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Artist: VIRGIN INSANITY
Title: Illusions Of The Maintenance Man
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"one time pressing of exact / legit repro of an unbelievably / unassumingly great / rare rec from TX, circa 71. 4 kids ( one shorty fatale ) stoned / alone and aware of the big things. tempted, yet devoted only to the shaft of light extending from the loin of god, on which we will all eventually sit, that slowly rises and lifts us towards the heavens... for the fan of gripped mind / dropped jaws, this is the regal beagle; austere / smart / aware vibes that slowly imply the king of american folk privates. its connection within the deep timbre of the private / psych / folk family tree of references is hazy, but perhaps the dropped names of arthur lee harper, pete fine, fenner / leland / obrien, timmothy, the bachs will work for the astute customer. there is a CD forthcoming, which will contain extras from the unreleased acetates "odometer suite" / "toad frog and fish friends", and will feature liner notes by patrick "the lama"." - Destijl.
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Artist: VIRGIN INSANITY
Title: Illusion of Maintenance Man
Format: CD
Label: P-Vine
Country: Japan
Price: $23.50
Japanese-only CD edition of the lone album (at the time) from 1971 by this TX group - 200 copies pressed, recently reissued in very limited form on LP by Destijl. This P-Vine CD comes w/ 7 bonus tracks (from the same sessions?) released for the first time. Immaculate mini-LP jacket packaging, with booklet of liner notes (Japanese) and lyrics (English/Japanese). Heavy.      Destijls description of the album: "Exact / legit repro of an unbelievably / unassumingly great / rare rec from TX, circa 71.  4 kids (one chick fatale) stoned / alone and aware of the big things. Tempted, yet devoted only to the shaft of light extending from the loin of god, on which we will all eventually sit, that slowly rises and lifts us towards the heavens... for the fan of gripped mind / dropped jaws, this is the regal beagle; austere / smart / aware vibes that slowly imply the king of American folk privates. Its connection within the deep timbre of the  private / psych / folk family tree of references is hazy, but perhaps the dropped names of Arthur Lee Harper, Pete Fine, Fenner / Leland / OBrien, Timmothy, the Bachs will work for the astute customer."

Artist: VIRGIN INSANITY
Title: Toad Frog & Fish Friends/The Odometer Suite
Format: CD
Label: P-Vine
Country: Japan
Price: $23.50
"After releasing Illusion of Maintenance Man in 1971, Virgin Insanity evidently went on to record 2 more albums that never saw the light of day: Toad Frog & Fish Friends, also from 1971, and The Odometer Suite from 1973. This Japanese-only CD conveniently compiles the 2 together and throws on 2 bonus tracks of new 2005 recordings by the currently revitalized group. In a similar style to Illusion, but perhaps more freaked out, this is beautifully shambolic folk-rock from the edge of time, with parts of Toad Frog coming across like Texas answer to the Godz. The Odometer Suite is a lot more 73 than 71 (guess that "makes sense") - the naivete is a little wobbly for todays sophisticates. But the now easily achievable completeness that P-vine makes possible with these 2 CDs is hard to beat." - FE.

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