Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request Mono Edition (Bootleg CD)

Ok let me set myself clear...I FUCKIN' HATE PSYCHEDELIA! I mean it man - as Johnny Rotten used to say! With a few exceptions to what most of the world refers to as "psychedelic" I'm all the way against it! If are psychedelic (which they are...) the 13th Floor Elevators, i adore them. If are psychedelia the Chocolate Watchband, the Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd (and ONLY with Syd Genius on the band,OK?) or some Nuggets 7inch singles, I'm in! But unfortunately, psychedelia aren't these things. I'm very bored to explain why i hate so many things under this tag but i think it's obvious. I hate Hippies, i hate San Francisco and most of the bands there (lightning exceptions are the Flamin' Groovies and the Charlatans but these lads weren't "IN" between the hippie dictatorship of the era!) and yes Grace Slick was a hell of a chick but it was too grubby for my tastes!
The one and only psychedelic masterpiece ever to this one track mind blogger is "Their Satanic Majesties Request" by the Rolling Stones! Yes, an album that the Stones themselves fuckin' hate! OK, we knew that they're (now) morons but they were also THEE BEST ROCK N ROLL BAND and for a magical reason (sold their soul to the devil...?-don't know i really can't explain it) what they created between their first album and "Goat's Head Soup" is undeniably hot blooded, raw, manic, sex-setional at every sense music!
I'm sure when they cut it, all they have in their minds was a good reason to swallow tons of drugs and that's a good excuse of course and at the same time to make laugh of the trend, cash-in for their pockets and return a few months later to their well known rock n' roll raunchy blues amalgam!
If we must be honest to ourselves, the Stones were psychedelic before this. Tracks like "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby", "Paint It Black", "Child of the Moon", "Dandelion", "We Love You" (Lennon and Maca did the backing vocals here!) and "Please Go Home" are perfect examples to what psychedelic music is-hands down!
I RESPECT the Beatles more than you can imagine but "Sgt. Pepper" was a fanfare without reason! Anyway, this boot here is the shit in glorious MONO! Adds the "We Love You"/"Dandelion" single with the original 7inch mix and some more rough mono mixes and rehearsals. I believe that this is the ultimate edition of the record and forget all the new "expanded and remastered" treatments that saw the light of day until today!
This is the BADDEST TRIP you might confront, enjoy it man!

PS: "Citadel" has the BEST garage riff ever produced by human hands!

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Thank you man!

320Kbps!                                                     Satanic Majesties!

6 comments:

  1. Then you might want to check out the 1970 album "Yeti" by the German group Amon Düül II. "Archangels Thunderbird" & "Eye-Shaking King" are monster power-guitar tracks not to be missed by anyone. I'm not a psych fan or a Krautrock fan in particular but this album is one of those rare exceptions that blows me away:

    http://rapidshare.com/files/163797502/Amon__Duul__ii_-Yeti.rar (from Too Old to Die blog)

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  2. Thank you Sean. Not my cup of tea though. Take care!
    Cheers!

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  3. never thought about it but you are exactly right about that citadel riff. which one a them did that? you give good musings. not to mention hard content deluxe.

    all fanfare is the perfect way to describe cute lil pepper. god we hate them.

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  4. Their Extracted Majesties Request (left/center/right extractions plus outtakes and stereo remixes)

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3X9B7ZR0

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  5. Dude, you should check out Jefferson Airplane's "After Bathing At Baxter's" and Grateful Dead's "Anthem of the Sun" and "Aoxomoxoa" (original mix). Now those are really psychedelic. They're just as experimental as Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd and Their Satanic Majesties Request.

    Yeah, the stuff that's mostly played by the Airplane is from "Surrealistic Pillow" (mostly "Somebody to Love and "White Rabbit"). Still really good stuff, but Baxter's was meant to be an acid trip on sound and really different and electric.

    As for the Grateful Dead, their later more folk/country work is played a lot, and I'm sure many don't see the connection with them and acid besides that they took it. But with "Anthem of the Sun" and "Aoxomoxoa" ("Live/Dead" as well), it's really reflected in the sound. Anthem was also supposed to be about an acid trip.

    So I really recommend checking those out. They don't need mono, though. Came out when stereo was taking over.

    The only way to hear Piper is in mono. As for Satanic Majesties, while it can sound more solid in mono, there are actually some bits I hear in the stereo that aren't in the mono. Makes me think that'll be my to-go version.

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  6. Ok, for a different psych experience how about "The Four Horsemen" from Aphrodite's Child album "666" Demis Roussous & Vangelis circa 1970/71, I think there's a youtube clip as well. Epic!

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