Although we specialize in 1960’s psychedelic/garage vinyl, we do not want to limit our reissues exclusively to that era. We’ve decided to reissue the obscure, unknown and/or unreleased recordings that we feel deserve to be heard, regardless of their genre or recorded time frame.
- This is a limited edition, hand-numbered compilation of some of the rarest, most obscure and guitar-driven "Jesus psych / rock" ever recorded, all from the 1960's and 70's. SOLD OUT!
- Two discs of raw, distorted, overblown fuzzed-out sludge rock by the eccentric and enigmatic small town, self-proclaimed son of an intergalactic space traveler who claims to have been visited years ago by the guitar-playing ghost of Jimi Hendrix. SOLD OUT!
- The first ever release by DEVIL'S KITCHEN, perhaps the best of the greatly talented but "forgotten" bands from the legendary San Francisco psychedelic scene of the late 1960's. STILL AVAILABLE!
- Recently discovered 1972 teen soul-funk private press mega-rarity from rural New Mexico. This previously unknown gem is a very accomplished mix of smooth gliding soul and up-tempo funk, complete with swirling Hammond organ and mellow harmonies to go with the killer fuzz and funk guitars. STILL AVAILABLE!
- This 7 inch EP holds Bold Chicken's studio output from 1972 of 4 depraved songs. This is a limited fully licensed hand numbered edition of 350 directly mastered from the original tapes. A blend of proto-punk, glam, psych, and heavy rock. STILL AVAILABLE!
- A brand new fuzz-psych-garage comp with an acid inspired sound throughout. Eleven extra heavy cuts from 1968 to 1972 by very obscure bands from all over the U.S. None of these tracks have previously been comped on vinyl anywhere. A record full of acid-drenched trippy lyrics, swirling organ, spacey effects and heavy guitar with tons of fuzz and thumpin' wah-wah. RUNNING LOW!
- A fully authorized, licensed, restored, and remastered reissue of the legendary, roaring fuzz masterpiece by The Graveyard Five, featuring "The Graveyard Theme" b/w "The Marble Orchard." A true "holy grail" of garage rock and number 11 on the G100 Collectible U.S. Garage 45’s List, this is one of the rarest 45’s in the world, almost impossible to find in any condition and incredibly expensive to own, until now. ALMOST GONE!
- Recorded in 1982 the master tapes for this LP were lost until recently. THE GERBILS showcases the band's obvious skills, pays tribute to the aggressive DIY aesthetics of the early 1980's U.S. hardcore/punk scene, and cements The Gerbils' place in the Detroit and Midwest hardcore scene. There's 17 warp speed songs with classic doom and gloom Reagan-era song titles like: "What Don't I Hate?", "Now I Want To Die", "Kill Everyone" and "I Don't Like Cops". NOW AVAILABLE!
- Nine heavy psych studio tracks from 1969, 6 never before released, from Tucson's GREYLOCK MANSION. A blend of heavy fuzz guitar, doomy organ, solid rhythm, and thoughtful, provacative lyrics, GREYLOCK MANSION is a lost treasure brought to light. Includes a booklet and two inserts, with lyrics and photos of the band. JUS RELEASED.
In late 2009, we launched our vinyl-only reissue label with our first album, "ELECTRIC HOLYLAND", (LEP 012822) , a limited edition compilation of rare and very obscure guitar-driven "Jesus psych" from the 60’s and 70’s.
Our second release debuted in September 2010. It is a double album reissue of the late 70’s rare and raw power chord blaster," VULCAN / MEET YOUR GHOST" (JCP 020226). THIS PRESSING SOLD OUT IMMEDIATELY AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM US OR OUR DISTRIBUTORS. Some dealers may have a very limited number still available.
On May 16, 2011, we released our third album, "DEVIL’S KITCHEN" (EAP 101449). This was the first ever release by one of the very best of the "forgotten" bands of the late 60’s San Francisco psychedelic scene. They were the house band at Chet Helms’ famous Family Dog ballroom in San Francisco from 1968 to 1970 and played a heavy guitar-driven brand of original blues psychedelia.
"WORLD / OPUS 1" (SCP052747) was our fourth album, a limited pressing of the recently discovered private press mega-rarity of teen soul-psych-funk from rural New Mexico, 1972.
Our fifth release was a 45 RPM 4-track single of proto-punk by Akron, Ohio's own "BOLD CHICKEN" (TSP 102079). These tracks were originally demo recordings and have been remastered from the original tapes for the best sound.
Our sixth release was an screamin' VA compilation called "ST. ALBERT'S DREAM" (NCP 041176), collecting eleven previously unreissued psychedlic fuzz and wah wah monsters from eleven bands that you've probably never heard of but who all deserve to be known better.
Our seventh and latest release is THE GERBILS' previously lost LP, "DEAD DETROIT" (KCP 092584), containing 17 hardcore punk tracks recorded in 1982 by this Detroit area thrash band.
