As mentioned here Vanguard Records is releasing Follow Me Down: Vanguard’s Lost Psychedelic Era (1966-1970) to coincide with Record Store Day on April 16.
Compilation producers Stephen Brower and David Katznelson mined the vaults of this iconic label to find these lost treasures from the '60s era when the label dipped it's toes in the Rock and Roll scene.
As a special treat we present the chance to preview an entire track from the compilation below.
From the press kit of the release:
"Originating under the name PPMWW, so-named for band members Peter Ivers, Peter Malick, Michael Tchsudin, Willie Loco Alexander, and Walter Powers (Peter, Peter, Michael, Willie, and Walter), this Boston band was eventually reconfigured to a four piece lineup of Tchsudin, Malick, Powers, and drummer Ernie Kamanis, and re-christened Listening, before recording their lone album for Vanguard in 1968. A signature band of the nascent Bosstown Sound scene of the era, Listening was driven by Tchsudin, who is credited with composing each of the tracks on the self-titled album. On STONED IS, featured here, Tchsudin’s woozy vocals and haunted organ mingle beautifully with Malick’s bluesy, gently psychedelic guitar leads and Powers’ pointed bass line. Conversely, SEE YOU AGAIN, also featured here, is a more immediate and driving track, with Malick’s near-constant soloing competing for space with Powers’ incessant bass acrobatics. Notably, both of these players would find greater renown after Listening disbanded, Powers as a member of Lou Reed’s Velvet Underground, and Malick with The Peter Malick Group, a jazz ensemble that famously featured a young Norah Jones."
You can also listen to short 30 second clips of the songs from the entire compilation here!
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