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ARTIST
TITLE
The Kaleidoscope
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CSM 002CD CSM 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/20/2014

Fans of psych rock will likely know both the British and American bands that operated in the late '60s under the name Kaleidoscope, but you may have missed Mexico's Kaleidoscope! (Let's face it, Kaleidoscope was just too tempting a name in the psychedelic era -- no one band could claim that name). This is unquestionably one of the best psych-rock records ever cut in Mexico ? originally released in 1969. If you're a fan of psychedelic music, just check out that cover art (designed by Bodo Molitor, a German singer who produced his own psychedelic gem in Mexico) and you know you're going to like this one. The story of the group is fascinating. Two musicians based in San Juan, Puerto Rico heard about a burgeoning psychedelic scene in the neighboring country of the Dominican Republic. They relocated to Santo Domingo, cut a record of original songs with some great local talent and then signed to Orfeon Records in Mexico and relocated to Mexico (hence they're known as the Kaleidoscope of Mexico). Sung entirely in English, this is psych/garage rock at its finest with a great combo of organ, fuzz, and trippy, reverb-drenched vocals with a slightly hazy production hanging over it all. Did we mention there's fuzz? Titles include "I Think It's All Right," "Let Me Try," "Hang Out," "I'm Crazy," "A New Man," "A Hole In My Life," and "I'm Here, He's Gone, She's Cryin."