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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Streaming Now...

Its June and the mid year lists are hitting! Meanwhile here's further proof of what a great year 2018 is for new music and reissues.
This new crop features some great Heavy duty stoner from Hashteroid, Witch Tripper, Seedy Jeezus, Mr Bison and Fire Down Below, there's cool retro psychedelic rock sounds from Svvamp, Friendship and Crypt Trip  too. You can hear new heavy releases from Blown Out and fuzzed up funk from Here Lies Man and Golden Dawn Arkestra. This months new Psych Sounds are delivered by Routine Death, Low Hums, Flowers Must Die, Wooden Shjips and the motorik sounds of Verstärker newly reissued album Aktivität via Tonzonen Records . On top of that check out great music on Name Your Price from the brilliant Sirius Void and Wychhound. I''ll be playing lots of these bands/tracks/records on my weekly radio show for Hard Rock Hell Radio alongside a ton of other great new music releases. The title links are clickable and will take you to the Bandcamp page. As always, if you like what you hear support the artists and pay for the download, or check out their pages and buy a physical version. lots of the music here on offer here will be available as vinyl versions or special edition packages, Enjoy! Tune in to Atom Heart Mutha on Hard Rock Hell Radio every Friday from 13.00 uk time or check out the show archive HERE on Mixcloud.



Sirius Void - Sirius Void



Seedy Jeezus - Polaris Oblique



Here Lies Man - You Will Know Nothing



Golden Dawn Arkestra - Children Of The Sun



Verstärker - Aktivität



Friendship - Ain't No Shame



Fire Down Below - Hymn Of The Cosmic Man



Witch Tripper - I, Of The Storm



Mr Bison - Holy Oak



Low Hums - Night Magic Wine



Wooden Shjips - V



Flowers Must Die - Där Blommor Dör



Svvamp - Svvamp 2



Routine Death - Parallel Universes



Crypt Trip - Rootstock



Hashteroid - Hashteroid



Blown Out - Sun Rot



Wychhound - Earth Orbiter



Monday, 18 June 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio.... (22.6.18)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday June 22nd. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring great music from Brain Pyramid, Brass Owl, Holy Grove, Liquid Sound Company, Sex Blender, Show Me Your Tits, Space Coke, Valley Of The Sun and Verstärker. On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Black Elephant, Black Mirrors, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Cleōphüzz, Crazy Bull, Crimen, Gaupa, La Chinga, Mr Bison and Zen Bison, you really don't want to miss it! You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.

You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below featuring new music from Atomonaut, Black Helium, Black Lizard, Dead Emperors, Freedom Hawk, Here Lies Man, Kamadeva, Micks Jaguar, Saint Karloff, Sun Dial and The Sledge, click the link and enjoy !



Monday, 11 June 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio.... (15.6.18)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday June 15th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring great music from Black Pussy, Bongzilla, Eternal Tapestry, Fuzz, Libido Fuzz, Randy California, Spectral Haze The Heavy Eyes and We Hunt Buffalo. On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Atomonaut, Black Helium, Black Lizard, Dead Emperors, Freedom Hawk, Here Lies Man, Kamadeva, Micks Jaguar, Saint Karloff, Sun Dial  and The Sledge you really don't want to miss it! You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below featuring new music from Chickn, Dune Pilot, Earthless, Ecstatic Vision, Fire Down Below, Goat, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Great Electric Quest, Here Lies Man, Sirius Void, Spaceslug and Witch Tripper, click the link and enjoy !


Monday, 4 June 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio.... (8.6.18)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday June 8th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring great music from Devil's Witches, Monmouth, Orb, Pearl Handled Revolver, Sun Q, Vintage Cucumber and Wedge. On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Chickn, Dune Pilot, Earthless, Ecstatic Vision, Fire Down Below, Goat, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Great Electric Quest, Here Lies Man, Sirius Vois, Spaceslug and Witch Tripper.As if that wasn't enough i'll also be premiering a brand new track from the forthcoming Saint Karloff album and a track by ????? from the mammoth 4 label sampler Skull Mountain, you really don't want to miss it! You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.


Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.
You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below featuring new music from 1968, ASG, Flex Bison, Garcia Peoples, Seedy Jeezus, The Death Wheelers and Wychhound click the link and enjoy !

