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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Golden Dawn - Tell Me Why / Reaching Out to You


Two from one of my favorite groups the Golden Dawn. Tell Me Why /Reaching Out to You from the 1968 album Power Plant.

As has been documented elsewhere, Power Plant was recorded shortly after The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators. However, not wanting to “compete” with Easter Everywhere, International Artists help back the release of Power Plant until after Easter Everywhere came out. The Golden Dawn were even precluded from gigging as IA had their management contract too.

Thus, the Golden Dawn were derided as an ‘Elevators “copy” band by some. Today, we can listen to those backwards instruments and psychedelic lyrics and know that the Golden Dawn were progenitors of psychedelic music. Life just isn’t fair.
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