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Live 1967
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2CD

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DC 092CD DC 092CD
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Live recordings of the original Red Crayola, from the Angry Arts Festival (6/29/67) and the Berkeley Folk Music Festival (6/67), including guest John Fahey on one track. In the style of Drag City's other archival resurrection, Coconut Hotel, this represents the The Red Crayola at their most way-out. "Despite penning a couple of classics of psychedelia on their first LP ('Hurricane Fighter Plane' and 'Transparent Radiation'), the band showed up at the Berkeley Folk Music Festival in the summer of 1967 with a markedly different approach to ensemble playing. Taking off from the concept of a 'free-form Freak Out', The Red Crayola leaned towards avant-garde approaches. Playing feedback-pieces, sound-as-music, time- and no-time pieces, compressions and motions, one-second pieces, music within music, unhearable music and so on. At the Berkeley Folk Music Festival they met John Fahey, master of the indexes and finger picked guitar. He sat in on their set there. Also included in this mind-melting collection of feedback drones, improvisation and unhearable music are recordings made in their Venice hotel room after their concert there. These pieces represent the 'unplugged' Crayola approach to their unconventional dictum, as well as their serious attitude towards this often lighthearted, intellectual-physical genre."