Moonkyte ‎– Moonkyte

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Sunbeam Records ‎– SBRCD5006
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Tracklist

1 Search
2 It's The Same Thing
3 Way Out Hermit
4 Girl Who Came Out Of My Head
5 Tapestry Girl
6 Bridge Song
7 Lead This Sinner On
8 Where Will The Grass Grow ?
9 Lost Weekend
10 Blues For Boadicea
11 Happy Minstrel
12 Jelly Man

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 051125 500611
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LU81
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI KA02
  • Matrix / Runout: SBRCD5006 SP 91061 01
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SMOT 1 Moonkyte Count Me Out(LP, Album) Mother SMOT 1 UK 1971 Sell This Version
MER 005, MERLIN 005 Moonkyte Count Me Out(CD, Album, RE) Merlin Records (6), Merlin Records (6) MER 005, MERLIN 005 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MLP 15.407 Moonkyte Count Me Out(LP, Album) Metronome MLP 15.407 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
SMOT 1 Moonkyte Count Me Out(LP, Album, Unofficial) Mother (2) SMOT 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
SBRLP5006 Moonkyte Count Me Out(LP, Album, RE) Sunbeam Records SBRLP5006 UK 2011 Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

July 16, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

If you’d asked me two weeks ago if I knew this album, my answer would have been a resounding “no.” Then it was sent to me by a dear friend, and like a time warp tsunami, I was riding the crest of a wave, headed back to Vietnam, and a war, loaded with events I’d nearly forgotten … all because the song “Jelly Man” brought those heady half lost foggy memories back into crystal clear focus.

Moonkyte’s release of Count Me Out was not spectacular in anyway to say the least, it’s a psychedelic mind trip of gentle acid laced blues-rock, guitar and vocally driven, enhanced with surreal lyrics, exotic Eastern ideals and sitar meanderings, all wrapped around a central simple thread of connecting polar opposites. Moonkyte were not the first band to do this, certainly The Moody Blues moved through these same lofty skies, as did The Move, with “Fields Of People.” But there’s an innocence to Count Me Out, as if it were never meant for mass consumption or appreciation, more that it was to be discovered by accident, appreciated for what it was at that moment in time, and then let go in the wind.

For me, the Jelly Man, and title of the final song on the album, was a real person. I never knew his name, he was a young kid from northern Arizona, he began and ended each day by playing this album and taking copious amounts of lysergic acid, determined to get out of the jungles of Vietnam, or mentally forcing the countryside to change into the most beautiful setting one could hope to find. He certainly didn’t belong there, neither did any of us, and then one day I head that they’d taken the Jelly Man away, sending him back to the world on a freedom bird with a Section 8 Discharge. They said he was smiling, bowing graciously to all whom he passed, and I for one knew that his life would be better elsewhere, for his own safety, and for ours.

Count Me Out has done exactly what music is supposed to do [even if it is a bit dated, and a bit childlike] framing moments for all eternity, reminding us that we are but the series of memories we create, that our lives are as fragile as a single thread, and that by sheer force of will, we can make impossible changes, in impossible situations, seeing the world for what it actually is, rather than for what ‘they’ would have us believe it is. I wish there was more music like this, and while anyone discovering Moonkyte today, will not find it laced with my dreamy memories, perhaps with the right ears and eyes, you and create your own mystical space in time, one that nearly fifty years out, will send shivers down your spine.

Review by Jenell Kesler