The Vinyl Issue:
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.