A Day In My Mind’s Mind Volume Four
I’ve been enjoying Ode’s recent archival collections – the Ray Woolf one, for example. And here now we have the fourth in the Kiwi psychedelic-pop series, A Day In My Mind’s Mind. Subtitled Heavy Psych, Pop Psych & Sunshine Pop From NZ’s Psychedelic Period 1966-1972 this collection (27 songs) has plenty of highlights, The Days of Pearly Spencer, Carpet Man, Race With The Devil, Love Is Not A Game – but maybe the song titles aren’t what you (instantly) remember. Certainly you’ll know the names: The Avengers, Tom Thumb, Troubled Mind, Lew Pryme, The Clevedonaires, The New Zealand Trading Company.
The timing for this seems spot on too – given the interest in psychedelic-sounding modern pop and rock; the throwbacks to that late 60s/early 70s sound. It’s interesting hearing the Kiwi music from this time too, we’re still quite reliant on covers (Gene Pierson’s great version of Reach Out is another highlight here) and if not direct covers then songs that are so obviously tracing the arc of the radio hits and/or album cuts of the day. The San Franciscan sound, in particular.
But there’s a lot to dig here – this trailer clip probably sells the album.
I’m certainly digging this.