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Land Of Sensations & Delights: Psych Pop Sounds Of White Whale Records (1965-1970)
 
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With a name inspired by Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” novel, the Los Angeles-based White Whale label was founded in 1965 by experienced record promo men Ted Feigin and Lee Lasseff.  From the start, there was an emphasis on releasing singles rather than albums, with about 150 (or a total of 300 songs including B-sides) making it out during the label’s existence (as opposed to under 24 LPs).  “The Land of Sensations & Delights: The Psych Pop Sounds of White Whale Records, 1965-1970 “unearths 26 of the best gems from the Los Angeles label. The label was instantly put on the map, thanks to its debut single, the Turtles' "It Ain't Me Babe," which hit the Billboard Top 10 that summer. Throughout the next five years, the short-lived but enterprising label issued over 150 singles, as well as 24 albums. Though not every release had the same success as the Turtles' output, Feigin and Lasseff signed a wide range of artists: from singer-songwriters to psychedelic pop acts.  A glance at the artists’ names show they were definitely of the era: Professor Morrison’s Lollipop, The Answer, The Odyssey, The Everpresent Fullness, Mournin’ Do, Rainy Daze, Bazooka, and The Laughing Gravy (a side project of Dean Torrance from Jan & Dean). But the cash flow generated by their marquee group was not enough to keep the whole label and its roster afloat, and White Whale folded in 1971.  In some cases, the tracks here are not only an act’s only White Whale A-sides…they’re the only output ever.  Compiler Andrew Sandoval says that the label would also print up some in-house copies just to gauge interest from DJs.  And if there wasn’t…the record was never even pressed and shipped for purchase.  Trivia buffs also know that White Whale was home to folkish duo Lyme & Cybelle. “Lyme” being a young Warren Zevon, before he left and was replaced (sort of like Darrin in Bewitched) by Wayne Erwin, with Violet Santangelo as “Cybelle.” White Whale also recorded the Rockets, which would morph into longtime Neil Young collaborators Crazy Horse.  The collection celebrates the "myriad of obscurities and curiosities" that came from the White Whale catalog.  GREAT!!


 
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On their third full-length album, the Kansas City quintet push themselves artistically at nearly every turn, crafting 11 songs that explore new instrumentation, intric ... read more »

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For years Supercrush confined themselves to the limitations of the two-song 7” single format, demonstrating a mastery of hyper efficient son ... read more »

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Their sophomore outing is a kind of “rock opera” if you will that offers insights into various characters and themes of a record whose title ... read more »

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Red Letter Glow
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