  

Saturday, 2 June 2018

18 From 18. Atom Heart Mutha's Albums Of The Year So Far...


One of the great things about the radio shows is getting to hear brand new music and get it out there for the world to hear; the blog itself is great place to post some of that music so you too can listen too and hopefully go on to purchase it yourselves to support the artists and labels.
As we approach the middle of the year it's time to look back on some of the releases I've really enjoyed so far in 2018. There's a variety of flavours here, Hard Stoner Rock, tripped out Spacerock and Kosmische, Experimental Psychedelic and Fuzz.
Check out the Bandcamp players to listen, the album titles hold the links to the bands pages where you can support the artists and buy their music. As with Last year, there will be an end of the year review in early December; for now there's plenty here to listen to and enjoy..
You can hear lots of these bands and artists on the weekly radio show for Hard Rock Hell Radio live  every Friday at 13.00 Uk Time.

Tune in to Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE or Download the app for IOS and Android in their respective stores.

Listen to the Atom Heart Mutha Radio Show Archive on Mixcloud HERE




Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Electric Dream Ecstasy



Black Rainbows - Pandaemonium



Blackwulf - Sinister Sides



Church Of The Cosmic Skull - Science Fiction



Crypt Trip - Rootstock



The Death Wheelers - I Tread On Your Grave



Dreamweapon - Sol



Famillia de Lobos - Familia De Lobos



Friendship - Ain't No Shame



The Golden Grass - Absolutely



Gozu - Equilibrium



MaidaVale - Madness Is Too Pure



Naxatras - III



Mouth - Floating



Psychic Lemon - Frequency Rhythm Distortion Delay



Psychlona - Mojo Rising



Seedy Jeezus - Polaris Oblique



Sergeant Thunderhoof - Terra Solus






Monday, 28 May 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio.... (1.6.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday June 6th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring great music from Bahboon, Banquet, Brownout, DoctoR DooM, Jonathan Morgan, Psicomagia, Psychic Lemon and Sacri Monti. On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by 1968, ASG, Flex Bison, Garcia Peoples, Seedy Jeezus, The Death Wheelers and Wychhound, you really don't want to miss it! You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below featuring new music from  Crypt Trip, DeVille, Fire Down Below, Sex Blender, Svvamp and Turtle Skull click the link and enjoy !


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Streaming Now...

As we move toward the end of May, here's another batch of new and current releases ready for you to check out. This new crop  features some great Heavy duty stoner from Petyr, Astrodome and Ruff Majik, there's cool retro psychedelic rock sounds from Killer Boogie and Willow Child too. You can hear new heavy releases from The Death Wheelers, High Priestess and some really dirty fuzzed up covers via Ecstatic Visions New ep. This months new Psych Sounds are delivered by Sherpa The Tiger, Sex Blender and Dr Space. On top of that check out great music on Name Your Price from the brilliant debut ep's from Flex Bison and Turtle Skull and dig some Chilean desert fuzz courtesy of Depiedra. I''ll be playing lots of these bands/tracks/records on my weekly radio show for Hard Rock Hell Radio alongside a ton of other great new music releases. The title links are clickable and will take you to the Bandcamp page. As always, if you like what you hear support the artists and pay for the download, or check out their pages and buy a physical version. lots of the music here on offer here will be available as vinyl versions or special edition packages, Enjoy! Tune in to Atom Heart Mutha on Hard Rock Hell Radio every Friday from 13.00 uk time or check out the show archive HERE on Mixcloud.


Turtle Skull - Turtle Skull



Sex Blender - Hormonizer



Petyr - Smolyk



Ecstatic Vision - Under The Influence



Astrodome - II



Depiedra - Desértico



Flex Bison - Heavy Rock And Roll Vol. 1



Killer Boogie - Acid Cream



Sherpa The Tiger - Great Vowel Shift



The Death Wheelers - I Tread On Your Grave



High Priestess - High Priestess



Dr Space - Alien Planet Trip Vol 2 Gloomy Horizon



Ruff Majik - Seasons



Willow Child - Paradise & Nadir



Monday, 21 May 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio.... (25.5.18)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday, May 25th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring great music from Atomic Simao, Electric Mountain, Heavy Stone, Killer Boogie, Kyuss, Los Fuck You, Old Blood and Svartanatt. On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by 1968, Crypt Trip, DeVille, Fire Down Below, Friendship, Sex Blender, Svvamp and Turtle Skull, you really don't want to miss it! You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.
Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


You can hear an encore of last weeks show  on the player below featuring new music from Black Elephant, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Flex Bison, Here Lies Man, High Priestess, Kaiser, Mississippi Bones, Nest Egg, Seedy Jeezus, Sergeant Thunderhoof and The Sledge, click the link and enjoy !

