The Magic Mixture

The Magic Mixture

UK Psychedelic Band, late 1960's.


The Magic Mixture Discography Tracks


The Magic Mixture This Is The Magic Mixture (Album) Saga FID, Saga (5) UK 1968 Sell This Version

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February 4, 2014
The 60’s were productive years ... perhaps at times too productive, though if one explores these years, you’ll find that most of the bands that rose during these heady days had some real talent, some sincere visions, and a burning desire to shape a bit of the music scene with their sonic atmospheres. There’s no way today, that I can convince you of the magic found within these highly prized and rare grooves, where these lads from London, touting themselves [and bit over zealously] as some sort of Cream-Hendrix hybrid would break new ground. While their sound was exceedingly tight, focused, and well polished, they did not possess the blues power of Cream, nor were they able to capture the magic, the flash, and vision of Jim Hendrix ... yet enough of us, based on rumors and supposition, mixed this album into our collections. To me, Magic Mixture conjure images of early Zombies with their use of a prominently placed Hammond organ, and etherial vocals. But please, don’t be too hard on me, many of us also allowed Paul Revere & The Raiders, Sam The Sham, and a host of other minor players to filter into our bedrooms, perhaps to be played once or twice, then shelved for all eternity.

I hadn’t listen to this piece of wax, which was cut nearly live in the studio in one day, in years. And while the songs are good, they’re not really rock, and certainly not as psychedelic as the album cover suggests. Yet despite all this, they did pulsate with the moment, and will perhaps find their way into some movie soundtrack based on the times. Regardless ... This Is The Magic Mixture, should certainly be considered an essential part of the garage psych movement that flowered during 1968.

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