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I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
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There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that in my opinion are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

Please don't send me any more music submissions

and emails until further announcement!

I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.


IMPRESSUM: see here!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Owsley Stanley - "LSD King" - R.I.P.

Owsley Stanley (born Augustus Owsley Stanley III), notorious 1960′s LSD chemist and the original Grateful Dead sound engineer died after an automobile accident in Australia on March 13, 2011, aged 76.

Stanley helped inspire such songs as Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” the Grateful Dead’s “Alice D. Millionaire,” Jefferson Airplane’s “Bear Melt”, Frank Zappa’s “Who Needs the Peace Corps?” and even Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne.”

Between 1965 and 1967, Stanley produced more than 1.25 million doses of LSD—a catalyst for the emergence of the hippie movement during the Summer of Love in the Haight-Ashbury area,[1] which one historian of that movement, Charles Perry, has described as "one big LSD party." He was also an accomplished sound engineer and served as the longtime sound man and financier for psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. (source: Wikipedia)

Read more here (Wiki).

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