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Various Artists - I’m A Freak, Baby album review

Album Review

Three-CD set of unheralded countercultural delights.

The narrow glow of hindsight tends to reduce British psychedelia to an easy set of signifiers, from granny glasses and Ally Pally love-ins through to key albums by the likes of Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Traffic. But out in the provinces there existed a host of bands for whom peace, love and the rest of it were little more than forced affectation. Their music was instead cast with a raw physicality that bullied psychedelia into a street-tough product of the working class that took the 60s R&B explosion to its natural conclusion.

Throwing up gold from comparitively unknown bands.

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