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Show # 1011

From Stephen R Webb | 01:58:00

Sets from the Who and Bob Dylan and a whole lot of vinyl.

Default-piece-image-1 This week we have Bob Dylan's first three top 10 singles, a set of album tracks, an EP track and an unissued track from the Who's pre-Tommy days. And that's just part of what's in the first hour. In hour #2 we go vinyl crazy, with only 3 cuts in the entire hour taken from CD sources.

Show # 1012

From Stephen R Webb | 01:58:00

The show with the long-overdue set from the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Default-piece-image-2 Finally, a set from the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Plus classics from the Byrds, Procol Harum, Blue Cheer and a set of non-hits from the peak year of top 40 radio. And that's only about half the show.

Show # 1013

From Stephen R Webb | 01:58:00

A set of the Airplane and a side of the Mothers.

Default-piece-image-2 This week we have a set of tunes from the Jefferson Airplane, most of which have not been played on the show before. Also, in the last segment, side one of the classic "We're Only In It For the Money" by the Mothers of Invention. And between them they take up less than half the show.

Show # 1014

From Stephen R Webb | 01:58:00

Exploring new ground

Default-piece-image-1 This week all but two of the tracks are songs that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era, showing just how much of an untapped well we are drawing from.

Show # 1015

From Stephen R Webb | 01:57:56

Progress

Default-piece-image-2 Progress is the word of the week, as we progress through the years no less than three times in the course of the show. And just to add a little emphasis to the concept, we feature a set of tracks from progressive rock bands of the early 70s in the last half hour. Somehow, though, we still manage to end up right back where we started: 1966.

Show # 1016

From Stephen R Webb | 01:58:00

Continuing the progressions.

Default-piece-image-1 This week's show picks up where the previous week left off, with no less than three progressions through the years, plus a couple of 1968 sets as well. And for the third week in a row, no single artist sets. What's this world coming to?

Show # 1017

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A little of everything.

Logo_small We cover a lot of ground this week. There's a set from 1966, a set from 1967, two sets from 1968, a Beatles set, and a couple of tracks that were unreleased until this century (both of which are songs made famous by the Monkees that were recorded by other people before the Monkees even existed). Other goodies this week include a version of the Who's Magic Bus that only appeared on vinyl and the song that was probably the proverbial straw that got David Crosby kicked out of the Byrds.

Show # 1018

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Who Are the Brain Police?

Logo_small Really, that's just one of 28 tracks from 28 artists featured on this week's show. But it did get your attention, didn't it?

Show # 1019

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:58

A set of Stones with a side of Dead.

Logo_small This week we have a set of tunes from the Rolling Stones taken from the end of the Brian Jones era. Also, we have an entire side of the Grateful Dead's Anthem of the Sun. And for dessert, a short journey through the years with Grand Funk Railroad, including a rare single edit of the opening track from Closer to Home.

Show # 1020

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Pageantry and Covers

Logo_small A unusually high number of cover tunes in the first hour this week, from the Blues Project doing  Chuck Berry to Paul Revere and the Raiders covering Barbara George. And in the second hour we have the second in a series of rock oratorios. It says so right on the album cover. Plus a set of songs from the band credited with coining the term Flower Power.

Show # 1021

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:59

Album Rock-The Golden Years

Logo_small This week the entire first segment is set up to sound like the early days of album rock radio (c.1970), with tracks from Sugarloaf, Traffic, Mountain and more. We also have an acoustic set (including a track from the rare first McKendree spring album), a group set (Eric Burdon and the Animals) and of course a couple of sets that progress through the years. And just for the fun of it, we finish the night with a pair of tunes from the irrepressable (although their record company did try, several times) Turtles, featuring Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, who would go on to become known as Flo and Eddie.

Show # 1022

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Mondo variety night.

Logo_small I don't even know where to begin describing this week's show. We have sets from 67, 68, 69, progressions through the years and a few miscellaneous tunes thrown in. Check out the playlist at www.hermitradio.com for more.

Show # 1023

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

What's with all these Woodstock bands???

Logo_small The entire first segment features bands that played at Woodstock, two of which also played at Monterey. For the second segment I tried to do the exact opposite, but still ended up with a couple bands that had at least one member that performed at Woodstock. When the third segment started with a Woodstock performer I knew I was fighting a losing battle, and so I gave in and featured two tracks from Woodstock in the last segment. I swear, sometimes this show has a mind of its own.

Show # 1024

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Invasion of the short ones

Logo_small I set out to do a normal show this week, but before I knew it I was surrounded! Short tracks everywhere! Not a one of them over three minutes long! It was scary! By the time I got to the end of the first segment I had already played nine (!) songs in slightly under 27 minutes. I knew I had to do something about this so I turned to the old reliable year 1969. It worked, but after only three tunes the short ones were back in full force. In desperation I turned to Black Sabbath, but by then the first hour was over. The third segment was almost a repeat of the second as I tried a Janis Joplin set, but was once again thwarted when Moby Grape kicked off the next set with a song running only 1:53! The capper was in the final segment when the Monkees sneaked in a five second track. At that point I tried Vanilla Fudge, always good for an extended arrangement. By the end of the show I thought I finally had it all under control, but then, at the last possible moment, Jimi Hendrix betrayed me by tossing out a two and a half minute song to close the show. Well, there's always next week.

Show # 1025

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

"25" revisited

Logo_small Once again we have a show with 25 songs from 25 different artists. As for any other possible meanings of "25"...well, I won't confirm anything. Still, the show does end with White Rabbit....

Show # 1026

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Caught off-base.

Logo_small This week we toss a few curve balls and hit you with stuff out of left field (like Notes From the Underground pinch-hitting for Country Joe and the Fish). We probably strike out a few times but I think there's a home run or two in there as well. What's with all the baseball references, anyway? Just because the October classic actually ran into November this year....

Show # 1027

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Going long.

Logo_small The sets are longer than usual this week; not for any particular reason, that's just the way it worked out. Most of the first segment is from 1967, a decent chunk of the last segment is from 1968, and in between we have a couple progressions through the years, one of which is nearly half an hour long. Add in a set of Cream and a couple of Beatle-related B sides and we've got a show.

Show # 1027

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Going long.

Logo_small The sets are longer than usual this week; not for any particular reason, that's just the way it worked out. Most of the first segment is from 1967, a decent chunk of the last segment is from 1968, and in between we have a couple progressions through the years, one of which is nearly half an hour long. Add in a set of Cream and a couple of Beatle-related B sides and we've got a show.

Show # 1028

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

New old faces.

Logo_small This week (after a couple tunes from 1966) we focus on the last half of the psychedelic era, with tracks mostly taken from the years 1968-70. As a result there are a lot of songs this week that haven't been played on the show before, including some tracks from artists that have never been featured on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. To balance things out the final segment features a short progression through the years followed by a set from 1967.

Show # 1029

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Back to normal (whatever that is).

Logo_small After last week's show with its emphasis on the later psychedelic years we return to the heart of the psychedelic era with sets from 1966, 67 and 68 as well as a pair of progressions through the years.To show that we are totally neglecting those later years, however, we do have a handful of tunes from 1970 and even one track from 1971.

Show # 1030

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Familiar names, but not necessarily familiar tunes.

Logo_small Most of the artists featured on this week's show are regularly heard on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. This time around, however, we feature a lot of tracks that have not been played on the show previously. Some of these, such as the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner at Woodstock by Jimi Hendrix, are fairly well known, while others, such as Country Joe and the Fish doing Porpoise Mouth, have seldom been heard anywhere since the sixties. Of course there are plenty of exceptions, such as the Chocolate Watchband's Are You Gonna Be There and the Monkees' Porpoise Song, that have gotten plenty of airplay over the past year, and even a song or two from groups that have never been played on the show (Wishbone Ash, for instance).

Show # 1032

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:59

Stuck in the Psychedelic Era 2010 retrospective.

Logo_small In the spirit of the years covered by Stuck in the Psychedelic Era we present our first annual top 20 countdown. Now obviously this countdown has nothing to do with music released over the past year. So, then, how can we do a top 20 countdown? Glad you asked. Over the course of 30 weekly shows certain songs got more exposure than others. In addition some songs were singled out by listeners as their own favorites. Others were requested though the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era website (www.hermitradio.com). This week's show is a compilation of those songs. As an added extra we also reveal the top five artists played on the show as well. Hint: they were all bands. One final note: to preserve the suspense that is essential to a countdown we are not posting any song information this week.

Show # 1101

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:58

The two most requested artists and a new year gets underway.

Logo_small Back in the days before syndication, Stuck in the Psychedelic Era was a live local radio show on WEOS-FM, serving the Geneva-Ithaca market. Over the years two artists consistently got more requests than all others combined. Those were Pink Floyd and the Mothers of Invention. This week we pay tribute to those days with sets from both of those bands serving as bookends for the first hour of the show. The second hour serves as a look to the upcoming year, with a combination of familiar tunes and tracks from artists never played on the show before, plus a set of tunes from a particular region (the San Francisco Bay Area), and a couple of progressions through the years.

Show # 1102

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:58

Who's in charge here, anyway?

Logo_small Once again, the show acts as if it had a mind of its own. We start it off with a nice yearly progression from 1965-68, but then the show goes off on a series of tangents that only a set from the Grateful Dead can bring it back from. And the segues! Big Brother and the Holding Company into the Five Americans? The Standells into Blind Faith? King Crimson into the Turtles???? Good thing we have a bunch of requests lined up for next week's show.