Monday, 14 May 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio.... (18.5.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday, May18th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring great music from At Devil Dirt, Hair Of The Dog, Kayleth, The Spacelords, Whitenails and Zed. On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Black Elephant, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Flex Bison, Here Lies Man, High Priestess, Kaiser, Mississippi Bones, Nest Egg, Seedy Jeezus, Sergeant Thunderhoof and The Sledge, you really don't want to miss it! You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.

You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below, click the link and enjoy !




Saturday, 12 May 2018

The Death Wheelers - I Tread On Your Grave.


Canada's Death Wheelers are set to release their debut LP for Riding Easy Records. 'I Tread on your Grave' is a brilliant slab of dirty, acid soaked, heavy rock'n'roll.  
With a cinematic slant; taking samples and influences from biker and exploitation movies from the late 60's and early 70's; it's a record with attitude. Without a doubt, 'I Tread on your Grave' is a serious contender for Atom Heart Mutha's albums of the year list.
I caught up with Max 'The Axe' Tremblay to ask about the new album and how the original ideas and concepts were fully realised right down to the artwork.



Hey Max, good to catch up with you.  How are you doing and where are you speaking to me from right now? 

Hey John, I am doing fine up here in the great white north.

For those that don’t know, tell me a little a bit about the band's history.
I started the band as a solo project in 2015 playing all of the instruments and decided to bring it to the stage at the end of 2015. I recruited local musicians and we started gigging the old material but it didn’t take long until we started writing new songs together which are the ones on I Tread On Your Grave.

What processes did you go through to start recording the new album ‘I Tread On Your Grave’?

We had a rough idea of what we wanted but it morphed as the songs came together and I started creating the artwork for the album. It really became what it is now at the end with the plot synopsis and the addition of the samples.

The samples really add to the experience of listening to the record and I think giving the album a plot synopsis is really clever and it fits too.  Is this a formula you'll work at again for future recordings? 

Yes, this is something that has been part of the band’s identity since day one and will remain. It would also be great to create our own vocal samples instead of taking bits and pieces from other movies/documentaries as it would give more unity/coherence in the end. Integrating samples in the middle of songs is also something we’ve toyed around a little bit but is definitely something we want to exploit on the next album. The ultimate for us would be to score an actual biker flick just like The Shooting Guns did for the Wolfcop movies.

Was it a long recording session? 

The recording session lasted only 2 days since we decided to record everybody in the same room together instead of recording each instrument separately. This speeds up the process and keeps the jammy organic feeling we wanted to convey on the record. The only downside is that you can’t modify/manipulate much of what was recorded after. Also, if somebody fucks up during the take we had to start over. By recording all together we stay away from playing to a metronome which would make the music a little bit lifeless. Playing to the drummer gives us those micro fluctuation which gives the song this natural pulsation. We also decided to not alter anything in order to keep the recordings as authentic as possible. We also kept overdubs to a minimum to not overcrowd the tracks. Basically we wanted this record to sound like when we play live, we wanted to be able to recreate everything in a live setting.

Tell me about “Bikesploitation”? It’s a brilliant way to describe the music.

I didn’t come up with the term, this is actually a term that is used to describe movies that exploited the theme of outlaw bikers in the 60’s-70’s. What sparked this movie making movement is the cinematographic success of the famous biker flick The Wild One starring Marlon Brando in 1953. After the initial success of this movie, a wave of other movies in the same style came out in the sixties as studios tried to recreate this success with lower budgets and cruder depiction of violence/nudity. Small studios really pushed the envelope with some movies from this era trying to blend in horror as well (Psychomania, Werewolves on Wheels). Our album is an ode to this era of movie making.

How did you get involved with Riding Easy Records?

I’ve known Dan (the man!) for a few years having traded records with him and having met him at PSYCHO Las Vegas. When we were done recording the album, I sent it to him just to see what he thought of the final product. Next thing we knew, we were on the label!


How did you come up with the concept for the cover art? Everything started with the album title and plot synopsis. From there, I knew exactly what I wanted, a biker standing in the middle of a graveyard. Since I had 100% creative control over the album cover (I am responsible for all the band’s imagery) I made no compromise and created exactly what I had envisioned for this movie/album cover. It is very crude/simple and colour scheme is flashy,

Will you be touring the album widely?

