First two releases by RidingEasy Records "Brown Acid" compilation series, "loads of Hendrix, Zepp, Stones, Sabbath, Skynard, worship included in these tunes, but it’s not just 'Sounds Like' material, there are a lot of great bands that for whatever reason never got the shine they deserved."
"We have enough tracks for 3 trips at the moment and the goal is to do 5."
Brown Acid - The First Trip
1. Zekes - “Box” 00:00
2. Snow - “Sunflower” 02:28
3. Tour - “One of the Bad Guys” 06:27
4. Zebra - “Wasted” 09:45
5. Bob Goodsite - “Faze 1” 13:39
6. Raw Meat - “Stand By Girl” 15:53
7. Punch - “Deathhead” 19:03
8. Bacchus - “Carry My Load” 23:59
9. Lenny Drake - “Love Eyes (Cast Your Spell On Me)” 27:28
10. The Todd - “Mystify Me” 30:20
11. Josefus - “Hard Luck" 33:12
Brown Acid - The Second Trip
1. Ash - Midnight Witch 36:58
2. Sweet Crystal - Warlords 41:03
3. Raving Maniac - Rock and Roll Man 45:33
4. Crossfield - TAKE IT! 47:43
5. Spiny Normen - Bell Park Loon 52:15
6. Glass Sun - Silence Of The Morning 56:21
7. Volt Rush Band - Love To You 01:01:36
8. Buck - Long Hot Highway 01:04:20
9. Iron Knowledge - Show Stopper 01:08:17
10. Sonny Hugg - Daybreak 01:11:51
First trip: https://ridingeasyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/brown-acid-the-first-trip
Second trip: https://ridingeasyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/brown-acid-the-second-trip
Some of the best thrills of the Internet music revolution is the ability to find extremely rare music with great ease. But even with such vast archives to draw from, quite a lot of great songs have gone undiscovered for nearly half a decade, particularly in genres that lacked hifalutin arty pretense. Previously, only the most extremely dedicated and passionate record collectors had the stamina and prowess to hunt down long forgotten wonders in dusty record bins — often hoarding them in private collections, or selling at ridiculous collector’s prices. Legendary compilations like Nuggets, Pebbles, ad nauseum, have exhausted the mines of early garage rock and proto-punk, keeping alive a large cross-section of underground ephemera. However, few have delved into and expertly archived the wealth of proto-metal, pre-stoner rock tracks of Brown Acid: The First Trip.
Brown Acid: The First Trip opens with the slithering buzzsaw guitars and hard-rock howl of Zeke’s’ “Box”, a monster that gives Blue Cheer a run for their leaden blues. Snow sways into “Sunflower” with a touch of Steppenwolf’s swagger and wind-in-their-hair wildness. Elsewhere, Zebra proves they were “Wasted” with a soul-inflected groove, while Bob Goodsite leans in on his wah-wah and phaser pedals, determined to out-Hendrix Jimi himself on “Faze.” Raw Meat’s “Stand By Girl” serves up a fierce, stomping riff intercut with Iron Butterfly style operatics. Bacchus kicks out a hostile sounding boogie, demanding to “Carry My Load.” Josefus caps it all off nicely with a hooky power-pop meets Bob Seger System meets Lollipop Shoppe anthem with the undeniably catchy chorus, “hard luck — keep truckin’!”
It’s a solid set of unknown hits you can’t believe failed to connect back in their heyday due to various unfortunate circumstances. But now in 2015, Brown Acid: The First Trip gives these long-lost gems their well deserved moment to shine.
Brown Acid: The Second Trip opens with the squealing guitar harmonies and Sabbath plod of Ash‘s “Midnight Wish.” Sweet Crystal‘s “Warlords” is a fuzzy and fierce Deep Purple/Arthur Brown inspired organ-led anthem. Raving Maniac‘s ‘Rock and Roll Man” is a tight and brash glam-meets-metal tune proving the true potential of a genre later squandered on Sunset Strip poodleheads. “Silence of the Morning” by Glass Sun serves grungy psych while the Volt Rush Band merges MC5 frantic energy with razor-sharp guitar leads. And, Iron Knowledge‘s aptly titled “Show Stopper” features a breakbeat and incredibly infectious detuned bass warble motif that DJs would kill for – had anyone been able to find the tune back in the day. Throughout, The Second Trip is yet another wall-to-wall set of blazing tracks that feels like you’ve uncovered a holy grail. And, in a way, you have.
The First Trip Released August 25, 2015 by RidingEasy Records
The Second Trip Released April 20, 2016 by RidingEasy Records
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