Show # 1103

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Request week (can't get much shorter than that).

Logo_small This week we catch up on a couple weeks worth of requests. The reason it's two weeks is that thanks to the holidays we were actually recording almost two weeks in advance of the actual airdate for the past two shows, but as of this week are back to the usual same-week schedule. Not every song on the show is by request, though. We did have to save some for next week, but we do feature a set from the most requested artist of the bunch to make up for it.

Show # 1104

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:30

Pretty much a typical show.

Logo_small Some requests, a set of cover tunes, a 1965 set, a set from the Airplane, a couple progressions through the years and of course a few tunes we hadn't played before. And to finish it out, a set of outstanding tracks from 1967. Yep, pretty much a typical show.

Show # 1105

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A request in every set!

Logo_small This week we try a little experiment. Each and every set has exactly one requested tune in it. Which tracks are the requests? Well, I guess you'll just have to tune in to find out.

Show # 1106

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The long and the short of it.

Logo_small This week we feature the longest single continuous track ever committed to vinyl by Pink Floyd. We also have one of Neil Young's most famous long extended jams with Crazy Horse. If that weren't enough, we also have a Jefferson Airplane suite that includes a nine minute jam that is carried on the back of a virtuoso performance by bassist Jack Casady. On the other hand, we also have over a dozen other shorter tracks this week. Hey, something for everyone, right?

Show # 1107

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:28

Less talk! More music!

Logo_small I made a new year's resolution to talk less and play more music, but have to admit I haven't been doing such a great job of it...until this week, that is. Each segment of the first hour features (mostly) uninterrupted music, and the second hour, while broken into shorter sets, still has less talk between sets that any other show this year. As an added bonus, the last set of the show is double length. Now let's see if I can keep it up next week.

Show # 1108

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:37

The Scratchy Records program.

Logo_small Truth to tell, this week's show actually has fewer tracks played from vinyl than usual. However, those that did get chosen are among the scratchiest we've ever played. In fact, one segment had to be redone because of a record skipping. Hey, ya gotta draw the line somewhere!

Show # 1109

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Wherein we try to add some unusual synergy to the mix.

Logo_small This week, in addition to the usual requests, progressions through the years and spotlights on particular years, we throw in some unusual synergy, such as a pair of tunes by female artists describing a relationship in the first person and a pair of songs from bands on opposite coasts, recorded at about the same time, personifying death as a young woman. Also we have a pair of tracks produced by David Hassinger in 1967 for two different bands: one just starting out (the Grateful Dead), and another at their peak of creativity (The Electric Prunes, before Hassinger himself co-opted them). Plus we have a suite from the Mothers of Invention. All this and more in just two hours. What a bargain.

Show # 1110

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Spending years in the garage.

Logo_small This week we shift out focus to specific years, with a bit more emphasis on garage/punk than in recent weeks. At least that's the way it works in the first hour. The second hour has a somewhat long progression through the years and a mini-set from the first band to take a garage sensibility (i.e being dissed by the so-called experts) into arena rock; you might even say they invented arena rock: Grand Funk Railroad.

Show # 1111

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Poets and long jams

Logo_small The first hour of this week's show is pretty much business as usual, with a set from 1966 and a couple or three progressions through the years, all featuring a balance of familiar tunes, forgotten favorites and a couple tracks from artists we've never played before. The second hour gets a bit more political, with poetry from people with names like Dylan, Morrison and Mouse and a highly political song from a band not known for their politics (Guess Who). To balance it out we have a non-political song from possibly the most political rock band in history (MC5). We also have some long jams in the second hour, including one from the original incarnation of Renaissance featuring former Yardbirds Keith Relf and Jim McCarty.

Show # 1112

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Don't let the Zeitfunk go to your head, hermit!

Logo_small Seriously, I want to thank the stations that license Stuck in the Psychedelic Era through PRX, since that it what the Zeitfunk award I got is really all about. Hopefully I'll be picking up a few more this year. As for this week's show, it's pretty much business as usual, which is exactly what I want it to be. The idea of making each week a theme week seems to me too limiting and contrived and would take away from the spontaneity of doing the show "live on tape" (or in this case, hard disk).

Show # 1113

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Return of the artist set.

Logo_small It occurred to me that I haven't been playing too many sets consisting of songs by a single artist lately. To rectify that, this week we have no less than three artist sets, including the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Eric Burdon and the Animals (I'll leave it to you to search out the third set). Plus we have the usual stuff like sets of songs from particular years and sets that progress through the years. In fact, we end up with a total of 32 tracks in two hours. That may be a new record.

Show # 1114

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:58

Heavy on the vinyl.

Logo_small This week we have a greater portion of music played from vinyl sources that usual. This includes an all-request progression through the years 1967-69 featuring two NY bands (Circus Maximus and Blood, Sweat and Tears and a British band that got famous by playing the Woodstock festival (Ten Years After). Also, a set of tracks from garage/punk bands recorded in 1966, a set of tracks from San Francisco bands, a set from L.A. bands and a set from the Blues Magoos. Not bad for two hours.

Show # 1115

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:58

That's why they call it "free form".

Logo_small Starting with the first set this week's show takes several unexpected turns, such as following the Amboy Dukes with the James Bond theme or having a Tim Hardin acoustic track followed by the Mothers of Invention. And I bet nobody saw the Len Barry B side (that starts the second hour) coming! We also have plenty of regular show features such as a set from 1966 and a couple from 1967 (one of them featuring bands from L.A) and a progression through the years1965-68. Plus a set from the Seeds! As always you can get detailed song information later this week at:

www.thehermitrambles.blogspot.com


Show # 1116

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Covering a lot of (old) new ground.

Logo_small This week we feature a ton of tracks that have not been played on the show yet this year, starting with a set of tunes that sat on the shelf for over 20 years before being released. In fact, over half of the recordings on this week's show have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. It just shows what a wealth of material there is out there waiting to be (re)discovered. Of course there are some familiar favorites as well, including (by request) the most famous Iron Butterfly track ever recorded (as part of an Iron Butterfly set), played in its  seventeen-minute entirety. Speaking of artist sets, we have one from the Rolling Stones as well, along with a pair of tunes from Arlo Guthrie. And to cap it off we have the first in a series of underground oratorios by the Mothers of Invention.

Show # 1118

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Odds and ends from all over.

Logo_small This week we feature a hodgepodge of tracks from artists from all over the US and UK. Home towns include Boise, ID, Portland, OR, Daytona Beach, FL, New York, NY, Boston, MA, Greenwood, SC, Southend-on-sea, Essex and San Francisco, CA. That's just the first segment. For a complete song by song listing for the whole show go to thehermitrambles.blogspot.com and check out the latest entry (it should be up by May 6th).

Show # 1119

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:58

Unearthing hidden treasures.

Logo_small A lot of different things this week. A hard rock set. An acid rock set. A numbers set. A 1966 set. A Jefferson Airplane set. A version of Red House with guest organist Lee Michaels. The first Grass Roots B side (it was actually the Bedouins recording as the Grass Roots). Requested early Japanese heavy metal.

That's not even a complete list. One of those can be found below.

Show # 1120

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:30

It's the songwriting, stupid.

Logo_small As many one-hit wonders have proved, a lot of people have one truly great song inside waiting to get out. To be able to write great songs consistently, however, takes a bit of doing. This week's show has a lot of these quality songwriters. The final half hour, in fact, consists entirely of tunes written by solo songwriters. There are plenty of collaborative efforts sprinkled throughout the show as well.

Show # 1121

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

You want Cream with that?

Logo_small This week we feature a lot of songs that have not been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before, including four of the five Cream tracks in the final half hour. Most of these are different tracks from artists that have been played on the show in the past. At the very end, however, we have a vintage San Francisco folk-rock band that is getting it's first exposure on the show. Of course there are several old favorites thrown in as well, just to keep things grounded.

Show # 1122

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:00

How can you be in two places at once when you're not anywhere at all?

Logo_small As you may have guessed, this week's show culminates with the first side of a classic Firesign Theatre album making its Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut. There are a couple other artists not heard on the show before as well: a New York band called the Insect Trust and a solo track from legendary songwriter John D. Loudermilk. There are also several progressions through the years this week, featuring a handful of familiar tunes from familiar artists and quite a few not-so-familiar tunes from people you have probably heard other stuff from.

Technical note to stations: this week's show runs exactly one minute short, so plan accordingly. A pox upon fuzzy math!

Show # 1123

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:58

Going deep again.

Logo_small This week we have a Jefferson Airplane set, a British artists set, an L.A. set and a series of progressions through the years. What we don't have is a lot of repeats of songs that have been played on the show already this year. No wonder Stuck in the Psychedelic Era is not heard on any commercial radio stations (not that we'd considering offering it to them). We even managed to get in a bit of symmetry by playing tracks with the same name at the beginning and end of the second hour (although they are entirely different songs).

Show # 1124

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Every hour ends with a request!

220px-live_dead_small This week we start off with a set from the 60s Grateful Dead (with Pig Pen) and finish each hour with a request. In between we have sets from 67, 68, and, as usual, some progressions through the years.

Show # 1126

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A set of Hendrix, a side of Pink Floyd and a whole lot of 1967.

Logo_small A set of Hendrix, a side of Pink Floyd and a whole lot of 1967.

SITPE # 1127

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Steady as she goes.