We will be doing a few shows here in Canada to promote the album and hopefully some shows outside our home country as well. We are currently looking into Europe, stay tuned.



I hope you do, I'd like to see this played out live and loud.  Are you planning far off in to the future; what happens next?

Brainstorming a concept for album II!

It's been great to catch up with you Max, thanks. 
Good luck with the album release!





Monday, 7 May 2018

Ripple Music - The Second Coming of Heavy *UPDATED.


Ripple Music release the 8th Chapter of their successful bone shaking series 'The Second Coming of Heavy' this week. To mark the occasion here is a recap of the chapters so far.

Serving as an ongoing showcase for some of the best and heaviest bands emerging from the underground, each instalment shines a light on those worthy of your attention. Consisting of one, 12” slab of multicoloured vinyl with full colour sleeves and inserts, the series is designed to be saved and treasured, like a fine anthology of books. So much so when the albums are filed next to each other, the complete collection of aligned spines form a mind-blowing image direct from the underground.
Whilst it's unlikely you'll find the highly coveted earlier vinyl releases, you can still find the Bandcamp EP's to stream and enjoy. Many of these bands have gone on to release full length Lps too, so use this as an opportunity to discover your new favourite Band !!




Chapter 1. Geezer/Borracho



Chapter 2. Supervoid/Red Desert



Chapter 3. Kingnomad/Bonehawk



Chapter 4. Red Mesa/Blue Snaggletooth



Chapter 5. Desert Suns/Chiefs



Chapter 6. Kayleth,Favequid



Chapter 7. Switchblade Jesus/Fuzz Evil



Chapter 8. Ride The Sun/The Trikes


On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (11.5.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday, May 11th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll  featuring great music from Ananda Mida, Cachemira, Kaleidobolt, Mississippi Bones, Slow Season, Son Of The Morning, Teaspoonriverneck, The Black Wizards and Wild Eyes.
On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Black Rainbows, Death Wheelers, Fire Down Below, Petyr, Saint Karloff, Seedy Jeezus, Sex Blender, Trevor's Head and Willow Child, you really don't want to miss it!
You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.



Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.
You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below, click the link and enjoy !



Monday, 30 April 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (4.5.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday, May 4th.
Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll and new Psych Sounds featuring great music from Earthless, Fōllakzoid, Goat, Greenleaf, Kingsnake, Orb, Ozone Mama, Psychlona and Youngblood Supercult.
On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Brass Owl, Crypt Trip, Ecstatic Vision, Monsternaut, Old Man Wizard, Petyr, Ruff Majik, Secret Colours, The Trikes, Turtle Skull and You Said Strange, you really don't want to miss it!
You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE.

Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. 



Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show. You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below, click the link and enjoy !



Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Streaming Now...


As we move into May there's another batch of new and current releases ready for you to check out. This new crop features some great Heavy Stoner from the awesome Blackwulf, Green Lung and Hashteroid, there's cool retro psychedelic rock sounds from The Golden Grass too. You can hear new releases from Mouth, Black Rainbows, Diamond skull, New Psych Sounds from Nest Egg, Blackwater Holylight and Astral Blue, check out great music on Name Your Price from Moonlight Bloom, Melting Sun and The Qualitons.
I''ll be playing lots of these bands/tracks/records on the various radio shows for Hard Rock Hell Radio, Bigjaf.net and the monthly Mixcloud Mix alongside a ton of other great new music releases. The title links are clickable and will take you to the Bandcamp page. As always, if you like what you hear support the artists and pay for the download, or check out their pages and buy a physical version. lots of the music here on offer here will be available as vinyl versions or special edition packages, Enjoy! Tune in to Atom Heart Mutha on Hard Rock Hell Radio every Friday from 13.00 uk time or check out the show archive HERE on Mixcloud.


