BLUE ORCHIDS

THE MAGICAL RECORD OF BLUE ORCHIDS (TINY GLOBAL PRODUCTIONS)

BLUE ORCHIDS - THE MAGICAL RECORD OF BLUE ORCHIDS 134190
Format:
1 LP
Release:
21.06.2019
Label:
TINY GLOBAL PRODUCTIONS
Kat.-Nr.:
134190
Barcode:
0076625972336
While recording of last year's "Righteous Harmony Fist", Blue Orchids messed about with a few covers of insanely obscure low-fi garage / psych tunes.

Few casual aficionados of rock music will know more than a song or two from this set - the likes of The Penny Saints and The Aardvarks and their kin not exactly being household names.

In fact, of the seven '60s acts with songs covered here, none lasted more than a handful of singles.

Complementing those songs are covers of songs by two more recent groups. The swirling keyboards of The Growlers' Pavement And The Boot is distilled back to its fundamental garage essence, while Crystal Stilts' two-minute original, Love Is A Wave, is slowed down and channelled back to the melodic pop wonder lingering beneath its Reid brothers buzzsaw and pays respect to the band, who'd themselves covered Blue Orchids' Low Profile a few years back.

Of special interest will be Addicted To The Day, the album's key song, the words for which were recently found in a 1977 notebook of Bramah's which at Mark E.

Smith had borrowed and then scribbled down the 'poem' in thanks, to which Bramah added music.

The haunting lines, "How could I have suspected my abysmal future / A doom which has haunted me / And turned me into a wreck and a parody", are the centrepiece of the album, a concept compiled of bits and pieces of esoteric tunes, telling a tale of Faustian doom in a pact with forces of evil.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PAVEMENT AND THE BOOT
  • 1.2. I'M A LIVING SICKNESS
  • 1.3. MEDITATION
  • 1.4. DON'T SELL YOUR MIND
  • 1.5. ADDICTED TO THE DAY
  • 1.6. I'M HIGHER THAN I'M DOWN
  • 1.7. PAINTED AIR
  • 1.8. OPTICAL SOUND
  • 1.9. THE THIRD EYE
  • 1.10. LOVE IS A WAVE