WIRESHAKER-UFO Tales

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WIRESHAKER-UFO Tales


Following on from the recently posted & fairly obvious nod to the UFO scene- ’14 HOURS’, we now bring you the most splendid- WIRESHAKER’s ‘UFO Tales’…

   UFO Tales
“The sixties began in the summer of 1956, ended in October of 1973 and peaked just before dawn on 1 July, 1967 at the UFO club in London”
Joe Boyd -White Bicycles
Established by expatriate New Englander Boyd and counter-culture catalyst John “Hoppy” Hopkins, in The Blarney Club, an Irish ballroom at 31 Tottenham Court Road, UFO (the name stood for Unlimited Freak Out, had nothing to do with flying saucers and was always pronounced you-foe) first opened its doors just before Christmas 1966.
For a ten-bob entry fee, you could commune with fellow freaks from 10 in the evening until 8 the following morning watching Marx Brothers movies, being dazzled by light-shows, playing “spot the fuzz” and scoring some of the best LSD this side of San Francisco.
Oh, and there was music, lots of music and everybody featured below provided it at one time or another.
Of course things couldn’t last. It didn’t take long for The News Of The World to start sniffing around. On the first Sunday of July the front page carried a picture a topless girl who the paper claimed to be 15 under the headline “Hippie Vice Den!”. It was an inexorable descent from there on……

1 THE SYN-14 HOUR TECHNICOLOR DREAM
2 LOUISE-LOOK AT THE SUN
3 JOHN’S CHILDREN-A MIDSUMMERS NIGHT SCENE
4 SAM GOPAL-MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM
5 THE SMOKE-HAVE SOME MORE TEA
6 PROCAL HAREM-KALEIDOSCOPE
7 THE LIVERPOOL SCENE-BAT POEM
8 PETE BROWN & HIS BATTERED ORNAMENTS-THE POLITICIAN (INTRODUCTORY RANT)
9 DARTALIAN’S CHARIOT-THE MADMAN RUNNING THROUGH THE FIELDS
10 FAMILY-OLD SONGS,NEW SONGS
11 PRETTY THINGS-DEFECTING GREY
12 CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN-GIVE HIM A FLOWER
13 TOMORROW-REVOLUTION
14 BONZO DOG DOO DAH BAND-11 MOUSTACHIOED DAUGHTERS
15 GINGER FOLORUNSO JOHNSON & HIS AFRO CUBAN BAND-HIGH LIFE #5
16 HAPSHASH & THE COLOURED COAT-A MIND BLOWN IS A MIND SHOWN
17 THIRD EAR BAND-LARK RISE
18 AMM-AFTER RAPIDLY CIRCLING THE PLAZA
19 FAIRPORT CONVENTION-PORTFOLIO
20 DENNY LAINE- SAY YOU DON’T MIND
21 SOFT MACHINE-I’D RATHER BE WITH YOU
22 PINK FLOYD-CANDY & A CURRENT BUN
23 THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND-WAY BACK IN THE 1960’S

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You might also like to check out other WIRESHAKER mixes including- ‘wally’ & ’soft psych’,
as well as SLIPPERY1 mixes- ‘Rock#1’, ‘Magick 1&2’ , ‘Shoft Shyke’, ‘Space/Kraut Rock’ &
’14 Hours’- then again, you might not…

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