Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blue Sandelwood Soap - Loring Park Love Ins (1968 us, groovy beat psych with baroque folk sparkles)

From the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Blue Sandlewood Soap was one of relatively few '60s psychedelic groups from the region (though there were others, such as C.A. Quintet and, on some of their records, the Litter and T.C. Atlantic).

Groovy 12-string guitar, subtle bass work, and far-out Farfisa solos are woven together by truly strange tempos and surprising breaks, about half of this release was recorded in the basement of organist Harley Toberman's apartment around 1967.
1.Friends I Haven't Met Yet (D. Bergsland, D. Knudson, H. Toberman) - 3:07
2.Nickel Bag Of Blue - 2:27
3.How Can I Show My Love (H. Toberman) - 3:01
4.Reborn In Eastern Meditiation - 2:52
5.Love Pirt (D. Bergsland, D. Knudson, H. Toberman) - 5:20
6.Without A Sond - 2:36
7.Did You See The Man (D. Bergsland, D. Knudson, S. Luck) - 3:41
8.Just For The Moment (Byrne, Knudson) - 3:38
9.What Is Life - 2:01
10.A Most Unusual Way (D. Knudson, S. Luck) - 2:59
11.A Childlike Face (D. Bergsland, D. Knudson, H. Toberman) - 2:23
12.Love Is (Byrne, Knudson) - 2:08
13.That's Cool - 3:26
14.Interludes (Byrne, Knudson) - 12:19
15.The Girl Stares Coldly (Byrne, Knudson) - 2:19
16.I See The Lightning Roar - 1:59
17.Age Of The Magic Men (D. Bergsland, D. Knudson, H. Toberman) - 4:20
18.Northwest Arilines (Demo) (H. Toberman) - 2:26
All songs by Dave Bergsland and Dan Knudson except where stated

Blue Sandalwood Soap
*Dan Knudson - Guitar, Vocals
*Steve Luck - Bass, Saxophone, Vocals
*Dave Bergsland - Drums
*Harley Toberman - Farfisa Organ

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