Our releases are currently distributed by Forced Exposure, Bertus, Anopheles Records and Lion Productions and are also available at many stores in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.
Scroll down for more detailed descriptions, reviews of each album.
VA - Electric Holy Land
Catalog number LEP 01282. Sold out from us! Check our distributors and the internet for copies.
This is a limited edition of 750 copies, the first 500 hand-numbered. A compilation of some of the rarest, most obscure and guitar-driven "Jesus psych / rock" ever recorded, all from the 1960's and 70's. There's 12 different tracks from 12 different bands, all authorized, restored and remastered and includes cuts from the mega-rare Earthen Vessel, Shekina Glory and The Ark albums.
There's also fuzz-drenched offerings from such unknowns as: Renacimiento, Children Of The Lamb and The Wild Olive Branch Band.
This is a great combination of the heavy and obscure, yet it's all Jesus music. This comes in an absolutely stunning colorful original art psychedelic cover that is an eye-popping throwback to the best of the 60's Fillmore posters and leaves no doubt about the nature of the music.
Vulcan - Meet Your Ghost
Catalog number JCP 020226. $25 Sold out from us! Check our distributors and the internet for copies.
Two discs of raw, distorted, overblown fuzzed-out sludge rock by the eccentric and enigmatic small town, self-proclaimed son of an intergalactic space traveler who claims to have been visited years ago by the guitar-playing ghost of Jimi Hendrix.
Disc one is the first-ever authorized reissue of the original "Meet Your Ghost" album which was originally recorded in the late 70's. It's been restored and re-mastered here. Disc two is a collection of 11 previously unreleased tracks that were recorded before the original "Ghost" album These tracks had literally been lost for more than eight years. These new tracks have also been restored and re-mastered and contain almost every kind of guitar effect, feedback and sound imaginable, not to mention Vulcan's eerie "alien message" and spooky backward masking effects. A very heavy and raw bit of garage rock with some bizarre psychedelic effects. One of a kind!
This double album is housed in a spectacularly re-designed psychedelic gatefold cover with lots of never-before-seen photos of the reclusive Vulcan. Also includes a separate insert of a mind-blowing interview with Vulcan himself! Limited to 600 hand-numbered copies.
IMPOSE MAGAZINE: "One of the 10 best reissues of 2010."
VOLCANIC TONGUE, GLASGOW SCOTLAND "Some of the heaviest underground guitar to ever escape the gravity of the 1960's. Our highest possible recommendation!"
RECKLESS RECORDS, CHICAGO: "A must for all stoner freaks!"
DEVIL'S KITCHEN - S/T
Catalog number EAP 101449. Copies available at just $19
The first ever release by Devil's Kitchen, perhaps the best of the greatly talented but "forgotten" bands from the legendary San Francisco psychedelic scene of the late 1960's.
This heavy guitar-powered psychedelic four piece band moved from their original Southern Illinois base to the Bay Area during The Summer Of Love. The band came to the attention of Bill Graham and Chet Helms in 1968 and was soon playing on a regular basis at The Fillmore West. A short time later Devil's Kitchen became the house band at Helms' Family Dog Ball-room on The Great Highway in San Francisco and remained there in that capacity from the spring of 1968 until the summer of 1970.
Devil's Kitchen played all the major venues in The Bay Area and Los Angeles during this time period, opening for and playing frequently with many very well-known bands, including The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Allman Brothers, Big Brother And The Holding Company with Janis, The Charlatans and many, many others. The band spurned a recording contract offer from Mercury Records in 1968, displeased with the lack of creative control offered them by the label. Consequently, they never released any recordings.
There are eight original unreleased tracks on this album and all were taken from the original master tapes that were recorded in 1969 at The Family Dog Ballroom On The Great Highway in San Francisco and the Sierra Sound Recording Studio in Berkeley.
The music has a great and unmistakable late 60's acid-drenched West Coast guitar-driven blues-psych sound with snakey electric slide and roaring fuzz guitar throughout, provided by the talented Robbie Stokes, who later went on to play with Quicksilver Messenger Service and appeared on Mickey Hart's 1972 "Rolling Thunder" LP, just to mention two of his many musical credits.
The discovery of these master tapes and this subsequent release of Devil's Kitchen's first full length album, more than forty years after the recordings were made, is an exciting find for the collectors of obscure 60's psychedelia. How a great band like this remained under the radar and unreleased for all these years is mystifying. Limited pressing of 1000 hand-numbered copies. Includes a reproduction of Family Dog handbill from March, 1970, featuring Big Brother & The Holding Company, Kaleidoscope and Devil's Kitchen.
Welcome again to the great San Francisco sound of the late 1960's !
Catalog number SCP 052747. Copies available now at just $19.
