Author – themack

David Hemmings: Happens

Even though I knew what this was when I found it, I didn’t have high hopes for it being good. I figured guy from Blow Up + record that bombed = bogus psych moves. I mean, come on, how good could it be? The guy was an actor! Well, for one, Hemmings has a good […]

Black Diamonds: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

I have heard that this is the exact same record as the more well known Animated Egg lp. I, however, have never had them side by side to know for sure. Regardless, this is one of the best psych-sploitation cash-in albums out there. There is an epic story about these sessions which encompass, ace studio […]

Michael Small: Klute OST

“Hens teeth rare” soundtrack that was allegedly pressed illegitimately from the get go. And believeably so – as originals are unbanded and notoriously shoddily pressed. I have heard this dismissed as a “two tracker”, but it’s about as a good as any soundtrack I’ve heard of this era. If you are looking to find a […]

Shades of Joy: Music of El Topo

One of my favorite soundtracks ever! And a somewhat confusing record. First, there are two versions – the film score on Apple (which I hear is to be avoided) and this bay area jazzfunk jam “inspired by the film” by the Shades of Joy on Douglas. Alejandro Jodorowsky – the movie’s director is credited here […]