was manager of the UFO club in london (where pink floyd, tomorrow etc played).

By the way, here's some great 60's phsyc pop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcUTO8GtnH8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHkrSkoSBiw&feature=related

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Dancing Madly Backwards On A Sea Of Air has got to be the best song title I've ever heard :lol: It's a great song though, I'll sure be checkin out some of their other stuff :D Have you ever heard any Humble Pie? They were pretty awesome (especially their vocalist, Steve Marriot) :

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Humble Pie is cool the Fillmore live album is superb. The Small Faces are also good which Steve Marriot was in.

Yeah, Captain Beyond is great members of Deep Purple (Rod Evans), Iron Butterfly (Lee Dorman, Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt), and Armageddon (Bobby Caldwell).

You might be interested in more obscure heavy psych/hard rock listed here

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Humble Pie is cool the Fillmore live album is superb. The Small Faces are also good which Steve Marriot was in.

Yeah, Captain Beyond is great members of Deep Purple (Rod Evans), Iron Butterfly (Lee Dorman, Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt), and Armageddon (Bobby Caldwell).

You might be interested in more heavy psych/hard rock listed here

Thanks for the link. Since posting the reply, I've been listening to Captain Beyond non stop :lol: its freakin awesome, thanks a bunch :D Have you ever listened to Funk Railroad? They are really cool.

Don't ya just love how this is going so off topic :lol:;)

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I have listened to the 'red' album and the live album which are great but I still have yet to hear their other albums.

The last few posts have gotten quite off topic, but it's great.

Sadly to say imo its a bit meh :o shame on me :lol: na it's alright, jsut a little acdc for me; which is great but a bit, I can't describe it. Can ya post a link to any other songs they did, I'm intrigued ;) Another cool band: Wishbone Ash:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7GypLdOpws

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etzadAfjFR8

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Argus!!! Love that album. Most of the material of Foghat is along the same lines, i.e. it's boogie rock.

Even more cool bands:

Quicksilver Messenger Service

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDkVaAieF8o

The Gates of Slumber

This band's music conveys images of the evil forces in the Lord of the Rings. Lol

Graveyard

Saw this band last year they're so great.

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Argus!!! Love that album. Most of the material of Foghat is along the same lines, i.e. it's boogie rock.

Even more cool bands:

Oh right ok. Thought The Gates Of Slumber was ok, bit too, I dunno, it's not metal, its really heavy rock? yes? no? I dunno (hey that rhymes :lol: ). Thought QuickSsilver Messenger Service was pretty awesome but for me the best was Graveyard. Ilove their kinda mix of 70's/new rock and a bit of blues thrown in, simply awesome :D

Now, now now now now............Have you ever heard any Free or Peter Green's F.M? If not.....................:

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