If you’re interested in getting the lowdown on the 1960s, or can’t remember, Joe Boyd was there and does remember. His account in ‘White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s’ is of a time when the
wind changed, a time when drugs, political activism and innovative music merged. Here’s a soundtrack from it to get you in the mood.
1 Soft Machine-Why Are We Sleeping?
2 The Purple Gang-Granny Takes A Trip
3 Pink Floyd-Flaming
4 Dr Strangely Strange-Dark Haired Lady
5 Fairport Convention-Eastern Rain
6 Incredible string Band-Koeeoaddi There
7 Nick Drake-One Of These Things First
8 Tomorrow-My White Bicycle
9 Mike Heron-Feast Of Stephen
10 Vashti Bunyan-Diamond Day
11 Fotheringay-Nothing More
12 Nico-Janitor Of Lunacy
13 Kate & Anna McGarrigle-come A Long Way
14 Richard & Linda Thompson-Shoot Out The Lights
15 Beverley & John Martin-Auntie Aviator
16 Dudu Pukwana & Spear-Joe’s Jika
And if this is the sort of thing you enjoy/tolerate, you might want to check out-‘UFO Tales’, ’14 Hours’ the ‘Soft Psych’ mixes, or a couple of the ‘Folk n Blues Club’ mixes? then again, you might be busy?