Mouth - Floating



Black Rainbows - Pandaemonium



Nest Egg - Nothingness Is Not A Curse



Moonlight Bloom - Walking Trees



The Qualitons - Echoes Calling



Blackwulf - Sinister Sides



The Golden Grass - Absolutely



Electric Mountain - Electric Mountain



Thermate - Black Desert Highway



Bigelow Bighorns - Tales Of The Horns



Astral Blue - Out Of The Astral Blue



Blackwater Holylight - Blackwater Holylight



Melting Sun - Tape No.1



Green Lung - Free The Witch



Diamond Skull - Sleepless



Hashteroid - Hashteroid









Monday, 23 April 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (27.4.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday, April 27th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll and new Psych Sounds featuring great music from Black Road, Danava, Glitter Wizard, Hills, Kabbalah, The Cult of Dom Keller and Wucan.
On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by
Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Diamond Skull,
Here Lies Man, High Priestess, Palace Of The King,Sergeant Thunderhoof, Svvamp, The Atomic Bitchwax, The Death Wheelers and The Freeks, you really don't want to miss it!
You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.



Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.

You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below, click the link and enjoy !



Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Riding Easy Records - Brown Acid Series (Updated)


One of the great things about music for me is discovery of older songs and albums, the lost gems, the less visible.
Brown Acid takes in HeavyPsych and Stoner Rock mostly from the 1970's and described by the Label 'Riding Easy Records' as being "Heavy Rock From the American Comedown Era".
Step inside and you get dirty riffs and tracks that offer a different side of where Heavy was during the 70s; nothing here is overblown, no 15 minute piccolo solo's that form part of a 3 hour long stadium concept record about famed monarchs on an ice skating rink.




The first trip was released in August 2015 at the time of release Riding Easy Records wrote this piece about the idea around the compilation.

Some of the best thrills of the Internet music revolution is the ability to find extremely rare music with great ease. But even with such vast archives to draw from, quite a lot of great songs have gone undiscovered for nearly half a decade, particularly in genres that lacked hifalutin arty pretense. Previously, only the most extremely dedicated and passionate record collectors had the stamina and prowess to hunt down long forgotten wonders in dusty record bins — often hoarding them in private collections, or selling at ridiculous collector’s prices. Legendary compilations like Nuggets, Pebbles, ad nauseum, have exhausted the mines of early garage rock and proto-punk, keeping alive a large cross-section of underground ephemera. However, few have delved into and expertly archived the wealth of proto-metal, pre-stoner rock tracks of Brown Acid: The First Trip. Lance Barresi, co-owner of L.A.-cum-Chicago shop Permanent Records has shown incredible persistence in tracking down a stellar collection of rare singles from the 60s and 70s for the 11-track compilation. Partnered with Daniel Hall of RidingEasy Records, the two have assembled a selection of songs that’s hard to believe have remained unheard for so long. "I essentially go through Hell and high water just to find these records,” Barresi says. “Once I find a record worthy of tracking, I begin the (sometimes) extremely arduous process of contacting the band members and encouraging them to take part. Daniel and I agree that licensing all the tracks we're using for Brown Acid is best for everyone involved.” Rather than simply bootlegging the tracks, when all of the bands and labels haven’t existed for 30-40 years or more, tracking down the creators gives all of these tunes a real second chance at success. “ All of (these songs) could've been huge given the right circumstances,” says Barresi. “But for one reason or another most of these songs fell flat and were forgotten. However, time has been kind in my opinion and I think these songs are as good now or better than they ever were."





2016 gave us the Second trip in the summer and built on its predecessors successes and offered more heavy duty RocknRoll, as already noted the process of locating these songs is long and arduous, and yet once again the calibre of music that made it on was incredibly high.
As noted with the First Trip, "it’s a solid set of unknown hits you can’t believe failed to connect back in their heyday due to various unfortunate circumstances, but now Brown Acid gives these long-lost gems their well deserved moment to shine."






