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R 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, Mono) Reprise Records R 6247 US 1967 Sell This Version
RS 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP) Reprise Records RS 6247 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
RS 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP) Reprise Records RS 6247 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
RS 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6247 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
SRI 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album) Reprise Records SRI 6247 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
RS 6247, 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6247, 6247 US 1967 Sell This Version
RS 6247, 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, Fli) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6247, 6247 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
R 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, Mono) Reprise Records R 6247 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
R 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Reprise Records R 6247 US 1967 Sell This Version
MID 24024 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 24024 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
REP 54108 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records REP 54108 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
REP 54108 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records REP 54108 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
REP 54108 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records REP 54108 France 1980 Sell This Version
REP 54108 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, RE, Dif) Reprise Records REP 54108 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
RS 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, RE, Unofficial) Reprise Records (2) RS 6247 1999 Sell This Version
RS 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, RE, Unofficial) Reprise Records (2) RS 6247 1999 Sell This Version
SC 6173 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(CD, Album, RE) Sundazed Music SC 6173 US 2001 Sell This Version
JPR 038 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Jackpot Records (3) JPR 038 US 2017 Sell This Version
MOVLP2199 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, RE) Music On Vinyl MOVLP2199 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
RS 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP) Reprise Records RS 6247 US Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6247 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Reprise Records RS 6247 US Unknown Sell This Version
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sklerici

sklerici

May 26, 2018
referencing Part One, LP, Album, Mono, RE, JPR 038
Altough this album deserved to be stereo in its first issue..
sklerici

sklerici

May 26, 2018
referencing Part One, LP, Album, Mono, RE, JPR 038
We knew the quality of the music from this record.. yeah the quality of the sound in this reissue is effectively absolute high.
WingKongExchange

WingKongExchange

November 26, 2017
referencing Part One, LP, Album, Mono, RE, JPR 038

Exceptional sound, truly. Flat disc, quiet when it should be, and punches right through you. Highs can be very bright though. I'd say it's definitely in the tape, but be prepared for some serious dynamics both high and low. Considering the price, you couldn't ask for a better reissue. A+++
music_emporium

music_emporium

January 31, 2017
referencing Part One, LP, Album, Mono, R 6247
Soon as mono reissue.

• Sourced From The Master Tapes
• Original Mono Mixes
• Includes printed inner sleeve with rare master reel photos
 
“The Weirdest, most original man-made sensation I’ve ever experienced.” - Career Magazine (1967)
 
Formed in Los Angeles in 1965, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band were considered by many to be the West Coast’s answer to the Velvet Underground. The group created California psych/rock music that was both fragile and dreamy. Part One was originally released in 1967 on Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records. Though they didn’t achieve the fame or notoriety of other bands from the area, they have nonetheless achieved a cult status among collectors and people curious about a rich, albeit short-lived musical genre known as West- Coast Psychedelia. First time reissued in mono, from the original master tapes.
streetmouse

streetmouse

December 22, 2016
referencing Part One, LP, Album, Mono, R 6247

Was there ever a band in your life whom you thought was very good, yet never seemed to be able to connect with? Hence my feelings for the very psychedelic West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, with the album jacket for Part One, a head-grabber, even if one wasn’t familiar with the music held within.

It would be easy to claim that the band materialized from some freaky outback, filling this album with weirdness and even a sense of paranoia and schizophrenia that I’m sure led to my disconnect with the outfit. Nevertheless, WCPAEB laced this release with short song oriented material that was rather catchy, and if not for all of the meandering disorientation might bring to mind aspects of folk rockers The Byrds, while at other times washing the tracks with Baroque pop, then turning on their heels and laying down a sort of garage psych filled with guitar distortion and disembodied harmonic vocals.

Avant-garde was the new theme of the day, and WCPAEB embraced this artist attitude to the fullest, which meant that they had little in common with the bands of the time, formulating their concepts around an eerie sinister atmosphere, seeming to see how far they could push the boundaries of some sort of artistic psychological experiment, where they poked at their listeners in manners that were not always healthy. If one considers the song “1906,” and the lysergic that so many were downing by the truckload, the album in a Zappa-esque way, made for the soundtrack of a bummed out acid trip, one that was not comfortable, inching its way into your subconsciousness in a most disturbing manner, reminding the listener that with the use of LSD, they were playing the fabric of their minds, and might never return as the person who first settled back, took their dose and stepped through their very personal doors of perception … essentially while listening to this record under the influence.

This is one of those bands where it’s important to consider the nature and personality of the band’s founder, a rather rich adopted child of an oil tycoon, Bob Markley, who had a rather off kilter sense of perception, a young man who could be passively aggressively vindictive, was insincere and seemed to rely on the adulation of others to get him through the day. It was his money that persuaded folks to overlook his attitudes, it was that same money that kept people around him and band members in line … that is until nearly everyone universally and at the same time said “Fuck It,” and left him flat. So the question is, is this the music of a sociopath playing out his fantasy, reaching far beyond the control of those around him to induce and infuse his control on those who were listening to this body of work? I would suggest that that aspect is more true than most listeners would like to admit to. Regardless this is an album that most people do not think very highly of, and album that at some point becomes so uncomfortable heavy and unbearable that it it gets passed on or tucked away, never to be played again.

California was the center of many experimental concepts and ideas during the mid 60’s, not all of them were created equal, or even good. The best thing I can suggest is that you think The Charlatans meets The Chocolate Watchband meets The Byrds, meets Moby Grape, with a dash of The Beatles, and it’s all set in the jungles of Viet Nam, where just the moment before all was cool calm and collected, and then trip-wires flashed flares, incoming rockets streaked across the sky, and gravity unraveled, leaving people to literally take flight.

Review by Jenell Kesler
imesonsteven

imesonsteven

January 10, 2016
referencing Part One, LP, RS 6247
Amazing record all the way thru, a true gem!