10 July, 2012

THE WEIRD STREET CARNIVAL - THE INNER TRUTH


THE WEIRD STREET CARNIVAL - 'The Inner Truth'/'The Subterranean Edible Fungus' (Copra Record CO-2305) 1968

I've had this great 45 for years but for some reason never got around to writing about it until now. I did some internet searching and found out that Garagehangover got there first almost six years ago to the day. Check out the group pictures and information from various group members.

The Weird Street Carnival were based in Mt Kisco, NY and actually started performing together back in 1964 but it took several line-up and moniker changes before they were able to raise enough funds to get into a recording studio in 1968.

The top side was the Dylanesque and strangely named 'The Subterranean Edible Fungus'. It was confirmed by group member Rick Garfinkel that they were almost called The Subterranean Edible Fungus but decided to call the song that title instead.

Far more interesting to me is the garage psych flip 'The Inner Truth' written by Producer George Thorn-Fragos. The haunting organ sound giving the song it's eeriness. None of the group were into lysergic psychedelics, the song just came out this way!



    

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