Magic Mushroom Band - Pictures In My Mind: Anthology 1984-1994 album review
Free festival stalwarts get a proper retrospective
Of all the groups ill-served by their choice of name, the Magic Mushroom Band must be pretty near the top of the list. Birthed in the early 80s, and coming out of both the contemporary psychedelic revival and free festival scenes, it’s one of those things that must have seemed like a good idea at the time. And it no doubt served them well in the beginning as a rallying point for the freaks and heads that made up their core following. But as this anthology (which assembles rare early recordings and stand-out album tracks) amply demonstrates, MMB had the potential to reach a much wider audience.