Psychedelic Folk

joker1961

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The ISB are on of my favourite bands!

If you want to get into them I recommend listening to the albums in turn as they came out, as they developed with each album. Robin Williamson's songs tend to be more intellectual flights of fancy, whilst Mike Heron's are slightly more poppy - certainly easier to pick up on the guitar!

It's worth giving them a go because, as someone says in the doc, they do take you on a journey. And despite what might initially look as plain weirdness they actually had a lot of rather sensible yet wonderful things to say!

There's a great little documentary here on them that serves as a good introduction:


This Mike Heron song is taken from the fourth album (my favourite):


totally into these guys...
 

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I'm just (re) discovering a flower child called Wendy Flower :) of Wendy & Bonnie.....beautiful music for beautiful people :)
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Some of my favs:

Oriental Sunshine - Dedicated to the Bird We Love(1970)
Third Ear Band - Third Ear Band(1970)
Trader Horne - Morning Way(1970)
Bread Love and Dreams - Amaryllis(1971)
Fresh Maggots - Fresh Maggots(1971)
Spirogyra - St. Radigunds(1971)
Holderlin - Holderlins Traum(1972): The best psych-folk/prog-folk album I've heard
The Smell of Incense - Through the Gates of Deeper Slumber(1997)
In The Labyrinth - Dryad(2002)
Lamp of the Universe - Echo in Light(2002)
 

AbominableDrH

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"Found as I get older I'm listening to more and more acoustic music."

Yep - me too. Here's a few anyone on this thread might enjoy.

Dear Companion - Meg Baird (2007)
Potemkin Village Fayre - Wyrdstone (2015)
Just Another Diamond Day - Vashti Bunyan (1970)
The Waters of Sweet Sorrow - Midwinter (1973)
The Crescent Sun - Ellen Mary McGee (2009)
Rosemarie - Thistletown(2008)
Stone Angel - Stone Angel (1975)
Heart Food - Judee Sill (1973)

There are some great compilations of this sort of stuff about, as well - "Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75" and "Dust on the Nettles: A Journey throughg the British Underground Folk Scene: 1967 - 1972" have lots of music on them.
 

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