Monday, April 3, 2017

Artist Playlist: Alastor's Psychedelic Smörgåsbord

Alastor recently wound up in our laps and gave us a spectacular three track psychedelic doom record for the ages.

If I was going to start doing yearly Top Ten Lists, they'd be on it fo'sho', but I let others write those lists.

Here's a good look at what these gents are spinning or what's spun them into who they became.

Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab - Droge CX 9

We are all heavily influenced by horror films from the seventies. This tune from the cult classic Vampyros Lesbos is a prime example of how important the music was in that era, not just because it suits the film but because it stands out on it’s own as a solid psychedelic piece. 

As a contrast to nowadays when almost every horror soundtrack sound like stock music.

The Dahmers - Howling

One of the greatest rock bands to come out of Sweden in the last few years. Loud guitars, mind melting solos, pulverizing bass lines, furious drum beats and shrieking vocals. This is the soundtrack to listen to when you want to smash things to pieces.

Townes Van Zandt - Waiting Around To Die

No one put a face on misery quite like Townes Van Zandt did. If you don’t feel the need to curl up and die when listening to this track then you are not looking at this world through clear eyes.

Entombed - Wolverine Blues

One of the greatest death metal songs of all time, Pure misanthropic evil.

Goblin - Profondo Rosso

Another solid example of the excellence of the seventies horror movie soundtracks. How Goblin manage to sound so funky and spooky at the same time is beyond my comprehension.


”Where are those happy days? They seem so hard to find” Back when pop music still could be good as opposed to nowadays when popular music makes you feel like jumping in front of a train. 

The Ganjas - Tangible Myth 

The stuff dreams are made of. A perfect tune to drift away to. 

Pink Floyd - Careful with that Axe, Eugene (live at pompeii) 

Haunting and thrilling yet beautiful. Roger Waters aggressive whispering and screams send shivers down your spine. This whole concert is a must see for anyone who is in to psychedelic music. They just don’t make them like they used to anymore.

Ted Gärdestad - Räcker jag till

Another swedish pop phenomenon that tragically took his life at the age of 41. This song has kind of a November-esque feel to it and shows what a great talent Ted Gärdestad was. 

Hank Williams - I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

Let’s end this playlist with a friendly reminder from beyond the grave.

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