Day 24

July 30th 2017

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.

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