Cykle ‎– Cykle

Label Records (5) ‎– S9-261
Vinyl, LP


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
S9-261 Cykle Cykle(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Blu) Label Records (6) S9-261 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
S9-261 Cykle Cykle(LP, Unofficial) Label Records (6) S9-261 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
GF-203 Cykle Cykle(LP, Album, RE) Gear Fab Records GF-203 US Unknown Sell This Version
OSR050 Cykle Cykle(LP, Album, RE, RM) Out-Sider OSR050 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
FLASHBACK 005 Cykle Cykle(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Flashback (4) FLASHBACK 005 Austria 1994 Sell This Version

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July 19, 2016
Top notch US garage / psychedelic album from 1969: Vox organ, fuzzy guitars, snotty vocals and impressive songwriting / recording quality.

Featuring all-time acid-punk classics such as “It’s Her” and “Walkout Of My Mind”.

Cykle was formed in 1968, North Carolina, when gifted musician and songwriter Jimmy Sossamon (previously in famous local band The Young Ones) heard a local group, the Glory Cykle. He was so impressed that he approached them about becoming their manager. The band -- guitarists Ralph Stevens and Jeff Hardin, bassist Grady Pope, organist Rick Wilson, and drummer/vocalist Ken Allen -- practiced at the studio Sossamon had built in his parent's garage, and by the end of the year, Sossamon took up the drummer’s seat to free up Allen as lead vocalist.

Band’s name was shortened to Cykle and in early 1969 they began recording an album consisting entirely of Sossamon originals. The resultant eponymous LP was released later that year as a private pressing of 500 copies on the band’s own Label Records. But despite the 1969 release date, “Cykle” sounds straight from the 1966-67 garage-punk-psychedelic book.


February 3, 2016
Though I was initially somewhat disappointed with this, it grew on me quite quickly. It features great song writing, some snotty punk vocals, and mostly fairly hard, psych influenced, upbeat mat'l, with organ and lots of fuzz guitar. It does offer some fairly thin production, but it's a garage LP, and will primarily appeal to fans of that genre.