J.P. Sunshine

J.P. Sunshine (Limited Gatefold Edition) (TDP54076)

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1968

J.P. Sunshine (Limited Gatefold Edition)

J.P. Sunshine

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5060672880763

LPS 168157

TDP54076

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LP 24,78 €

In 1967, the English poet George Duffell, alias Jorgy Porgy, decided to set his verses to music, birthing J.P. Sunshine with guitarist/vocalist Rod Goodway of pop act the Pack (later with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown), the line-up expanding with a bassist and bongo player, Duffell's girlfriend on percussion, and former Pack guitarist Andy Rickett on electric lead.

These resultant recordings, cut on basic gear in Duffell's flat, evidence an individual psychedelic sound, marked by the incestuous claustrophobia of the group's romantic rivalries, the meandering lyrics and disjointed melodies pointing to the pervasive drug use that ultimately squashed the project. This is psych with a difference: rare, rough, and freaky!

PERSONNEL:

  • Rod Goodway - (guitar, vocals)
  • Andy Rickell - (lead guitar, background vocals)
  • Adrian Shaw - (bass)
  • Jori Rickell - (bongos, xylophone)
  • Pat Morphin - (percussion)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. J.P. Sunshine
  • A2. Hey Girl
  • A3. Love Scene
  • A4. This Side Up
  • A5. Octopus
  • A6. Watch Out
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Eyes Are Raining
  • B2. Dark Star
  • B3. Swan Song
  • B4. Rising Free
  • B5. Hand In Hand