Group 1850

Group 1850

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Group 1850 was a psychedelic rock band from The Netherlands, considered by many to be one of the finest acid rock acts Europe has ever produced. The band was founded in 1964 in Hague by the name Klits and renamed Groep 1850 in 1966, when their debut single, Misty Night / Look Around, appeared on the tiny Yep label. Though few copies were pressed, it established them as one of Holland's most original bands (alongside the Outsiders and Q65) and they soon signed to Philips. More singles ensued, in a highly psychedelic vein, including the brilliant Mother No Head. Their debut album, Agemo's Trip To Mother Earth, appeared in late 1968. In Holland its sleeve had a 3-D image on the cover, and came with a pair of 3-D glasses (copies with the glasses unperforated are especially prized today). The album's concept is incomprehensible, but its superb songs and musicianship have ensured its lasting cult reputation, and it has been called the most truly psychedelic album ever recorded. A UK release (also on Philips) did not help the band gain a footing outside Holland, and Philips dropped them soon afterwards. Their next album, Paradise Now, appeared on the Dutch Discofoon label in 1969 and was only marginally less acid-influenced than its predecessor. The band disbanded soon afterwards, but was sporadically active through the 1970s. Especially notable was another excellent single, 1971's Fire / Have You Ever Heard?, which appeared on Polydor (again, with a picture sleeve).
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Group 1850 Discography

Albums

Group 1850 Agemo's Trip To Mother Earth (Album) Philips Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Group 1850 Paradise Now (Album) Discofoon, Discofoon Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
1850* Polyandri (Album) Rubber Records (6) Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
OP 1 Group 1850 Live(LP, Ltd) Orange (9) OP 1 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
Group 1850 Live On Tour (Album) Rubber Records (6) Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Y1013 Groep 1850* Misty Night / Look Around(7", Single, Mono) Yep Y1013 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
Groep 1850* Mother No-Head / Ever, Ever Green (Single) Philips, Philips Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
JF 333 835 Groep 1850* I Know (La Pensee) / I Want More(7", Single, Mono) Philips JF 333 835 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
334 646 JF Groep 1850* We Love Life (Like We Love You) / Little Fly(7", Single, Mono) Philips 334 646 JF Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
JF 333 973, 333 973 JF Groep 1850* Zero / Frozen Mind(7", Single) Philips, Philips JF 333 973, 333 973 JF Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
2102 004 Group 1850 Don't Let It Be / Sun Is Coming(7", Single) Action (5) 2102 004 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
2050 111 Group 1850 Fire / Have You Ever Heard(7", Single, Mono) Polydor 2050 111 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
6012 500 Group 1850 Mother-Nohead / Fire(7", Single) Philips 6012 500 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version

Compilations

TT022 Group 1850 The Great Single Tracks(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Twilight Zone TT022 1993 Sell This Version
518 487-2 Group 1850 1967-1968(CD, Comp) Mercury 518 487-2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Group 1850 Mother No-Head - Their 45s (Comp) Pseudonym Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
CDP-1118 Group 1850 Paradise Now / Agemo's Trip To Mother Earth(CD, Comp, RM) Pseudonym CDP-1118 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version