Logo_small This week we have sets from 1966, 67 and 69, as well as a three-song set from the Byrds and several progressions though the years. Throw in a handful of miscellaneous tracks and you have a pretty typical edition of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era.

SITPE #1128

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A spotlight on the early days of the Who and the first punk rock album of the 1970s.

American_revolution_small This week we do an entire segment based on pairs of songs, a segment of all-British bands (including a spotlight on some early B sides and album tracks from the Who), and present what is in all likelihood the very first punk-rock album ever recorded (David Peel and the Lower East Side's American Revolution). There's plenty of other good stuff as well, including several tracks never played on the show before. And check out the closing song of the night: the original live version of Somebody To Love by the Great! Society.

SITPE # 1129

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The Twain Shall Meet.

The_twain_shall_meet_small This week our artist set is also an album side, specifically side two of Eric Burdon and the Animals 1968 release The Twain Shall Meet. The side consists of three tracks, each between seven and eight minutes long, including the classic Sky Pilot, the instrumental We Love You Lil and the album's finale, All Are One. Of course there's a lot more to this week's show than just one album side. We start the show with a progression through the years consisting of hit singles (with an added second Jefferson Airplane tune as a bonus). Later in the show we have a set of tunes from 1968. And of course there are several obscure album tracks sprinkled throughout the show as well, including the longest (and most trippy) Guess Who track ever recorded.

SITPE # 1130

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

More Summertime Blues (and a couple dozen other tracks as well)

Magician_s_birthday_small This week we start off with a song that has been included on every show this month: Blue Cheer's version of Summertime Blues. We also have a progression through the years 1966-68 of Jefferson Airplane tracks, and, in the last segment, the 10+ minute title track of Uriah Heep's 1972 LP The Magician's Birthday (see featured image).
We also have a set of tunes from 1967 and a reverse progression (a degression?) through the years 1968-65 to round out the show.

SITPE # 1131

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Variety Pack.

Logo_small 30 tracks. 30 artists. Obviously there are a lot of fairly short tracks this week, although the last segment does have some longer ones. Other than that there are only two tracks in the first three segments that are longer than four minutes. While there are no artist sets to speak of (although Jimi Hendrix does appear as a guest guitarist on the last song of the night, making it a sort of mini artist set), we do have sets from 1966, 67, 68 and 1970, as well as a fairly long progression through the years and a suburban San Francisco Bay area set. One final note: the bulk of this week's tracks are album cuts and B sides, with only a handful of familiar tunes thrown in from time to time. Check out the playlist below.

SITPE # 1132

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Who are these Animals?

Steve_cropper_small This week we have a whopping 34 tracks (a new record), including sets by the Who and the Animals. We also have a couple progressions through the years, a couple sets from 1966 and a set from 1967, not to mention an instrumental track from legendary MGs guitarist Steve Cropper from his only solo LP, released in 1970 (and an Otis Redding classic co-written by Cropper as well).

SITPE # 1134

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Artists and Old Favorites

Janis_ian_small This week we have no less than three artist sets, as well as encore appearances by several tracks heard earlier this year. There are more than a few songs that are making their first appearance on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era, though, including an incredibly sophisticated and powerful solo acoustic piece from then 15-year-old Janis Ian and the only hit record by the Nashville Teens (who were neither teens nor from Nashville), featuring the work of studio guitarist Jimmy Page.

SITPE # 1137

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Still waiting for the garage.

Steppenwolf_the_second_small The car is still parked in the garage, but we did manage to squeeze in a couple or three garage bands anyway, including the Daily Flash, the Syndicate of Sound, and the Standells. We also have a set of tunes from Steppenwolf the Second, a 1967 set and and extraordinarily high percentage of tunes never played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before, especially in the second hour.

SITPE # 1141

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A Web Of Sound

Webofsound_small This week variety is the name of the game, as 18 of the 25 tracks heard on this week's show have never been played on Stuck In The Psychedelic Era before. Starting it off we have Bob Dylan with the song Rolling Stone magazine rates the number one song of all time. We also have one of the first extended jams by a rock band ever released on vinyl (from L.A.'s Seeds), a seldom-heard Syd Barrett Pink Floyd track, the first song performed at Woodstock, a set of tunes from Traffic and a track from Japan's first psychedelic heavy metal band.  We finish the show with Janis Joplin's last recording.

SITPE # 1142

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Bring Out Yer Dead!

220px-anthemofthesun_small Our entire first segment this week comes from the first two Grateful Dead albums, with the bulk of the music coming from the second LP, Anthem Of The Sun. Beyond that, we have a series of "mini" progressions through the years and sets from 1966, 1967, and 1968 (but not necessarily in that order). There are a couple of miscellaneous tracks thrown in as well, including the song that made James Brown a household name.

SITPE # 1142

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Bring Out Yer Dead!

220px-anthemofthesun_small Our entire first segment this week comes from the first two Grateful Dead albums, with the bulk of the music coming from the second LP, Anthem Of The Sun. Beyond that, we have a series of "mini" progressions through the years and sets from 1966, 1967, and 1968 (but not necessarily in that order). There are a couple of miscellaneous tracks thrown in as well, including the song that made James Brown a household name.

SITPE # 1143

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The Witching Hour.

220px-black_sabbath_debut_album_small It's Halloween weekend, and in the second hour we have quite a few songs for the occassion. The first hour, on the other hand, is made up almost entirely of tracks that have haven't played on Stuck In The Psychedelic Era since the show started being syndicated.

SITPE # 1144

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Seeds of the Electric Ladyland Corporation in Dinosaur Swamps.

220px-flockdinosaurswamps_small OK, the short description doesn't really make much sense, but it does mention some of the highlights of this week's show. None of that stuff, however, is in the first segment, which has a progression through the years 1965-67 and sets from 1968 and 1966. The next segment is dominated by a requested track from an obscure Detroit band called the Corporation. The second hour starts with a pair of tunes from 1967 and moves into a set from the Seeds, finishing with a track from the second Flock album, Dinosaur Swamps (our featured album cover of the week). The final half hour is almost entirely from the Electric Ladyland album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, although we did manage to squeeze in a short Kinks song as well.

SITPE # 1149

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Deep and Suite.

Procol_harum-shine_on_brightly__album_cover__small Continuing where last week's show left off we have several progressions through the years, starting with an all vinyl album track set from 1967-69. Two more album tracks finish out the first segment, including a 12 1/2 minute suite from Jefferson Airplane's After Bathing At Baxter's album. We then take a trip around the country with a set of singles and B sides by bands from Greenwood (Mississippi), Long Beach (California), San Antonio (Texas) and San Francisco (California). To balance out the second segment we have four bands from the UK (although one of those was led by American Jimi Hendrix). Our third segment is mostly from the year 1968 and includes a 17-minute Procol Harum track that is generally considered the very first progressive rock suite ever committed to vinyl. After a mixed set from 1964-66 we come full circle, finishing, as we started, with a set of album tracks, this one running from 1969-71.

SITPE # 1150

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Singles club.

Mrfantasy_small This week the pendulum swings away from the album tracks of the past two weeks, with a heavier than usual dose of songs that were originally released on 45 RPM vinyl. These include both regional and national hits, and even a few that did better internationally than in the US (such as Hole In My Shoe, which leads off a set of tunes from the first Traffic album). That's not to say that we are totally neglecting album tracks, such as the aforementioned Traffic set and something from the first Spooky Tooth album. Still, don't be surprised if you find yourself recognizing quite a few songs this week.

SITPE # 1151

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Stuck with the hermit at Yuletide again.

Ring_out_solstice_bells_small At first glance this would seem to be a repeat of last year's Yuletide edition of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. The truth, however, is that for technical reasons the entire show had to be re-recorded, so we took advantage of the situation to make a few minor changes to the playlist, mostly in the second hour. It's still a unique mix of cool Yule tunes from 1948 (Spike Jones) to 1983 (George Thorogood), with a lot of interesting stops along the way.

SITPE # 1152

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Countdown '11.

Logo_small Wondering which songs got played the most on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era this past year? This week we reveal the official Stuck in the Psychedelic Era 2011 Top 25 list, along with selections from the top four artists of the year. Rankings are based on airplay, listener feedback, requests and (in case of a tie), the order that sounds best. Naturally, we are not going to spoil the suspense by revealing the list here. Next week, however, the entire list (along with notes on the songs and the artists that made them) will be posted at thehermitrambles.blogspot.com

SITPE # 1201

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Boldly going all over the place.

Crawling_walls_front_small You would expect that after doing a countdown of the 25 most popular songs of the psychedelic era on last week's show we'd be concentrating more on the obscure stuff this time around. As it turns out, though, we still have a lot of familiar tracks this week (including some well-known tracks by Pink Floyd, Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Jimi Hendrix Experience that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before), although there are plenty of album cuts and B sides to go with them. One track in particular stands out, as it is the only track (besides the regular theme music) recorded in the 1980s. That track is the title cut from an album called Inner Limits by the Crawling Walls of Albuquerque, NM, recorded and released in 1985. As to why it got included on this week's show, you'll just have to check out the weekly playlist info at thehermitrambles.blogspot.com to get the story.

SITPE # 1202

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A Music Machine in every set.

