LUCEY, CHRIS - Songs of Protest and Anti-Protest
2002 release, repressed. "Chris Lucey...the man who never was..... star of one of the most mysterious, rabidly collectable and expensive West Coast folk-rock albums of all. A monster on Ebay, revered by Julian Cope, and buzzing through every psychedelic web site on the net. Produced by Marshall Lieb, Phil Spectors Teddy Bears collaborator, sounding like Arthur Lee demos backed by a punk version of Tim Buckleys band, sung and written by a man who worked with The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Kim Fowley, P.J. Proby, Lowell George, and Curt Boettcher among other luminaries, but still managed to fall through the cracks of history. Bobby Jameson... subject of the most lavish and expensive Billboard ad supplement ever (for which the invoice is still outstanding), star of Mondo Hollywood and best remembered among L.A. scenesters for jumping off the roof of the Riot House on Sunset and walking away. A glimpse of that Mondo Sunset Strip underbelly that never really got represented at Monterey. On the mysterious Surrey Records, released under a pseudonym, and boasting a blurred snapshot of Brian Jones jamming in a club on the Strip as its front cover with a jazzy version of Bobbys song Girl From The East, better known as recorded by garage-meisters The Leaves... what was going on here God only knows. But a West-Coast classic from the Twilight Zone... yes, indeed." - Rev-Ola.
- Regular price $16.50