Monday, July 06, 2009

Late Ass Hippy Makeout Crud

Ya Ho Wa 13 - I Can Read Your Mind (from All Or Nothing at All 1974)

Long before the Rap magazine existed, there was a commune in Los Angeles who ran a restaurant in the Hollywood Hills and went by the Source Family. Led by a man with 14 "spiritual wives" who died from a hang-gliding accident in 1975, the group put out a handful of fully improvised albums of "extreme psychedelic music" that get dorky record collectors wet when an original pops up. I've lost a large portion of interest in all this hippie shit that I used to spend my money on in high school, but I bring these cats up because I saw an Empty Bottle flyer for their show next thursday here in Chicago. It will probably be awful, but I'm sort of tempted to show up. Speaking of awful, this track is from an albums that's just that. However, I'm into scary shit, and this song of praise for the late leader of the pack by some of his "spiritual wives" tops the Manson Family in terms of creepiness for me. Here's a better review of the album:

"Late ass hippy makeout crud...Father Yod only blows the horn on the cover but does not participate on this lame album. The only noteworthy track is the bonus track "The Great Woe". "It wiggles with enough lopside mania to sound like a coed version of The Godz' "Quack (I am a quack). Around this time Father Yod changed his name into Yahoweh or Yahowah, depending on who's spelling the story, and decreed that his family could wear coloured clothes."
-Byron Coley


Anonymous said...

oh no i didn't mean to make you cry
let's talk about something else
like the first time we smelled crayons
or the time we saw dick cheney
lying on the ground so sad and small
heart broken crying
he can't dream of ever being happy now not ever
hold him, hug him now, dick cheney needs your love and warmth, hold cheney
hold him, hug him now, dick cheney needs your love and warmth, hold cheney
i found a cave-hole in my mouth filled with old twinkie cream
a small worm lived there
we were friends and enemies at the same time

Dave Quam said...

you see that bryan put that cd out? have you heard it?