Turn_on_the_music_machine_small This week's edition of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era is dedicated to Sean Bonniwell, who passed away on Dec. 20th 2011 of lung cancer. I thought of doing a tribute set in the second hour, but then hit upon an idea that I think Bonniwell himself would have appreciated: a Music Machine track in every song set. The result is a show with no less than eleven tracks from Bonniwell's Music Machine, one of the most underrated garage-psych bands of the late 1960s. Bonniwell was one of the first rock musicians to take a holistic approach to his musical presentation. The name of the band itself reflected Bonniwell's idea to segue directly from song to song for an entire set, never pausing long enough to let members of the audience call out requests that Bonniwell had no desire to play. Visually, the Music Machine had a look all their own, with all the members dressing entirely in black (including dying their hair) and wearing one glove on stage, years before Michael Jackson did his first moonwalk. The songs themselves showed a sophistication seldom, if ever, heard among their contemporaries. Elements of Bonniwell's music can be heard in later bands such as the Doors (Ray Manzarek's keyboard style in particular) and Iron Butterfly (especially Doug Ingle's baritone vocal style). In addition to the Music Machine tracks we have nearly two dozen more tunes by the usual variety of artists, including one or two you probably never heard of as well as some old favorites like Jimi Hendrix, the Standells and even the Grateful Dead. See the songlist below for details.

SITPE # 1203

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

St. Elijah Stephen, and the eleven Crimson Kings.

Crimson_king_outer_small The short description above is just a playful way of highlighting this week's three longest tracks. The reality is that this week's show manages to balance out the familiar with the obscure in roughly equal parts (keeping in mind that what is "familiar" varies a lot from one person to another). Most of the artists names should be somewhat familiar, although in some cases the songs themselves are not so well known. At this point it would probably be easier just to check out the playlist below.

SITPE # 1204

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

It starts with a Human Monkey.

In_search_of_the_lost_chord_small The highlight of this week's show is side two of the Moody Blues' classic LP In Search Of The Lost Chord, on which at least 33 different instruments were used, all played by band members. We also have a set from the Who, some alternate takes and B sides, a few hit singles and plenty of album tracks, including the longest single track from the 1968 LP The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown.

SITPE # 1205

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:10

By request: The Red Crayola.

Red_crayola_small This week's show begins and ends with sets from 1967, including an excerpt from an original mono pressing of one of the earliest lo-fi recordings ever made: the Red Crayola's Parable Of Arable Lands. Universally panned by the rock press when released, the album has since gone on to become a cult classic, and is considered one of the first examples of avant-garde psychedelic punk rock. Other highlights this week include a really long 1966 set, Neil Young's classic Cowgirl In The Sand, a rare mono pressing of Gypsy Eyes by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cher's version of the venerable Hey Joe and a seldom-heard track from the second 13th Floor Elevators album, Easter Everywhere.

SITPE # 1206

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

In case you hadn't heard...

Traffic-welcome_to_the_canteen__album_cover__small The emphasis this week is on album tracks and B sides, many of which have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before. There are, as always, a few exceptions, including a Seeds song that was among the 25 most-played songs last year (as part of an L.A. progression through the years), and the number one single of the year 1965 (as part of an all-British set). For the most part, though, even the tracks that have been played before have only aired once or twice in the past two years (like the opening track of our 3-song Cream set, for instance). Also unusual is the fact that the first set is made up of tunes from 1971, a year that actually falls outside the usual Stuck in the Psychedelic Era range. The show winds up with a track from the recently acquired second Country Joe And The Fish LP (both album and song making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut).

SITPE # 1207

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:54

Mighty fine stuff. Moooo.

Atomheartmothercover_small When compiling our 2011 end of year show I noticed that there were many tracks that had not been played since 2010. This week we revisit some of those tracks, along with a generous helping of music never heard on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before now and a handful of old favorites. Also of note is a Jefferson Airplane set, a long progression through the years 1964-69 and an even longer set of tunes from 1967. The final segment is dominated by one of those tracks that hasn't been played since 2010: the longest continuous piece of music ever released by Pink Floyd, the Atom Heart Mother Suite. For a grand finale we have Dino Valenti's unreleased (until 2009) demo version of Let's Get Together, recorded in 1964.

SITPE # 1208

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Dylan, Davies and other songwriters.

Somethingelsekinkscover_small This time around we start and end the first hour with covers of Bob Dylan songs, including an all-1965 set to start the show. We continue with songs written by such diverse talents as Jay Ferguson, Mickey Newbury, Neil Young, Marty Balin, Bob Weir, Ed Cobb, Paul Simon, Alvin Lee, Van Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, among others. Not all great songs come from a single mind, however, and we have several collaborations by such teams as Winwood/Capaldi, Jagger/Richards, Lewis/Carter, Lennon/McCartney and even a couple of well-known songs credited to entire bands (The Doors and Eric Burdon And The Animals). Also included is a track from the rare Leigh Stephens LP, Red Weather, and a set from Something Else By The Kinks, a classic 1967 LP that was largely overlooked by US audiences when it first hit the racks.

SITPE # 1209

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Progressions and firsts (and a whole lot of 1967)

Strange_days_small This time around it's one progression through the years after another...at least for the first hour. The second hour features a long set from 1967 that includes an eleven-minute Doors track followed by an entire segment of firsts.

SITPE # 1210

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

All over the place.

Bluecheervincebuseruptum_small Shows like the one this week are hard to describe. This is because we cover a lot of ground without spending too much time in any one place. Probably the best thing to do is just look over the playlist below...........Now that you've had a chance to do that you may have noticed a few patterns, such as the 1967 set that starts things off and the pair of early 70s rock songs from Uriah Heep and Grand Funk Railroad in the last segment. Also of note are tracks from a pair of albums that are considered foundation stones of what came to be called Heavy Metal: Black Sabbath's Paranoid and Blue Cheer's Vincebus Eruptum. These tracks are making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut this week, as are tracks from Sugarloaf, Janis Joplin and others. All in all, this week's show really is all over the place.                                                                                                                                                     

SITPE # 1210

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

All over the place.

Bluecheervincebuseruptum_small Shows like the one this week are hard to describe. This is because we cover a lot of ground without spending too much time in any one place. Probably the best thing to do is just look over the playlist below...........Now that you've had a chance to do that you may have noticed a few patterns, such as the 1967 set that starts things off and the pair of early 70s rock songs from Uriah Heep and Grand Funk Railroad in the last segment. Also of note are tracks from a pair of albums that are considered foundation stones of what came to be called Heavy Metal: Black Sabbath's Paranoid and Blue Cheer's Vincebus Eruptum. These tracks are making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut this week, as are tracks from Sugarloaf, Janis Joplin and others. All in all, this week's show really is all over the place.                                                                                                                                                     

SITPE # 1211

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The Big Brother giveaway show.

Big_brother_live_small This week we were lucky enough to get three extra copies of the new Big Brother and the Holding Company Live at the Carousel Ballroom CD to give away to lucky listeners. As part of the giveaway we feature two different tracks from the new CD, both of which end up as the opening track in separate 1968 sets. Other highlights this week include a classic jam from the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac album Then Play On and one of the creepiest (in a horror-show sense) rock songs ever recorded: Bloodrock's D.O.A. We also have sets from 1966 and 1967 as well as a couple progressions through the years and even a sort of country-rock roots set, although none of the groups featured (Doobies , CSN&Y, Country Joe and the Fish) are generally thought of as being country-rock.

SITPE # 1212

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

More songs than ever before.

Surrealistic_pillow_small This week (for whatever reason) we managed to squeeze in 33 songs, a new record for Stuck In The Psychedelic Era. As would be expected, very few (four) exceed four minutes in length. Oddly enough, though, all but one are longer than two minutes, and the one is only three seconds shy of that mark. We start off with three songs from 1966 that have never been played on the show before, followed by a fairly long progression through the years. We also have a set of seldom-heard early Jefferson Airplane tracks and (in the second hour) one of the longest progressions through the years ever heard on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. Our final segment is a mixture of the familiar and the obscure, including a pair of tracks that stayed unreleased for many years.

SITPE # 1213

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Mini-sets, Heep, Laurel Canyon, Progressions and Covers.

Blues_from_laurel_canyon_small Another mixed bag, including a track from the first Uriah Heep album, a suite of tunes from John Mayall's Blues From Laurel Canyon, an early Quicksilver Messenger Service demo (featuring original vocalist Jim Murray) and a group with the audacity to release a single covering a Frank Zappa song less than a year after the Mothers' original came out.

SITPE # 1214

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Music Machine, guitar heroes and other nuggets (and a few thing you probably didn't see coming).

Cheapthrills_small This week we have progressions through the years, sets from 1966, 1967, and 1968 and a guitar heroes set. Mixed in with all this are some tracks you may not have been expecting (like the 1910 Fruitgum Co. and Fraternity Of Man cuts).

SITPE # 1215

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A little of this, a little of that.

Ogden_s_small This time around we start off with a set of songs that (with one exception) are making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut (the exception being the sly Seeds tune that kicks off the set). This leads us to our first of two artist sets, featuring the Jimi Hendrix Experience. After a couple of rare tracks from the middle of the decade, the first hour finishes up with a set of singles from 1967. Hour #2 includes a set from the Who (including two tracks from Tommy that have never been played on the show before), a 1966 set, and a final half hour that defies easy analysis.

SITPE # 1216

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The Pearl Sessions giveaway show

Pearl_sessions_small This week we are giving away copies of the new Janis Joplin: The Pearl Sessions double CD set, featuring alternate takes, single mixes and revealing studio chatter (along with the entire Pearl album). We also play a couple of tracks from the CD, as well as the first and last Jefferson Airplane singles to feature founder Marty Balin and of course the usual mix of singles, LP tracks and B sides (with a few unreleased tracks thrown in) from a mix of obscure and well-known artists.

