Songs - High Why And Die Company, Trying To Get Up To You, Chinese Guitar/Michael Gladstone Symphony, Slippery Sweet, If I Should Sleep, Chiorboys/Allright, Steamwhistle, Banana Song, Speed Song
Side One - Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs and harmonica, Take Two, Bull, Peggy the Pistol. Side Two - One Way Ticket, Bells & Fairies, Levitation, Trip, The End
Description on LP cover: "Shortly before he disappeared in limbo, or even Mexico Novelist Ken Kesey "trips" buddies recorded an album at Sound City Recorders on Sixth Street. What makes this an item possibly, is that Ken et al were high on LSD at the time and kept getting higher as the recorded progressed. The album is titles "The Acid Test' Keseys idea - &the only thing ordinary about this record is that the hole is in the middle." (Herb Caen SF Chronicle from 60s)
From the Acid Archives - "Legendary documentation of the 1965-66 Bay Area Acid Test scene from "14 hours of the actual trip" (recorded in a studio). Shows the other side of acid culture which is fun, unpredictable and avantgarde as opposed to the Leary camp's solemn religious / psychological approach. Lots of amazing mind games and word play with Kesey and Ken Babbs in good form, ad libbed poetry, fractured harmonica solos, tape loops and the Grateful Dead lurking in the background. Released in March 1966, just as the Pranksters were splitting for Mexico."
Musicians - Bruce Mackay on rhythm, 12-string guitar and piano, Tanya Mackay on melodica and vocals on one track, Bob Sanderson on flute and bass clarinet, Lee Crabtree on organ and piano, Cyril Castor on lead guitar, piano and organ, Richard Tyler on electric harpsichord and organ, Chuck Raney and Peter Schubert of bass and Warren Smith on drums.
Tunes - In The Misty-Eyed Shores Of Morning, Geneva Brown, The Half-Masted Schooner, The Girl Of Stone, The Song About The Railroad Shack, Feet Of Clay, So Little It Seems
Tune info - Black crack and the sole survivors, Fredrik's Comic Spaced Out Blues Band and Orchestra - Hot fudge, Get it out of your system, Chili supper polka; Side 2 (The Other Cheek) - Turtle Music - Journey of turtles, Pre-transformation of turtle to bird, Nocturnal, Fly by night, O what joy it is to know you have a turtle heart
Beyond the Black Crack was the concept of Reverend Dwight Frizzell, a musician, film maker, Doctor of Metaphysics and minister in the Universal Church of Life. It remains a little known classic, and one of the most unique listening experiences in modern experimental music. Recorded between 1974 and 1976 in locations as diverse as factories, the pyramid opposite Harry Truman's grave site as well as more 'conventional' concert settings. Beyond the Black Crack is a dark, dizzying and exhilarating journey through free jazz, electronics and environmental sound, all shattered by Frizzell's radical tape editing.
Tracks: Black Hawk Waltz 1, Irish Wilderness, Black Hawk Waltz 2, Appalling Heart, Black Hawk Waltz 3, Anamnesis 1, Black Hawk Waltz 4, Anamnesis 2, Black Hawk Waltz 5, Scrat, and Devildog
Tracks: Scrat, Body of the Film, First Painting, The Rising Surfs of the Body Opening, Nocturnal, Building the Earth, and Film Making
Slade plays acoustic guitar with Jean Musy on piano, Claude Pavy on guitars, Michel Colombai on bass, Francois Auger on drums and percussion, Jose Souc on guitar, Bernard Pepin on flute and Benoit Kaufman on steel guitar.
Tunes - Desert Dreams, Chrystal Clouds, Rainbow Overture, Gentle Bird, Flowing Along The Dunes Of Pink Coral Sand, Creme Of Piano Soup. Sketches Of Themes, Allow My Spirit To Be Beautiful