RAINBOW VINYL — ORANGE

Town successfully painted red?

Well it must be orange time.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium is a psychedelic dosette box created by bass player extraordinaire Les Claypool and Sean Lennon. Owing much to 1960s psychedelia in general and early Pink Floyd in particular, Monolith of Phobos is a quirky delight.

Arguably the magnum opus of German progressive/psychedelic rockers Amon Düül II, Yeti (1970) is a riotous terrarium of rock creativity. It featured at Vinyl Connection not long ago, here. Essential listening.

Lobby Loyde’s band, the Coloured Balls, were a scarily loud (and disconcertingly skinhead-styled) band built around Loyde’s incendiary guitar. This is spit and sawdusts 70s rock from the Aussie suburbs and what it lacks in subtlty it more than makes up for in attitude. Fans of Rose Tattoo would love this and will find the 2019 re-issue much more financially accessible than an original.

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THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM   “Monolith of Phobos”  [ATO 2016, double LP on orange vinyl]

AMON DÜÜL II   “Yeti”   [Liberty 1970 / 2014 Purple Pyramid, 2xLP, numbered, orange vinyl]

COLOURED BALLS   “First Supper Last, or Scenes We Didn’t Get To See” [Rainbird 1976 /  2019 Just Add Water]

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21 comments

    1. Bravo. And after the warm-up round…
      Orange.

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  1. I don’t know those albums but the orange vinyl is stunning. I like it.

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    1. Orange. It’s the new black, you know. 😆

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      1. LOL!!! Nice one!

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  2. It’ll come as no surprise that Monolith of Phobos is the only one I’m familiar with, but they are all equally bright (vinyl, obviously) and my own copy of MoP doesn’t radiate like that!

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    1. Slightly surprised, J, given my relentless efforts to turn folk on to Amon Duul II over the past few years. 😉
      Do you like Claypool Lennon? I’m rather taken by it (it’s a recent acquisition).

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      1. Love them… I think it was our friend J Hubner that hipped me to Monolith of Phobos and I got hooked pretty quickly. I think they’re very accessible despite some proggy leanings.

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        1. Not ‘despite’, J, ‘because of’!

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          1. Haha! Of course!

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  3. The color is really stunning! I’m not familiar with any of these. I’ve heard of Sean Lennon, of course, but wasn’t aware of his collab with Les Claypool. Love the artwork on the cover, especially that font! And I must say that that Amon Düül II cover is decidedly creepy. When I think of ‘yeti’, I don’t picture a sinister-looking man (woman?) in a black dress (?) wielding a scythe…I think of a hairy creature in the snow-capped Himalayas…but that’s just me! 🙂

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    1. True. But Shrak (possibly not his real name) is an imposing figure, nicht war?
      Try streaming a bit of Monolth; I’d be interested in your reaction. 🙂

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  4. Great idea for a series, Bruce – I have the good fortune of having R.E.M.’s Imitation of Life as a 12″ single à l’orange!

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    1. Nice. I wonder if they released ‘Orange Crush’ on the same vinyl? 😄

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  5. Yessss… more of the precious… I must haves it…

    Also, Coloured Balls lol.

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  6. “Orange Crush” was a good thought, but no Tangerine Dream? Or a single with Patti LaBelle doing “Lady Marmalade?” And is it possible no one has thought to do a scratch’n’sniff pumpkin spice disk? Not my favorite color, I usually try to duck l’orange, but these records are very attractive, really tasty-looking color.

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    1. (Holds up hands in mock surrender) You da Orange Man! 😄

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  7. […] a reverse sunset, we fade from orange to […]

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  8. The Coloured Balls – I’m in Bruce! As a big fan of Rose Tattoo, but not of Mr Anderson’s politics, this could be exactly what I need. Plus I bloody love that cover.

    Great idea for a series! (he said again)

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  9. […] — Orange — Yellow — Green — Blue — […]

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