Today we are turning our attention to this excerpt from Hapshash & the Coloured Coat. Being a hip DJ and therefore possessing the Mothers of Invention’s 1966 debut double-LP FREAK OUT, Swinging London prime mover Guy Stevens organised this studio LSD extravaganza based on his pressing need to capture in the recording studio all the so-called Happenings that were, throughout 1967, occurring spontaneously all across the city. Inviting his freakiest associates, Stevens teamed up with designers Nigel Weymouth and Michael English and Island records psychedelic soul monsters Art to bring us this percussion-led racket. Released on red vinyl on the obscure London soul label Minit Records, Stevens’ vision inspired Mario Schifano – called Italy’s own Andy Warhol by some – to organise his happenings as Le Stelle di Mario Schifano. The following years saw Berlin’s Commune 1 erupt with its Amon Düül-jams, while Friendsound from the USA, and Canada’s Nihilist Spasm Band ensured that ‘Doing Your Thing’ actually became a genuine genre.