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#3/Fragments of Broken Probes
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CD

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MR 56446CD MR 56446CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/24/2006

Two-fer reissue of these two Mick Farren outputs on one CD. #3 was The Deviants third and final album, originally released in 1969. 3 has future Pink Fairies members Paul Rudolph, bassist Duncan Anderson and drummer Russell Hunter on it, and the future influence is definitely felt. Featuring Mick Farren classic wacky vocals, this release is a classic example of underground psychedelia with a punk/blues edge. "Fragments of Broken Probes is an all-encompassing roundup of the myriad nooks and crannies that have punctuated Mick Farren's career since he launched the Deviants in 1966. It is also one of the most essential releases in his entire catalog. Vocals scream, guitars keen, and rhythms race by with speed metal density; though the performance pre-dated punk with barely minutes to spare, Farren's claim to godfatherhood could have no better witness. The earliest tracks date from the dog days of the Deviants in 1968-1969; sound collages, interludes, and a clutch of recent recordings take the story up to 1996 and the group's reinvention as aural terrorists for a new generation. But time neither dulls nor detracts from the consistent excellence of the material, and the often scarifying relevance of Farren's worldview. As both a performer and a writer, he was often described as being ahead of his time. With a fiery breath that still smells fresh, Fragments shows listeners just how far ahead he really was." --Artist Direct