Recently discovered 1972 teen soul-funk private press mega-rarity from rural New Mexico.
Pressed in very small numbers, this previously unknown gem is a very accomplished mix of smooth gliding soul and up-tempo funk, complete with swirling Hammond organ and mellow harmonies to go with the fuzz and funk guitars. At the album's core, however, beats the heart of an adolescent small town garage rock combo.
This six piece teen group, led by Rick Chavez and the smooth vocals of Ray Williams, features nine very catchy original tunes to go along with their very own funky version of the classic, "Bo Diddley".
The great music on this authorized reissue has all been restored and re-mastered and is now offered as a very limited vinyl pressing for the first time. We have also restored the original hand-drawn outsider psychedelic cover art.
With less than a handful of original copies known to exist at this time, this is a great new find and an absolute "must have" for the collector of rare soul-funk-garage vinyl.
Catalog number TSP 102079. Copies available now at just $7.50.
For the first time anywhere on vinyl, Lysergic Sounds Distributors proudly presents Bold Chicken. Formed in 1970 in Akron, Ohio by future Rubber City Rebels leader, Buzz Clic, the band began gigging around north east Ohio playing the standard cover band repertoire, but snuck their own crude original tunes amongst the usual top 40 fodder, which must have truly bummed out the rust belt bar denizens looking for a good time, swaying and singing along to “Smoke on the Water”.
Bold Chicken went into the studios in 1972 and recorded an ultra-crude demo of 4 depraved songs which LSD presents on this 7 inch disc that deal exclusively with the seedier side of fornication, including the misunderstood homosexual in “A Fellows Lament”, the teenage sexual frustration of not sealing the deal in “Gears and Tears”, an amorous ode to a lady of the night in “Streekwalkin’ Queen”, and ending the set up with a song about contracting VD (natch!) titled “Oh Doctor Please.” The tunes have a sound that Todd Killings of Victim of Time described as “a top-notch find in the vastly unpopular world of Midwest bad glam-punk in a pre-Ramones America. Not as art-bent as Debris' and not as straightjacket-worthy as the nearby Electric Eels, this is more a quality studio recording of a 'far-out' drunken quaalude party, (complete with obviously fake, limp-wristed backup vocals) that you weren't supposed to know about. It can definitely stand on it's own with anyone else hitting their stride in '72, as it's heavy, but not metal, crazed, but not psychedelic, punk but not prog, and even dumber than the Stooges.”
This is a limited fully licensed hand numbered edition of 350 directly mastered from the original tapes. Forty years after the recordings were made, this exciting find for collectors and fans of Midwest proto-punk stupidity, and no band did it dumber and sleazier than Akron, Ohio’s own Bold Chicken!
Check the tracks from the EP:
Catalog number (NCP 041176) Copies available now at just $20.
A brand new, limited edition, vinyl-only, hand-numbered pressing of 800 copies that's one of the heaviest fuzz psych garage comps ever pressed. Psychedelia with an acid inspired sound from start to finish. There's 11 extra-heavy cuts originally recorded from 1968 to 1972 by 11 different very obscure bands from all over the U.S.
All the tracks are authorized, restored and re-mastered from various sources, including unreleased master tapes and newly discovered acetates. None of these tracks have previously been comped on vinyl anywhere.
These unknown bands include Oracle, Wheatridge, the funereal organ and sludge guitar of Greylock Mansion, a 7 minute Hendrix space fuzz anthem by Frozen Sun and seven more. Altogether you have a record full of acid-drenched trippy lyrics, swirling organ, spacey effects, and heavy guitar, with tons of fuzz and thumpin' wah-wah. The wildly colorful, cryptic psychedelic cover harkens back to Cream's "Disreali Gears" or Golden Dawn's "Power Plant"; obviously over-the-top!
Check the three complete tracks below... Trust us - they're all this good!
Catalog number (SN 102) Copies available now at just $9.99.
Lysergic Sound Distributors, Tucson, Arizona announces the first ever fully authorized, licensed, restored, and remastered reissue of the legendary Graveyard Five 45, featuring “The Graveyard Theme” b/w “The Marble Orchard”. This 45 is one of the true “holy grails” of the garage rock collector world and number 11 on the G100 Collectible U.S. Garage 45’s List. Truly, one of the rarest 45’s in the world, there are only a handful of original copies known to exist and they have sold for more than $4500 when they’ve come on the market.
The Graveyard Five (the band claimed they got their name from a Ouija board session) hailed from Lakeport, California and gigged all around the East Bay. The band was comprised of four musicians but appeared onstage with a coffin, which they considered the fifth member of the group! After winning a battle of the bands contest, the band was awarded a contract with local producer Stan Sweeney, which resulted in the now-legendary single being released on his Stanco label in September 1968.
