Because the head and the air have both been taken.
Friday, 4 August 2017
109. The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Release Date: 1968
When you think of '60s psychedelia, your first thoughts are not towards Scotland are they? Admit it. This probably goes a long way as to explaining why the Scottish branch of this particular kind of hip music is nothing like what we've heard from our Californian and Carnabitian friends.
There was a song early on which is basically the inspiration for ‘The
Lumberjack Song’. That was alright. I enjoyed the appearance of Sweep on
backing vocals during ‘A Cellular Song’, the one with Bob Dylan style
harmonica was pretty good and it wouldn’t surprise me if the Water Song
genuinely features a sound-recording of somebody having a bath. I am not
sure how to react to ‘Swift as the Wind’ as it seems they recorded it
during a medical examination – ‘Open your mouth and say ‘Aaah’.
On a side note, I originally typed 'The Hangman's Beautiful South' on this. That would be an intersting project.
There's a book you may or may not have heard of called '1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die'. Here is my attempt to do just that. Follow my progress from Frank Sinatra to Arcade Fire as I write my thoughts and feelings about each album.
All errors in this blog are mine, and mine only (unless they're not).