A sequel to the critically acclaimed ‘Another Splash Of Colour’, ‘Losing Touch With My Mind’, the 3CD, 60-track set exploring the UK’s psychedelic scene in the late 1980s is out on March 29th.
All of the key players! Including Spacemen 3, The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, The Shamen, Sun Dial, The Prisoners, Magic Mushroom Band, Thee Hypnotics, One Thousand Violins, Robyn Hitchcock, The Pale Saints, The Legendary Pink Dots, The Revolving Paint Dream, The Charlatans, Captain Sensible, Inspiral Carpets, Blow-Up, Gaye Bykers On Acid and many more…
Sixty of the finest scene hits, lesser known deep cuts, obscurities and underexposed nuggets.
Includes introductory essay, track-by-track sleevenotes and ‘I was there’ memoir from Hugh Dellar.
A must-see, must-hear, must—have set from the same team who brought you “Scared To Get Happy”, “Another Splash Of Colour”, “Still In A Dream”, “Revolutionary Spirit”, “Close To The Noise Floor”, “Just A Bad Dream” and countless other hugely successful deep excavation box sets.
It’s here! A fitting sequel to 2016’s critically acclaimed “Another Splash Of Colour!”. A startling collection charting the C86 generation’s brazen raid on the second half of the Sixties, from their fashion sense to their music to their drugs of choice.
Taking The Velvets, The Doors, The Byrds and a plethora of psych originals found on the ‘Nuggets’ and ‘Pebbles’ compilations as inspiration, the latter half of the 1980s saw bands across the UK replace their angular post-punk sound with a gentler, weirder direction, fusing jangly guitars and bowl haircuts, paisley heavy wardrobes and the remnants of the glam, goth and garage revival scenes with a new positivity and enlightenment offered by the ecstasy and LSD that began to reach every suburb and estate in the land. Festivals, alternative lifestyles and neo-hippydom, raves, fashion and an encyclopaedic knowledge of 1960s recordings came together, for a brief time, in a blissed out, fuzzy replica of the late 1960s, re-imagined by a generation with little else to play for. From the ‘shoegaze’ movement to ‘Madchester’, the Mods to the out and out revivalists and beyond, all of these disparate but intertwined scenes collide in wonderful harmony again on “Losing Touch With My Mind”.
Packed full of rarities and collectibles, ‘Losing Touch With My Mind’ will appeal to fans of ‘80s Psychedelia, Mod Revival, Indie, the Madchester and shoegaze scenes and, of course, the ‘60s outfits who inspired so many of these artists.