SITPE # 1217

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Going Underground.

Velvet_underground_and_nico_small This week Stuck in the Psychedelic Era goes underground. What's that you say? The show is already about as underground as it gets? Well, true, but this week we ramp it up a notch as we put the emphasis on album tracks and B sides, avoiding (with the exception of one of the songs heard in a Music Machine set) even our own top 25 most-played songs. In fact, of the nearly 30 tracks played on this week's show, only four made the top 40 charts, and one of those (I Want To Take You Higher) started off as a B side. The other three (by Wilson Pickett, Herman's Hermits and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels) can be considered novelties, at least within the context of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. Take a look at the playlist below and you'll see just what we are talking about.

SITPE # 1218

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Getting to the core of the matter.

Logo_small This week we concentrate (for the most part) on the core years of the psychedelic era, 1966-68. We don't start there, however. Instead we do a reverse progression (a regression?) from 1969 on back to 1966, finishing out the segment with a quartet of B sides. The next half hour is made up entirely of tracks from 1967, including a rarely heard Dave Van Ronk classic. The second hour returns to 1966 for a set and then goes off on a tangent with early examples of progressive rock and Japanese heavy metal (!), before returning to the psychedelic era and a closing set from 1968.

SITPE # 1219

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Sets and more sets.

Surrealistic_pillow_small This week we start with an artist's set from the Jefferson Airplane and follow it up with a progression through the years that starts with an obscure Jesse Lee Kincaid single and ends up with one of the three studio tracks on the Goodbye Cream album. From there we have a 1965 British rock set, an unlikely pairing of bands that once toured together, a set from Love, and sets from 1967, 1968 and 1966, with a few miscellaneous tracks thrown in here and there for good measure.

SITPE # 1220

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The longer we go, the deeper we get (with apologies to the Grateful Dead)

Animalswindsofchange_small From an initial long 1967 set through the final half hour's regression through the years, this week's show manages to mix some pretty well-known tunes (like Jumpin' Jack Flash and Gimme Some Lovin') with some truly underground classics, such as Eric Burdon and the Animals's spoken word piece The Black Plague and the Mothers Of Invention's Help, I'm A Rock/It Can't Happen Here. We also manage to fit in an entire Grateful Dead album side, as well as several other A sides, B sides and album tracks.

SITPE # 1223

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Digging Deeper.

Country_joe_the_fish-electric_music_for_the_mind_and_body__album_cover__small This week we have a fairly large number of tracks never played before on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era, including a 1967 set at the beginning of the show and nearly the entire last half hour of the show. On the other hand, the repeat songs include last year's most-played song as well as a handful of other favorites. It's probably just better to check out the playlist below.

Note to stations: due to strange circumstances the first hour runs a minute shorter than usual, and the second hour runs a minute longer. Total time is still 1:58 though.

SITPE # 1224

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Great Googly Moogly!

Burnt_weeny_sandwich_small Yes, the phrase Great Googly Moogly is heard in one of the songs on this week's playlist, several years before Frank Zappa used it on his Apostrophe (') album. As to which song it is, feel free to listen for it. You'll hear a lot of good tunes along the way.

SITPE # 1225

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

From Pet Sounds to The End via the 1967 express.

Petsoundscover_small This week we start with a progression through the years and end with a regression through the years. In between we have a set from the Beach Boys and sets from 1966 and '67 (with a couple of miscellaneous tracks thrown in).

SITPE # 1226

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Electric Prunes and a dozen adds, Oh Well!

I_had_too_much_to_dream__last_night__small This week we add a dozen songs that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before, including the full nine minute long Oh Well, from Fleetwood Mac's Then Play On album. We also have a set from the first Electric Prunes album, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) as well as a dozen repeat favorites for a truly balanced diet of psychedelicacies.

SITPE # 1227

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Geographical progressions, Steppenwolf and the Lizard King.

Steppenwolf_small This week we start off with a geographical progression through the years, going from Tyler, Texas in 1965 to London, England 1968, with stops in Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia. We then turn around and immediately do another geographical progression, although this time limiting it to US cities New York, Boston and San Francisco. The second segment centers on a set of tunes from the first Steppenwolf album and finishes out the hour with some tracks from the early 1970s from Flint, Michigan, San Francisco (again) and London (again). With the exception of a Memphis soul classic and a Neil Young Buffalo Springfield tune, this week's third segment was made in England, while the final half hour is mostly from the US West Coast, including a set from the Doors.

SITPE # 1228

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Boogiein' at Woodstock with some old friends.

Woodstock_40th_small This week we have a couple of the longest recordings made at the Woodstock festival, along with several tracks making their first appearance of 2012 on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. There are also a few songs making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut this week, including a rare David Crosby penned Byrds single released shortly before his departure from the band and a 1971 excerpt from the Firesign Theatre's syndicated radio show. We also have an "uncommon versions" set of songs that are usually heard in a different form (like the studio version of the Grateful Dead's St. Stephen) and a handful of regulars like the Seeds' Pushin' Too Hard and the Spencer Davis Group's original version of Gimme Some Lovin' just to keeps things somewhat grounded.

SITPE # 1229

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

New Sides of Old Friends.

East-west_small Well, obviously these aren't new sides in the sense of being recently recorded. However, full two-thirds of the tracks on this week's show are making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut, including a pair in the last set by artists we have never played anything by before. To balance things somewhat we do have a handfull of songs that are frequently played on the show (Eight Miles High anyone?) Structurally we have sets from 1966,67,68 and 69 and quite a few progressions through the years, including a blues set featuring the likes of Eric Clapton, Jerry Miller, Albert King, Steve Cropper and Pop Staples knockin' out some tasty licks from the latter part of the decade. Enjoy!

SITPE # 1230

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Something old, something new (to the show).

Just_for_love_small The first 45 minutes of this week's show is made up entirely of tracks never played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before. From there we get into more familiar territory, with sets from the Music Machine and Simon And Garfunkel, as well as sets from 1967 and 68, before finishing out the show with a set of never before played tunes from 1970.

SITPE #1231

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Night of the Long Sets

No_way_out_small We have quite a few long single-year sets this week; in fact the final segments of each hour are actually one long set each; the first from 1968 and the second from 1967. We also have some fairly long sets in the other segments as well, including a set from 1966 and still more tunes from 1968. Our only progressions through the years this week are in the first segment, including a British rock set and a somewhat punkish set covering the years 1964-66. In between we have a set of tunes from the first Chocolate Watchband album, although not all of them feature the entire band (and one is even a studio ringer brought in by the album's producer).

SITPE # 1232

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:59

A little something for everyone.

Wheels_of_fire_small After a couple of weeks with an unusually high number of tracks making their first appearance on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era we dial it back a bit and pull out a mixture of our most popular songs and old favorites that haven't been played a lot lately. There are still a handful of new adds, however, including two of the three songs in a Rolling Stones set (yes, really, this is the first time Ruby Tuesday has been played on the show), our first ever track from the first post-Michael Bloomfield Butterfield Blues Band album and the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut of a band called T.I.M.E. (Trust In Men Everywhere). Also of note is our oldest track of the week: a 1965 John Hammond recording featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Michael Bloomfield and three future Bandmates named Robertson, Hudson and Helm.

SITPE # 1233

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Artist sets gone wild.

Crown_of_creation_small This week we have a record number of artist sets, inlcuding three in a row in the second hour. They cover a bit of ground among them, with two from Britain, one from Boston and the rest from the US west coast. Besides the artist sets we have a mixture of tracks, including a couple making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut (from Donovan and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band) as well as some returning favorites.

SITPE # 1234

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Back to variety.

Circus_maximus_small After last week's record six artist sets it seemed the only appropriate thing to do this week was to forego artist sets entirely.

SITPE # 1235

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The week of controversial album covers.

Electricladylands_small We have tracks from three albums that had album covers so controversial that they were replaced with something the artists never intended. Of course this is radio, so you don't actually get to see any of these covers...unless of course you are PRX subscribers or Facebook users. Musically we have three and 2/3 artist sets, some sets from 1967, and a set of songs with a message. Enjoy!

SITPE # 1236

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Riding the 1967 bell curve.

Piper_at_the_gates_of_dawn_small Since it's back to school time almost everywhere that Stuck in the Psychedelic Era is heard it seems only appropriate that we follow a bell curve for this week's mix. What that means is that of the 26 tracks on this week's show, exactly half are from 1967. The remaining 50% are split (as evenly as you can split an odd number) between 1966 and 1968. Of course that means there is nothing from 1964, 65, 69, or 70 this time around, but that just gives us something to look forward to next week (which we can already tell you has some rather odd sets).

SITPE # 1237

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

All mixed up.

Da_capo_small This week is all about mixes. In the first hour each three-song set is a mixture of two of one and one of the other. For example, our first set includes two British Invasion band and one Texas garage band, all from 1965. We'll leave it to you to figure out which songs in the rest of the sets are the odd ones out. The second hour consists of two long progressions through the years, both of which cover an unusual amount of ground, both stylistically and geographically. The second hour is bookended by familiar favorites from 1966 (Dirty Water) and 1970 (Casey Jones). Oddly enough this is the first airing ever of that particular Grateful Dead classic on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era.

