I first discovered Finnish psychedelic rock band, Jess and the Ancient Ones when I heard their psychedelic doom drenched cover of the song "Long and Lonesome Road" by Shocking Blue. The heavy riffs that they added and the faster tempo brought a contemporary feel to the song from 1968. Upon hearing their original track "Astral … Continue reading Album review: Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse and Other Weird Tales
Jack Hopkin opens the doors to the ever-curious "Curiosity Shoppe" for the ninth time, bringing you the best psychedelic music recommendations, from the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, the Idle Race, and The Moles, to Turquoise, and The Beacon Street Union...
A very big thank you to the wonderful people of Magic Bus for coming on the MOOF radio show and playing an absolutely magical set! If you missed it live you can listen to the show on our Mixcloud here TRACKLISTING; Peak Impressions and Thoughts - The Freeborne Tinkerbell's Mind - The Glitterhouse I'm Not Like Everybody … Continue reading MAGIC BUS ON THE MOOF RADIO SHOW
Words by Jack Hopkin I discovered pretty soon after I first laid ears on Green Seagull's new single that I, too, used to dream in black and white. Little did I realise that when my resident stork landed this lysergic faberge egg of a single on my lap that I'd fall so head over heels … Continue reading Green Seagull – (I Used To Dream In) Black And White
40+ PAGES OF THE GROOVIEST ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS ON PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC, FILM, CULTURE, AND ART… PRE-ORDER HERE FREE MOOF POSTCARD INCLUDED COVER STORY: EXCLUSIVE MARK FRY INTERVIEW; Front cover photograph by Colin Vallance “Psychedelic-folk luminary, Mark Fry, talks about his musical beginnings, the making of acid-folk masterpiece ‘Dreaming With Alice’, his experience in Italy during … Continue reading MOOF ISSUE NO.2 AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER
Words by Kristin Thomas Rare is it, when I’m driving I hear a song that forces me to pull my car over in order to give it my full attention. “Could it be?” Is a question I ask myself when a current band is gracing my ears with a psychedelic sound, with anticipation that each … Continue reading An interview with Fogbound
Jack Hopkin opens the doors to the ever-curious "Curiosity Shoppe" for the seventh time, bringing you the best psychedelic music recommendations, from The Love Sculpture, The Passing Fancy, and The Paper Fort, to Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, and The Apple.
I'm always particularly impressed by albums that seem to exist in a vacuum, that create their own unique and inimitable atmosphere. Even more impressive is when this is achieved with minimal studio trickery but rather through the instrumental talent of it's creators. This is the case with the new Lost Harbours album, 'Towers of Silence', … Continue reading Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence
Mark Fry and Friends, Sir Plastic Crimewave & Sara Gossett, Alisha Sufit (Magic Carpet), Dan Davies (Wolf People) September 27th 2017 The Betsey Trotwood, London A sign by the door immediately grabs my attention, it reads “Astral folk this way --> Comedy that way<--" A tough choice, but tonight I'm here for the astral folk. … Continue reading Live review: Mark Fry & Friends at the Betsey Trotwood
On a planet where many people throughout the course of history never got their dues, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera are a perfect example. Exuding extreme talent throughout the album, one would wonder why they never made it big. What can I say? Life is unfair sometimes. These guys deserved to be more famous than they … Continue reading Classic album review: Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera (1968)