We're back! And the hits just keep coming. For the fifth lysergic journey, we've assembled 10 heavy slabs of obscure rock the likes of which have never been seen before... not in this form anyhow. And as usual, the tracks from these impossibly rare records have all been fully cleared through the artists themselves. We've gone to great lengths to get the best possible master sources, the worst case scenario being an original 45. 'Cuz it ain't worth doing unless you do it right. The legendary Captain Foam kicks off this Trip like an anvil to your skull with a rollicking stomper sounding like The Who with Matt Pike's thunderous guitar tone. "No Reason" is a track we've been wanting to share with you boneheads since the start. Captain Foam (aka Richard Bertram) wasn't easy to find, but lo and behold, our super sleuths located him and got his blessing to include the A-side of his sole single here for you. Good luck finding an original copy of the record. It's rarer than raw beef. That's just the tip of the iceberg. The other nine tracks continue the onslaught in typical Brown Acid form. You may be familiar with George Brigman's psychedelic punk masterpiece "Jungle Rot", but you don't know Split until you've heard the charmingly disjointed bedroom-fi production of "Blowin' Smoke". Finch sounds way out of time (1968) and place (Milwaukee) on the grungeadelic anthem "Nothing In The Sun". Cybernaut's heavy prog - giving their Canadian cohorts Rush a run for their money - and Flasher's "Icky Bicky" boogie prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that our neighbors to the north can rock with the best of 'em. Meanwhile, Fargo's hallucinogenic BBQ sauce soaked "Abaddon" and Mammoth's fittingly beefy eponymous riff-monger continue the long line of heavies from the Lone Star State. Ohio based screamers Lance features members of Inside Experience, whom you might recall from the Third Trip. Zebra's gritty rendition of "Helter Skelter" is most likely the way Charles Manson heard the song in his head. And finally, the mysterious and previously unheard Thor appears here exclusively and for the first time ever with their unknown 45 track "Lick It". Many thanks to our pal Mike Vegh for turning us on to this one.





Fans of Rock musics many, many sub genres know there are a wealth of great compilations out there. The Nuggets Sets as mention above are key releases of the psychedelic movement and widely respected by fans and collectors alike, its hard to find a set of compilations not made by committee or released as a cash-in or tie in to a movie franchise.
What makes the Brown Acid Series so special is that these tracks are truly rare and don't appear anywhere else, they belong to a decade where music was built on excesses with releases often more pompous and overblown than the last and yet existed almost in secret. Better than that, they are sourced by a label that love and respect this stuff as can also be seen by the hard work and effort that goes in to the final product; each of the volumes so far have have releases in multiple colours and splattered vinyl, making them highly collectable.
These trips are heavy and enjoyable and as the brand new Fifth Trip proves, Riding Easy need to keep dropping more.









This time around we have 10 deep cuts from across the continental US of A and one from our neighbors up North. This Trip kicks off with an outrageous number from Gold out of San Francisco circa 1970. The band used to open their sets with this over-the-top frantic jammer which is absolutely mind-blowing and also leads one to believe that the only band that could've held a candle to Gold back in the day would've been the mighty Blue Cheer. As we delve deeper into the depths, Canadians continue to prove that they could bang heads with the best of 'em! Heat Exchange from Toronto released the rollicking ripper "Inferno" on the Yorkville label way back in 1968 and it's still thumping almost 50 years later! Missouri isn't a state that brought us a lot of heavy 45s, but there are a handful of outstanding tracks from the Show Me State, one of which is the funk-laced anthem "Give Me Time" by Backwood Memory from Kansas City. The longer we do this, the more we begin to believe that Youngstown, Ohio was the Hard Rock Mecca back in the day. Travis is yet another Youngstown group that aimed to get asses out of seats and out in the streets. "Lovin' You" is a groovy banger with a sultry riff originally released on the prolific Starshine Productions imprint. Six years prior to his Arcadian synth-funk novelty hit "Space Invaders" from 1980, Victor "Uncle Vic" Blecman took Flight into the studio with a list of relationship requirements. Amongst which are his need for "Luvin', Huggin', & More", with emphasis on the "More" part if we're to believe the urgency with which he delivers this fist-pumper. If you don't immediately recognize the Truth & Janey moniker, you need to get with it and familiarize yourself with their incredible 1976 LP No Rest For The Wicked. It's a proto-metal masterpiece that's been reissued on Rockadrome. Released four years earlier than their debut LP, "Midnight Horseman" is a 45-only track backed with a cover of "Under My Thumb". Another Iowan group, West Minist'r, self-released three 45s between 1969 and 1975. They're all great in their own way, but "My Life" hit the crunchy sweet spot in '71 with vocals sounding like a fresh from primal scream therapy John Lennon over a zonked-out Hendrix groove. You can count on hearing more from West Minist'r on future Trips. It's nearly impossible that Dayton, Ohio's Purgatory didn't seize the "Strange Days" and join "The Soft Parade" while "Waiting for the Sun". And although "Polar Expedition" wears its influences on its sleeve, 1969 would have been at least a little worse off if the band hadn't self released this single. Johnny Barnes was definitely "smokin' that reefer" and "drinkin' that wine" when he released "Steel Rail Blues" in 1976. The label states that you could order a copy of this 45 for by sending $1 to a PO Box in Boston and it's the only record on the Brown Acid series that seems to be obtainable currently for about the same amount it was sold for over three decades ago. That said, it's doubtful that it will remain so cheap for much longer. With a track as heavy as "Is There No Peace" it's easy to let the name of the label on this 45 slide. In Chicago in 1970 PSLHRTZ seemed like as good a label name as any for the guys in Zendik to release this insane recording on. Halfway through the track you might be wondering to yourself, "How was this not a hit?", and then you hear the lyrics to the last bit of the song and understand.