SITPE # 1238

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Travelin'

Highway_61_revisited_small

We have a wealth of first-time tracks as well as some of the most-played songs on this week's edition of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era, without a whole lot of middle ground. Among the rookies we have Jeff Pasternak (son of Hollywood movie mogul Joe), The United States of America (the band, not the country) and, hailing from the wilds of Connecticut, a group known only as Farquahr. We also have several "new" songs from some of our regularly featured artists such as the Doors, Traffic, Donovan and Pink Floyd. Our centerpiece, however, is a set of mono mixes from Bob Dylan's historic Highway 61 Revisited sessions, featuring Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Harvey Brooks, Paul Griffin and Bobby Gregg. Good stuff!

SITPE # 1239

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Deep Under

Zappamoney2_small This week the emphasis is on album tracks, although (as always) there are exceptions, such as our opening track, which was a major hit for the Rolling Stones on both sides of the Atlantic. Other than that we have three other single releases, although only one of them (Time Has Come Today) made the US charts. Another, See Emily Play, was a top 10 single in the UK but did not chart in the US, while Buffalo Springfield's debut single, Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing, was a complete flop when initially released in mid-1966. The album tracks this week include a Beatle song that most people don't realize was never released as a single, sets by Jefferson Airplane and the Blues Project, and an entire album side from the Mothers Of Invention. For a complete playlist scroll down.

SITPE # 1240

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Half Time.

Super_session_small This week we have a fairly typical mix of sets from specific years, progressions through a series of years and even an artist set. What makes things a bit different is the fact that about 50% of the tracks are making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut. When you consider just how many weekly two-hour shows have been in the series so far you can see just how deep we are willing to go to keep from repeating ourselves too much. Highlights include a Syd Barrett solo track that sounds like a children's song with a somewhat Grimm ending, a classic Super Session jam, a couple of requests (one from 1976, a bit later than our usual time period), and a tune from Ten Years After's best album to wrap it up. It all starts with the song that Jefferson Airplane used to open up their set at Woodstock. See the playlist below.

SITPE # 1241

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

For every set there is a theme (of sorts)

Ultimate_spinach__album__small This week it's all about theme sets. There's a 1967 mini-set to get things started, a progression through time and place, 1966 stereo recordings from both sides of the Atlantic, a psychedelic progression, a 1967 Who set, a Big Brother live set, a set of 1966 garage-rock top 40 hits, a British progression through odd years, and a pair of requests to finish out the show. There are also a couple of lone tracks tossed in at various points to break it up a bit. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1242

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Byrds, Hendrix, 1967, 1968, and some hard rockin' tunes.

Are_you_experienced_-_us_cover-edit_small This week we have a lot of tracks from 1967 in the first hour, including sets from the Byrds and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The second hour features some of the heaviest rock recorded in the late 60s as well as a long set from 1968. As always, see below for a complete track listing.

SITPE # 1243

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Another 20% All-Hallow's Eve show.

Now_and_them_small This we we start off with a somewhat seasonal set, including four "witch" songs before getting into a playlist that's really all over the place. Check out the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1244

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Last week's show continued.

Dear_friends_small Well, it really isn't a continuation of last week's show; it just felt that way during the process of putting it together. In reality, this week's edition of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era is an example of what we always strive for: a balanced mix of the familiar and the unknown, with a couple artists making their first appearance (Soft Machine and Third Barto), a few never-before played songs from familiar artists (like the Beatles and Hendrix tracks), and at least one song that's in contention for a spot on this year's 25 most-played list. Check out the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1245

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The All Progressions-Through-The-Years Show.

In-a-gadda-da-vida_small Just about every week we have at least one set that starts in a particular year and moves forward one year (per track) at a time. This time around EVERY set is a progression through the years. Some of them are fairly long, like our opening set that takes us from 1965-69, while others are standard three song sets. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1246

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Back to what passes for normal on this show.

Procolharum_small After last week's show of nothing but progressions through the years we return to our usual mix of single year sets, artist sets, progressions though the years and even a regression from 1969-67, as well as a few miscellaneous tracks here and there. It wraps up, appropriately, with the End from the first Doors LP. Check out the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1247

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Why can't we get a long? (hey, you think it's easy coming up with a new title every week?)

Timrose_small This week we have an hour of fairly long sets followed by an hour punctuated by some fairly long tracks. Also of note in that second hour is a songwriter's set focusing on Tommy Boyce, both as a solo writer and as a collaborator with his longtime partner Bobby Hart. Also, being Thanksgiving time, I think we can all be thankful that I opted not to play Alice's Restaurant like last year. Finally I'd like to point out that over a third of the tracks on this week's show have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before (and there are still literally hundreds of available songs I haven't gotten to yet).

SITPE # 1248

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The posted three days earlier than usual show.

Crimson_king_outer_small Usually new episodes of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era get posted on PRX on Wednesdays. Due to a last-minute change in plans I'm having to put this one up on Sunday instead. If you normally download the show on Monday or Tuesday you may want to check the episode number carefully so you don't end up skipping a week. As to the content of this week's show, see below.

SITPE # 1249

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Backup show # 1.

Abbey_road_small This week it's the first of two shows recorded in June of 2011 to be used as backups when the need arose. The need has indeed arisen, and the first of these is (perhaps unsurprisingly) pretty hard to tell from a regular episode of the show. We start with a "made in the USA" set followed up by a pair of British heavyweights. From there it's a set of softer stuff followed by an acid rock set. The second hour, after a surprise R&B classic from Otis Redding, starts off with a chunky 1966 set followed by a set of Grateful Dead songs (including a pair of mono mixes made from the long unavailable original 1969 mixes of the Aoxomoxoa album). After a 1968 set we add a couple songs that could easily have been added to the show's opening "made in the USA" set before closing with one of the most haunting and overlooked Doors classics ever recorded. Note for stations: there is no promo for this week's show.

SITPE # 1250

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Backup show #2.

Forever_changes_small This week we present the second of a pair of backup shows recorded in June of 2011, but never aired. At the time they were recorded it looked like the studios Stuck in the Psychedelic Era are recorded at might at some point in the near future be in the process of being physically relocated for a few weeks, thus making it prudent to have a few extra episodes available if needed. As it turns out the move has not yet happened, and for other reasons we are using the backups now. Next week will be the annual Yule show, followed by an all-new year's end show the following week. As to the contents of this week's show, see below. Note to stations: there is no promo this week.

SITPE # 1251

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Stuck With the Hermit at Yuletide.

Ring_out_solstice_bells_small At first glance this would seem to be a repeat of last year's Yuletide edition of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. And that's exactly what it is: a unique mix of cool Yule tunes from 1948 (Spike Jones) to 1983 (George Thorogood), with a lot of interesting stops along the way. For details see SITPE #1151.

SITPE # 1252

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Looking back.

Logo_small As it's pretty much a given that a weekly music show has to do a year-end retrospective, we thought we'd do a countdown of the 20 most played artists on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era in 2012. Accordingly, we will not be posting a playlist this week, as it would ruin the suspense. However, sometime around 1/1/13 you can check out the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era blog at thehermitrambles.blogspot.com and get the complete list if you are so inclined. In the meantime we hope you enjoy hearing the playlist revealed one artist at a time.

SITPE # 1301

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Back on track.

Headquarters_small After last week's year-end retrospective, the previous week's Yuletide special and a couple of backup episodes, we have the first all-new show of 2013, featuring the usual mix of the familiar and the obscure, and even a few tracks that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before (such as the Beatles' classic Taxman and the Monkees' second-season closing theme For Pete's Sake). See playlist for details.

SITPE # 1302

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

66 Progressions

Bluesimageopen_small This week it's an almost even split between sets from the year 1966 and progressions through various years. There are a couple of exceptions in the first segment, however, including an instrumental single from 1962 that is anything but psychedelic, yet invokes the era as well as any record does. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1304

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

33 tunes from 32 artists.

Pearl_sessions_small This week it's mostly progressions through the years, although we do have a short 1966 set in the first hour as well. And somehow we managed to fit 33 tunes into a two-hour show in the process. Although there are no artist sets, we did repeat one artist at the end of the show. As a tribute to Janis Joplin, who would have turned 70 this past week, we have a song written especially for and about her by Country Joe McDonald and featured on his band's second LP. See the entire playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1305

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Veering off the beaten path.

Rolling_stones_-_their_satanic_majesties_request_-_1967_decca_album_cover_small This week we start with three tracks from bands that were on the 2012 Stuck in the Psychedelic Era top 20 artists list (including #1 Jefferson Airplane to start the show). From that point we veer off the beaten path, only playing three more artists from that list (including a Rolling Stones set) for the rest of the show. We also avoid last years' most popular tunes; in fact, not one of the 20 most-played songs from 2012 are heard this week. On the other hand, we have nine tracks that have never been played on the show before, three of which are by artists making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut this week. And you thought there was nothing new on a show featuring 40+ year old music!

SITPE # 1306

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Things aren't always what they seem *

*(but sometimes they are)

Electricladylandhendrix_small This week we have (among other things), a Rolling Stones B side that ended up being the A side (but only in the US), a James Gang track that for several years had an entire section edited out of it, an unauthorized commercial by the Who for Heinz Baked Beans, a band called the Motorcycle Abilene that was in reality Warren Zevon doing everything but playing the drums (producer Bones Howe having provided percussion parts), a Chocolate Watchband track with Dave Aguilar's lead vocals replaced by a studio singer's, and a guy who legally had his name changed to ? and claims to be from Mars. See below for the complete playlist.