The A side of the single, “The Graveyard Theme”, an exercise in fuzz guitar excess, was inspired by the Ouija board session in which the band derived it’s name. The legend goes, members of the band sat down at a Ouija board, turned off all the lights, their hands got cold and they heard someone walking outside the window in the gravel. There was no one there! After that, the “Graveyard Five” came to life.
The B side of the single, the fuzz guitar soaked reverb-laden monster, “The Marble Orchard”, was written in Lakeport’s Hartley Cemetery by lead guitarist Louie Shriner and bassist Steve Kuppinger. The song starts off with the thump of a panic stricken heartbeat and then proceeds to tell the true tale of a creepy, wet October night the duo spent in the cemetery where they were convinced they saw something move from behind a tombstone and then heard “a wolfpack howl”.
If the circumstances and subject matter of these songs isn’t enough to scare the socks off of you, the recording studio where these songs were recorded was supposedly haunted by a spectre that provided guest background vocals in the form of a growling noise that’s clearly audible near the end of “The Marble Orchard”.
A true masterpiece of 60’s U.S. garage rock that’s finally available as a reissue after more than 45 years.
Check the excerpts from both sides of the single.
Catalog number (KCP 092584) Copies available now at just $17.00.
The Gerbils were a high school hardcore punk band (with Moog!), from Farmington Hills/Detroit, Michigan in the early 1980's. Relative unknowns on the national stage during their short existence, they gigged regularly at the regional level, sharing noteworthy bills at Bookies and The Freezer Theater with the likes of Social Distortion, Whipping Boy and DC's Youth Brigade.
The band recorded this collection of tunes back in the summer of 1982, but despite their impressive by-the-way-of 2016 pedigree (various members went on to play in The Necros, Negative Approach, Shock Therapy, Laughing Hyenas, DaDa, Glass Heroes, Busted Hearts, and The Afflicted), the master tapes were lost and the songs remained unreleased for over three decades until their 2015 discovery and rescue at the hands of Lysergic Sound Distributors. This record not only showcases the band's obvious skills but also pays tribute to the aggressive DIY aesthetics of the early 1980's U.S. hardcore/punk scene and recognizes The Gerbils' place in the Detroit and Midwest hardcore scene of the early 1980's.
There's seventeen warp speed songs here with classic doom and gloom Reagan-era song titles like: "What Don't I Hate?", "Now I Want To Die", "Kill Everyone" and "I Don't Like Cops". This record is like a super-concentrated met hit of punk rock negativity and nihilism.
Grab your balls and hold on - - - - - they're called The Gerbils and they despise EVERYONE!
Check the excerpts from the album.
Catalog number (JLP 031578) Copies available now at just $20.00 plus shipping.LYSERGIC SOUND DISTRIBUTORS unearths another unknown buried treasure of pure 1960's underground psychedelia by GREYLOCK MANSION, a potent four piece band that emerged loudly from the Sonoran Desert city of Tucson, Arizona in 1968. There's a total of nine original songs, all of them restored and remastered from the original 1969 studio reels that had been stored for more than 45 years. Six of these songs were never released while three of the songs had been released on two private label 45 micro-pressings in 1970 and 1971.
The sound is a powerful blend of deep underground psych with dominant thick funereal organ, distorted fuzz guitar and effects, and heavy precise drumming. The influence of The Doors and Iron Butterfly is evident as well a touch of early Black Sabbath's slow grinding sludge. Yet for all the desired heaviness, which is plentiful, the lyrics may be even more interesting - generally dark, meaningful, thoughtful words that are masterfully constructed and thought provoking, with mystical, sci-fi and otherworldly themes like time travel, trips to Mars , death by spider (seriously) and funeral accoutrements, along with other wicked inventiveness!
It's hard to believe the lyrics and music were written by a 19 year old college student until you realize that student was MERL REAGLE, who later became a master wordsmith, raconteur and the most famous crossword puzzle author in the U.S. Merl was syndicated in more than 50 of the largest newspapers in the country and made numerous television and movie appearances and was even portrayed as a character on the enormously popular TV show, The Simpsons.
GREYLOCK MANSION'S mix of original songs that meld science fiction, horror movie themes and Reagle's lyrics, together with roaring heavy fuzz guitar, doomy organ and spiritually mysterious psychedelia, is a robust and compelling blend that can finally and deservedly be heard and appreciated by fans of the heavy ultra-obscure underground psychedelic gems of the era. Their musicianship, melodic yet heavy tunes and songwriting are superior to many of the "big name" bands of the time.
The cover art is a colorful enigmatic portrayal of the very early 20th century mysticism that visually represents the name of the band, it's sound and it's subject matter quite accurately. This is a fully licensed Lysergic Sound Distributors release , (catalog number JLP 031578), presented only as a limited number vinyl release. Included are inserts with pictures of the band, posters from live appearances, and a lyric sheet.
Check the excerpts from the album.