"There is so much great music here..." WHERE TO START???

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.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that imo are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

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!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Electric Octopus - Driving Under The Influence Of Jams (Ireland 2017)[Full Album]

Excellent psychedelic jam rock!
Dale Hughes - Bass/Keys
Guy Hetherington - Drums
Tyrell Black - Guitar

released May 17, 2017

Thursday, March 18, 2021

New book out about the FUZZTONES

There’s a new book out about the FUZZTONES published by Fanppro:
As Times Gone - 40 Years of Garage Grunge
The Lysergic Legacy of the Fuzztones

366 Pages, coloured
€ 39,80
ISBN: 978-3-946502-12-8

40 years of Garage Insanity. The detailed band history of the legendary band, from Harrisburg to New York City to Los Angeles and finally Berlin.
Leave your Mind at Home!

Neuer Titel bei Fanpro:
As Times Gone - 40 Years of Garage Grunge
The Lysergic Legacy of the Fuzztones

40 Jahre Garagenrock-Wahnsinn.
Eine detaillierte Bandgeschichte der legendären New Yorker und ihre Karriere um die halbe Welt, von Harrisburg (wohl ein bisschen Strahlung abbekommen, was?) über New York City, L. A. und schlussendlich Berlin.
Leave your Mind at Home!
Voluminöses Softcover, Querformat, 366 Seiten, vollfarbig,
in englischer Sprache.
€ 39,80
ISBN: 978-3-946502-12-8

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Imaginary Suitcase - The gods gave you victory today only to make your final defeat more bitter (Belgium 2021)


The singer-songwriter Laurent Leemans has a new album out under the name THE IMAGINARY SUITCASE, released on March 1, 2021.

"The Imaginary Suitcase is the one in which the Belgian singer-songwriter Laurent Leemans keeps his dead dreams, those that still barely breathe and the memories of his fantasized lives. Singer of the folk-rock combo Ceilí Moss from 1996 to 2015 and of the arty-new wave band La Vierge du Chancelier Rolin in the 90s, Laurent started solo in 2012, when the desire to bring songs Ceilí Moss leftovers to life became stronger than the fear of becoming the umpteenth fool with a 6-strings who whines his existentialism over two and a half chords.

Comparison isn't always right, but it still helps to know where we're going, so let's go: in search of the perfect balance between clear line melodies (like Suzanne Vega), lyricism (like Sophia) and rough and willingly uncomfortable sounds (à la 16 Horsepower), The Imaginary Suitcase offers melodies and soul (not always pure), for songs built around a dark, expressive and versatile voice, which knows how to caress as well as how to scratch, deceptively simple guitar chords (acoustic / electric) and burning or sarcastic (mainly EN and sometimes FR / NL) lyrics about life, death and the scary moments in between.

Since 2012, The Imaginary Suitcase has released a whopping 9 recordings and played around 500 concerts in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The 10th album (“The gods gave you victory today only to make your final defeat more bitter”) will be released on March 1, 2021. It contains 14 songs of mourning, rage, shattered hopes and letting go. Don't expect romantic sunsets, rather something like 16 Horsepower meets Michel Gira at a Nick Cave concert (back in the days when Nick Cave wasn't boring). A perfect album for these times which forces us into introspection.

More than ever, to be continued… " (press info)

Some links to check his music out:


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Paneye - Lord of Circles (AUSTRALIA 2021)



PANEYE has a new album out. It's acoustic guitar-based psych and I like it very much.

You may have a listen and download it here: https://paneye.bandcamp.com/album/lord-of-circles-2021

Words, Music, Vocals by Will Treffry
Art by Will Treffry and Bonnie
Original photos by Bonnie and Will
Water sample on Track 5 by Bonnie
Jay Squire plays guitar with me on Track 14

All recorded on Duxford Street in Paddington, Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains and Ocean Street in Edgecliff, Sydney 2018-2020
released March 2, 2021


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

TSN - The Really Blues (USA)




Tyler from San Diego, CA wrote me and wants to share a couple of songs with the HLFP readers.
Recently, he writes, he’s into the bands MGMT, Strawberry Switchblade and Panda Bear. Some of his all time favorites are The Velvet Underground, Beach House, The Beach Boys, Suicide and The Cure.
Tyler has been posting „miscellaneous songs“ on soundcloud for about two years now.
Here’s your chance to listen to them.


Link here! (17 mb, 3 tracks, mp3-Zip)

Monday, January 25, 2021

John Peel Sessions anyone?