SITPE # 1307

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Surging along.

La_woman_small This week's show kind of goes in waves. First we have a large set of tracks from 1967 (all of which should be familiar to regular listeners of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era). Then we make a detour to 1965 and some tunes that have not been heard on the show in years (if at all). This leads to a set of tracks from the last two LPs the Doors made before the departure of Jim Morrison (none of which have been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before), followed by a mix of the familiar and obscure to finish out the first hour.

If the first few songs of the second hour don't have you at least tapping your feet I would suggest checking your pulse, as they are the kinds of tunes that tend to fill up the dance floor in a hurry. Then, following a pair of the most identifiable psych classics ever recorded we swim out to the deep end for some long album tracks (one of which takes up an entire side of an LP) before finishing up with two of the best singles of 1967. See below for a complete playlist.

SITPE # 1308

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Choice Cuts, Scratchy Records and Long Album Tracks

Low_spark_small This week we have some choice cuts, including a set of Beatles tunes with lead vocals by Paul (a first for Stuck in the Psychedelic Era). In fact, two of the three tracks have never been played on the show. Our second half hour puts the emphasis on vintage vinyl, including several rarities such as a 1965 Dave Clark 5 LP track. Both segments of hour #2 this week are filled with album tracks, including the longest single Pink Floyd track ever released. See the playlist below.

SITPE # 1309

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

When the music's all over the place.

Eire_apparent_small This week we cover a lot of ground, both musically and geographically. Check out the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1310

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Heavy focus

Heavy_small This week we have sets from Iron Butterfly and Jefferson Airplane, as well as an unusually high number of tracks exceeding five minutes in length (such as the long version of Hocus Pocus by Focus). We also have a couple British sets and, to start things off, a set of tunes from bands that appeared at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1311

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

First appearances, second chances and a whole lot of vinyl.

Are_you_experienced_-_us_cover-edit_small This week we have nine tracks (out of 31) that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era, as well as about a dozen that are making only their second appearance on the show, including a whole set from the Jimi Hendrix Experience. As if that wasn't strange enough, nearly the entire second hour of the show comes from vintage vinyl sources (the exception being a Beach Boys track from their 30th anniversary CD collection). See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1312

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Social Studies

Santana_small This week's first three half hours fall into a series of school subjects that, during the late 1960s all got grouped together under the title Social Studies. We have Geography (British, San Francisco and Boston sets), History (sets from 1967 and 1968), Sociology (sets from bands with attitude). Our final segment is made up entirely of songs that first appeared on 45 RPM vinyl (including four #1 hits). See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1312

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Social Studies

Santana_small This week's first three half hours fall into a series of school subjects that, during the late 1960s all got grouped together under the title Social Studies. We have Geography (British, San Francisco and Boston sets), History (sets from 1967 and 1968), Sociology (sets from bands with attitude). Our final segment is made up entirely of songs that first appeared on 45 RPM vinyl (including four #1 hits). See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1313

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Mix? What mix? Oh, that mix!

Pentangle_small Usually Stuck in the Psychedelic Era is made up of sets that generally try to balance the familiar with the obscure, with singles, album tracks and B sides often appearing back to back. This week we try to take a different approach, but as you will hear, we just can't resist mixing it up more and more as the show goes on. Thus we have a set of album tracks from 1967 followed by a set of hit singles and a pair of tunes from British folk artists. It gets a bit fuzzy when a progression through the years takes on aspects of a blues-rock set and a Who set ends up featuring a B side, an album track and an A side. After one last try at a theme set (communications) that is, to be honest, a bit of a stretch, we return to the tried and true with a pair of progressions through the years that are about as diverse as it gets. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1314

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A typical show.

Blues_project-live_at_town_hall_small With two artists' sets and several sets centered around specific years (1967 in particular), this week's show is really just a typical episode of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. So if you're looking to check out the show for the first time, this is your best shot. Enjoy!

SITPE # 1315

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Stay tuned for
More Of The Same
or
One For The Birds

Animals-twain_shall_meet_small First off an apology and/or explanation for those of you who might have been unable to find last week's show (#1314). The piece was created on time, but somehow did not get properly assigned to the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series page. I didn't discover the error until Friday, which was a bit too late for some of you. Hopefully this is the only time something like this will happen. As for this week, we have, once again, a fairly typical mix of singles, album tracks, and B sides, including a Byrds set and a couple of "bird' songs from 1967. The final half hour should please the musicians that listen to the show, as it focuses on instrumental performances from guitarists Jimi Hendrix, Bob Webber and Robin Trower as well as keyboardists Jerry Corbetta and Gary Brooker. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1316

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A Bit Shorter in the Back

Living_the_blues_small This time around we have our longest tracks in the first hour, with a good number of shorter tunes finishing out the show. There are no artist's sets this week, so we cover quite a bit of musical (and geographical) ground as well. Check out the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1317

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The Listener Friendly Show.

How_can_you_be_in_two_places_at_once_small This week we catch up on a few requests, most of which are for San Francisco bands like Blue Cheer, the Flamin' Groovies, and the Warlocks. Additionally, we have one entire segment that is nothing but requests (from Firesign Theatre and Iron Butterfly. Also of note is a set of Jethro Tull tracks in the last segment, none of which have been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before. In fact, the last half hour of the show is dominated by "new" tracks, including three by artists making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut (Oxford Circle, Sound Sandwich and the WC Fields Memorial Electric String Band). See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1318

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

From Different Perspectives

Near_the_beginning_small This week each set has its own perspective, such as an all-L.A. set (nested within the first segment), a set of alternate versions of songs previously played on the show (in the second segment), a set of tracks making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut (3rd segment, with a bonus all-UK set thrown in) and, to top it off, the longest Break Song I've ever heard (the entire 4th segment). See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1319

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Fab and Prefab

Pisces__aquarius__capricorn_and_jones__ltd_small This week we have sets from the Beatles and the Monkees. We also have eight tracks that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before, including three from groups that haven't been heard on the show before. One of these, Second Helping, features a 19-year-old Kenny Loggins rocking out harder than you'd expect. Another is the iconic Give Peace A Chance from John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band (how that one managed to not get played before is beyond me). Of course there are plenty of repeat favorites as well, adding up to a total of 31 tracks this week. Enjoy!

SITPE # 1320

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Too many titles to choose from, so let's just go with them all.

Buffalo_springfield_again_small This week's show could be called: around the world in '66; first and last from '68; eLectrA 1967; politics '68; miscellaneous junk; more from '68; Buffalo Springfield; a classic rock regression; or maybe '65 attitudes. Any one of those is as good as another. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1321

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Traveling with old and new friends

Mellow_yellow_small We start this week by revisiting highway 61, but soon find ourselves in somewhat unfamiliar territory with groups like the Paupers, Penny Arkade, the Shindogs and Fraternity Of Man making rare appearances. Even the tracks from more familiar bands like the Beatles and the Grateful Dead are not the usual Stuck in the Psychedelic Era fare, although there are a few regulars thrown in to keep things grounded. The second hour is somewhat unusual in that there are three artist sets (two of which are back to back), with some of our most popular tunes thrown in as well. See playlist for details.

SITPE # 1322

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The third anniversary of syndication show.

Easter_everywhere_small Aside from an occasional mention of our three years anniversary there really isn't much to differentiate between this week's show and any other episode of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. As usual there are well-known songs mixed with tracks you've probably never heard; hit singles and lost album tracks; international stars and those whose fame was limited to a small geographical area; we even managed to fit in an artist's set. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1323

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Of Labels and Locales

Crown_of_creation_small Actually, there is only one label set, as we feature three bands that were originally signed to Liberty Records to start off the show. Then, after a short progression through the years we shift our focus to various locales, including San Francisco, London and Los Angeles, as well as a coast-to-coast set. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1324

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

More Locales, and Artists too.

Axisfullcover_small This week we continue to feature sets from particular locales, such as New York, London and the San Francisco bay area. Unlike last week's show, however, this particular edition of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era also has several Artist's sets (which if you think about it, makes them locale sets as well). Check out the playlist below for more.

SITPE # 1325

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

1968, San Francisco and other things.

Wheatfield_soul_small This week, after a short acoustic opening set and a trio of tunes from 1966, we spend nearly 3/4 of an hour in 1968 before moving into the second hour, which includes artists' sets from both the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. We finish with a "regressive" set spanning the years 1969-65 that features artists that often found themselves far from their home base (such as Seattle's Wailers, who spent much of 1966-68 recording and gigging in California). See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1326

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Staying closer to home.

People__hell_and_angels_small This week we spend a good chunk of time on American bands, although there are a few of our favorite Brits mixed in as well, especially in the final segment of the show. We also have sets from Steppenwolf and Jimi Hendrix, including both sides of a newly released single from the Hendrix family (one of which is not available on any album). See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1327

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Progressions, regressions, Gypsy, Airplane, Donovan, '67, UK, and suddenly...It's Coltrane time!

Gypsy_small Once upon a time there was an obscure local show called Stuck in the 20th Century, that eventually tightened its focus upon the Psychedelic Era. But back in the day, every show had a touch of Trane, so one last time for old time's sake...It's Coltane time! Of course, that happens pretty near the end of the show. See the playlist below to see what precedes it.

