9/15/08

I'd Like My Rotisserie Chicken with Lysergic Acid, Please

















Would you believe Kenny Rogers was once a psychedelic rock artist? Before he was the Gambler and king of the rotisserie chicken, he was a member of The First Edition which recorded the psychedelic hit "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" - a song blatantly about LSD. According to Kenny, this was one of Jimi Hendrix's favorite songs.




Perhaps less surprising is the fact that the Bee-Gees were once a psychedelic group as well. Their album Bee-Gees 1st mimics The Magical Mystery Tour not in quality but in its unbridled psychedelia.

Turn Of The Century (Remastered LP Version) - Bee Gees

Of course, that style of music was selling records at the time, so naturally artists were inclined to adopt the psychedelic style to become successful. Thus, a lot of artists like Ted Nugent, Lemmy (Motorhead) and Todd Rundgren began their careers kickin' out the space jams.

Angus Young of AC/DC was never in a psychedelic band himself, but his older brother, Alex, was in a group called Grapefruit. This video was brought to my attention by the Funky Junk Trunk (who's been inspiring me a lot lately) and brings a smile to my face every time I watch it.



1 comment:

  1. One of the DJ's on CBS FM in NYC used to play this a lot- long before it showed up in The Big Lebowski. I always loved it. It's so bizarre, and I'm glad the Coens immortalized it.

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