is the brainchild of guitarist Ripley Johnson. From the original idea of having non-musicians gather together to play very primitive, improvisational psych rock the San Francsico foursome soon adopted a style too unique to be overlooked. Several releases later and with Moon Duo as a side project, Ripley is the heralded leader of the new breed Haight-Ashbury freakout scene.
«Centerfold». I think I discovered sex when I first heard this song. Also «Cars». I know, it’s from ’79.
It has the hypnotic good vibes to cleanse your body and soul.
The smoothest. Let your troubles drift away.
It’s nice to bring a bit of Detroit to the beach.
It’s smooth and cosmic.
One of the greatest records of all time. I’d like to hear it on a club- soundsystem.
From «Live at the Boston Tea Party, 1970». It makes you want to run around and get crazy.
Basically it’s about a guy who hates to work, but works so he can eat and see his girl. So he decides it’s all worth it.
I would do it in slow motion, like in a Martin Scorcese picture.
Most people don’t dig the free jazz.
Because the pulse goes so well with the passing lights.
I don’t jog, but it would be a good one. Snapper was an indie band from New Zealand.
It puts everything in perspective.
It’s good to have Lou Reed singing out instructions for everyone.
It’s evocative of childhood.
It’s nice to be engrossed in good narrative songs while stuck on a plane. This one’s about flying saucers coming down to rescue all of the «sensitive and deserving people» from Armageddon.
It’s off the great and spooky Anthology of American Folk Music.
Fun to imagine while lying in bed.
If it’s New York, I generally like to listen to the screeching and clanking of the trains. In SF, they’re nearly silent, so maybe something like «Darkness: Flowers Must Die».
Just because I like to sing «It’s a laaaaaaaazeee day!». Otherwise I like to crank some electric Miles Davis. Something like «Moja» from Dark Magus. It chases away the spirits.
It’s about 20 minutes of psychedelic bliss-rock. It’s from this Japanese band that only recorded this album in 2004. The lineup is bass, drums, and two electric guitars with plenty of Space-Echo.
It’s a Japanese psychedelic noise band. They got compared to The Velvet Underground, but don’t have a lot of releases although they formed in 1967.