Tag Archives: psychedelia

New Sounds

I always liked the Mellotron flute in this track. It must remind me of those sixties psychedelic songs that combine lightness and heaviness in unique ways. It would have been a little too gloomy without it, I think, and it weaves beautifully round the guitar.

The Audio Page is here: http://heda.org.uk/?page_id=35 with complete lyrics.

Bus Stop


There are well-written songs and there are great-sounding tracks. I’m obsessed with the idea of aiming for both at once. This is one of the more traditional recent songs in the sense that it is about as close to a ballad as I really want to go. Lyrically it’s a little melancholy existentialist scenario rather than a narrative but it has a classic verse/chorus/middle-eight song structure. This one’s in Em if you want to play along.

Playlist, November 2014

The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine – Pure Psychedelic Rock

Grace Slick – Daydream Nightmare – That’s How It Is

Redbone – The Witch Queen Of New Orleans – The Best Of Redbone

Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow – album

Pink Floyd – The Endless River – album

Grace Slick – Darkly Smiling – That’s How It Is

Lola Colt – Driving Mr. Johnny – Away From The Water

David Bowie – John, I’m Only Dancing – single

Cockney Rebel – Mr. Soft – The Psychomodo

Alice Cooper – Luney Tune – School’s Out

David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed – album

St. Vincent – St. Vincent – albumGrace