Sunday, 16 January 2011

Psyche Sounds '67

This WH Smith ad appeared in Disc & Music Echo in December 1967. It might be of mild interest to students of psychedelia for a couple of reasons: it suggests that the abbreviation 'psyche' was already in use, and gives an idea of which albums were thought to belong to the genre at this relatively early stage. Of course, not many LPs we now regard as UK psych classics had appeared by this time - 1968 and 1969 were the years in which the psychedelic album really came into its own - and the only obvious omissions here are Kaleidoscope's Tangerine Dream (released in November) and the Stones' Their Satanic Majesties Request (released in December, possibly after the ad appeared). Ho hum.

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