I make all these custom CD-R comps at home for myself, now that Iâ€™m commuting again and need new music in the car, and blank CDs are rapidly approaching a price point that enables them to be easily disposed of. In other words, at roughly 10 cents a pop, I can start making a CD, lose interest, botch the whole thing, take the CD out and snap it in two, all without too much of an impact to my bottom line. Remember way back in 2000 when a CD-R, which almost always came in its own case, was like $1.50 or more? I sure do. Anyway, one CD Iâ€™m working on is a â€œmonstrous compilation of fuzzed-out world-destroying 60s psychedelic nuggets to fry yr brainâ€, or something like that. I donâ€™t yet have the 20-25 absolute face-melting, mind-expanding, acid-damaged screamers that I need, though. Itâ€™s gonna be called Psychedelico Ultima, â€˜cause that sounds kind of Spanish and rad. I know what the three lead tracks are going to be, though.
Firstâ€™ll be THE TWILIGHTERSâ€™ â€œNothing Can Bring Me Downâ€ for sure. This Texas howler from 1968 is just an incredible tune, later covered as you may know by PUSSY GALORE on their live album. Right on. Nextâ€™ll be â€œCuttin Grassâ€ by the CARETAKERS OF DECEPTION. Thank you Grady Runyan! 1968 on this one â€“ read more about it here. Finally, the wah-wah crazy â€œOn The Road Southâ€ by THE STEREO SHOESTRING will take you into the howling, sucking void & leave you there for good. Sound fun? It is. These are the three best psychedelic rock and roll songs America ever produced. I hope you agree.