From the off, it’s clear this ragbag of long-lost 60s acetates, tapes and wax discs is a lot more than just a ragbag. It’s impossible to say how You Can Run by The Majority failed to hit the Top 10, or even secure a proper release. It bounces, it boogies, it baffles. (Our advance copy didn’t come with the usual extensive Rev-Ola liner notes, so after 40 years the band and their four top tracks must remain a mystery for just a while longer.) Although Psychedelic Jumble spans the genres from pure British pop and psych, to freakbeat and blue eyed soul, the lo-fi forgotten hero vibe gives it a real righteous sense. Twenty tracks split nine ways works well, with The Penny Peeps and Paradox to the fore. The real prize is four “new” demo tracks by Tintern Abbey, whose solitary Vacuum Cleaner 45 is recognised as a true great in Creamy-Hendrixy circles. Do What You Must and How Do I Feel Today live up to the legend.
Various Artists - Psychedelic Jumble Volume 1: What’s The Rush Time Machine Man?
One groovy night down at the Lost & Found
Rev-Ola | CD REV 217
Reviewed by Derek Hammond
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