The Underground Electrics - Hey Jude. 1968
Somewhat humorous and entertaining but by no means “great” album of late sixties exploitation Psych-Blues. This was a group of (unknown) studio musicians trying to make an album to cash in on the current music trends of the time. After starting off with a terrible cover of Hey Jude this one turns into a raw, hard-blues-rock slop fest. The best way I could describe the sound is fifties style blues/rock with a fifties style crooner/country singer, all coated in plenty of heavy fuzz guitar to give it that sixties update. If Blue Cheer traded in their acid for booze and were a bunch of aging fifties rockers-turned studio musicians, it would probably sound something like this. The song included here reminds me a lot of the mid section of Blue Cheers song “Babylon”. The musicians on here are believed to be the same ones behind the “Firebirds” and “31 Flavors” albums also on the same exploito record label, Crown Records.
Song Sample: Dark and Dreary