Why haven’t I done an Italian psychedelia show yet? It’s a good question, and one that I have no good answer for. Oversight? No, I’ve planned on doing an Italian Occult Psychedelia show for over a year now, with a guy named Honcho, but, you know how things go… Anyway, NOW is the time.
I’ve tried to fit three hours into a two hour show because there’s just so much great Italian psych. Sometime in the future I’ll do just a ’60s – 90’s show, and then a contemporary psych show. This one’s a taste of it all, but mostly contemporary.
Turn on. Tune in.
Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano . Le Ultime Parole Di Brandimante, Dall’orlando Furioso, Ospite Peter Hartman E Fine (Da Ascoltarsi Con TV Accesa, Senza Volume). . Dedicato . BDS . 1967
Le Orme . Ad Gloriam . Ad Gloriam . Car Juke Box . 1969
The Trip . Caronte . Caronte 1 . RCA Italiana . 1971
Deadpeach . 2 . Bombay . Go Down Records . 2010
Golden Cup . Vagabond . Untitled 1 . Blackest Rainbow . 2012
Insider . Vibrations From the Tapes . Raga In the Sky . Phonosphera Records . 2012
Herself . S/T . Here We Are . DeAmbula Records . 2012
Lay Llamas . Ostro . Ancient People of the Stars . Rocket Recordings . 2014
Movie Star Junkies . Junkyears: Rarities And Farm Recordings 2005-2007 . Black Caraibi . Avant! . 2009
Jennifer Gentle . Funny Creature Lane . Couple in Bed by a Green Flashing Light . Sillyboy . 2002 [This band is FUCKING AMAZING. Got their name from Lucifer Sam on Piper at the Gates of Dawn, AND did a live album with Kawabata Makoto The Wrong Cage (2002).]
The Vickers . Ghosts . See Me Jumping On the Stars . Black Candy Records . 2014
Ufomammut . Ecate . Somnium . Neurot . 2015
Other Italian artists to check out:
Nino Rota . Casanova [Seriously, he has to be on any Italian list. This soundtrack especially.]
Jacula . Tardo Pede In Magiam Versus [definitely going to be on the Occult Psych show]
Gli Astrali – Viaggio Allucinogeno [WTF! Awesome]
Jooklo Duo (and variants) [So fucking good. I’ve played this duo on my psych jazz show]
The Great Saunites . Green [In the midst of a series of crazy great post-rock/psych albums]
Go!Zilla – https://youtu.be/GRTSO2JDEco
Boring Machines . Heroin in Tahiti/Sun and Violence [I love this album. Check it out]
CHT – Cross Highest Trip . Vision Without Execution Is Hallucination . 2017