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The Vinyl Issue:
Lost Treasures

Ten forgotten albums worth scouring your local second-hand record shop for.

For every Led Zeppelin IV, there's a forgotten proto-heavy metal or cosmic country gem.

HAPDASH AND THE COLOURED COAT

Featuring The Human Host And The Heavy Metal Kids  (MINIT/LIBERTY, 1967)

Headed up by psychedelic poster designers Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, Hapshash’s musical endeavours were a suitably cosmic extension of their artwork. This debut album, featuring future members of Spooky Tooth, was as out-there as 60s rock ever got. Stuffed with avant-garde textures, weird experiments and freeform guitar riffs, it proved a big influence on emerging German collective Amon Düül and, so the story goes, inspired parts of the Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request.

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