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benwsumner Sagittarius, "Present Tense", Columbia records, 1968. Nice old <360> label original, which isn't too easy to find in nice shape. It's worth the price though, because this album is an audiophile treat. That's coming from a music lover who is a devout anti-audiophile. Basically, the audio on this thing really knocks my socks off- the clear, layered production just shimmers. Extraordinary. This album is the quintessential sunshine pop album, really; the ultimate Curt Boettcher/Gary Usher effort of pure sunkissed pop bliss. After this, Curt made the Millennium masterpiece which goes beyond the genre into more progressive and experimental territory. "Present Tense" is a perfect moment, though, and obligatory listening for fans of The Association "Birthday" and Simon & Garfunkel "Bookends". Top cuts are "Glass", "Song To A Magic Frog", "My World Fell Down" and the amazing psych gem "The Truth Is Not Real". Yet another diamond to discover from the magical year of 1968. #vinyl #records #vinylfreak #vinyligclub #vinylculture #vinylrecords #vinylcommunity #vinylbrotherhood #dustyfingers #vinylcollectionpost #nowspinning #ilovevinyl #sagittarius #millennium #curtboettcher #garyusher #glencampbell #keitholsen #wreckingcrew #columbiarecords #psychpop #sunshinepop #1968 5h
  •   stooge93 I prefer The Millennium, but this one still has its finest pop moments for sure. 5h
  •   benwsumner @stooge93 yeah, I agree. The Millennium probably has the edge on this...but the sound on this LP is better. Seriously, it's one of the best sounding albums I own. 5h
  •   stooge93 The production and mixing really is great! 5h
  •   myworldizblue magic frog! 5h
  •   lookingforthemagic I love this record so much. 4h
  •   elyserainbolt Some Firesign Theater guys did one of the songs on there! Dig that album. 4h

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dementia13radio Played early this week on the program #ElectricPrunes️~ happy friday! see show bio above #VinylCollection #Vinyl #Record #7inch #Psychedelic #ProgRock #AcidRock #Garage #SunshinePop #VinylPorn 15h

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sacred_vinyl The Mamas & Papas "People Like Us" ABC/Dunhill Records 1971 | As the dawn of the 70's approached it seemed like the whole world was in a flux. The Mamas & Papas had anchored in a sound of the 60's that was slowly coming apart by the seams by the time of this release. The group had been broken up for close to 3 years and John Phillips had gone on to record the utter masterpiece "Wolfking Of LA" as well as scoring music for the super rad human flight flick "Brewster McCloud" by Robert Altman. John had been battling a heroin addiction as well as struggling to find his center after the divorce from fellow bandmate Michelle Phillips. You'd think after all that post 60's comedown drama that this may be the equivalent of a toddler tossing pasta against the wall to see which piece sticks the longest. At least that's kinda what I had imagined anyway for the last ditch effort of the darlings of sunshine pop. I was pretty far off. I should have known better especially since "Wolfking" is basically peerless. "People Like Us" kicks up in a daze of swirling soft rock electric sitar and those gorgeous harmonies that stole your heart in "California Dreaming" so many years before. John might have used all the heavyweights on his solo album but he delivers the delights on this one like the crackhead he looks like on the back cover photo sporting a wife beater and a hobo beard interestingly enough with shaved armpits. Mama Cass Elliott also gets benched a lot from this surprise killer. That's not to say that her and Michelle and Denny don't knock em slam out of the park on each and every song. The seemingly obvious throwaway "European Blueboy" will have you doing the funky island chicken in no time. As will the bouncy and oh so fun road trip jammy "Pacific Coast Highway" with it's infectious melody and killer group harmos. "Snowqueen Of Texas" features some majestic low key lead vocals from Michelle. It kinda reminds me of the stuff Carol King was writing while she was still in the band The City. "Pearl" is a ode to the then recently fallen Janis Joplin. This album may have been a pre cursor to the Jerry Springer show in ways but it others it showcases the beauty they once had! 16h

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whiskeydixiedear I got a lil fancy for the #birthdaynails ! Used #ChinaGlaze #PoolParty #SunshinePop and #ForAudrey with #Zoya #Raven . All freehanded, no tape used. I really miss doing fancy nails, I'll have to start up again! Ignore my messy cuticles! #nails #nailsart #tribal #polishjunkie #polish #nails #freehand 2d

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dementia13radio One of my favs ever #DrStrangelyStrange #KipOfTheSerenes not hard in any way, but next best thing is this specific type of #FolkPsych (which I'm picky 'bout!) they are SO good #IrishFolk on #IslandRecords ~ see show bio above #FemaleDJs #VinylCollection #Vinyl #Record #LP #Psychedelic #ProgRock #AcidRock #Garage #SunshinePop #VinylPorn #RareRecords 3d

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kmykinks Triste Janero - In the Garden #music by @sounds_app
Pensem em um álbum pra lá de agradável... soa #bossanova cai bem como #jazz music mas é tido como #sunshinepop #softpop e esse #quinteto é americano ;-) #muuuitobom super #indico Vale a pena conhecer
#tristejanero #Texas #inthegarden #1969 #record #vintage #wonderfulalbum #bossagroove #musiclovers #musictip #enjoy
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brennamassey Strange Young Girls - The Mamas and The Papas, 1966 #vinyl #music #sunshinePop #folkRock #records #1966 #retro 6d

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suzysecret At the records fair today! 6d

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counterculturemgmt Zach of @unionpacificband laying down some vocals. We don't know if you're ready for the new material, but get ready! 6d

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dementia13radio This past week on program played #OblivionExpress from #1973 thnks to @alotkow for turning me onto #VoicesOfOtherTimes So used to #BrianAuger's #Trinity #JulieDriscoll #Steampacket periods but this song is like nothing else, flowy, moody, a lil bit psych-y #JazzFusion + vocals are tracked so nicely see show bio above #FemaleDJs #VinylCollection #Vinyl #Record #LP #Psychedelic #ProgRock #AcidRock #Garage #SunshinePop 7d

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rougecongo Tenerife // Mix #sunshinepop 1w

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willimanticrecords Free Design "One By One". Cover beat, bit vinyl in excellent condition.

#sunshinepop. #totalsound #discogs. #billycobham. #enochlight.
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  •   rossmenze Billy is me and my Dad's fav drummer 1w

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