Trip On Me - Soft Psych & Sunshine Various Artists (Trip On Me)


Big Beat
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Summer’s here and the time is right . . . for a carefully-curated compendium of late 1960s California sunshine from the vaults of several hallowed West Coast indie labels and production houses.

Big Beat’s Trip On Me: Soft Psych & Sunshine 1966-69 features 24 pop-psych nuggets replete with a healthy dose of dulcet harmony, jazz-tinged charts and studio freakery. All were recorded in Hollywood or the San Francisco Bay Area for collectable labels like Mira and Era or maverick outfits such as producer Gary S Paxton and SF’s Trident Productions.

The legendary Curt Boettcher appears not only as producer but also as backing vocalist on several cuts, as well as featured artist on a fascinating demo. Collectable obscurities such JP Rags, the Pretty People and A Thousand Faces are joined by sunshine pop staples The Forum, Primrose Circus and Filipino female quintet The Third Wave, who are represented by two rare early recordings.

Drawn from unreleased masters and session tapes with top-notch sound quality, and detailed liner notes revealing the facts behind such unheralded acts as the Lollipop Fantasy, Candy Company and A Small World, Trip On Me is an essential purchase for 60s pop fanciers of all persuasions.

Alec Palao


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Soul Sunrise - JP Rags

  • 02 Preview Trip On Me - The Forum

  • 03 Preview Niki - The Third Wave

  • 04 Preview Going To San Diego - The Pretty People

  • 05 Preview The Life You Lead - A Small World

  • 06 Preview A Thousand Faces - The Thousand Faces

  • 07 Preview Sugar Stone - The Candy Company

  • 08 Preview Lazy Bones - The Tricycle

  • 09 Preview PS Call Me Lulu - The Primrose Circus

  • 10 Preview Out In The Open - The Justice League

  • 11 Preview Meadows And Flowers - Curt Boettcher

  • 12 Preview Song Rider - The Pretty People

  • 13 Preview Someday Sunday - The Gettysbyrg Address

  • 14 Preview Roamin' - The High

  • 15 Preview Three Kingfishers-Ferris Wheel - The Third Wave

  • 16 Preview Go To Try And Put Out The Sun - The Forum

  • 17 Preview Bells Of Saint Barbara - JP Rags

  • 18 Preview Richard And Me - Evergreen Tangerine

  • 19 Preview Tinkling Glasses - Tomorrow's World

  • 20 Preview Somewhere - The Tricycle

  • 21 Preview Little Balloon Lady - The Gallery

  • 22 Preview Summer Flower (She's On My Mind) - The Crystal Set

  • 23 Preview It's A Groovy World - The Lollipop Fantasy

  • 24 Preview Until Now - Augie Moreno

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