PLASTIC CLOUD, The
Cat. No. : LION LP–103
"What remains so remarkable about the band’s album is that... the performances retain an energy, but also a naivety, that somehow evokes both the Jefferson Airplane and the Velvet Underground – often within the same song."" –Shindig! Magazine
Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest underground psychedelic albums ever made: a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolkien references, swathed in the some of the most relentless fuzz guitar you will ever hear. A record with few equals, full of foreboding melodies and lovely hippie harmonies, as well as some of the trippiest fuzz guitar ever recorded. There is no need to single out a specific track, they are all excellent–one is equally as good as the next. Take for example the album centerpiece, the ten–and–a–half–minute ’You Don’t Care, ’ an insane piece of social commentary that features terrific back–of–the–mix fuzz guitar as an elusive focal point to its extended pounding–drum laden instrumental breaks; a ten–minute swath of lysergic fuzz guitar that closes out the first side, it doesn’t overstay its welcome, winding its way to a final freak out. Essential psychedelia!
One of the top underground psychedelic albums ever released.
Original Allied Records pressings (released in 1968) sell for nearly $1, 000.
LP pressed in a 180 gram edition of 400x copies–only 200x copies for sale outside of Canada.
Comes with lyric insert and replica vintage press release."