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ARTIST
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Song Of A Gypsy
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CD

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DAMON DAMON
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RELEASE DATE
7/12/1999

Late 1990's reissue of this US private pressing monster from the late '60s -- available again. This has been booted twice before (UK's Afterglow and on LP via the "fuck you" Fanny label out of Belgium), but this is the first legit issue, from original masters, via the resurfaced hands of Damon himself. Originally recorded in 1969 and released in some micro-quantity of non-distributed LPs, the album documents Damon's travelling-gypsy-psych concoction and will either blow you into the stratosphere with its precise period-evocations, or have you in a rage of tears. Personally, I find the exotic percussion, the lovely zap-fuzz psych guitar and the invigoratingly heart-stopping hippie-era insight of Mr. Damon's lyrical genius one of life's more rewarding small pleasures. The final track, "The Road of Life," a metaphysical battle where "some wear suits, some wear beads," caps off one of the finest philosophical acid-comedy records of all time. This record is also in Paul Major's "Top Five of Weird Underground Psych/Folk", as revealed in Vice magazine.