It was over 20 years ago now that I first became fascinated with 60’s garage-psych, I loved it, I love it! I got into it heavily and began by collecting psych collections such as the Nuggets box sets and Pebbles compilations.
These comps are brimming with obscure sounds, where one-off bands kicked out trip-tastic psychedelic punk songs using sonic effects such as fuzz tones. This was an era of riff-driven tracks where pioneering bands such as The Sonics, The Seeds, Electric Prunes and the 13th Floor Elevators inspired music of the time and music of the future…I adore these sounds..
Today’s song is a rare garage-psych single from Minneapolis band, The Calico Wall. I initially stumbled upon its B-side, Flight Reaction, and later discovered the very hypnotic wonders of I’m A Living Sickness, these songs are smashing, so I’ve included both!