SITPE # 1328

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A Wild Ride

Hendrix_singles_small This week we bounce all over the place, starting with a Kinks B side followed by a pair of singles recorded in Nashville, one a big hit from Bob Dylan, the other only a regional hit for Greenwood Mississippi's Gants. From there it gets even crazier, with such oddities as a track credited to Boston's Barbarians that in reality is that group's drummer doing a mostly spoken piece backed up by (believe it or not) The Band, who had just finished touring with Dylan. We also have the only Led Zeppelin track to have never appeared on an LP, a Jimi Hendrix Experience piece that was included on a 7" bonus record with one of Hendrix's posthumously released LPs, a really strange Turtles B side, and three album tracks from artists that have never been featured on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before (including one from Brazil). On the other hand, we have quite a few old favorites on hand as well, including a set from Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow album and a couple of last year's most played songs. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1329

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

From Alabama to...Alabama

Between_the_buttons_small This week we start with an Alabama Song and end up Alabama Bound. In between we sample a variety of local scenes, both in the US and abroad, as well as some specific years and a set from the Stones. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1330

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

From the famous to the obscure...a journey of sorts

Galactic_zoo_dossier_small This week we start with a couple of the biggest names in the history of rock: the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and end with a bunch of no-hit wonders. In between we have all sorts of stuff, including sets from Cream and Buffalo Springfield and a whole lot of tunes from 1967. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1331

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

OWNED! (or what's the deal with all these long tracks from 1969, anyway?)

Second_winter_small This week we have two recurring themes that keep showing up throughout the show. One is an overabundance of songs that have come to be associated with one artist, despite being originally written and recorded by someone else. The second theme is that of lengthy tracks released in 1969. Our first track, Johnny Winter's five-plus minute rendition of Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited that he is still performing to this day, is an example of both. For the rest (and other tracks not associated with either theme) see the playlist below.

SITPE # 1332

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Whole Lotta Vinyl/New Territory

Deja_vu_small Sure we have 8 tracks this week that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before (including three artists that are new to the show). But the big thing is that 80% of the music in the first hour and a half comes from vinyl sources, just like you heard them when they were new (including sets from the Turtles and the Jimi Hendrix Experience). On the other hand, the longest track of the week was played from a CD, but with all the soft passages in The End you'd probably rather have it that way anyway.

The final half hour consists almost entirely of tracks that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before, including two international artists (one from the Netherlands and one from Peru) making their SITPE debut.

See playlist below for details (but you'll either have to listen to the show or visit thehermitrambles.blogspot.com to figure out which ones came from vinyl).

SITPE # 1333

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Another wild ride.

Deep_purple_small About one-third of the music on this week's show is making its first appearance on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era, including a pair of artists never featured on the show before. From Riverside, California by way of London we have the legendary Misunderstood, who, despite recording over an album's worth of material only managed to release one single before mundane issues like the lead vocalist getting drafted and other members being denied visas tore the band apart. And from Auckland, New Zealand we have the Bluestars, who were among the most popular bands in the country while still in their teens. Also, as has been the case lately, our last half hour is almost all material new to the show. Check out the playlist below and/or thehermitrambles.blogspot.com for details.

SITPE # 1334

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Big Names...and not so big names.

Buffalo_springfield_small This week's first hour is made up almost entirely of album tracks, with a couple of obscure single sides thrown in. To balance it out somewhat we start the second hour with half a dozen single sides; from there on it's pretty much a balance of singles and LP tracks. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1335

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Odds and ends for the end of an odd summer.

Genuine_imitation_life_gazette_small This week we have plenty of tunes making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut, including the longest, and most psychedelic 4 Seasons track, an early Captain Beefheart B side, a Steppenwolf tribute to Chuck Berry and one of the last Turtles songs ever recorded. Really, though, that only scratches the surface. Take a look at the playlist below for more.

SITPE # 1336

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The First Great T-Shirt Giveaway Show

Stuck-in-the-psychedelic_small This week we are giving away newly minted Stuck in the Psychedelic Era t-shirts. The exact way to get one is explained within the show itself, but the cool thing is that even if your station is not running this episode in early September of 2013 your listeners still have just as good a chance at winning as anyone else. As far as the music itself goes this week is heavy on the new adds; 12 out of 27 tracks are making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut, two of them by artists that have never been played on the show before. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1337

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The Byrds and the Beatles and a band called Love.

Psychedelic_lollipop_small In addition to the three artist sets this week (see above), we have quite a mix of old favorites and tracks that are making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut this week. In fact, the first three songs of the first segment are new to the show, with the first band, Tomorrow, making its first appearance ever. Most of the other new tracks make their appearance within the aforementioned artist sets, although the last song of the week is also a first timer, albeit from an artist (Sean Bonniwell's Music Machine) who is no stranger to the show. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1338

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

'66 Hendrix, Cream, and the longest progression through the years ever.

Ragbaby2_small This week's show starts off with a long set of tunes from 1966. Our second segment features and artist set from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, while the third features one from Cream. Of course there are other notable tracks during those segments as well. The final segment is one long progression through time and space, starting in 1965 with a Texas band and ending in 1972 with another Texan (although his bandmates came from all over the place). In between we have bands from Chicago, Los Angeles, London and the wilds of Canada by way of L.A. Check out the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1339

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Stones, Watchband, Beatles and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida too!

In-a-gadda-da-vida_small This week we have sets from the Rolling Stones, the Chocolate Watchband and the Beatles back to back. In the second hour we have the uncut original version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida as well as a set of tracks from 1965 making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut. That covers about half of it...for the rest see the playlist below.

SITPE # 1340

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

One Loooooong Who set (and a whole lot of other stuff as well).

Tommyalbumcover_small This week we cover quite a bit of ground, including some of the earliest recordings of such notables as Danny Kalb of the Blues Project, Isaac Hayes and the Beatles. We also have a seventeen minute Who set and a total of eleven tracks making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1341

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

What do the Chambers Brothers and the Monkees have in common?

Head_small This week's show ends with back to back artists' sets, one from the Chambers Brothers and the other from the Monkees. As for the rest of the show, it's the usual mix of familiar singles, obscure album tracks, obscure singles and familiar album tracks (with an occasional B side thrown in), including six tracks making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut, two of them from artists (Brass Buttons and Wet Paint) that have never been played on the show before. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1342

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

30x30

All_things_must_pass_small No artist sets this week. Just thirty songs by thirty different artists, ten of which (and three of the artists) are making their Stuck in the Psychedelic Era debut. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1343

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Less Talk, More Music (where have I heard that before?)

Fifty_foot_hose_small This week's sets are longer than usual, especially in the first hour. In fact, the second half of that first hour is one long uninterrupted string of songs from 1967. The second hour is more in line with the way things are usually done on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era, and even includes a ten minute long set from the Rolling Stones. See the playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1344

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The 33 1/3 show

Allman_brothers_at_fillmore_east_small A third of the tracks on this week's show have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before. A third of those are by artists that have never been played on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before. Thus we have a third of 33%. And you thought 33 1/3 was a vinyl reference. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1345

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

A Very Underground Show

Anthemofthesun_small This week, by my count, we have three songs that made the top 40 (two of which made the top 5). The rest of the show is mostly album tracks with a smattering of regional hits and B sides thrown in. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1346

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Hendrix, Doors, and bands from all over the place.

Morrison_hotel_small Really, between the short description above and the playlist below there's nothing left to say.

SITPE # 1347

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

First and last, something new (to the show, at least)

Them_changes_small This week's show starts with a pair of tracks by artists that have never been heard on Stuck in the Psychedelic Era before. The show ends with a track from an artist that has only made one appearance on the show before (and that includes the ten years before the show started being syndicated). In between we have a variety of tracks from a variety of artists...a total of 33, in fact. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1348

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

It's almost like two shows in one!

Zephyr_small This week's first hour is made up entirely of album tracks, all of which are in stereo. The second hour, on the other hand, is more about where the artists themselves hailed from, including such diverse locations as Duluth, Glasgow, London, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Portland (Oregon), New York, Seattle, Sydney and Tullahoma, Tennessee. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1349

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:57:59

It starts with the Beatles and Stones...

Gun_small This week we have: A UK Set; Jammin' LP Tracks; Unusual L.A. Stuff; Badass Harmonica Playing; A Long Way Back; Who? (not the band); A Cream Set; and A Kinks Set. Brought to you by the Shanghai Noodle Factory. Mmmm, good!

SITPE # 1350

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Kind of a weird one, actually

Absolutely_free_small This week's show is kind of hard to describe. It starts off normally enough, with one of the Beatles' biggest hits followed by a Music Machine B side and a Monkees tune originally intended to be a single, but used as an LP cut instead. From there it proceeds to the title track of the most ambiguous of Steppenwolf's albums and one of the last tracks from the original Spirit lineup. Although there are no artist's sets this week, we do have an entire album side of the Mothers Of Invention as well as a fifteen-minute Hendrix masterpiece in the second hour, with lots of other interesting tunes throughout the show. See playlist below for details.

SITPE # 1351

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

Stuck With The Hermit At Yuletide

Ring_out_solstice_bells_small At first glance this would seem to be a repeat of the annual Yuletide edition of Stuck in the Psychedelic Era. And that's exactly what it is: a unique mix of cool Yule tunes from 1948 (Spike Jones) to 1983 (George Thorogood), with a lot of interesting stops along the way. For details see SITPE #1151.

SITPE # 1352

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Stuck in the Psychedelic Era series | 01:58:00

The 2013 year end show.