Dave Strickson is a blogger, who created an alphabetized roundup of all the Peel Sessions he found on YouTube. There's nearly a thousand, including David Bowie and The Spiders From Mars, Roxy Music, Joy Division and New Order, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Smiths, The Fall, Echo & The Bunnymen, Nirvana, Hole, Elvis Costello, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sonic Youth, Broadcast, P J Harvey, Bongwater, Stereolab, Nick Drake, T-Rex, Buzzcocks, Can, Fairport Convention, The Kinks, The Specials, The Slits, Thin Lizzy, Syd Barrett and lots more.


Sunday, August 30, 2020

Cloud Nine & The Vitamin C – Narration For Entering Galaxy (With Common Substitutes)

 Cloud Nine & The Vitamin C – Narration For Entering Galaxy (With Common Substitutes) (edited version, originally recorded live 1985-02-02 at Teestube Oase, Heppenheim, Germany)


In February 1985 Cloud Nine & The Vitamin C had their debut gig at a small youth club in Heppenheim, Hessen, Germany. The place was packed.

Cloud Nine & The Vitamin C (1983-1992) started as a school band and played an unusual mixture of late 60s and early 70s inspired psychedelic rock. Their gigs often featured a psychedelic lightshow. Both, music and lightshow, were extraordinary at that time in that area. No other band sounded like them and noone had such a lightshow ... They were outsiders from the beginning.

If you want to read, hear and see more of that band look here (mostly in German until now, but soon there will be an English translation).

Narration For Entering Galaxy (With Common Substitutes) was the only track cowritten by guest sax player Björn J. and bassist Mike S. The main riff is based on the Quicksilver Messenger Service's treatment of Bo Diddleys Mona.

The title of that song is kind of self-explanatory.


I'm walking down the street watching raindrops passing by 

Obscure things appear to me, reflecting colours on my way

Colourful enclosed by light from empty windows

 Dazed and confused he's on the raod right now

Let's hear what's coming up next.

Unknown sculptures are presented to my view not knowing what they mean

Mysterious figures dance around me, movement is magnetizing me

Evidently there is no escape

Helpless I am drifting away, surprised it is electrifying him

Let's hear what's coming up next.


Istantaneously I'm realizing that there is a door right on my way

the sparkling way

Melting music comes right out of it

Floating in the air I'm entering this magical door, Cloud Nine is welcoming me!

He's slipping away to a starlit path 

Let's hear what's coming up next.


But at the end I know I had been dreaming

Elegant illusion was drifting me up, high through the sky

Clouds surrounding me

Rainbows brought me down, still I remember all this light

My weakness became obvious:

Thinking is the best way to travel

(He had been gone, now the earth has got him back)


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Cloud Nine & The Vitamin C – Encore Jam, First Gig, October 22, 1984 (GER)

This is an excerpt from the Encore Jam, recorded at our first Gig on October 22, 1984 (Peter: g; Mike: bs, Björn: sax, Jens: dr). The pictures are meant to give you some impression of our psychedelic lightshow. (But of course they are not from the show on that day, no footage of that event exists; these pictures here could be called an afterthought.)

Hier gibt es einen Auszug der improvisierten Zugabe beim Debütkonzert am 22.10.1984 zu sehen (Peter: g; Mike: bs, Björn: sax, Jens: dr).
Die Bildfolge, die hier zu sehen ist, soll einen Eindruck der damaligen Lightshow vermitteln – leider gibt es keine Filmaufnahmen vom damaligen Event.

Thursday, June 11, 2020


I decided to open the blog again since I received quite a couple of e-mails requesting that. Hi Quentin, hi BaM!
So again you may scroll down and have a look at those old treasures – and if you're lucky even some of the download links will still work (especially mediafire-links). Otherwise you may request a re-up.

But I also decided that I won't post any new stuff. It's just too time consuming for me in my actual life situation.
Maybe some day ...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Vertigo Swirl - reversible (USA 2018)

Yes – they did it again!
Our old friends THE VERTIGO SWIRL have a new album on offer! Check it out!
Released: March 12, 2018
Sounds by Brian Andrew Marek and Michael Allen Thompson
plus Dominic Schaeffer (saxes, loops & effects on 3)
& Drea Busch (vocals on 4).

THE VERTIGO SWIRL's new, all-instrumental album, now available as a digital download with a limited edition cassette version coming soon.
Bandcamp here!