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Monday, 16 April 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (20.4.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday, April 20th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll and new Psych Sounds featuring great music from Hashish, Knall, Snowy Dunes, Spectral Haze, Sun Dial, The Cosmic Dead, The Amorphous Androgynous and Vuelveteloca.
On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Blackwulf, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Crypt Trip, Death Wheelers, Ecstatic Vision, Hashteroid, Ride The Sun, The Black Delta Movement, The Trikes and Vast Asteroid, you really don't want to miss it!

You can hear the Show worldwide from via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.


Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the  HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.

You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below, click the link and enjoy !



Tuesday, 10 April 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (13.4.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday, April 13th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll and new Psych Sounds featuring great music from Dead Skeletons, Les Big Byrd, My Sleeping Karma, Radio Moscow, Sasquatch, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats. On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Earthless, Freedom Hawk, Green, Lung, Here Lies Man, Jonathan Morgan, Life Education, Monsternaut, Mouth, Nest Egg and Satan's Satyrs, you really don't want to miss it!

You can hear the Show from 13.00Uk on Friday March 23rd via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.


Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.

You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below, click the link and enjoy !

 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (6.4.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday April 6th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll and new Psych Sounds featuring great music from 35007, Farflung, Nightstalker, Savanah, Seedy Jeezus, Starving Daughters, Strange Bru, The Flying Eyes and The Midnight Ghost Train . On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Anthroprophh, Astral Blue, Gozu, Henry Blacker, Mick's Jaguar,The Death Wheelers, The Freeks, The Golden Grass and The Ugly Kings, you really don't want to miss it!
You can hear the Show from 13.00Uk on Friday March 23rd via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.



Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.

You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below, click the link and enjoy !





Tuesday, 27 March 2018

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (30.3.18)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday March 30th. Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll and new Psych Sounds featuring great music from  20 Watt Tombstone, Buried Feather, High On Wheels, Little Foot Long Foot, Orb, The Grizzled Mighty, The Judge, The Re-Stoned and The Shit . On top of that expect to hear killer cuts from new and recent releases by Atomonaut, Bigelow Bighorns, Blackwater Holylight, La Iglesia Atomica, Maidavale, Mythic Sunship, Mouth, Psycholona, Svvamp, The Golden Grass and The Love Machine, you really don't want to miss it!
You can hear the Show from 13.00Uk on Friday March 23rd via Hard Rock Hell Radio HERE. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular on a future show; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.


Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.

You can hear an encore of last weeks show on the player below, click the link and enjoy !


Sunday, 25 March 2018

Streaming Now...


Another bumper harvest hits Bandcamp from a wealth of new and current releases ready for you to check out. This new crop features some great Heavy Stoner from the awesome The Watchers and Enchantelope, there's cool retro psychedelic rock sounds from High Reeper too. You can hear new releases from MaidaVale, Freedom Hawk, IAH and High On Wheels and check out great music on Name Your Price from Atomonaut and Tsunami Ride.
I''ll be playing lots of these bands/tracks/records on the various radio shows for Hard Rock Hell Radio, Bigjaf.net and the monthly Mixcloud Mix alongside a ton of other great new music releases. The title links are clickable and will take you to the Bandcamp page. As always, if you like what you hear support the artists and pay for the download, or check out their pages and buy a physical version. lots of the music here on offer here will be available as vinyl versions or special edition packages, Enjoy!
Tune in to Atom Heart Mutha on Hard Rock Hell Radio every Friday from 13.00 uk time or check out the show archive HERE on Mixcloud.



MaidaVale - Madness Is Too Pure



The Watchers - Black Abyss



The Switching Yard - Yet Again



Enchantelope - Natural 20



Tsunami Ride - Lucky Six



High On Wheels - Astronauts Follow Me Down



Atomonaut - Inner Space Vol.1



High Reeper - High Reeper



IAH - IAH



Freedom Hawk - Beast Remains



Budweiser - So Said The Snake



King Chiefs - Blue Sonnet